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A feat for UMNO

It appears that it is not just my former colleague Marvic Leonen, who was rewarded with an appointment to the Supreme Court, who benefitted from the “rushed” signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro Political Region. The signing of the same, while a source of hope to all Filipinos that peace would finally be […]

IHL Month

August 12, 1949 was when the Philippines signed the Geneva Conventions of 1949, the only universally ratified treaty in the world . This Convention codifies the corpus of international humanitarian law. This is the branch of public international law that applies only to situations of armed conflicts. It seeks to limit the adverse consequences of […]

When talking peace and prosecuting war crimes are not mutually exclusive

Three’s something odd with the “all out justice” recently declared by P-Noy. It’s literally directed at the Abu Sayaff when no less than the MILF website claimed credit for the 19 casualties last week. Why go all out against a bandit group for deaths that they were not responsible for? Reports of collusion between elements […]

MOA-AD Part 2?

Let me be very clear. There is no substitute to peace. Mindanao has been the theater of war since the Spaniards came to our shores. It is time for the people of Mindanao to finally live in an area rid of conflict and in peace. So what is the latest proposal engineered to bring peace […]