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COMMENTARY: Do we blame the fighters or the decision makers?

COMMENTARY: Do we blame the fighters or the decision makers?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – As the morning sun burned away the mists over Central Mindanao on January 29, 42 flag-draped caskets were lined up on the tarmac of the Cotabato City airport for the ...

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COMMENTARY: History catches up with Sabah

COMMENTARY: History catches up with Sabah

FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW, Manila’s broadsheets have been bannering the confrontation between followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and Malaysian authorities in a small town in Sabah. Reports have it that ...

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Andal Ampatuan, Jr., sells 8 big properties; 72 Ampatuans running in 2013

Andal Ampatuan, Jr., sells 8 big properties; 72 Ampatuans running in 2013

By Ed Lingao Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism First of Two Parts ON JUNE 6, 2011, a year and a half after the Maguindanao Massacre claimed the lives of 58 people, including 32 journalist ...

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Young lawyer, big assets

Young lawyer, big assets

By Ed Lingao Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism ARNEL CORTEZ MANALOTO, the lawyer of Andal Ampatuan Jr. who purchased eight of his properties in Davao City, is actually a young, recently m ...

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A tortuous path to peace: MILF to hold Bangsamoro assembly this weekend

A tortuous path to peace: MILF to hold Bangsamoro assembly this weekend

THE LONG road to peace takes a short detour to Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, this weekend as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) holds what it calls the “Bangsamoro General Assem ...

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The media and Mindanao

The media and Mindanao

MAINSTREAM MEDIA have oft portrayed them as belligerent, intransigent, even war-mongering. But when the negotiating panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) faced the Manila media recently, I ...

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Decision denying ECC to Tampakan copper-gold project stays

Decision denying ECC to Tampakan copper-gold project stays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 June) -- Mining firm Sagittarius Mines Inc. suffered another setback when the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) denied its appeal to have an earlier decision overtu ...

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An anarchy of mansions

An anarchy of mansions

FORMER Maguindanao Governor Andal Salibo Ampatuan Sr. is, as far as his statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) are concerned, a simple farmer. His son Zaldy, formerly the regional gov ...

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Ampatuans tried to secure amnesty for cache of guns

Ampatuans tried to secure amnesty for cache of guns

JUST A few weeks after the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 58 people including 32 journalists were executed in a remote barangay in Ampatuan town, officials of the Firearms and Explosives Di ...

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COMMENTARY:  Media goes to war

COMMENTARY: Media goes to war

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/27 October) -- I think I have spent enough time in the field to know that the anger of foot soldiers is quite understandable, although sometimes misdirected. The same goes for t ...

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