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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Killing Mary Jane Veloso

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Killing Mary Jane Veloso

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 August) -- Friday, August 12 August 12, 2016, marked the 1,000th victim of extra judicial killing since the May 10 election, 598 at the hands of the police, according to ABS-C ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: The Dark Knight Rises – Batman Duterte and Robin “Bato” Probinsyano Save The Day

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: The Dark Knight Rises – Batman Duterte and Robin “Bato” Probinsyano Save The Day

[A previous version of this article first appeared as “Bayanihan Justice (Part 2): Bangon! Killing kids (and adults) in Davao didn't stop crime” in Jeremy Simons Pagdaro sa Kalinaw blog at https://plo ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Federalism’s fallacy and the Bangsamoro red herring – Towards Collaborative Filipino Democracy

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Federalism’s fallacy and the Bangsamoro red herring – Towards Collaborative Filipino Democracy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) – Red Herring – something intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at hand; a misleading clue. Secession – the act of separating from a nation or ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: “Drowning in a flood of Impunity and Fear:” UN Envoys are entreated regarding the worsening situation of IPs in the Bangsamoro

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: “Drowning in a flood of Impunity and Fear:” UN Envoys are entreated regarding the worsening situation of IPs in the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) ­– Timuay (chief) Alim Bandara stated, “we cannot keep silent anymore,” in his testimony about nine indigenous leaders who were killed from May 1 to the end of 2014, as ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: UN Envoys and Ateneo Legal advocates Decry Tribal Chiefs killing and worsening situation for IPs in the Bangsamoro Peace Process

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: UN Envoys and Ateneo Legal advocates Decry Tribal Chiefs killing and worsening situation for IPs in the Bangsamoro Peace Process

1st of 2 parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – “The Promising Future of the Teduray and Lambangian is up in the air,” lamented Victoria “Vicky” Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence (Part 3): Liberating Non-violent Justice in the Bangsamoro

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence (Part 3): Liberating Non-violent Justice in the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) -- Transitional Justice experts have argued that local, especially informal, justice practices are insufficient by themselves to address the massive human rights violatio ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence? (Part 2) Harmonizing Transitional Justice, Legal Pluralism, Policing and Penology in the Bangsamoro

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence? (Part 2) Harmonizing Transitional Justice, Legal Pluralism, Policing and Penology in the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /19 Oct) -- The insights from Dr. Jianhong Liu, chair of the Asian Criminological Society, into the contradictions between Asian socio-cultural realities and the underlying socio ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence? – Criminology, Justice and the Bangsamoro Convergence (1)

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence? – Criminology, Justice and the Bangsamoro Convergence (1)

Part 1 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) -- As defined in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), Transitional Justice and Reconciliation (TJR) seeks ways to redress grievances, correct hi ...

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PEACETALK: I love this country

PEACETALK: I love this country

DAVAO CITY – (MindaNews/01 July) -- Dear “I hate this country,” I understand your feelings and frustrations, having lived in this place for nearly as long as you have been alive. When I came into the ...

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PEACETALK: Bring the FAB home: Weave the Amakan Annex

PEACETALK: Bring the FAB home: Weave the Amakan Annex

Jeremy Simons (i-Emergence/Initiatives for International Dialogue) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 February) - With all the fanfare and back-slapping surrounding the release of the annex on Normalization, di ...

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COMMENTARY: Dilemmas and Delays: Indigenous Peoples, Power and the Bangsamoro (Part 1)

COMMENTARY: Dilemmas and Delays: Indigenous Peoples, Power and the Bangsamoro (Part 1)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December)--With the release of “Power Sharing”, the 3rd annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the situation of Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the Bangsamoro reached ...

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PEACETALK: Bangsamoro Justice: The elephant in the room, or what?

PEACETALK: Bangsamoro Justice: The elephant in the room, or what?

Part 1 of a series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – What would you say if I asked you to describe concepts such as “Shariah justice,” “criminal justice,” “social justice,” “indigenous justice,” or an ...

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