Amid dismay over BBL’s non-enactment: MILF tells Moro people to ‘let reason prevail over emotion’

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews/19 February) — In a strong display of diplomacy and statesmanship, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has called for calm and sobriety in Bangsamoro communities amid growing… »

Ferrer: enactment of BBL to stave off growth of extremism

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/18 January) — Government chief negotiator in peace talks with Moro rebels pitched anew for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to help the county counter… »

Int’l groups dismayed at ‘glacial’ pace of justice for Ampatuan Massacre victims

MANILA (MindaNews / 22 Nov) – Six years after the massacre of 58 persons, 32 of them from the media, the world is dismayed at the slow pace of justice… »

Don’t try PCOS, Namfrel official tells Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/13 November) — A top official of poll watchdog National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has cautioned Myanmar against going the way of the Philippines in improving… »

Military to discuss nat’l reconciliation with Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/13 November) — Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for national reconciliation is starting to reach the right ears, days after leading her political party to… »

Military to discuss nat’l reconciliation with Suu Kyi

YANGON (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for national reconciliation is starting to reach the right ears, days after leading her political party… »

Int’l monitors laud ‘well-organized’ conduct of Myanmar polls

Tension over poll results eases as military hails impending NLD victory YANGON (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – While pointing to incidents of irregularities, Asian and European monitors generally gave a… »

Myanmar Election: Suu Kyi wins seat

YANGON (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The Union Election Commission (UEC) has confirmed the victory of Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Sunday’s general elections. The confirmation came via… »

Burmese opposition celebrates expected win in Nov. 8 polls

YANGON, Myanmar (MindaNews/09 November) — Supporters of Myanmar’s main opposition National League for Democracy have started celebrating over an expected victory in the Nov. 8 parliamentary elections that could catapult… »

Myanmar votes as world watches closely

YANGON (MindaNews /08 November) – Amid intense international attention, residents here went out of their homes early Sunday to cast their ballots in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections, the second under the country’s… »

Myanmar votes

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi negotiates her way through a huge throng of journalists after voting in Bahan Basic Education Primary School no. 3 in Yangon. Myanmar’s election on Sunday,… »

Tie aid to media protection, int’l journ body urges donors

YANGON (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged international development institutions and donor agencies to make respect for press freedom and media protection among… »

NorthMin leaders add to calls for hastening BBL passage

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) ­– Leaders of Northern Mindanao have collectively expressed “all-out support” for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), asking Congress “to pass the measure… »

Hasten action on BBL, Hataman asks Senate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman has asked the Senate to follow the example of the House of… »

Groups launch facility to lessen conflict between IPs, business

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) is setting up a facility that will guide businesses in going through the local landscape in… »

MILF’s Iqbal a registered voter since 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) —“I am a registered voter.” This is the disclosure of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal during a press briefing here Thursday.… »

‘Bangsamoro sets the stage for federalism’ — former Iligan mayor  

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Nov) — A former mayor here has urged members of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law to consider the proposed measure… »

Rep. Biazon asks Iliganons to “listen to your hearts”, seek compromise on BBL

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/29 November) — Warning that the rejection of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would mean “more killings and destruction,” a lawmaker appealed to some 500 people who attended… »

SC Chief backs efforts vs. impunity

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – In a rare act as jurist, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has thrown full support behind mounting local and international efforts… »

Indons choose parliament reps; youth vote key for winning seats

JAKARTA (MindaNews/08 April) — Indonesians troop to the polls on Wednesday (April 9) to elect members of the national and local parliaments, an exercise that is widely expected to shape… »

MisOcc pols welcome hotspot declaration

ILIGAN CITY(MindaNews/ 1 December)—Politicians vying for one of the congressional seats in Misamis Occidental welcomed the recommendation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to declare the province as an election… »

Groups bid to exorcise ‘ghosts’ in mining communities in Zambo Peninsula

PAGADIAN CITY (MindaNews/05 November) — Some 80 civil society leaders in Western Mindanao and the Lanao provinces gathered here today in a bid to “exorcise the ever-present ghosts of the… »

Historic Day

MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (right) chat with Chief Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal at the holding room of Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City before they left for Malacanang to sign… »

Pensive MILF leaders enter Malacañang in historic peacemaking trip

MALACAÑAN PALACE (MindaNews/16 October) – For the first time in their lives, top leaders and ground commanders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) set foot in Malacañang Palace on… »

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