Posts by Soliman M. Santos Jr.
“If such a law [the Bangsamoro Basic Law] can be accommodated within the existing framework of the Constitution, then that would greatly simplify matters. But if it will entail amending… »
NAGA CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – Naga City is still reeling, coming to grips, with the big and untimely loss of one of its best and beloved sons in former long-time… »
PEACETALK. 10-point preliminary comment on the GPH-MILF “Decision Points.” By Judge Soliman Santos, Jr.
NAGA CITY (MindaNews/28 April) – Here is a ten-point preliminary comment on the GPH-MILF “Decision Points on Principles as of April 2012.” 1. GPH Peace Panel Chair Dean Marvic Leonen’s… »
NAGA CITY (MindaNews/08 April) — This thought paper poses some questions about the political aspect of “A comprehensive package for autonomy” as articulated in the article of that title by… »
PEACETALK: Peace challenge to the GPH and NDFP: Peace agreement in 18 months (2012-June 2013) with interim ceasefire, or else…
NAGA CITY (MindaNews/06 December) — This is that time of the year again for possible unilateral announcements by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of… »
NAGA CITY (MindaNews/2 Nov) – Sen. Santiago warned that if the rule against invasion of ATS continued to be observed (though we have pointed out above the error in this premise), “the Philippine military would be severely hampered in its law enforcement functions that the Philippines would be flirting with the status of a failed state.”
The current discourse, especially from some senators of the Republic and newspaper columnists, on the fall-out from the “casus belli” that was the 18 October 2011 Al-Barka, Basilan incident, where Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels killed 19 Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soldiers, has reached the relatively high plane of discussion about “failed states.”
Daghang salamat to Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao, Inc. (AFRIM) and Mindanao Peoples’ Caucus (MPC) for organizing this book launch cum discussion forum. Daghang salamat to all of you who have come notwithstanding another possible raining hard with its new threat of previously unseen flooding in this most livable of Philippine cities. I should be saying a bit more about this also in a while. If Pareng Bert Alejo were here, I must confess to him, “Bless me, father, for I have sinned.