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Muslim Youth shuns violent extremism

The story tackles efforts among Moro youth groups to advocate for a moderate interpretation of Islam to prevent a shift to radicalism. It covers the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur where there is an observed tendency among the young people to follow in the footsteps of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. For this material, the interviewees included Engr. Zubair Guiaman, chair of United Moro Youth Organization; Jessy Vincent Guinto aka Abu Aisha, a former police officer assigned in Antipolo, Rizal province, a suspected Maute group member; National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra; and Nadza Sabpa, a resident of Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Inclusive development the way to peace

This tackles the views of Zamboanga City residents on the peace process in relation to the effects of the Zamboanga standoff in 2013 that...

In peace time, farmers are productive, in war, they are evacuees

The story covers Maguindanao, one of the provinces in the ARMM. Despite the gains of the peace process there are sectors that harbor apprehensions that the Bangsamoro might trample of their rights. For instance, the indigenous peoples in North Upi and South Upi -- Teduray and Lambangian -- feel being left out of the BBL discourse. In fact, they are pushing for IP representation in the peace processes (GPH-MILF and GRP-NDF).

Push for full implementation of IPRA

This story elicits their views on the prospects of the peace processes under the Duterte administration in relation to the IP’s desire for the full implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act. It presents the positions of six IP leaders, as well as statements from Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, Acting North Cotabato Governor Shirlyen Macasarte-Villanueva, and North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco.

Echoes of Peace

Echoes of Peace from Mindanews on Vimeo. Unresolved issues over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law have recently raised concern among Moro  communities across Mindanao...