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Return Marawi Evacuees

Right now, the evacuees who have fled the fighting between the government and ISIS-inspired Maute group have not yet returned to their homes. Most are still in evacuation centers and are only depending on dole-outs and supplies to survive.There are several reasons for this delay for their return, first, they have no houses to return to, all were either burned or devastated, second, ground zero...

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No to grandstanding!

To recall, on February 12, 2014 the first Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) decided to jumpstart their consultations in Western Mindanao by trying to pay a courtesy call to Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and the City Council. But instead of getting a warm welcome, they were “booed”” and “snubbed” by pro-Climaco crowd. No one from the authorities including the lady...

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Inclusion in the Bangsamoro

We respect their views and it is good they are speaking up their minds. In a democracy, there is freedom of speech and one can argue for or against any proposal as long as he or she wants. In fact, if people are allowed to debate on something they will not be short of arguments. This is the reason that in Islam, following the Quranic injunction that the affairs of the community is to be...

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