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Mourning the death of ‘one of the heroes’ of Mindanao peace process

Dataya was a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front - Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (MILF-AHJAG).He was the Provincial Executive Officer of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) in Maguindanao.After having been admitted to the Philippine Bar on March 9, 1971, he worked as the Regional Director of the Regional Anti-Smuggling Action...

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Banning single-use plastics in BARMM complex is laudable

Useful as they are, these plastics pose environmental challenges as they are non-biodegradable. It is for this reason that some countries, cities and towns ban, or at least, strictly regulate the use of single-use plastics.In September 2018, Dr. Bradnee Chambers, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species, in his ‘The Planet's Pernicious Plastic Plague Peril,...

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Remembering the Atrocious Manili Massacre

Thus, T. J. S. George wrote in his book, ‘Revolt in Mindanao:  The Rise of Islam in Philippine Politics.”George was then the editor of Asiaweek in Hongkong.The Manili massacre occurred inside a mosque in Barangay Manili, Carmen, North Cotabato on June 19, 1971.  At least 79 Muslims (Moros) – men, women, children and elderly – were mercilessly killed by the Ilaga terror gang allegedly...

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