A Message on Eid’l Fitr’ »

A Message on Eid’l Fitr’

From Sultan Ibrahim Q. Bahjin of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi Taala wa Barakatuh. Eidul-Fitr is an occasion of joy and thanksgiving, a day filled with celebration and merriment. But more than all of these, it is a day of victory for all of us. We have triumphed as we […]

POST-SIEGE REFLECTION: What We Might Have Failed To Understand »

POST-SIEGE REFLECTION:  What We Might Have Failed To Understand

“..We need to be flexible in dealing with human lives, in dealing with humanity.” Thus said Col. Jose Johriel Cenabre, then commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu and 2nd Philippine Marine Brigade, after then Marine Battalion Landing Team 2 Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Romulo Qumado II handled a situation that could have triggered yet […]

Peace is not selfish by Francis Anthony Sadaya »

Peace is not selfish by Francis Anthony Sadaya

ZAMBOANGA CITY/01 March 2014 by Francis Anthony Sadaya—I read an article from Our Mindanao written by Frencie Carreon, and I would like to react about the issues contained therein. Peace is the only battle worth waging for as stated by Albert Camus, a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. But for me, peace […]

Taking threats—seriously »

Taking threats—seriously

ZAMBOANGA CITY/25 February 2014 by Pristine Janielle F. Padua–The greatest problem facing Zamboanga is how to relocate, rebuild homes, and provide for the basic needs of all the affected families. But prior to doing so, there should be a systematic identification and assessment of the intended beneficiaries of government aid. This is important to preclude […]

NUJP denounces detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific Director, member »

NUJP denounces detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific Director, member

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is outraged over Sri Lanka’s detention and expulsion of IFJ Asia Pacific director Jacqui Park and colleague Jean Worthington. Reports from Sri Lanka say the two were detained at a hotel in Colombo where they were meeting with colleagues from the Free Media Movement and then were […]

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