Tag: Bangsamoro

Terminate the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro or have it classified as a treaty

August 24, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) August 13, 2015   Well, at least we know that one senator is working rather than being merely engrossed with political persecution or positioning for the presidency. Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. released his “substitute” Bangsamoro Bill (Senate Bill No. 2894 and entitled, quite significantly I may […]

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Let’s study the draft BBL

May 25, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 23, 2015   A summary of two SWS surveys on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the peace process was presented, in cooperation with The Asia Foundation (TAF) and the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of the Philippines (UPIIS), at the Balay […]

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Tolerance

April 30, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) April 30, 2015   I watched a movie, a truly wonderful movie, for the second time. But it’s not the movie, it’s the story—a true story of a man who saved 14 million lives, shortened a world war by two years, and changed the world in […]

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The Bangsamoro’s international law gambit

March 13, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) March 12, 2015   IT HAS LONG BEEN my position that whatever draft Bangsamoro Basic Law is passed by Congress, it would ultimately be inutile for the reason that there exists the quite unconstitutional Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (which, along with the Framework Agreement and other related […]

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Why not live together?

March 5, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) March 5, 2015   The more I think about it, the more unsettled I am about this Mindanao issue, and I wonder if we had allowed it to drag into something it should never be. The Philippines is constitutionally a secular state, divorced from religion. Its […]

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BANGSAMORO AFTER MAMASAPANO: Don’t swallow the drivel of ‘historical baggage’

February 6, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) February 5, 2015   IT PROBABLY INDICATES the state of national discourse here in the Philippines that I apologetically need to start with caveats (albeit sincerely given): Yes, I am very much a believer that every Filipino should have access to all the rights afforded by our political […]

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Bangsamoro crucial to ASEAN integration

December 3, 2014

THE PROPOSED Bangsamoro political entity would be crucial to the upcoming integration of the Philippines into the Southeast Asian economic community because Mindanao “is our gateway to our ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] neighbors.” The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) issued this statement on Tuesday, adding that regional development […]

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Goal To Help Bangsamoro Areas Catch Up With Rest Of PH Economy Discussed

November 15, 2014

The goal of helping predominantly Muslim areas in Mindanao accelerate the process of catching up with the rest of the country in terms of economic and social development will be discussed by stakeholders at the Philippines Development Forum (PDF) in Davao City. Proposed projects and programs to improve the quality of life in Bangsamoro areas […]

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Bangsamoro is a gamechanger

September 29, 2014

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) September 28, 2014   THE GOVERNMENT’S herculean effort to put behind us a four-decade old, costly and painful civil strife and gain for us all the benefits of peace deserve our support. This can be a potential game changer in our economic landscape, not just in what is now […]

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‘The Bangsamoro’s labor market policies: How to promote more employment and eradicate poverty

September 24, 2014

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) September 24, 2014   Provinces in the Bangsamoro region are among the poorest areas in the country. There, poverty is severe and unemployment(including underemployment) is a big problem. “Labor market, jobs and development.” Long periods of tensions, civil strife, and uncertainty […]

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