Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gov't 'comfortable' with conclusion of 28th formal talks with MILF -- Leonen


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Gov't 'comfortable' with conclusion of 28th formal talks with MILF -- Leonen

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Posted on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 19:35



Kuala Lumpur, May 30 - Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Marvic Leonen said that he is "comfortable" with how this month's round of talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended.

The three-day 28th formal exploratory talks between the GPH and the MILF officially concluded today with both sides agreeing to go back to their principals and further refine their respective positions on the substantive agenda.

A month after signing the landmark Decision Points on Principles document which both parties view as a guide to the continuing discussions on the substantive aspects of the negotiations, both parties went back to the Malaysian capital to explore each other's positions on wealth-sharing, power-sharing, governance, transition roadmap and normalization. These discussions shall serve as inputs to the peace pact which both parties hope to sign soon.

"There were highs and lows in our discussions," GPH panel member Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said, "but I'd like to believe that we were able to share each other's bottomlines and explore different possibilities."
For his part, Leonen said that "the talks have been difficult but we were able to build on what has been achieved in last month's round (of talks)."

Leonen further emphasized that what's important for the government is that it was able to bring to the table the results of the consultations conducted with the different stakeholders in the Mindanao peace process.
Meanwhile, the panel will continue to engage national and local officials, civil society groups, communities, experts and other stakeholders to gain their insights on the government's position.

Aside from Leonen and Ferrer, the government peace panel is composed of Presidential Assistant for Muslim Concerns Yasmin Busran-Lao, former agriculture secretary Senen Bacani and Dr. Hamid Barra.

Joining the panel in this round of talks are North Cotabato 1st district Rep. Jesus Sacdalan, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu, Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar, Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan, Tawi-Tawi Gov. Sadikul Sahali and Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong who served as consultants and observers to the negotiations. #




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CPP congratulates Front 88 for Agusan raid and rescue of six minors; condemns AFP for arming minors




CPP congratulates Front 88 for Agusan raid and rescue of six minors; condemns AFP for arming minors

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
May 30, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the New People's Army (NPA) Front 88 operations command for successfully carrying out a raid of three armed detachments of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Sitio Tambo, Barangay Binikalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur that resulted in the rescue of at least six minors ranging from 12 to 16 years old who were conscripted as CAFGU members by the AFP.

HR group says Aquino fails in human rights vow


From the Website LUWARAN
links:  http://www.luwaran.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2680:hr-group-says-aquino-fails-in-human-rights-vow&catid=31:general&Itemid=41




HR group says Aquino fails in human rights vow


May 26, 2012 News: The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York based human rights monitor, has said that President Benigno Aquino III failed to deliver on his campaign pledges to prosecute members of security forces implicated in killings and disappearances.

According to its latest monitor and documentation, HRW has listed seven cases of extrajudicial killings and three cases of disappearances—all with evidence pointing to military involvement—since President Aquino took office on June 30, 2010.


But there had been no punishment or prosecution in any of the cases, it said in a statement.


"The administration . . . has failed to take significant measures to prosecute members of the military, police and militias implicated in extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances," HRW added.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ulama assured of gov’t sincerity in MILF peace talks


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links:  http://www.opapp.gov.ph/milf/news/ulama-assured-gov%E2%80%99t-sincerity-milf-peace-talks




Ulama assured of gov’t sincerity in MILF peace talks

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Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 09:45


Marawi City, May 25 – A group of Ulama or Islamic scholars received assurance that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) has sincere intentions in the current negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

GPH Panel member Dr. Hamid A. Barra on Tuesday told members of the Philippine Usrah Foundation, Inc. (Usrah) in this city that on the part of government, “sincerity is out of the question because the GPH has always been sincere in the negotiations.”

Barra, held this consultation with the Islamic scholars ahead of the next round of the GPH-MILF formal exploratory talks later this month. Barra is himself an Aleem, an Islamic scholar dedicated to studying Islamic history, laws, and way of life. Ulama is the plural form of Aleem.

The Islamic forum was attended by Ulama from the municipalities of Ramain, Maranto, Masiw and Bacolod in Lanao del Sur. Islamic educators from Mindanao State University-Marawi (MSU), Jamiatu Marawi Al- Islamia Foundation, and Qualisi International School were also in attendance.


Ulama bid support

Dean Talib Benito, head of the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies in MSU, raised the importance of GPH consultations to the Ulama in Marawi.

“This consultation is important because it determines the valid opinions of the Ulama in Marawi with regard to the current GPH-MILF negotiations. We all hope for the speedy signing of a peace agreement between the two parties before the 2013 elections,” he said in an interview.

Barra provided pertinent information to the forum participants particularly on the recent developments in the GPH-MILF talks wherein both parties signed the Decision Points on Principles last April 24 in Kuala Lumpur.

The document contains 10 mutually identified standpoints that will guide the succeeding round of negotiations toward a final peace pact.


Concerns and suggestions

Aleem Abdul Salam Disomimba urged other Usrah members to get involved in the peace process.
“As Islamic educators, each of us should share our views with respect to the negotiations between the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. We know that our contribution is not limited,” he said. “What then can we suggest to the GPH and MILF panels?”

In response to this call, Judge Aboali Cali of the Regional Trial Court Shari’ah suggested the creation of a national and local contact group which will raise valid concerns and suggestions of the Bangsamoro groups in the area to the GPH and MILF panels.

He said he hopes for the panels to accommodate his proposal but stressed that he highly “recognizes the effort and help being provided (to the negotiations) by the International Contact Group (ICG) and the International Monitoring Team (IMT).”

The ICG, which is composed of members from international government and non-government groups, is mandated to exert the necessary leverage and assistance towards sustaining the trust and confidence of both sides at the negotiating table. On the other hand, the IMT is a group that monitors the ceasefire, civilian protection component, rehabilitation and development, and socio-economic agreements between the government and the MILF. It is comprised of representatives from Malaysia, Brunei, Libya, Japan, Norway and the European Union.

Meanwhile, Aleem Ustadj Omar raised the issue on the alleged delaying tactics happening in the talks. He said that “[he] knows from the past and up until now, that there are delaying tactics happening in the negotiations.”

However, Barra countered this allegation and reiterated his assurance that the GPH panel is sincere in its efforts to craft an agreement that will solve the Bangsamoro problem.

He then welcomed all the raised suggestions and concerns and promised to relay these to the GPH panel before the next round of talks.

The GPH and MILF are expected to meet anew later this month to discuss thoroughly the substantive issues in the negotiations. #




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Moro leadership institute to conduct training on human rights


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links:  http://www.luwaran.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2673:moro-leadership-institute-to-conduct-training-on-human-rights&catid=31:general&Itemid=41

Moro leadership institute to conduct training on human rights

May 20, 2012 News: The Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) will conduct three-day training on human rights (HR) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) on May 27-29, 2012.

Dr. Tomanda Antok, Chairman of the BLMI Steering Committee, told Luwaran that the training will be funded and supported by the Non-Violent Peaceforce (NVPF).
The NVPF is a nonpartisan unarmed peacekeeping organization that works to protect civilians and reduce violence in areas affected by armed conflict. In partnership with local groups, Nonviolent Peaceforce members aim to apply proven strategies to protect threatened individuals and communities, deter violence, and help create space for local civil society actors to build sustainable peace.

Labanan ang Oplan Bayanihan sa South Quezon-Bondoc Peninsula







Labanan ang Oplan Bayanihan sa South Quezon-Bondoc Peninsula


Editorial
Ang Bayan
May 21, 2012

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Malawakan at malupit na kampanya ng pananakot at pandarahas ang kasalukuyang nananalasa sa mamamayan ng South Quezon-Bondoc Peninsula (SQ-BP) sa pagpapatindi ng digmang mapanupil na Oplan Bayanihan ng rehimeng US-Aquino.

Isa na sa pinakamasisinsin sa kasaysayan ng mga kampanyang pagkubkob at panunupil ng kaaway ang pakat ng pasistang mga pwersa sa SQ-BP. Umaabot na sa walong batalyon ng mga pwersang panagupa ang nakakonsentra sa kabuuang 22 bayan, o humigit-kumulang 200 pasistang pwersa bawat bayan. Kabilang dito ang buong batalyon ng 74th IB, ang 85th IB, 76th IB at Special Forces Battalion, ang 416th Public Safety Management Company (PSMC) at ang 417th PSMC  at tatlo't kalahating batalyon ng mga pwersa ng CAFGU sa ilalim ng pangangasiwa ng 59th IB. Bukod pa rito ang mga pwersa ng Philippine National Police na nakadestino sa iba't ibang bayan sa SQ-BP.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

OPAPP to study results of fact-finding mission on RPA-ABB’s alleged abuses; assures justice to victims


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links:  http://www.opapp.gov.ph/rpm-rpa-abb/news/opapp-study-results-fact-finding-mission-rpa-abb%E2%80%99s-alleged-abuses-assures-justice-v


OPAPP to study results of fact-finding mission on RPA-ABB’s alleged abuses; assures justice to victims

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Posted on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 10:26


Manila, May 18 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Thursday said that it will immediately study the findings of the fact-finding mission (FFM) undertaken by peasant groups on the atrocities allegedly perpetrated by members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA/ABB), while assuring aggrieved parties that justice will be pursued.


CPP condemns rearrest of NDF peace consultant


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links:  http://theprwcblogs.blogspot.com/2012/05/cpp-condemns-rearrest-of-ndf-peace.html#more



CPP condemns rearrest of NDF peace consultant

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
May 07, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemned the rearrest last May 2 of Jaime Soledad, consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in the peace negotiations. Soledad, 63, was arrested at his house in Inopacan, Leyte, on trumped-up charges of murder.

NDFP-Mindanao hails the NPA Western Mindanao for the release of PO2 Faizahl M. Juhailih


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NDFP-Mindanao hails the NPA Western Mindanao for the release of PO2 Faizahl M. Juhaili

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
NDFP - Mindanao
May 15, 2012
With the release today, May 15, of PO2 Faizahl M. Juhaili (Serial #056452) of the PNP somewhere in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, the NDFP-Mindanao commends the New People’s Army in the Western Mindanao Region (NPA-WMR) for demonstrating strict adherence to international war protocols. The Red fighters in WMR, under the absolute leadership of the Communist Party, have once again exhibited not only its capability in combat but also its maturity in carrying out the special task of handling prisoners of war. 
 

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

PROMOTIONS OF GOOD GOVERNANCE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT


 
  
 

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Paglilinaw sa labanang naganap sa Brgy Pinamanaan, Donsol, Sorsogon



From the Website PRWC
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Paglilinaw sa labanang naganap sa Brgy Pinamanaan, Donsol, Sorsogon

Ka Samuel Guerrero
Celso Minguez  Command, NPA-Sorsogon
Mayo 8, 2012

Mayo 8 alas-5:00 ng umaga nang kubkubin ng isang platung tropang 31st IBPA  mula sa Bayasong Detachment ang isang tim ng Bagong Hukbong Bayan sa Brgy. Pinamanaan, Donsol, Sorsogon. Namartir sa nasabing labanan ang tatlong magigiting na kasapi ng BHB na sina Ka Jig, Ka Richard at Ka Pepe. Taas-Kamao ang Pagpupugay ng Celso Minguez  Command  sa walang pag-iimbot na pag-aalay ng buhay ng mga kasamang martir.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

One civilian killed in raid of Philippine Army troops in Zamboanga Sibugay


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One civilian killed in raid of Philippine Army troops in Zamboanga Sibugay 

 

One civilian killed in raid of Philippine Army troops in Zamboanga Sibugay
 


April 30, 2012 News  - A Moro civilian was brutally killed in an early morning raid conducted by combined troops 11th DRC and 18th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army at Sitio Gangit, Barangay Mamagun in Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay Province  last April 28, 2012.




The Philippine Army troops fired high powered guns to two houses owned by civilians identified as Babo Indak and Zenaida Indak as soon as they reached the area, which resulted to the death of Khalifa Abdulsalam.
Kahlifa is a civilian student of a Madarsah, Islamic school.




According to military information, the army troops were conducting patrol that early morning and were fired upon by armed men which prompted them to return fire. A brief gun battle ensued.