Saturday, July 22, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS - Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 22, 2017


HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY 
PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS

PROMOTIONS, EDUCATIONS, COMMENTARY, CRITICISMS
AND SUGGESTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE



Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 22, 2017
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HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS
"MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION"




PRESIDENT DUTERTE DECLARED
WALA NG USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN SA
PAGITAN NG CPP-NPA-NDF AT GPH


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GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND LOVE BLESS YOU ALL...

THE PHILIPPINE ISSUES TODAY UPDATES  JULY 22, 2017 BY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS GATHERED FROM GOVERNMENT WEBSITES AND OTHER WEBSITES AS POSTED AND OUR PROMOTIONS, CRITICISM AND CONSULTATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN THE COUNTRY AND ON THE GATHERED ISSUES.


ANG PILIPINAS NGAYON SA ATING PAG-ANTABAY SA INSURGENCY ISSUES AT HUMAN RIGHTS NA NAKALAP NG HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS MULA SA IBAT IBANG WEBSITE NG MGA INSURGENTS AT PAMAHALAAN AT MGA BALITA AT ANG ATING PROMOSYON SA LINGGONG ITO AY HINGGIL SA "MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION".  READ POSTINGS FOR FOR MORE DETAILS AT STORY LINKS  https://sites.google.com/site/humanrightspromotions/human-rights-conflicts-updates

ANG ATING NAKALAP NGAYON MULA SA WEBSITE NG CPP-NPA-NDF AY HINGGIL SA PAGUUSAP NI PANGULONG DUTERTE SA BAYAN LEADERSHIP BILANG  National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms (NDFP RWC-SER).  HINDI PINABORAN NG ATING PRESIDENTE ANG ANG MUNGKAHI NG MGA ITO NA I-LIFT ANG MARTIAL LAW AT PAGPIPILIT NG GPH SA MAHABANG USAPIN NG CEASERFIRE BILANG KUNDISYON SA PEACE TALKS.  INATRASAN NG ATING PANGULO ANG PEACE TALKS INSTEAD OF FACING OTHER REFORMS AT NAGPADALA SIYA SA UDYOK NG MILITAR.  MAWAWALANG NG SAYSAY ANG MGA MABUBUTING ISINAGAWA NG ATING PRESIDENTE SA UDYOK NG MILITAR AY PAMAHALAAN ANG BANSA IN FORCE AT ANG MARTIAL LAW ANG KASANGKAPAN SA DEMOKRASYANG ITO IN MILITARY RULE.  KUNG DITO NAKATUON ANG ATING PANGULO AY HINDI NAMAN NITO NAKIKITA ANG PANGAABUSO HINDI MABUTING GAWAIN NG MILITAR IN MILITARY RULING.  NANAWAGAN ANG NDF NG PAGKAKAISA NG LIPUNANG PILIPINO NG PAGSASABOSES NG PAG-END NG LABOR CONTRACTUALIZATIONS AT FREE TUITION FEE O PAGSUPORTA SA ATING PANGULO SA KANYANG PROGRAMA.    

ANG HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS IN PHILIPPINE INSURGENCY PARTIKULAR SA CPP-NPA-NDF AT GPH KAAKIBAT ANG PANANALIG SA ATING PANGINOONG DIYOS AT KRISTO AT GABAY NG KALIWANAGAN NI MOTHER MARY AY ATING MUNGKAHI SA ATING PANGULO NA HUWAG IBASURA ANG PEACE PROCESS AT IPAGPATULOY ITO SA MGA DARATING NA ARAW AT SANA HINDI ITO MAAPEKTUHAN SA EXTENSION OF MARTIAL LAW KUNG SAAN ANG MGA TERORISTANG MAUTE AT ABUSAYAF LANG NAMAN ANG TARGET NITO NA INEUTRALIZED AT PAGRESTORE NG MARAWI CITY.  TAMA ANG CPP-NPA-NDF SA KANILANG PAHAYAG NA NAPREPRESSURE ANG ATING PAMAHALAAN AT PANGULO SA UDYOK NG AFP AT EEXTEND ITONG MARTIAL LAW AT BAKIT PATI CPP-NPA-NDF AY NADAMAY SA PAGSUPIL SA KANILA SA KADAHILANANG MAY MGA OPENSIBA SILANG INILULUNSAD.  


President Duterte Visits Troops in Marawi


From the Website of AFP
links: 
http://www.afp.mil.ph/index.php/8-afp-news/444-president-duterte-visits-troops-in-marawi

President Duterte Visits Troops in Marawi


CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City- True to his word, the Commander-in-Chief President Rodrigo Duterte visited the troops in Marawi 2PM of 20 July -- "amidst the sound of gun and artillery fires on the background," relates Gen Eduardo Año, the AFP Chief who was with the party. (Photo from JTF Marawi)

The President set foot in Marawi as the troops launched a daring assault from the other end of Mapandi Bridge-- site of one of the fiercest gun battle in downtown Marawi heavily defended by Maute-ISIS Group.

PSG Convoy Repulses NPA Roadblock


From the Website of Philippine Army 
links: http://www.army.mil.ph/home/index.php/news/376-psg-convoy-repulses-npa-roadblock


PSG Convoy Repulses NPA Roadblock

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – On July 19, 2017, a convoy from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) repulse the New People’s Army roadblock in the tri-boundary of Arakan, North Cotabato, Bukidnon and Davao City, after they were engaged in an armed encounter 6 o’clock in the morning. 

The encounter came after the convoy composed of 10 personnel on board 2 vehicles while enroute to Cagayan de Oro City saw the unaware NPAs clad in military uniform along the highway starting to coerce the plying motorist and establishing road block thereat.

Duterte’s dialogue with Bayan shows: change would only come from the people




From the Website of PRWC CPP-NPA-NDF
Article links:  https://www.ndfp.org/dutertes-dialogue-bayan-shows-change-come-people/

Duterte’s dialogue with Bayan shows: change would only come from the people

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms (NDFP RWC-SER) is gravely concerned with the statements made by GPH Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in his dialogue with leaders of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) last July 18.

Duterte’s decline of Bayan’s reasonable plea for the end of martial law and, on the contrary, his push for the further extension of martial law in Mindanao and relatedly the GPH’s insistence for a “prolonged ceasefire” as a precondition for the continuation of the GPH-NDFP peace talks – all these do not at all bide well for the peace negotiations.

All these indicate that the GPH is just looking at the military angle of the crisis in Marawi and of the problems of the whole country, and that the GPH lacks interest to work out with the NDFP fundamental agreements towards solving the socio-economic and also the political-cultural root causes of the armed conflict with the objective of achieving real and lasting peace in the country.

Duterte: “There shall be a Bangsamoro country”




From the Website of Mindanao News
Article links:  http://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2017/07/duterte-there-shall-be-a-bangsamoro-country1/



Duterte: “There shall be a Bangsamoro country”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) — “Within the context of the Republic of the Philippines, there shall be a Bangsamoro country,” President Rodrigo Duterte declared Tuesday after receiving a copy of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Duterte committed to “support and husband” the proposed BBL in Congress to ensure the passage of the law that would create the Bangsamoro, a new autonomous political entity that would replace the 27-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Friday, July 14, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS - Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 15, 2017


HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY 
PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS

PROMOTIONS, EDUCATIONS, COMMENTARY, CRITICISMS
AND SUGGESTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE


Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 15, 2017
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HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS
"CLASSES OF SOCIETY"
CAPITALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES


SOCIO ECONOMIC REFORMS


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GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND LOVE BLESS YOU ALL...


THE PHILIPPINE ISSUES TODAY UPDATES  JULY 15, 2017 BY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS GATHERED FROM GOVERNMENT WEBSITES AND OTHER WEBSITES AS POSTED AND OUR PROMOTIONS, CRITICISM AND CONSULTATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN THE COUNTRY AND ON THE GATHERED ISSUES.
ANG PILIPINAS NGAYON SA ATING PAG-ANTABAY SA INSURGENCY ISSUES AT HUMAN RIGHTS NA NAKALAP NG HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS MULA SA IBAT IBANG WEBSITE NG MGA INSURGENTS AT PAMAHALAAN AT MGA BALITA AT ANG ATING PROMOSYON SA LINGGONG ITO AY HINGGIL SA "CLASSES OF SOCIETY".  READ POSTINGS FOR FOR MORE DETAILS AT STORY LINKS  https://sites.google.com/site/humanrightspromotions/human-rights-conflicts-updates
ANG ATING NAKALAP NGAYON MULA SA WEBSITE NG CPP-NPA-NDF AY HINGGIL SA PAGBIBIGKIS NG NEGOSASYON NG NDFP AT AT GPH SA PAGBUBUO NG SOCIO ECONONOMIC REFORMS NA PAKIKINABANGAN NG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO AT IHL AT HUMAN RIGHTS AT PAGPAPALAYA NG POLITICAL PRISONERS NA PANGAKO NG ADMINISTRASYONG DUTERTE.  MAGKAKAROON NG BACK CHANNEL NG PEACE TALKS SA FIFTH RESUMPTION NITO NA NADISKAREL NA MASUSPINDE NITONG NAKARAANG MGA BUWAN MAY 27 TO JUNE 01.  UMAASA SILA NA WALANG NG DELAY SA USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN AT MARAMI NA ITONG NASAYANG NA ORAS.  NAIS NG NDFP WORKING COMMITTE ON CASER NA MAGDISCUSS NA ANG MGA USAPING DITO MULA AGRARIAN REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT KUNG SAAN PATULOY ANG PAKIKIBAKA NG MGA FARMERS SA IBAT IBANG LUGAR SA PILIPINAS NA PINAGAARIAN NG MAY MALALAKING LUPAIN NA MAPASAKANILA NA ANG MGA TITULO NG MGA LUPA DITO.
ANG HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS ON PHILIPPINE INSURGENCY AY NAGSASABOSES KAAKIBAT ANG PANANALIG SA DIYOS AT KRISTO HESUS AT GABAY NG BANAL NA SANTA MARIA AT NAWAY MAPAGKINGGAN NG BAWAT PANIG MULA CPP-NPA-NDF AT GPH-AFP ANG ATING PAYAK NA MUNGKAHI KAAKIBAT ANG SALITA NG DIYOS HINGGIL SA ISYU NG INSURGENCY AT USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN NA KUNG SAAN PATULOY NATING SINUSUPORTAHAN ANG PEACE PROCESS NA ITO AT IPAGPATULOY ITO NG BAWAT PANIG NG SINSERO AT WALANG HALONG LOKOHAN O WIKA NGA PANSARILING INTERES KUNDI INTERES NG SAMBAYANG PILIPINO AT KINABUKASAN ANG MAKIKINABANG DITO NA SIYANG IPINAGLALABAN NG BAWAT PANIG.

Top Defense and Security Brass Visited Marawi, Got Extensive Brief


From the Website of AFP
links: 
http://www.afp.mil.ph/index.php/8-afp-news/439-top-defense-and-security-brass-visited-marawi-got-extensive-brief

Top Defense and Security Brass Visited Marawi, Got Extensive Brief

TACTICAL OPERATIONS BRIEFING The Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año receives Operational Briefing from LTGEN Carlito Galvez Jr, Commander of the Western Mindanao Command, at the Headquarters of 103rd Infantry Brigade in Camp Ranao in Marawi City on 07 July 2017. LTGEN Edgar Fallorina, Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force; MGEN Harold Cabreros, Vice Commander of the Philippine Army; MGEN Isidro Purisima, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations J3 (his back on camera); MGen Ronald Villanueva (partly hidden), Chief of the Intelligence Service AFP; MGEN Filemon Santos Jr, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence J2 (not in the photo); and AFP Public Affairs Chief Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo joined the AFP Chief during the visit. (Photo by SN1 Viluan/PAOAFP)


CAMP RANAO, Marawi City-- Defense and security officials visited Marawi for the fourth time on 07 July 2017 --Day 46 since the rebellion erupted in that city in 23 May 2017.

Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other officials of the Department of National Defense accompanying him and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año with AFP Major Service Commanders, Joint Staff, and Personal Staff joining him received an extensive briefing from the Commander of Joint Task Force Marawi and concurrent Commander of Army 1st Infantry Division Brigadier General Rolando Bautista who leads the operations in Marawi.

CMO Joint Task Group “Tabang” starts working


From the Website of Philippine Army 
links: http://www.army.mil.ph/home/index.php/news/365-cmo-joint-task-group-tabang-starts-working


CMO Joint Task Group “Tabang” starts working

PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, Marawi City – Few days after arriving in the city, the CMO Joint Task Group “Tabang” (JTG “Tabang”) started meeting with various key personalities to assess the extent of affectation that needs to be addressed.

Colonel Thomas Sedano Jr, commander of the JTG “Tabang” called for a meeting on Wednesday, July 12 at the provincial capitol to discuss the conduct of visitation and inspection to the evacuation centers in 2nd District of Lanao del Sur.


Discussing socio-economic reform proposals is the enabling environment conducive to peace talks – NDFP RWC-SER


Discussing socio-economic reform proposals is the enabling environment conducive to peace talks – NDFP RWC-SER

“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. The enabling environment most conducive to the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations is the buckling down to work in crafting a comprehensive agreement on substantial socio-economic reforms that will benefit the Filipino people and the adherence to human rights and international humanitarian laws including the release of all political prisoners, as promised by the Duterte government.”
(NDFP RWC-SER Vice Chair Alan Jazmines stressing the need to proceed with the discussions on socioeconomic reforms during the 3rd round of formal talks in Rome January 2017 / Altermidya.net)

This was the declaration of Alan Jazmines, vice-chairperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio-Economic Reforms, amid the announcement of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines that back channel talks will soon be held to discuss the creation of an “enabling environment” for the resumption of the fifth round of the peace talks. 
 

Business missions to promote investment opportunities in Mindanao amid Marawi crisis



From the Website of Mindanao News
Article links: http://www.mindanews.com/business/2017/07/business-missions-to-promote-investment-opportunities-in-mindanao-amid-marawi-crisis/

Business missions to promote investment opportunities in Mindanao amid Marawi crisis

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will join Philippine investment promotion officials in a series of business missions this year to convey to prospective investors the “current context in the investment opportunities in Mindanao” amid the ongoing Marawi crisis.

First on the list is the seven-day investment roadshow in South Korea by the Philippines Investment Promotion Plan of the Board of Investments from July 17 to 23, said Romeo Montenegro, director for Investment Promotion, International Relations and Public Affairs of MinDA.

Friday, July 7, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS - Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 08, 2017


HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY 
PROMOTIONS IN ARMED CONFLICTS

PROMOTIONS, EDUCATIONS, COMMENTARY, CRITICISMS
AND SUGGESTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE



Saturday Updates Weekly JULY 08, 2017
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HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS
"BBL NEW DRAFT READY FOR JULY 18"


PEACE AND WAR
IN THE PHILIPPINES
INSURGENCY AND TERRORISM
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GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND LOVE BLESS YOU ALL...

THE PHILIPPINE ISSUES TODAY UPDATES  JULY 08, 2017 BY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS GATHERED FROM GOVERNMENT WEBSITES AND OTHER WEBSITES AS POSTED AND OUR PROMOTIONS, CRITICISM AND CONSULTATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN THE COUNTRY AND ON THE GATHERED ISSUES.


ANG PILIPINAS NGAYON SA ATING PAG-ANTABAY SA INSURGENCY ISSUES AT HUMAN RIGHTS NA NAKALAP NG HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS MULA SA IBAT IBANG WEBSITE NG MGA INSURGENTS AT PAMAHALAAN AT MGA BALITA AT ANG ATING PROMOSYON SA LINGGONG ITO AY HINGGIL SA "BBL NEW DRAFT READY FOR JULY 18".  READ POSTINGS FOR FOR MORE DETAILS AT STORY LINKS  https://sites.google.com/site/humanrightspromotions/human-rights-conflicts-updates

 
ANG ATING NAKALAP NGAYON MULA SA WEBSITE NG CPP-NPA-NDF AY HINGGIL SA PAHAYAG NG NDFP MULA SA CHAIR NG RWC SER NA SI ALAN JASMINES NA KANYANG KINUKONDENA SI SEC. DELFIN LORENZA SA PAHAYAG NITONG TAPUSIN NA ANG PEACE PROCESS KUNG SAAN IPINAGPIPILATAN DAW NITO NA MAGKAROON MUNA NG BILATERAL CEASEFIRE BAGO MAGKAROON NG USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN O IPAGPATULOY ITO.  IPINAPAKITA DI UMANO NI SEC. LORENZANA ANG PAGIGING MAPAGDIGMA NITO AT UHAW SA DUGO.  IPINAKIKITA LAMANG DAW NITO NA WALA ITONG MALASAKIT SA TAGAL NG USAD NG PEACE TALKS AT PAG-ALAM SA ROOT OF INTERNAL CONFLICTS.  ISANG BALAKID DI UMANO SI SEC LORENZANA SA PAG-USAD NG KAPAYAAN.  


ANG BOSES NG HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS KAAKIBAT ANG PANANALIG SA DIYOS AT KRISTO HESUS AT KALIWANAGAN NI MOTHER MARY AT MGA LINGKOD NITO AY HINDI SANGAYON SA PAHAYAG NG ATING KAGALANG GALANG NA SEC. LORENZANA NA ITIGIL NA ANG USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN KUNG SAAN NANGANGAHULUNGAN ITO NG PAG-USAD NG DIGMAAN AT HINDI RESOLBAHIN ITO SA MAPAYAANG PARAAN SA PAMAMAGITAN NG MGA PAGREREPORMANG PAG-UUSAP SA PEACE TABLE AT MAPAGKASUNDUAN ITO KAGAYA NG SER SOCIO ECONOMIC REFORMS NA DAPAT MAIPATUPAD UPANG MATIGIL ANG DIGMAAN AT MAIBIGAY ANG PAMUMUHAY NA DAPAT NA SIYANG IPINAGLALABAN NG CPP-NPA-NDF AT ISANG HALIMBAWA DITO ANG LAND DISTRIBUTIONS.   MALAYO NA RIN ANG USAD NG USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN AT MARAMI NA DING MGA NDFP CONSULTANTS ANG NAARESTO NG PAMAHALAAN TAPOS GUSTO LAMANG NIYANG ITIGIL AT ITO NGA NAMAN AY NAKAKAGIGIL PANGA.


GAYUNMAN SA PANUKALA NIYANG BILATERAL CEASEFIRE AY DAPAT LAMANG ITO SUBALIT SA TAMANG PAG-UUSAP AT HINDI ITO PWERSAHIN KAGAYA NG PAGAAYOS NG MABUTI SA MGA TEKNIKALIDAD KAGAYA NG JASIG O MGA GAWAIN NG MGA KONSULTANT DITO NA LAGING NALALAGAY SA ALANGANIN KUNG MAIIBA ANG IHIP NG HANGIN SA PAGPAPATUPAD NG ATING PAMAHALAN O KAYA NAMAN AY PAGKAKASUNDO MUNA SA "SER" NA SINASABI AT TILA YATA ANG PAMAHALAAN ANG AYAW NG AKSYON SA BILATERAL CEASEFIRE NA SAPILITANG KAGUSTUHAN NI SEC. LORENZANA SUBALIT ITO AY ISANG PAMPAGALIT PANGA LAMANG NA KUNG SAAN HINDI ITO BASTA KARA KARAKANG PAG-UUSAP GAYUNMAN KAILANGAN NA MAIPATUPAD ITO PARA TIGIL PUTUKAN AT MAKAPAG-USAP NG MAAYOS.  SA CPP-NPA-NDF AY MAKIPAGPALIWANAGAN NG MAAYOS SA BILATERAL CEASEFIRE SA PAGPAPAIRAL NITO NG MAPAIRAL ITO SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON AT HUWAG DAANIN SA INIT NG HININGA NA KAYA NGA NAG-UUSAP AY PARA SA KAPAYAPAAN AT UNAWAAN AT PALIWANANAGANG MALAWAKAN AT HINDI PAGTATALO NA MAUUWI MULI SA INIT NG MGA BARELES NG MGA SANDATA. 

Indonesia supports peace process in southern Philippines



From the Website of PNA
links:  http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/999186


Indonesia supports peace process in southern Philippines

JAKARTA, July 6 -- The Indonesian government continues supporting the peace process between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) by sending an observer team to serve in the International Monitoring Team (IMT) program in the southern Philippines. 


78 evacuation centers shelter 3,982 displaced families from Marawi


From the Website of Philippine Army 
links: http://www.army.mil.ph/home/index.php/news/354-78-evacuation-centers-shelter-3-982-displaced-families-from-marawi


78 evacuation centers shelter 3,982 displaced families from Marawi

Headquarters Western Mindanao Command, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- July 6, 2017

Seventy-eight evacuation centers were established by the government within the provinces of Mindanao to cater to the needs of thousands of families who were displaced after terrorist Maute Group stormed and attacked the city.

Since May 23, this year, a total of 18,335 displaced persons, belonging to 3,982 families, are currently being sheltered in 78 evacuation centers in Mindanao, 34 of which are located in the province of Lanao del Norte, one in Misamis Occidental, and 43 in Lanao del Sur, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Records also show that 70,895 home-based, displaced families, or 335,064 persons, stayed in 409 barangays in seven regions in Mindanao.


Lorenzana ignorant that reforms are at peace talks’ heart




From the Website of PRWC CPP-NPA-NDF
Article links: https://www.ndfp.org/lorenzana-ignorant-reforms-peace-talks-heart/
 

Lorenzana ignorant that reforms are at peace talks’ heart 
 
The Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio-Economic Reforms of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP RWC-SER) welcomes the announcement that the fifth round of formal peace talks between the NDFP and the GRP might resume in August. At the same time, the NDFP RWC-SER condemns Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana’s earlier statement that the “government panel should consider ending the peace process.”

This statement only shows that the Defense Secretary is a cold-blooded warmonger who has no interest at all in advancing the interests of the Filipino people. His continuous harping that there should be a bilateral ceasefire before any peace talks can resume is putting the cart before the horse.


BTC to submit draft BBL to President Duterte on July 18


From the Website of Mindanao News
Article links: http://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2017/07/btc-to-submit-draft-bbl-to-president-duterte-on-july-18

BTC to submit draft BBL to President Duterte on July 18

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 05 July) —  The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will submit its draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang on July 18, a month and two days after completing it and six days before the President delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) where he is expected to certify the bill as urgent.