Leaders forge first step to “lasting peace”

By Pecojon.PH Yesterday’s signing of the agreement to establish a Bangsamoro Political Entity brings an P8.5 billion support package to that troubled part of the south, brought tears in the eyes of hardened MILF fighters camped in Cotabato, and earned assurance of further assistance from a “partner for peace.” President Benigno Aquino III, in a …Read More

Tacurong blast followed Malaysian bomber’s death in Davao

Three people were hurt when a bomb was detonated outside a department store in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat a day after Christmas; over a week after police operatives gunned down a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber in neighboring Davao City. Sr. Supt. Rolen Balquin, Sultan Kudarat Police Office chief, said the bomb was made from a …Read More

Farmers march to protest “fake” land reform

Some 2,000 peasants from Misamis Oriental marched in protest here, Monday, the 40th anniversary of Presidential Decree 27 – the first of what they call the country’s “fake land reform laws.”