Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 25, 2015


 ON March 27, 2014, the whole world joined the Philippines in rejoicing over the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the final peace agreement entered into by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The signing of the CAB, witnessed by dignitaries from all over the world, paved the way for the drafting of the…

April 21, 2015

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the adhoc committee on the BBL in the House of Representatives, has said that the Bangsamoro Basic Law is really federalism with another name.

The BBL gives 58 exclusive powers to the…

April 21, 2015

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Tulay Kalinaw Mindanaw (Tulay KaMi or Bridge of Peace in Mindanaw) leaders and other civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mindanao are urging congressmen, especially Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, to extend more liberality in interpreting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and not be shackled by legalities.

This is after Rodriguez, chairman of the Adhoc Committee on the BBL, said that eight out of the 250 provisions in…

April 20, 2015

Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J. Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro


April 15, 2015

ALEOSAN, COTABATO, March 6, 2015 (Friday) –  “What about our future?” asks 11-year-old Bai Malija S. Akmad tearfully. Her message, in turn, brings tears to the audience at the launch of the nationwide “All-Out Peace” campaign in the Municipality of Aleosan, North Cotabato.

Bai is from the Barangay of Pagangan and is a Grade 6 pupil of the Pagangan Elementary School.  The community has been, for years, a hotspot of…

April 08, 2015

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) has been chosen as one of the finalists in the 6th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards for the Visayas and Mindanao.

“After months of careful screening, validation, and interviews, the finalists have finally been selected by the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards Search Committee, an independent, multi-sectoral group. In this connection, we are pleased to inform you that you have…