Day: September 5, 2012

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO MANILA — Migrante International’s chapter in the Middle East is demanding to know why no one is heading the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Migrant Workers Affairs division. Migrante-ME said no one has yet replaced Esteban Conejos who used to stand as the division’s undersecretary. On February 2012, President…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO MANILA — Just when published an interview with the late former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini who said that the Catholic Church was “200 years out of date,” De La Salle professors called for intellectual openness and empowerment of the poor and marginalised…

“Sometimes, you ask ‘Why should you still have talks with a regime that shows no political will? That violates human rights? On the other hand, the economic crisis is worsening and it shows the necessity of holding negotiations on socio-economic reforms to address the roots of the armed conflict.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP

Sidebar: Police, military collude to defy court order, keep Red leader in military detention

The Lumad families left their community and set up a protest camp in Bukidnon after their village leader Jimmy Liguyon was killed by Alde “Butchoy” Salusad of the New Indigenous Peoples’ Army Reform (NIPAR) and his father, Nonong Salusad, a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographic Unit (CAFGU). But paramilitary forces continue to attack them with impunity.