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While the conflict between the GRP and the MILF has escalated with the aborted signing of the ancestral domain agreement, previous agreements signed with the MNLF have yet to be properly implemented. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 29, August 24-30, 2008 While the conflict between the Government of the Republic of the…

Various religious formations, people’s organizations and artist groups organized a cultural event dubbed as the “Truth Festival” which aimed to “expose the liability of Arroyo government” in the worsening economic condition of the country and the armed conflict in Mindanao. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) and its member organizations aired out their respective grievances and demands…

The Memorandum of Agreemment on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) that was supposed to be signed by the GRP and the MILF has a trap laid by the U.S. for the Moro revolutionary group, a progressive legislator said. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 The Memorandum of Agreemment on Ancestral Domain…

A government ad extolling farmers as heroes for providing food for our tables has been airing regularly on television. It also describes what the government is supposedly doing to support Filipino farmers. But the farmers of Guihulngan, Negors Oriental tell a different story: of fighting for their land, higher wages and farm gate prices, and…

As Congress opens, the only women’s party-list group in the House of Representatives continues to uphold women’s rights and welfare through legislation.  The Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) shares with Bulatlat its priority bills and resolutions, which include scrapping the Value-Added Tax and the Visiting Forces Agreement, tackling human trafficking, working for maternity leave extension, legislating…

For Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief negotiatior, Malaysia’s pullout from the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in the peace talks with the GRP means the negotiations are “shaky on the ground.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 For Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Negotiating Panel, Malaysia’s…

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has rejected a proposal by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to tap the services of the Bishop-Ulama Conference (BUC) in monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire between the government and the Moro revolutionary group. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 14, May 11-17,…