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By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat MAKATI CITY, Philippines – Hundreds of members of various Moro groups flocked today to the embassies of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) here to protest the Arroyo government’s application for permanent observer status in the 57-member Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). The protesters also called…

BY BULATLAT Filipino-Americans in the United States called President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s prayer for peace a sham. Arroyo attended the interfaith forum of the United Nations in New York. In a statement sent through email, the US chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) said, “Although Arroyo attended to put forth this notion that she…

BY BULATLAT Posted 4:53 p.m., July 29, 2008 Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo admitted in her State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday her government’s failure to alleviate poverty in Mindanao due to the ‘endless conflict in the island.’ But a congresswoman from Davao attributed poverty to the Arroyo government itself. In a statement, Gabriela Women’s Party…

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…

No matter how successful the government may be in conjuring a picture of improved peace and order conditions in Mindanao, the truth is bound to emerge sooner or later, as in the latest Basilan incident. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 27, August 12-18, 2007 No matter how successful the…

We detest the Arroyo government’s rejection of the report of the independent commission investigating the Lafayette mine spills in Rapu-rapu island. Blinded by the glare of mining investments, Arroyo is willing to sell out the environment and patrimony of the country for “30 pieces of silver”. We fear that Arroyo’s message tells mining companies that…