Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Suspected Dulmatin cadaver undergoes DNA test

by Julie Alipala

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local police have begun taking samples from a cadaver suspected to be that of wanted Indonesian bomb expert Ammar Usman or Dulmatin, Rear Admiral Emilio Marayag, commander of the naval forces in Western Mindanao said Tuesday.

Mindanao solons slam joint RP-US exercises

By Norman Bordadora

Seventeen Mindanao lawmakers, led by Deputy Speaker Simeon Datumanong, Monday called for the suspension of joint exercises between Filipino and American troops in Lanao del Sur until the conclusion of peace talks between the Philippine government and Moro secessionists.

Protest rallies greet ‘Balikatan’ in Marawi City

Filipino and American soldiers officially began their joint “humanitarian” missions under the “Balikatan” program in predominantly Muslim Marawi City and other areas of Lanao del Sur Monday, despite strong objections from local officials and residents.

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