Hopes and Challenges of the Bangsamoro: Towards Broadening a Peace Constituency

The peace constituency needs to go beyond Mindanao, into the halls of Congress and the Senate, into local and barangay councils in the Visayas and Luzon, in Metro Manila, into the board rooms of corporations, into the classrooms of universities and schools, into the consciousness of the MRT and LRT commuters, into mainstream news and talks shows and reflected even in the themes of soap operas and in the tills at the box office and into dinner and luncheon meetings and perchance flagship projects of Rotary clubs.

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Solidarity Statement of FBC-P and APSOC for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2014

This year’s ACSC/APF, the largest gathering since its inception in 2005, and its theme “Advancing ASEAN People’s Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratization” have a special meaning not just for the peoples of ASEAN, but more importantly to the people of Burma/Myanmar. After years and decades of struggle for genuine peace and democracy, the ACSC/APF being held in Burma is a concrete expression of the mounting calls for and the deepening accomplishments of the struggle for more and wider spaces for freedom of expression and people’s participation, and ultimately, for sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.

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The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro: History Writ and Yet to Come

It has been an open secret over the past week or so that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) will be signed any day now between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). With this document, the long-desired final peace agreement will come into effect in the conflict-affected […]

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SOLIDARITY STATEMENT OF IID AND APSOC #WITHSYRIA ON THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

Today marks the third year since the Syrian civil war, tagged as the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. Today, we join the chorus of voices from all over the globe for a loud and united call upon world leaders to not let another year be lost to further bloodshed.

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