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World powers fail to agree on Syria

World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. As tensions over the Syrian conflict threatened to torpedo the working schedule of the G20 summit outside Saint Petersburg, host Vladimir Putin made a last-minute announcement for participants to air... 

Peaceful solution

Manila, Philippines – Dismayed that a group of Filipinos used force to press their claim to an ancestral land in Sabah, President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday declared that the government is seeking a peaceful solution to the dispute with the help of the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu.  Read More »

All talk, no action­ – China

BEIJING, China ­- A high Chinese foreign affairs offi cial said there are countries involved in territorial disputes with China – such as the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan – that have “shown the tendency of talking only without attending to the issue.”  Read More »

FIBA Asia at its best?

by Tito S. Talao Manila, Philippines – THESE are some of the news headlines about Lebanon recently: Daily Star: “Lebanon beefs up security at Western embassies“ New York Times: “A void for Sunnis in Lebanon“  Read More »

Taiwan backs group for peace

Manila, Philippines – TAIPEI ­ Taiwan has expressed support to a proposal of former President Fidel V. Ramos for the creation of an international working group that would finally start the ball rolling for a peaceful settlement of the diplomatic controversy among nations claiming territorial jurisdiction over South China Sea areas.  Read More »

Moro, Lumads reaffirm peace pact

LANTAPAN, Bukidnon – A historical event took place here at the rolling foothills of Mt. Kitanglad Wednesday when 13 Bangsamoro tribes came together with 18 indigenous tribes to reaffirm their shared ancestry, committing themselves to help find a peaceful solution in the country’s troubled south. An event repeated only after 492 years, historians say, started with speeches among tribal leaders,... 

Annan named UN special envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United Nations on Thursday named its former leader Kofi Annan to act as a special envoy on the Syria crisis aiming to halt the bloodshed. Annan will be a joint envoy of the UN and Arab League and “provide good offices aimed at bringing an end to all violence and human rights violations, and promoting a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis,” said a statement released... 

Widow’s wish for fallen soldier

By TARA YAP DUMANGAS, Iloilo – The widow of Corporal Roberto Ricafranca Jr. urged the Philippine government to honor the life he shed for the country with a Medal of Valor. In an emotional burial rites for 32-year-old Roberto last Sunday, his wife Rea reiterated her call to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to honor her husband who died saving the lives of fellow soldiers while engaging in... 

Gov’t not to allow false reports to undermine peace process

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) — The Philippine government clarified Wednesday that the 5 million pesos (116,000 U.S. dollars) that President Benigno Aquino III gave to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was intended to jumpstart the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI), dismissing news reports that the fund was used by the rebels to buy guns and ammunition. “The 5... 

Beyond mere “talk”

MANILA, Philippines – Should the government continue pursuing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) or abandon the peace talks and start an all-out war against the rebel group, particularly in light of the death of 19 soldiers in a recent clash in Basilan? The peace talks will only prosper if both the government and the MILF are serious in finding a peaceful solution to the...