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A Premature Peace Deal in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Following a number of recent setbacks in the elusive search for a lasting peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Congress is trying to rush the passage of the Bangsamoro 'Basic Law' -- a major component of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro -- in the hope of enacting the law prior to a mandatory adjournment of the Congress next month.

Who is this guy? Philippines President Elect - Mr Vanilla of Manila

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With his penchant for badly fitting shirts, dorky hair style, and complete lack of personal charisma, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino appears the most unlikel...