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Will Peace in Mindanao be Held Hostage by Politics in Congress?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Aquino has taken some bold moves during his presidency in an effort to achieve peace regarding the decades-long dispute over autonomy in Mindanao.

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What does success against jihadist terrorist groups look like? For all the talk of a Forever War, we might just have an answer now.

Can the Peace Dividend Last in the Philippines?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Whether this Agreement has real traction and can be duly implemented will be a front burner issue in the 2016 presidential election, and President Aquino has staked significant political capital on achieving lasting peace in Mindanao.

Historic Peace Deal Signed

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culminatio...

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can the latest Framework Agreement create meaningful political space and perceived political participation that is inclusive enough for Christians and Muslims alike in the governance of resource-rich Mindanao?

Mindanao's Rebellion: Aquino Is Running Out of Time

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Since serious negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) culminated in the signing of the Framework Agreement between it and the government of the Philippines in 2012, the government had hoped that its decades-long battle with rebel movement in the southern Philippines was drawing to a close.

Why Is President Aquino So Popular? Effective Leadership and Enigmatic Charisma

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

What's fascinating with Aquino's popularity, not exactly his policies, is his ability to maintain public support despite repeated crises questioning his leadership.

Heading Over the Human Rights Cliff

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Sadly, few have lamented the potential consequences of sequestration for the United States' ability and obligation to promote peace and human rights in the world.

Journey To Lake Sebu In The Philippines

John Robshaw | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
John Robshaw

Having fallen in deep with a Philippine gang in NYC that would descend upon me armed with deadly leche flan and delicious pork dishes, I was invited to come over to their homeland to see the abaca that I have long admired from the island of Mindanao.

International Year of Forests: Day 215

Coleen Jose | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Coleen Jose

Although the International Year of Forests sparked political action and is engaging citizens worldwide, natural disasters and realities on the ground are fueling stronger public demand for resource management and regulation.

Twelve Reporters Slaughtered: The Worst Day In The History Of Journalism

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

Twelve journalists in the southern Philippines have been slaughtered, in what will surely be remembered as the worst single day in the history of journalism.

Why The Philippines' Maguindanao Massacre Happened

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even for a country long hardened to election violence, the massacre of at least 57 defenseless civilians on the main southern island of Mindanao, many...