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New Moro substate MoA under way By Aytch S. de la Cruz 01/28/2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Palace, Speaker say Mindanao peace accord within constitutional bounds

New Moro substate MoA under way


By Aytch S. de la Cruz
01/28/2010

In Kidapawan, North Cotabato Vice Gov. Manny Piñol yesterday expressed alarm over the latest developments in the ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, baring that the new negotiations between the Government Peace Panel and the MILF include the creation of a Bangsamoro substate.

“We may have put a stop to the MoA-AD (Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain), but with five months left in the Arroyo administration, we may not be as successful this time around,” Piñol warned.

“North Cotabato does not want this ‘enhanced autonomy’ or Bangsamoro substate,” Pinol stressed..... MORE


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No defense EDITORIAL 01/28/2010


No defense


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01/28/2010

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago certainly has a penchant for dramatics, for which a lot of Filipinos are truly tired, especially when she walks out of the Senate floor — which she has done too many times.

She was particularly irked at what Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile said in an interview about certain experts who may not have reviewed Philippine and US jurisprudence in censuring a fellow senator.
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No guaranty FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/28/2010


No guaranty


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/28/2010

Testing — the way the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is doing on the field test of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) in selected areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao — is hardly a guarantee that the poll automation conducted nationwide will be a breeze.

Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, head of the poll automation steering committee, said at least 10 voting machines were involved in the field tests, but added that the Comelec is not testing the voting machines, but the whole automated election system.... MORE


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Shadow Taliban government rules Afghans’ lives focus 01/28/2010


Shadow Taliban government rules Afghans’ lives



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01/28/2010

KABUL — When the body of a petty thief was found riddled with bullets near the Afghan town of Muqur, the victim of rough justice by the Taliban’s shadow government, the locals were happy, Fazal Haq said.

“This Anwarai was 35 years old and he would take up position by the road and then rob people coming back from the town with their shopping,” Haq, a resident of Muqur, in southern Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, told AFP by telephone..... MORE


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