Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

By Carlos H. Conde Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week. The reason? The children have been living in shelters in Zamboanga City since their families fled fighting in the southern Philippines, and the Zamboanga City government failed to submit their school records and other requisite personal data 

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NDF, incoming Duterte peace panel agree to hold formal talks in July

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA and RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – The incoming peace panel of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiators agreed to hold formal talks in July based on previously signed agreements. Both parties released a joint statement last night (1 a.m. Manila time) after two days 

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On the moribund Daang Matuwid, Aquino, human rights, peace talks, release of political prisoners

An interview with Prof. Joma Sison Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation as democratically-elected president is seen by many as a sign of the public rejection and repudiation of the outgoing government of President Noynoy Aquino and its discredited ‘Daang Matuwid’. Duterte’s victory also sparked a general public optimism among the majority; many people are 

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Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J.

Peace talks and social justice

Quoting the article of Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., President of Ateneo de Davao University, read at the peace forum in Davao with Fidel Agcaoili representing the NDFP, on June 8, 2016: If today the CPP-NPA-NDF with its Marxian ideological roots talks peace with other Filipinos influenced by the faith in a compassionate God or with 

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Rev. Rex R.B. Reyes, Jr.

Peace advocates to US: step aside, give peace a chance in PH

DAVAO CITY — Peace advocates in the country are telling the United States to “step aside” and give the Philippines a chance to peace. Rev. Rex R.B. Reyes, Jr., convener of Pilgrims for Peace said the terrorist tag by the US on the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army “can impede the 

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Proclamation of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898

June 12, 1898: Philippine Independence declared

During the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines as part of its peace treaty with 

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Gregorio del Pilar and his troops in 1898. 
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The Proclamation of Philippine Independence

Declaration of Independence With a government in operation, Aguinaldo thought that it was necessary to declare the independence of the Philippines. He believed that such a move would inspire the people to fight more eagerly against the Spaniards and at the same time, lead the foreign countries to recognize the independence of the country. Mabini, 

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Andres Bonifacio: Hero of the Philippine Revolution

• Father of the Katipunan • Father of the Revolution and Philippine Democracy • The “Supremo” • The Great Plebeian • Born November 30, 1863 in Tundo, Manila • Died May 10 1897, in Mt. Buntis, by execution Andres Bonifacio was born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro, a Spanish mestiza, in a shack 

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Testimony nof Gen. Aguinaldo from Kawit, Cavite, March 22, 1948

This letter reveals: Who really killed Andres Bonifacio?

By FilipiKnow Without a doubt, Emilio Aguinaldo is certainly one of the most polarizing figures in Philippine history. While his achievements on the battlefield cannot be discounted, Miong’s legacy continues to be stained with the deaths of Andres Bonifacio and Antonio Luna—two revolutionary figures whose demise will always be connected to his name. It will 

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Duterte on Cabinet: ‘They are men of honesty, integrity’

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday presented his Cabinet members, saying he was sure of their “integrity and honesty,” as well as their ability to implement his campaign promises. “I can assure you they are all men of integrity and honesty,” Duterte said in a press conference Tuesday night, after incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo introduced 

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