Did Brunei really cede Sabah to the Sultan of Sulu centuries ago?

EDITORIAL |March 31, 2018 The presidential commission created by President Duterte to study how the Philippines will adopt a federal system of government suggests to include Sabah as among the proposed Philippine federal states obviously aimed to strengthen the country’s claim over Sabah, or to assert its sovereignty. The Jabidah Massacre is a very significant… Read More Did Brunei really cede Sabah to the Sultan of Sulu centuries ago?

Evacuees still ask: Why can we not see our homes in Ground Zero?

EDITORIAL | February 18, 2018 It is already nine months, or almost, since the siege and residents in the Ground Zero of Marawi are not yet able to see their homes and question after question that is haunting them is: “Why can we not see our homes after all these months?” The government has ready… Read More Evacuees still ask: Why can we not see our homes in Ground Zero?

What will happen to Marawi if evacuees will not return?

EDITORIAL | February 10, 2018 Visit the barangays in Marawi which are declared cleared and safe after the siege and you will find out that considerable number of the actual resident-returnees registered by the barangay government units, the DSWD and other agencies are not really living in their respective barangays anymore. They are still in… Read More What will happen to Marawi if evacuees will not return?

Six months after and there is no master plan yet?

EDITORIAL | December 27, 2017 Six months had already gone after the tragic Marawi siege and there is no master plan yet. On December 7, the chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development urged the local government in Marawi to immediately submit a master plan on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the… Read More Six months after and there is no master plan yet?