Thursday, Jan 20


Mindanews – Village in Carmen shows way to peaceful coexistence

Sunstar Davao – 3 groups live peacefully in once-troubled village

Inquirer – Peace talks set; gov’t to free 12 Reds

Luwaran – AFP to put up frontline naval base in Sulu

Manila Times – Troubleshooter will end up as troublemaker

Zamboanga Times – Muslim research group unveils peace plan

Manila Bulletin – Mangudadatu to seek top ARMM post

Zamboanga Today Online – Lobregat to Western Peninsula: What are the conditions to join group? 


Wednesday, Jan 19


Luwaran – Gov’t appoints new ceasefire committee head

OPAPP – GPH, NDF agree to work on truce, release of detainees covered by JASIG

Manila Times – ARMM deserves greater attention

Mindanews – MILF to ask gov’t to declare “for the record” GPH is GRP

Mindanews – Mind da News: For Gov’t-MILF talks to succeed by Patricio P. Diaz

Mindanews – Our Peace: A brave new constitution by Wally Wee

Mindanews – Pax Mangudadatu to run for ARMM governor

PIA Feature – Muslim professionals join forces to “rescue” Islam from extremists

PIA – ARMM higher education institutions meet to push for peace agenda

Businessworld –Gov’t-MNLF panels oks changes to autonomy law

PhilStar – Government, MNLF agree to amend ARMM law to expand coverage

PhilStar – Norway sends two peace monitors in Mindanao

GMANews – Norway sends two peace monitors to Mindanao

OPAPP – Women peacemakers from Africa, Asia meet to study gender, peace work in PH

Tuesday, Jan 18


Luwaran – Norway sends two reps to Malaysia-led IMT

Mindanews – Officials eye reconfiguring 2 Mindanao regions

Zamboanga Today Online – Zamboanga Peninsula leaders unite to form Western Peninsula Group

Zamboanga Today Online – MILF brands President’s adviser as “trouble-maker”

Manila Times – Virtual Reality by Tony Lopez Does an economist and bachelor president care?

PhilStar – EU joins peace mission in Mindanao

Sunstar Zamboanga – Vice guv: No lawlessness in Basilan

Monday, Jan 17


PNA – Leonen assures gov’t sincerity and good faith in peace talks with MILF

GMANews – Jun Mercado blog – War and Peacemaking

GMANews – Ellen Tordesillas blog – Required reading for policy makers (see also Jan 14 entry Veteran diplomat asks: Where is the world is the Philippines?)

OPAPP – GPH-MNLF legal panel drafts bill to amend ARMM law

GMANews – Joint govt-MNLF panel drafts bill to amend ARMM law

Luwaran – GPH, MILF Peace Panels hailed for positive results of informal talks

Inquirer Commentary – Moro substate plan may hasten peace by Saeed A. Daof

Businessworld – MILF demands US apology

Zamboanga Times – DILG Sec. to ARMM officials: Do your job or face sanctions

Malaya/Business Insight Readers Forum – In dire need of action and heroes by Rina de Jesus

Sunday, Jan 16


Luwaran – MOGOP launch in Islamic City of Marawi successful

Zamboanga Today Online – ARMM educators push for peace agenda

CBCP News – GRP-MILF peace talks on track; NGO urges support for the peace panels

Manila Times – NCMF chief urges officials to create projects for Muslim Filipinos

Top 8 must read articles


I lifted this list of Ishak Mastura’s Top 8 articles on Mindanao Conflict, peace process and ARMM from the Kusogmindanaw egroup with permission to post the list here:

1.  “Framing Violence: Nation- and State-Building” by Peter Kreuzer and Mirjam Weiberg (2005, PRIF Reports No. 2);

2.  “Mindanao, A Gamble Worth Taking” by Malcolm Cook and Kit Collier (2006, Lowy Institute for International Policy);

3.  “The Endless Road to Peace:  Armed Separatism and Ancestral Domain in the Muslim Philippines” by Thomas M. McKenna (Paper prepared for the conference on Moblisation for Political Violence: What do We Know? at the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security, and Ethnicity at Oxford University, England, U.K. last 17-18 March 2009);

4.  “Enduring Civil War in the Philippines, Why the Way to Peace Always Leads to Renewed Warfare” by Peter Kreuzer (Paper for the 2009 World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University 23-25 April 2009);

5.  “Evolution of the Armed Conflict on the Moro Front” by Soliman Santos (Paper for the Philippine Human Development Report 2005);

6.  “From Rebels to Governors: Patronage Autonomy and Continuing Underdevelopments in Muslim Mindanao” by Miriam Coronel Ferrer (Chapter from the book Regional Minorities and Development in Asia Edited by Huhua Cao and Elizabeth Morrell, Routledge 2009).

7.  “Inclusive Peace in Muslim Mindanao: Revisiting the Dynamics of Conflict and Exclusion” by Francisco Lara, Jr. and Phil Champain (International Alert, 2010); and

8.  “Patronage and rebels”, Ethno-cultural nationalism, weak state, Constitutional limits and a “broke” Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao” by Fabio Scarpello (unpublished 2010 supposedly for an Australian academic journal).

Saturday, Jan 15


Bong Montesa’s weblog – A fish called BATNA

OPAPP – GPH satisfied with Malaysian govt solution to facilitator issue

Inquirer – Peace talks on 2 battlefronts

PhilStar – Government, MILF resume talks next month

Businessworld – MILF-govt peace talks set Feb 9

Sunstar – Peace talks with Moro rebels to resume

Sunstar – Philippines, Muslim rebels to resume talks

Mindanao Times – In push for localized peace talks, mayor as mediator?