[OPINION] Development beyond Manila

9 January, 2018 at 10:12

By the looks of it, the Philippine economy has been getting more Manila- and Luzon-centric in the last 20 years.

Bloated legislature to make federal government costlier...

7 September, 2017 at 13:30

When it comes to financing a federal form of government, state-owned think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said size matters, with the additional cost to be incurred from…

DENR stops mining in ARMM for new...

15 July, 2016 at 17:30

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has suspended all mining operations in the region.

‘Federalism a tough sell’

24 May, 2016 at 14:09

Manila, Philippines – Even with a widely popular incoming president as its main advocate, federalism appears to be a tough sell as it would certainly entail extensive constitutional amendments, Senate leaders said yesterday.

House to approve BBL in October; Iqbal...

11 June, 2015 at 16:24

By Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 9, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – Congressmen agreed yesterday to move the target

Aquino forms peace council

8 April, 2015 at 11:44

Aquino forms peace council SUMMIT TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ON PROPOSED BBL Nikko Dizon Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:59 AM | Saturday, March 28th,

Developing Leyte and Samar

5 May, 2014 at 17:20

Developing Leyte and Samar   By Jose Rene C. Gayo Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:02 am | Monday, April 28th, 2014 Much has been written about

Toward broader autonomy for Muslim Mindanao

24 July, 2013 at 12:07

The move for broader autonomy for Muslim Mindanao is continuing beyond what has already been outlined in the 1987 Constitution. The basic

Bangsamoro body funded

23 May, 2013 at 15:07

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released funds to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission in line with the southern peace

The Bangsamoro deserves statistics

17 October, 2012 at 14:00

The Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, announced last Sunday, declares that a new

DBM approves P3.8B for tourism infrastructure projects

25 September, 2012 at 15:33

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the release of P3.8 billion to fund tourism road projects nationwide and other

Gov’t reforms take roots at ‘cheating capital’...

13 July, 2012 at 11:52

(Editor’s Note: Two weeks before President Benigno Aquino III is set to deliver his third state of the nation address in Congress,

The Philippines: Local Politics in the Sulu...

17 May, 2012 at 10:29

Asia Report N°225 | 15 May 2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Politics in the Sulu archipelago could be an unforeseen stumbling block for a negotiated peace

Mindanao from Moro eyes

2 November, 2011 at 15:59

This is a re-posted opinion piece. A useful starting point for any analysis of the problem in Mindanao is the recognition that the Philippine

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