Showing posts tagged as "philippines"

Showing posts tagged philippines

3 Apr
Check out this month’s issue of CrisisWatch as an interactive map! Conflict situations deteriorated in Libya, Central African Republic, Ukraine, and Yemen, while conditions improved in the Philippines. http://bit.ly/16WsmPX

Check out this month’s issue of CrisisWatch as an interactive map! Conflict situations deteriorated in Libya, Central African Republic, Ukraine, and Yemen, while conditions improved in the Philippines. http://bit.ly/16WsmPX

3 Feb
Catch up on the world’s conflicts in this month’s CrisisWatch map.

Catch up on the world’s conflicts in this month’s CrisisWatch map.

20 Jul
Philippine rebels agree to wealth-sharing deal | Katie Hunt
Muslim rebel leaders in the Philippines’ troubled south will get access to the lion’s share of the region’s natural resources under a new agreement reached in peace talks with the government.
FULL ARTICLE (CNN)
Photo: Keith Baconcgo/Flickr

Philippine rebels agree to wealth-sharing deal | Katie Hunt

Muslim rebel leaders in the Philippines’ troubled south will get access to the lion’s share of the region’s natural resources under a new agreement reached in peace talks with the government.

FULL ARTICLE (CNN)

Photo: Keith Baconcgo/Flickr

19 Jul
China hits back at PH: You’ve changed | Paterno Esmaquel II
A day after the Philippines issued an 8-point statement to belie China’s “baseless” claim, China hit back at the Philippines for supposedly changing its “attitude and approach” toward their territorial dispute.

In a statement Tuesday, July 16, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying blasted the Philippines for pushing for international arbitration to settle their West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute.
FULL ARTICLE (Rappler)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

China hits back at PH: You’ve changed | Paterno Esmaquel II

A day after the Philippines issued an 8-point statement to belie China’s “baseless” claim, China hit back at the Philippines for supposedly changing its “attitude and approach” toward their territorial dispute.

In a statement Tuesday, July 16, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying blasted the Philippines for pushing for international arbitration to settle their West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute.

FULL ARTICLE (Rappler)

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

1 Jul
"But this is only a first step, and there is a long way before an effective code can be developed and implemented. Beijing has a record of suspending talks as soon as tensions with rival claimant countries flare — precisely when talks are most needed." — Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Northeast Asia Director
FULL ARTICLE (CNN)
Photo: U.S. Navy

"But this is only a first step, and there is a long way before an effective code can be developed and implemented. Beijing has a record of suspending talks as soon as tensions with rival claimant countries flare — precisely when talks are most needed." — Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Northeast Asia Director

FULL ARTICLE (CNN)

Photo: U.S. Navy

19 Jun
"The best way forward for the MILF and Manila may be to develop a shared vision for improving security."

—from Crisis Group’s recent report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups

"The MILF’s fighters have good reasons to hold onto their guns until the government can convince them it will scale down the presence of the military and other state-aligned forces in Mindanao."

—from Crisis Group’s recent report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups

"The Aquino government tried to find new ways of delivering and monitoring socio-economic assistance, such as gathering data on beneficiaries. These improvements are real, yet implementation has been painstakingly slow."

—from Crisis Group’s recent report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups

"The future of thousands of fighters is at stake following an historic deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)."

from Crisis Group’s recent report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups

The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups
Jakarta/Brussels  |   19 Jun 2013
The Philippines has had some recent success in winding down decades-long negotiations with rebel groups, but achieving peace with the country’s biggest insurgency, in Mindanao, requires both new energy and fresh thinking.
In its latest report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups, the International Crisis Group examines President Benigno Aquino III’s efforts to end major insurgencies, including with the Mindanao-based, 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). An October 2012 pact with the MILF – the most recent agreement in intermittent talks that began in 1997 – brought hope for peace. Government and rebels now need to find ways to improve security in Mindanao, which is awash in arms.
FULL REPORT

The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups

Jakarta/Brussels  |   19 Jun 2013

The Philippines has had some recent success in winding down decades-long negotiations with rebel groups, but achieving peace with the country’s biggest insurgency, in Mindanao, requires both new energy and fresh thinking.

In its latest report, The Philippines: Dismantling Rebel Groups, the International Crisis Group examines President Benigno Aquino III’s efforts to end major insurgencies, including with the Mindanao-based, 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). An October 2012 pact with the MILF – the most recent agreement in intermittent talks that began in 1997 – brought hope for peace. Government and rebels now need to find ways to improve security in Mindanao, which is awash in arms.

FULL REPORT