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On Monday, January 27, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to internationally-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler to discuss the first international court ruling against Myanmar, how it is going to be enforced, and what led him to take on the case
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
The elaborate signing ceremony came between sit-down meetings with Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who stands accused of masterminding the Rohingya crackdown
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
The nearly 200 arrested Rohingya Muslims are taken to either Thechaung camp or transported further north to Ngakhuya camp in Maungdaw township
India protesters bear placards borrowing famous lines from the TV series 'Game of Thrones' and the Lindsay Lohan movie 'Mean Girls'
At least 27 people have died in two weeks of violent demonstrations after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to be naturalized
At least 25 people have died in 10 days of demonstrations and violence after Narendra Modi's government passed the law criticized as anti-Muslim. More protests took place on Sunday.
In a major challenge to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of people take to the streets for the 6th day against a new citizenship law critics say is anti-Muslim
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal lead the critical coordinating body, which was formed 9 months after the inauguration of the Bangsamoro region
Lawyers for Gambia say her arguments that Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown was a 'clearance operation' targeting militants ignored widespread allegations of mass murder, rape and forced deportation
(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says their agency would finance the pilgrimage to Mecca of eligible but impoverished pilgrims
'I had warned them about this scenario re: halal food during the interagency meeting for the SEA Games back in September and offered the assistance of the NCMF. We were ignored,' says NCMF
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
Suicide bombings in Mindanao are a ‘major concern,’ says a top US counterterrorism official visiting Manila to boost cooperation in tactical response, border security, and cutting terrorist funding
The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas
Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act
Civil society must do its part by offering much-needed support, because we all know that criticizing from a distance can only do so much
Lakas-CMD now has a total of 26 members and allies in the House – 13 district representatives as party members and 13 party-list legislators as allies
President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to create an intergovernmental relations body deemed critical to the success of the new Bangsamoro region in Mindanao
'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba
The interim chief minister of the new Bangsamoro autonomous region earlier said that many loose firearms in Mindanao bear the markings of the Department of National Defense
Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'
Rasol Mitmug Jr and Jam Disimban Ramos are appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, bringing its membership to 78 out of the required 80
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 'there'll be hell to pay' if foreign embassies bypass the Department of Foreign Affairs
This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war
In its first 5 months, the new Bangsamoro government gets past birth pains as its Parliament and Cabinet struggle to make an impact on the daily lives of the region's people
Lakas-CMD will 'continue to strengthen our political influence nationwide,' says party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez
When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew
Some P5.22 billion in major national infrastructure projects are lined up for 2020 for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The Duterte administration still has to name 4 more Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, which the Bangsamoro law states must number 80
I am positive that we can become a nation that can rise beyond the idea that we should all be similar, and that we need to change those who do not fit our standards
(UPDATED) The Muslim community in Baguio says terrorism has no religion and no place in the city
'Yakapin natin sila at patuloy na ipanalangin sa kanilang pagharap sa mga hamon ng buhay,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on residents displaced by the Marawi siege
Two million Muslims converge outside Mecca as officials safeguard the gathering to prevent deadly stampedes that happened in previous years
The hajj consists of a series of religious rites which are completed over 5 days in Islam's holiest city and its surroundings in western Saudi Arabia
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The results of an ongoing mining audit will be the basis of a 'responsible mining' law in the new region, says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The Bangsamoro Interim Cabinet will draft the codes and submit them to the Parliament for deliberation in early October
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority plans to use P30 billion in unprogrammed funds meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro law to address high student dropout rates and lack of health workers
While Lakas-CMD did not actively recruit members during the gathering, two lawmakers took their oath as new members of the party
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority is in office, but what now?
Marawi-born CA Justice Japar Dimaampao is being pushed to become only the 2nd Muslim SC justice in history
Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says the BTA is ready to name its members for the body
President Rodrigo Duterte says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim expressed his agreement with Manny Piñol's designation duing a meeting in Malacañang
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seen as 'very anti-Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination' by many people in the new region, says BTA Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
Thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte, the new Bangsamoro region is in place and the Mindanao promise is on track. His challenge in the next 3 years is to make sure that BARMM delivers on its promises.
The Italian government is interested in funding development programs for farming and fisheries in the Bangsamoro region, as well as the construction of rural roads and even river dredging