The Gathering Storm: Beginnings of the Communist Insurgency and Moro Secessionism in the ’60s

Much of the Mindanao conflict and the leftist insurgency that can still be seen today were largely due to the pre-Martial Law Marcos administration. Our resident historian Kris Pasion tells us more in Part 5 of our 15-part series ‘Road to Martial Law.’

The Death of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Co-written with Ephraim Aguilar Just like that, the proposed legislation that promises peace in the South is dead. The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) died in a war — not of guns, bombs and barbaric grounds — but a war within the hallowed, civilized halls of Congress. The very same fruit of two decades of grueling negotiations is…

Lupang Tinubuan

Ang Pilipinas, may mahigit pitong libong isla. Maraming beach (at, oo, pati bitch). Pero ang mas inaasahan at pinagkakakitaan, mga lupang sakahan at mga dagat na pangisdaan. Dalawa sa bawat limang manggagawang Pilipino, nasa agrikultura. Dalawang piso sa bawat sampung piso ng Gross Domestic Product, mula sa sektor na ito. Kung isasama pa ang mga industriyang upstream at downstream, halos…