Philippines

President Duterte prods Moro people to be ‘loyal to cause of peace’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.” Duterte made the call in his keynote speech delivered during the commemoration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) second anniversary. “I am indeed … Continue reading

Sports

IOC President Thomas Bach receives Seoul Peace Prize

News Release IOC President Thomas Bach receives Seoul Peace Prize IOC President Thomas Bach received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize on Monday. President Bach joined the ceremony virtually from Lausanne, with the award collected on his behalf by the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon. Presenting the award, Seoul Peace Prize … Continue reading

Philippines

Boost Mindanao economy to make PH growth more inclusive: WB

Boost Mindanao economy to make PH growth more inclusive: WB By Leslie Gatpolintan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The World Bank (WB) is urging the Philippines to adopt a strategy on Mindanao to support sustainable peace and development and job creation, which are deemed crucial in pursuing sustained overall economic growth in the long term. … Continue reading