DFA confirms Iqbal has PHL passport, will seek counsel on whether it can reveal name

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has a valid Philippine passport supported by “personal records,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday. Del Rosario however said that the Department of Foreign Affairs...

Iqbal pleads to Senate to not reveal his true name

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal on Monday pleaded with senators to not compel him to reveal his true identity citing security risks to him and his family. Attending the resumption of the Senate hearing on the proposed...

Senate panel urged to invite Cardinal Tagle, Davide to BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay wants Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other convenors of the National Peace Summit to attend the resumption of the Senate public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on...

What’s wrong with aliases? Iqbal says even heroes have one

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday defended his use of an alias, saying such is a common practice within a revolutionary organization. He remained mum on what his real name is. At the House of Representatives’ third...

Lesson of World War II: Peace should prevail at all costs — PNoy

MT. SAMAT, Bataan, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday reiterated the call to peace during his speech before some 1,500 veterans and guests at the commemoration of the 73rd Araw ng Kagitingan here.“Ang dating kalaban, katuwang na sa pagkamit ng...

Iqbal alias, MILF ‘deception’ may affect peace pact – Marcos

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – The revelation of chief rebel negotiator Mohagher Iqbal that he used an alias raised many questions and could affect the peace agreement, said Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who accused the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of deceiving the...

Deles blasts Bangsamoro, Aquino critics

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s peace adviser slammed critics of the administration and of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for spreading “lies” and “deliberate misinformation” to discredit the peace process. Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on the...

As a group, MILF did not coddle Marwan and Usman – IMT report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As an organization, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) did not provide a sanctuary for Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, and Filipino bombmaker Basit Usman, the International Monitoring Team said in a report released to the reporters on...

Lawmaker wants marathon Mamasapano hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No limit. Zamboanga Rep. Celso Lobregat said he wants the House of Representatives inquiry into the Mamasapano incident to last until the evening to make sure all their questions about the incident are answered. Lobregat said the Lower House can hold the...

Deles blasts Bangsamoro, Aquino critics

MANILA, Apr 6 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s peace adviser slammed critics of the administration and of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for spreading “lies” and “deliberate misinformation” to discredit the peace process. Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on...