The siege of Gaza will not be a blitzkrieg — it will be protracted and hard-fought because of these mines.
There is no substitute for diplomacy in the resolution of conflicts.
In the past, the Palestinian issue was the centerpiece of major policy decisions on the relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim countries in the region.
The US has to make up its mind. It has a Janus-faced foreign policy on certain issues, selecting the one that will promote its interest.
One cannot just be a spectator to the unfolding drama.
That is why when the Department of Budget and Management dangled the amount of P1 billion as compensation for Marawi victims, it was met with disbelief which led to a spirited protest.
The sparse appropriation has triggered unkind comments from citizens, calling the proposed amount outrageously deficient, a cruel joke, and an insult to the victims.
As the de facto capital of Islam, it wields enormous influence over billions of Muslims.
If BARMM is true to its mandate of being a vehicle for Moros to have a better life, then it should observe an egalitarian and inclusive approach in dealing with the issue.
About ‘149 barangays in Maguindanao del Sur’s 24 towns have unopposed bets for barangay chair.’