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Past articles by Patrick:

Farming advocates dig deep in effort to save QC land from commercial conversion

One of the last few green breathing spaces in Metro Manila, located in UP Diliman, is under threat from land conversion. → Read More

After Bangsamoro Organic Law is ratified, now comes the hard part

After the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law comes the hard part of homeland building and keeping the peace. It's going to be a 'very long struggle,' MILF leader Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim tells ABS-CBN News → Read More

After Bangsamoro plebiscite, hopes are high but no quick fixes expected

While the Bangsamoro law provides a space for reforms that may finally bring peace in the south, changes will not come overnight, says a peace advocate. → Read More

Scuffles erupt in Cotabato poll precinct on Bangsamoro plebiscite day

A couple of scuffles erupted at a polling precinct in the city proper when several individuals mobbed two people who claimed to be poll watchers for the Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday. → Read More

Bangsamoro plebiscite opens with Mindanao peace, development on the line

Polling precincts opened Monday as Filipinos on the main southern island of Mindanao decide whether or not to approve a law that will expand the autonomous Muslim region, a key component of a 5-year-old settlement with Moro rebels. → Read More

‘God-fearing’ MILF leaders ready for Bangsamoro gov’t, says Jaafar

Decades of running a revolutionary government trained ground for “a few” Moro Islamic Liberation Front members to become “God-fearing” leaders of the proposed Bangsamoro government, the group’s vice chairman, Ghadzali Jaafar, said Sunday. → Read More

Yes or no? Cotabato gears up for landmark Bangsamoro plebiscite

“Yes” and “no” banners hang in various public places in this city as over 100,000 citizens prepare to vote on Monday for or against the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which supposedly promises greater autonomy in a new Muslim Mindanao region. → Read More

Cotabato deserves to reap fruits of Bangsamoro struggle, says MILF chair

MILF leader Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim urged voters to approve of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which supposedly promises greater autonomy for Muslim Mindanao. → Read More

Why Canada garbage still in PH after 5 years while Korean trash is going back

It's a contrasting case in taking responsibility for trash brought to the Philippines, says a former environment official. → Read More

Match made in Quiapo: Couple finds love in Black Nazarene devotion

Armando shared that he met his eventual wife in a canteen just beside the church in the early 1970s. → Read More

Real-time rainfall data a challenge as Usman death toll rises

MANILA - Communication from the national to local level remains a challenge in preparing for calamities, a disaster official said Monday as the death toll from tropical depression Usman reached 126. → Read More

DENR to meet organizer of bashed New Year's Eve balloon drop event

MANILA - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Sunday it would meet with the organizer of the indoor-balloon-drop event on New Year's Eve that has drawn flak online. → Read More

Ateneo bully needs 'a lot of help': psychologist

The Ateneo de Manila high school student dismissed for bullying some of his schoolmates needs 'a lot of help' considering the 'disturbing' cruelty he showed in the viral videos, a psychologist said Thursday. → Read More

Meth in magnetic lifters may have reached Mindanao: PDEA

MANILA - Some of the illegal drugs that supposedly came from the empty magnetic lifters found in General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite may have reached the country's far south, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said Monday. → Read More

Man vows to be beside fiancée hospitalized after Batangas road accident

Poly Jorge Magtubo and Christine Manansala were set to hold their wedding over the weekend, but their plans have changed drastically. → Read More

Ex-SC spokesman raises questions over Revilla's acquittal

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan ruling that cleared former Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr. of plunder charges raises several questions, a former Supreme Court spokesperson said Monday. → Read More

ARMM youth favor Bangsamoro Organic Law: survey

MANILA - Majority of youth voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are in favor of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a peace advocacy group's survey showed. → Read More

'Martial law in Mindanao able to capture illegal weapons'

MANILA - Martial law extension will help secure areas scheduled to vote in a plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a peace advocate said Thursday. → Read More

House may force Senate to act on proposed Cha-cha: lawmaker

The House of Representatives may force the Senate to act on the proposed federal charter if upper chamber continues to 'neglect' its job, a lawmaker said Wednesday. → Read More

Sri Lanka as cautionary tale: Analyst warns vs China debt trap

The Philippine government must be smart in dealing with China, a Peking University adjunct professor warned Tuesday, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit here. → Read More