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Colombia truth commission to 'heal wounds' of war, president says

May 09, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The members include sociologists, journalists, doctors, economists, attorneys and clerics. The commission is headed by a Jesuit priest, Francisco de Roux, known for his human rights work.

TRUTH COMMISSION. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. Photo byHector Retamal/AFP

Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

FLERIDA RUTH ROMERO, 88. The retired Supreme Court Associate Justice served from 1991 to 1999. Photo from SET website.

Aguirre: Commission should probe Aquino liability in Mamasapano

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The justice secretary says former president Aquino should submit his phone records to the commission that President Duterte will be creating

ULTIMATELY AQUINO'S FAULT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says former President Noynoy Aquino should have made sure that his orders to coordinate with the AFP were followed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

TIMELINE: The short-lived 2010 Truth Commission

Jul 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

What led to its quick abolition? After a petition by lawmakers allied with Arroyo the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional

Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016 This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process

Truth body to ‘reconcile’ Mamasapano reports

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:18 PM

The Senate wants a truth body that will put together reports into Mamasapano and a separate body to look into historical injustice against the Moros

'RECONCILING BODY.' Senator TG Guingona changes his proposed truth body from a fact-finding commission to one that will put together the different Mamasapano reports. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Binay: Aquino should not appoint truth body members

Feb 03, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Having the members appointed by the President as proposed by several administration senators will certainly cast doubts on their impartiality says Vice President Jejomar Binay

SEARCH COMMITTEE. Vice President Jejomar Binay says a search committee, not President Aquino, must appoint members of the Mamasapano Truth Commission.

Aquino to appoint Mamasapano truth body?

Feb 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Will this truth commission spare the President who faces questions about his role in the clash? His cousin Senator Bam Aquino says: Presidential immunity is for lawsuits This is not a suit We are not forming a court but a fact finding commission

INDEPENDENT BODY. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House file a bill creating a Truth Commission to probe the Mamasapano clash. From L-R, they are Quezon City Rep Jorge Banal, Basilan Rep Sitti Hataman, Senator Koko Pimentel, Senator TG Guingona, Senator Bam Aquino and Marikina Rep Marcelino Teodoro.    Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Outstanding Filipino women condemn pork barrel scam

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Some of the country's most reputable women issue a statement calling for the abolition of pork barrel funds

Bro Eddie: Create elections truth commission

May 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Villanueva calls for the creation of an elections truth commission to investigate irregularities in this year s automated elections

Palace: PNoy-Corona meet not about Truth Commission

Mar 08, 2012 - 6:10 PM

Malacañang says President Aquino and Chief Justice Corona met in July 2010 to discuss judicial reforms

Guingona: No term-sharing offer to Corona

Mar 08, 2012 - 3:03 PM

Sen Teofisto Guingona III describes as baseless Corona s claim that he offered the magistrate to retire early so Carpio can take charge