Jose Ramos-Horta on my mind

There was a time that His Excellency, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste and Nobel laureate– was simply Jose to me. I first met him over breakfast at a quaint hotel in Bangkok sometime in 1992.  We were both attending a conference called...

Midsayap Crisis: Winning the Peace

Midsayap is one of the most progressive towns in Cotabato and for years now had been bidding to become a city. Hosting a big portion of the Ligawasan Marsh which has a commercially-viable deposit of natural gas, Midsayap, erstwhile peaceful and progressive, has turned...