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MILF: 2016 polls crucial to success of Mindanao peace process

President Benigno S. Aquino III huddles with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), led by its chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, for a group photo souvenir during the Courtesy Call at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The next president of the country must be able to nurture the gains of the peace process that the administration of President Benigno Aquino has achieved with Moro rebels to ensure continued security and stability in Mindanao.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Moro self-rule within peace process


The current effort to overhaul the Muslim autonomous region is the first time that the architecture of Moro self-determination is designed in the context of the peace process.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Power-sharing central to Moro self-rule


With the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro Thursday, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is abandoning its armed struggle for an independent Muslim state in Mindanao. For the rest of the country and perhaps the world, this is the heart of the peace process with the Moro rebels.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Christian groups push for passage of Bangsamoro basic law

Bishop Efraim Tendero: Understandable. Photo by pceconline.org/

Leaders of the evangelical Christian community in the country have urged Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law soon to give peace a chance to take root in Mindanao.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Peace pact: 17 years in the making

FARMERS continue harvesting crops as fighting continues between soldiers and members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao province. JEOFFREY MAITEM/ INQUIRER MINDANAO

Seventeen years of negotiations between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) came to a close in Kuala Lumpur last week as their respective peace panels finished the last of the four annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »