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Mindanaoans hope Bangsamoro pact will be the ‘real deal’ for peace

Residents of areas covered by the Bangsamoro entity could only hope for lasting peace. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph

For ordinary residents of areas that have been identified for inclusion in the Bangsamoro entity, the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on Thursday (Mar. 27) is really a hope for celebration.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fresh clashes erupt in Maguindanao

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Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). AFP FILE PHOTO

Fresh clashes broke out Tuesday in Maguindanao between government troops and hardline Moro rebels opposed to peace deal following intermittent clashes the previous day, the military said.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF sees violation of ceasefire accord

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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front believes the ceasefire agreement between it and the government was violated during Monday’s skirmishes involving private armed groups and government forces.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Completion of Bangsamoro setup seen by 2016

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PEACEMAKERS’ CHAT  President Aquino listens to Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), at the launch of the Sajahatra (blessings, prosperity and peace) Bangsamoro program in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao. The government and the MILF have forged an interim peace deal. FILE PHOTO

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have finally agreed on a detailed roadmap for setting up the Bangsamoro autonomous political entity by 2016.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

ARMM passes law on free late registration of births

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The acting governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has signed into law a regional legislative bill that is aimed at fast-tracking the registration of children— and adults— in the region as well as facilitating the registration of new births in an area that paid scant attention to this matter in the past.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Red carpet awaits Aquino

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CAN’T GET ANY MORE ROYAL THAN THIS “Ginakit” boats, which are traditional water vessels used by precolonial Muslim tribal chiefs for royal functions and in visiting their territorial jurisdictions, are the very same boats to welcome President Aquino on his historic visit on Monday to the heartland of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  in Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao. Photo coutesy of Cotabato City government

Some 150 motorized boats, decked in colorful decor seen only in Moro areas and carrying about 2,000 people, will greet President Benigno Aquino when he visits the city on his way to the main camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in nearby Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao on Monday.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MILF chief negotiator Iqbal respects Leonen nomination to SC

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Government peace negotiator Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While they have yet to craft the final peace agreement, Mohagher Iqbal won’t stop Marvic Leonen from joining the Supreme Court.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disarmament tough hurdle on road to peace, says British envoy

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The disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas could become a bottleneck in the events leading up to the final peace agreement but it is one of the most important steps for peace, British Ambassador Stephen Lillie said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ad hoc interagency team starts work on peace pact’s provision

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Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita “Ging” Deles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on Tuesday said that an ad hoc interagency team on the “normalization” provision within the framework agreement recently signed by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation began its work Monday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF tells Misuari framework is better than deal with Ramos gov’t

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The chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front tried to assure Nur Misuari on Thursday that the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro is even better than the deal he signed in 1996 with the administration of then President Fidel Ramos.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF tells Misuari framework is better than deal with Ramos gov’t

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The chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front tried to assure Nur Misuari on Thursday that the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro is even better than the deal he signed in 1996 with the administration of then President Fidel Ramos.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t, Bangsamoro to pay those who lost lands

Philippine government negotiator Marvic Leonen speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday his government reached a preliminary peace agreement with the largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long rebellion in the country’s south.  AP PHOTO/LAI SENG SIN

To ensure peace seeps down to the grassroots, Christians, Muslims, and lumad (indigenous people) in Mindanao who were unjustly dispossessed of their land will be compensated under the new autonomous Bangsamoro homeland, according to chief government peace negotiator Marvic Leonen.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

MILF calls for deferment of ARMM elections

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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front urged the government on Tuesday to postpone the regional elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao until after the conclusion of the ongoing peace talks and the signing of a peace agreement.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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