By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino acknowledged the difficulties both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are facing in trying to complete the peace process that would eventually pave the way for a new autonomous region in Mindanao.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
After months of delay and the peace talks allegedly being on the verge of collapse, the government announced that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be presented to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday (August 18).
The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Friday said they have wrapped up talks aimed at ensuring that the terms of a landmark peace deal would be enacted into law.
Peace negotiators for the government and the country’s largest Moro rebel group said Sunday that they had “reached agreement on substantial portions” of a draft self-rule law aimed at ending years of bloody conflict in Mindanao.
By Cynthia D. Balana
, Nikko Dizon
The peace panels hammering out an agreed version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) clarified that they are making “good progress” in their work, completing over 70 percent of the draft bill and with only the “hard issues” left to discuss.