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Aquino admits difficulties with MILF


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.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro basic law draft to be presented to Aquino on Monday

Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government negotiating panel, exchange copies of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Aquino administration they signed in Malacañang on March 27, 2014.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t, MILF wrap up talks on Bangsamoro law

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF, gov’t make progress on self-rule 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.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

We’re making progress, say gov’t, MILF panels

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »