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Lawmaker: Peace deal insults Constitution

Government and MILF panels signing the peace documents. Malacañang photo

A Mindanao lawmaker on Tuesday slammed the sealed Bangsamoro framework agreement before the House of Representatives on Tuesday, noting that it failed to respect the Constitution in its provisions.

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

Despite deadlock: Peace with MILF within reach, says Palace

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras  FILE PHOTO

To Malacañang, “peace is within reach” despite the stalemate in the negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) over the last three unresolved points in the annexes to the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hard work in peace process left to the military, says Leonen


Former government chief negotiator now Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Friday said the “harder work” in the peace process will be left to the military officers and men on the ground as they deal directly with the communities in transition from war to peace.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t, MILF negotiators begin haggling over 4 annexes


This was how government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer viewed the 35th exploratory meeting between government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels, which started Monday in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New Army 6th ID commander invites MILF leaders to play basketball


The newly installed Army division commander has invited Moro rebel leaders to come to their headquarters to prove the military is supporting the Mindanao peace process.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF to launch info drive on framework agreement


The Moro Islamic Liberation Front said it would hold separate information drive on the Framework Agreement that it signed with the Aquino administration in the so-called controlled areas in Mindanao from November 5 to 15.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Respondents divided over Bangsamoro framework agreement, poll shows


Respondents are almost equally divided over what the effect of the framework agreement would be to peace efforts in Mindanao.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF elated by suspension of oil, gas hunt


Leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have been heartened by President Benigno Aquino III’s suspension of biddings for oil and gas exploration contracts in the proposed Bangsamoro until a wealth-sharing agreement has been reached by the MILF and the national government.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Artists, footballers bring peace message to North Cotabato folk

PEACE GAME Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Army soldiers of the 103rd Infantry Brigade join a friendly game of “tug of war” in Marawi City during the celebration of the “Kanduri” thanksgiving event for the newly signed peace framework agreement between the government and the MILF and the Eid’l Adha or Islamic Feast of Sacrifice. RICHEL UMEL/INQUIRER MINDANAO

These peace ambassadors brought music and football to this northern Mindanao town that has seen strife and destruction for years and now hangs on to the promise of peace brought by the peace framework agreement forged by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

MILF warned on giving up arms


The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) against easily giving up arms, even after the Moro group waging an armed rebellion in Mindanao for decades, signed the framework agreement with the government early this month.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hard work ahead after Philippine peace deal, says MILF chairman


The Philippines’ top rebel leader warned Saturday a peace deal signed by his group could only end the armed conflict if the wider Filipino Muslim community supported it.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Chief gov’t negotiator says deal with MILF to go on even if he goes to SC


Marvic Leonen has no qualms about leaving his job as the government’s top man in the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the event that he is appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, as he was assured the peace negotiations were in safe hands.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

MNLF officials blast framework agreement at Davao gathering


Arriving in hauler trucks and cars, some 7,000 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in neatly pressed fatigue uniforms and supporters gathered at the Crocodile Park here Sunday for a summit called for by their leader, Nur Misuari.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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