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Draft of Bangsamoro law submitted to Aquino

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

The draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law has been presented to President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What worries Sen. Pimentel most on Bangsamoro autonomy?

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

As Congress awaits the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has advised the government to explain how the future region’s asymmetrical relationship with the national government complies with the Constitution.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sacks of endangered seashells seized in boat


A total of 104 jute sacks containing seashells of endangered species were seized last week by Navy men in a boat in waters between this city and Basilan province.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Is the Bangsamoro peace deal collapsing? No way, says Palace

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continue to work together to finalize the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, Malacañang said Thursday amid rumors that the coveted peace deal may soon collapse.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rights of IPs to be respected, Deles assures

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles. KRISTINE SABILLO/INQUIRER.net

Indigenous peoples in Mindanao would not become “second class” citizen under the Bangsamoro entity and that their rights would be respected, Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles said.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »