By Nikko Dizon
, TJ Burgonio
President Aquino met privately with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Murad Ebrahim in Hiroshima, Japan, to discuss the status of the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Secretary Edwin Lacierda confirmed Wednesday night.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Malacañang on Monday received the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law, a priority measure President Aquino would submit for congressional scrutiny and approval to pave the way for the creation of a new autonomous region in Mindanao.
Key moments in the Moro history of the insurgency and the peace talks
start in the 13th century when Arab traders introduce Islam to the Sulu island group near the lower tip of a Southeast Asian archipelago, later to be called the Philippines.
By Fernando del Mundo
The loss of lives continues six months after a standoff between government forces and a splinter Moro rebel group, casting a shadow over the signing this week of a comprehensive Bangsamoro peace accord the Aquino administration hopes will end decades-long fighting in Mindanao.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday said he negotiated with Commander Habier Malik, a senior aide of fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari, during the early part of the Zamboanga siege in September.