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MILF takes next step to polls, seeks Comelec nod for party

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has taken the next step to its foray into politics, submitting an application for accreditation at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for a political party formed by MILF leaders and members.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Unicef briefs Moro leaders on use of children in armed conflict

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Central Committee First Vice Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar and UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander exchange commitments on the progress of the UN-MILF Action Plan on the non-recruitment of children in armed conflict – the MILF Supplemental General Order stipulating the MILF’s policy on non-recruitment of children and sanctions for non-compliance; and a booklet of the Six Grave Violations Against Children during Armed Conflict, which was translated and re-printed by UNICEF for MILF troops.

UN children’s agency Unicef and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) met on Tuesday to highlight the progress being made on the UN-MILF Action Plan to eliminate recruitment and use of children.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ARMM gov Hataman: I delivered reform, good governance


COTABATO CITY, Philippines–In his last state of the region address as governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Mujiv Hataman declared on Monday afternoon that his leadership met objectives in the areas of reform, good governance and better security in preparation for the creation of the Bangsamoro government. “I did not fail you,” Hataman […]

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Exorcising private armies a daunting task

LAKBAYAN delegates from Mindanao, Southern Tagalog and the National Capital Region gather near Redemptorist Church in Baclaran, Parañaque City, in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Through the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed with the government, the guerrillas have given up armed struggle in exchange for wider autonomy crafted under a proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. The fate of the measure now rests in Congress’ hands.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro basic law seen to open PH political system to more decentralization

AN ESTIMATED 6,000 Bangsamoro supporters join a prayer rally in Banggolo,Marawi City, on Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

A former city mayor here has urged members of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law to consider the proposed measure “in the larger context of reforming the political system in the country.”

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »