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By Charlie C. Señase
In the presence of lawmen and truce monitoring team from here and abroad, Wahid Tundok, the ground commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, vowed to help in the government-MILF peace-building efforts, saying his freedom from arrest was a product of the peace process.
The peace and order council of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is seeking the replacement of the head of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) there and his men for the Feb. 23 arrest of a senior rebel leader.
The release of a ranking leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) by the military on Tuesday afternoon has eased tension that could have disrupted the progress of talks between the government and Moro rebels.
Leaders of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have joined the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in calling for calm and sobriety following the arrest of an MILF ground commander and his escorts here on Sunday.
By Nikko Dizon
The chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has said the secessionist group, which has just concluded a peace agreement with the government, wants the authorities to release its top commander who was arrested last Sunday in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
By Nikko Dizon
Presidential adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles said the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were discussing the arrest of an MILF commander by police authorities on Sunday night, adding that the rebel group was “concerned” about the arrest.
By Julie S. Alipala
Booed and jeered at, members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the body formed by President Benigno Aquino III to draft the basic law of an envisioned autonomous entity, still saw the cold reception at the public forum here Wednesday afternoon as “healthy engagement.”
By Nash B. Maulana
President Benigno Aquino is to meet with officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in Davao City on Wednesday.
By Charlie C. Señase
Ameril Umra Kato, a Moro rebel leader who has broken away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and has been leading his men in battles against government troops in protest of the peace pact between the MILF and the Philippine government, has been staying in MILF communities that the military could not just enter, authorities said.
By Charlie Señase
, Jeoffrey Maitem
Security was unusually tight here Saturday as Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Deles arrived for the inauguration of the office of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), a body that will draft the proposed law that would consolidate the recently signed framework for peace between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
By Ryan D. Rosauro
Leaders of the evangelical Christian community in the country have urged Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law soon to give peace a chance to take root in Mindanao.
By Norman Bordadora
Senator Teofisto Guingona III is seeking an inquiry into the framework agreement and the recently completed annexes signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to know what it will hold for the country if a Bangsamoro Basic Law was enacted.
By Jerome Aning
A civil society group on Saturday called for the inclusion of Muslim traditional leadership in the political structure to be created for the new Bangsamoro political entity, whose basic law is set to be tackled soon by Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives.