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Bangsamoro ‘law’ ready

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Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, on Monday submitted the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law during a meeting with Undersecretary Michael Frederick Musngi of the Office of the Executive Secretary in Malacañang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Moro deal illegal–Santiago

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The recently signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) appears to facilitate the secession of a Bangsamoro region from the country and, thus, is unconstitutional, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senators welcome Bangsamoro peace accord but…

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Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators from both the administration and the opposition coalitions welcomed Thursday the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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

Philippines, MILF sign peace agreement

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The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Where before his predecessor has failed, President Aquino on Thursday presided over the signing of a historic peace agreement with Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels after 17 years of negotiations carving a new, autonomous Bangsamoro region in Mindanao.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: Peace deal with MILF

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed on Oct. 15, 2012, a framework agreement to end the war and establish a new autonomous region in Mindanao to be called Bangsamoro.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t-MILF peace pact makes history

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LONG ROAD TO PEACE  Moro women and children walk by a giant streamer hailing a “Bangsamoro government” along the highway in Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province, on Wednesday, the eve of the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.  CHARLIE SEÑASE/INQUIRER MINDANAO

His country is going through a harrowing crisis, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is flying to Manila Thursday to witness the historic signing of the final peace agreement between the government and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Civil society group sets celebratory mood

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While hopeful of someday returning to their homes in Mindanao, residents of the Muslim community in Quiapo were not exactly in a jubilant mood over the news of the peace agreement between the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Power-sharing central to Moro self-rule

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AFP FILE PHOTO

With the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro Thursday, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is abandoning its armed struggle for an independent Muslim state in Mindanao. For the rest of the country and perhaps the world, this is the heart of the peace process with the Moro rebels.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace unfazed by urban terror threat

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is unfazed by the threat of renegade groups in Mindanao—led by the so-called “spoilers” in the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)—to sow terror in Metro Manila and other urban centers.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile cautions vs premature celebration of peace deal

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Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile: Not PDAF but a prospective property transaction. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday cautioned the public against prematurely celebrating the deal deactivating the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), saying this should be seriously studied because it could raise constitutional issues.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino hails power share with MILF

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President Aquino on Monday hailed a power-sharing deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), saying a final peace agreement to end the decades-long rebellion was within reach, but warned that “contentious” issues remained.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

One year on, agreements eluding gov’t, MILF sides

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

So near, yet so far. A year after the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forged the landmark Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), the parties are still to muster consensus on two substantive issues that form part of a comprehensive peace agreement.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro gets ‘jewel in the crown’

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Bangsamoro leaders will never have to face Congress to defend their budget because the Moro homeland in Mindanao will get an automatic appropriation in the national budget.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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