By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino acknowledged the difficulties both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are facing in trying to complete the peace process that would eventually pave the way for a new autonomous region in Mindanao.
By TJ Burgonio
Congress now sees the first quarter of 2015 as a “reasonable time” for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) given any further delay in its submission, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Monday.
Peace negotiators for the government and the country’s largest Moro rebel group said Sunday that they had “reached agreement on substantial portions” of a draft self-rule law aimed at ending years of bloody conflict in Mindanao.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be patient as it reiterated its support for the peace process, with the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law being reviewed this month.
By Leila B. Salaverria
, Nikko Dizon
Malacañang is doing a disservice to peace with its continued failure to transmit to Congress the draft bill on the creation of the Bangsamoro region, which delay would be blamed on the legislature, Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said on Tuesday.