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MILF chair: Let’s guard peace gains

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Murad Ibrahim. AFP FILE PHOTO

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Ebrahim Murad said that the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro embodied the dreams of Moro revolutionary forces.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t peace deal with MILF founded on consultations – Ferrer

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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer  File Photo

The ultimate goal of the Philippine government in signing its historic peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is to bring peace to the ordinary child in Mindanao, according to government chief negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People’s support to CAB, Bangsamoro law crucial to Mindanao peace — MILF

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Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF vice chair for political affairs.  FILE PHOTO

The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) serves as the vehicle to progress for the Moro people but it would not move forward if not given the support it needs.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t peace negotiator seeks meeting with Santiago over peace pact with MILF

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the government panel that negotiated peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking to meet with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, presumably because of the senator’s opinion that the peace deal she negotiated was unconstitutional.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDF says rebels wanted talks prior to arrests

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The head of the rebel panel in suspended peace talks with the government belied claims that the rebels sought a return to the negotiating table only after the arrests of its two highest ranking leaders.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

MILF: 2016 polls crucial to success of Mindanao peace process

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President Benigno S. Aquino III huddles with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), led by its chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, for a group photo souvenir during the Courtesy Call at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The next president of the country must be able to nurture the gains of the peace process that the administration of President Benigno Aquino has achieved with Moro rebels to ensure continued security and stability in Mindanao.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Up to Reds if they want peace or not–Palace

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FIRING LINE  Guerrillas of the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, form an assault line during a visit by journalists to their camp at an undisclosed place in the Cordilleras. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The next move is up to the communists. Malacañang on Saturday said it was up to the communist movement to signal their next move after another insurgent group—the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)—signed a peace agreement with the government last week.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after Philippines peace pact

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).  INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

A day after his former comrades in arms signed a treaty to end 42 years of bloodshed in the Philippines, an aging Muslim guerrilla leader packing a rusty handgun vowed to fight on.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Key moments in the history of Moro insurgency

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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.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,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 »

Binay, business bullish on peace deal with MILF

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Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he was hopeful that the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would bring progress to Mindanao.

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

MILF rebels celebrate: ‘Allahu Akbar’

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

Fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province, fell silent as the final peace deal was being signed in Manila. But the fighters chanted “Allahu Akbar (Allah is great)!” immediately after the signing was officially declared.

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

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