By Julie M. Aurelio
Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as a preemptive move against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Saying he wanted to push the Bangsamoro Basic Law “with conviction,” President Benigno Aquino III has made it clear that the document would have to be “consistent” with the historic peace agreement signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last March 27.
By Edwin Fernandez
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violating the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gear” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao.
By Nikko Dizon
President Aquino met Thursday with members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)—the body that drafted the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)—in a move seen as part of the government’s effort to resolve issues created by Malacañang’s supposed watering down of the draft bill.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it could not accept a Bangsamoro Basic Law that “may be constitutional but will not solve the Bangsamoro Question.”