By Germelina Lacorte
Leaders of indigenous tribes within the proposed Bangsamoro territory have demanded that their ancestral lands be excluded, saying that if Philippine government refuses to exclude them from the draft law on Bangsamoro autonomy, it would violate their inherent and inalienable right to self-determination.
By Julie S. Alipala
Three factions of the Moro National Liberation Front agreed to name founder Nur Misuari as their representative in future talks with the government to implement the 1996 peace agreement, and move as one in pursuit of peace and the Bangsamoro aspiration for self-governance.
By Nikko Dizon
, TJ Burgonio
President Aquino met privately with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Murad Ebrahim in Hiroshima, Japan, to discuss the status of the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Secretary Edwin Lacierda confirmed Wednesday night.
By Alan Nawal
, Edwin O. Fernandez
Two more clan feuds involving five Muslim Iranun families were settled peacefully in solemn rites here over the weekend, ending armed disputes that reportedly left scores of casualties in years.
By Allan Nawal
, Charlie Señase
Differing religious views should not hinder the peace process in Mindanao, religious leaders and other stakeholders, said here Friday.