By Edwin Fernandez
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), composed of representatives from the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), signed on Sunday the final draft of the proposed law for the establishment of the Bangsamoro government in Mindanao, officials said Monday.
By Nikko Dizon
, Ryan D. Rosauro and Allan Nawal
The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.
The government will restart peace talks with the communists only if both sides have a “doable and time-bound agenda.”
By Allan Nawal
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Ebrahim Murad said that the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro embodied the dreams of Moro revolutionary forces.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
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.
By Allan Nawal
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.
By Germelina Lacorte
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government should review the previous agreements on the safe conduct passes granted to communist leaders taking part in the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying he heard it “from the distant past” that the Tiamzon couple was granted those passes.
By Norman Bordadora
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.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on Thursday, that the Aquino administration has been shaky in keeping its word.
By Allan Nawal
, Julie Alipala
, Richel Umel
The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) urged the government to work toward the “convergence” of the agreements that it signed with two Moro groups for genuine autonomy.
About 10,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and supporters gathered under colorful tents inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao as they closely monitored the ceremonies for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.