President Rodrigo Duterte commits to push for the legislation that will complete the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
(UPDATED) 'I have requested both the Senate President and the Speaker to consider it immediately,' Duterte says during a media interview on Monday, July 17 in Malacañang.
Sawang-sawa na raw siya sa mga travel advisory na nagbababala sa mga nais tumapak sa Mindanao. Pero saang La La Land dadagsain ng turista ang isang lugar na nasa ilalim ng martial law?
The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17
Violence may have become the new normal but people are not letting it get in the way of their lives
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law 'to solve other social ills'
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'They (extremists) are creating intrigues and are sowing terror. They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people,' says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim
The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried. It's also where the ISIS-linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi.
The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti-illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities
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With MILF intervention unlikely, President Rodrigo Duterte says the only way the Marawi crisis will end is if 'the last terrorist is taken out'
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(UPDATED) 'I think that is too much for us. The issue in Marawi, especially in relation to the Maute Group, is so sensitive,' says MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal
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Government peace panel chairperson Irene Santiago hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the bill as urgent in his second State of the Nation Address on July 24
(UPDATED) The military declares a unilateral ceasefire from 8 am to noon on Sunday, June 4, to allow humanitarian workers to save residents trapped inside the combat zone
The Maute Group is in the spotlight for its attack on Marawi City, but Mindanao has seen other security threats in its 27 provinces
The 'peace corridor' is a secure space to allow the safe evacuation of Marawi residents, transport of goods, and retrieval of bodies, says the Palace
President Rodrigo Duterte asks the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help bring bring humanitarian assistance to civilians still trapped in Marawi
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'I'm not nervous but I’m a little bit worried that nothing will come of it,' says Duterte about government talks with the MILF and MNLF
The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a 'preparatory document' for a proposed federal structure
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President Rodrigo Duterte urges the Bangsamoro Transition Commission to navigate the hindrances and draft an 'acceptable' Bangsamoro law
The commission is expected to help address deep-rooted grievances of the Bangsamoro people, which President Rodrigo Duterte often talks about
The MILF's Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces has turned over the first batch of child combatants to their parents. It has committed to disengage almost 2,000 combatants under 18.
At least 3 MNLF members are now part of the body that will draft a law that will implement a peace deal between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front
If Aquino was ultimately responsible for Mamasapano should not Duterte accept ultimate accountability for the murder by PNP officers of Jee Ick Joo, and any murder subsequently discovered to have been perpetrated by the police?
If the two rebel groups harbor terrorists like the Maute Group, 'you might as well forget about peace talks,' says President Duterte in a speech in front of soldiers
The justice secretary says former president Aquino should submit his phone records to the commission that President Duterte will be creating
President Rodrigo Duterte says the ill-fated Mamasapano operation was an 'American adventure' with the blessing of former president Benigno Aquino III
(UPDATED) Major General Carlito Galvez Jr is appointed the new chief of the Western Mindanao Command as the military sets an ambitious timeline to crush local threat groups Abu Sayyaf and Maute Group by June 2017
(UPDATED) The BJMP says 13 high-value targets – 7 Muslim rebels and 6 organized crime gang members – were not among the 158 inmates who bolted a North Cotabato jail
The military says 63 members of the Maute Group have been killed while 17 others are wounded
The military says the Maute group is taking advantage of the peace process, confident that the military will not attack MILF areas
The MILF hopes Congress can enact the law creating the Bangsamoro region in time for the 2019 polls, when leaders of the new region could be elected
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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says the group is not opposed to Nur Misuari's participation in the peace process
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A Jakarta-based think tank warns of 'cross-border extremist operations,' citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia
The MILF awaits the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. 'Then the prospective Bangsamoro government shall serve as template of a Philippine federal state.'
The men are believed to be followers of Samad Masgal alias Commander Madrox, leader of an armed group involved in the drug trade in North Cotabato
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President Rodrigo Duterte says he is rejecting MNLF leader Nur Misuari's suggestion to include the terrorist group in the Mindanao peace talks
(UPDATED) The President says he thinks Nur Misuari won't commit to peace talks now. Young Moros are now 'hungry for a fight to establish a caliphate in Southeast Asia.'