MILF returns to the negotiating table

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CRUNCH TIME. (From left) MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, Malaysian facilitator Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, government peace panel member Senen Bacani and MILF peace panel member Roberto Alonto. File photo by Rappler

After ending Thursday’s talks without signing any documents, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to return to the negotiating table with the government on Friday, July 12. Once more, the two parties will attempt to seal the deal on wealth sharing between the envisioned Bangsamoro political entity and the national government. The government managed to persuade the MILF to extend the talks, saying they were too bogged down by details and therefore missing the big picture. Both sides are hoping for a breakthrough to facilitate the signing of a final peace pact.


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