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Ghazali Jaafar, the key MILF leader who brought the peace process to the finish line, dies at 75. The crowd at his funeral in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, was nothing locals had seen in recent history.
The military is retrieving body parts to identify all of the fatalities in clashes between troops and suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
(5th UPDATE) Jaafar's passing comes just over two weeks after the new members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members took their oath of office in Malacañang
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he expects the new Bangsamoro region to spur growth and development
The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict urges close cooperation between officials of the Bangsamoro region, the national government, and the military as 'consequences of failure could be devastating'
The Moro youth, vulnerable to radicalization offline and online, should be included in the task of governing the new Bangsamoro region, says opposition senatorial bet Samira Gutoc
Malacañang releases the appointment papers of 76 Bangsamoro Transition Authority members
During the turnover ceremony, the outgoing ARMM governor tells BARMM Interim Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim he wants to focus on Basilan, where he is running for congressman
The meeting will be about preparations for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority's inauguration and the first session of the Bangsamoro Parliament
President Rodrigo Duterte and MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari have a brief meeting days after the Chief Executive forms the MILF-dominated Bangsamoro Transition Authority
After decades as a rebel, Murad Ebrahim will need to become a bureaucrat
By naming the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, President Rodrigo Duterte kickstarts the governance of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Murad Ebrahim, who led the Moro Islamic Liberation Front through peace talks with 3 administrations, now faces the daunting task of governing the autonomous region whose creation he fought for
The ceremony heralds the creation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the interim government of the newly-created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
But the vote to join the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao loses in Lanao del Norte
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on the Bangsamoro people to put a stop to warlordism, one of the many security challenges facing the southern region
'When a pastil has been sealed, it’s been sealed with our love for one another'
The museum should honor the humblest of the Muslims of the Philippines – not just their leaders, nor only the principals of the protracted peace process
The results in Cotabato are a big win for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front after losing the plebiscite in Lanao del Norte
Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales
All 6 towns that vied for inclusion in the BARMM vote 'yes' but all other towns in the province vote against it
The museum opens as the second round of voting for the Bangsamoro takes place
'Those who had to vote voted. The turnout is quite high. Intimidation [tactics] had minimal effect on the voters,' says military public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato
Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says voters in Bangsamoro plebiscite areas 'feel strongly about these elections'
Despite fears, voting day in Lanao del Norte and parts of North Cotabato went without major problems
The towns and barangays that want to be in the new Bangsamoro entity should also get the approval of their parent local government units, following the 'double majority' rule
Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Ralf Rivas
Voters in 22 towns in Lanao del Norte and 7 towns in North Cotabato will decide whether 6 Lanao towns and 67 Cotabato villages should be part of the Bangsamoro region
'In North Cotabato, the political leaders are not against inclusion of the barangays.... The people are free to vote,' says Naguib Sinarimbo of the MILF's United Bangsamoro Justice Party
The Dimaporo clan openly opposes the inclusion of 6 municipalities in Lanao del Norte, saying the loss in territory will weaken the province
Lanao del Norte 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimaporo is banking on the majority Christian population to troop to the polls, convinced they will vote in favor of exclusion
The February 6 plebiscite in areas in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato is more than just the final hurdle for advocates of the new Bangsamoro region. Here's why.
(UPDATED) No casualties have been reported so far
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Residents who are for the exclusion of Lanao del Norte territories from the proposed Bangsamoro region confront observers from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and United Bangsamoro Justice Party
Provincial police chief Leopoldo Cabanag says some 2,500 cops have been deployed throughout Lanao del Norte to secure voting sites on February 6
'There's a lot of worry that the situation in Jolo will spill over to Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
Government forces won't leave anything to chance as this Northern Mindanao province votes on whether to allow 6 municipalities to join the new Bangsamoro region
Surveyed youth in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato consider terrorism as the top priority the new Bangsamoro region should address
North Cotabato Representative Nancy Catamco, a Manobo, says she actively participated in the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law to bring peace and development to lumad communities
In the February 6 plebiscite, should the votes of the 6 municipalities and their mother province differ, the municipalities will not become part of the new Bangsamoro region
The alternative is continued violence, warns the MILF commander as Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato gear up for the February 6 Bangsamoro plebiscite
Many of the key government positions in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be occupied by members of the parliament
Who takes charge? What happens to Sulu and the rest of the ARMM? Read this explainer.
Among others, the Newsbreak team will tackle on Thursday, January 31, the continuing peace efforts in Mindanao and implications of lowering the minimum age of criminal liability
North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza says 'as we have done before, in the face of dangers and threats, we will look out for one another and we will stand together'
Catholic priests in Isabela City in Basilan used the pulpit to urge their flock to reject the new Bangsamoro region. It’s the opposite in Cotabato City, where the church played a critical role in the 'yes' victory.
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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front readies a development plan for the Bangsamoro autonomous region as it gears up to lead its interim government
Residents from Marawi City hope the ratification of the Bangsamoro law will help speed up the rebuilding of the war-ravaged city