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Duterte wants BBL 'game plan' before certifying it as urgent

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The President gathers MILF leaders BTC members Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in a meeting in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) shares a conversation with OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza (right) during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

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Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Duterte to MILF: BBL still a priority

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells MILF leaders that he will talk to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about the passage of the BBL

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. Also joining Murad are Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chair Ghazali Jaafar, and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace implementing panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

Arroyo files own bill creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Arroyo files a bill as the House of Representatives awaits formal submission of the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by a body created by Malacañang

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

DOCUMENT: Revised draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte commits to push for the legislation that will complete the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Duterte to certify new Bangsamoro law as urgent

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:27 PM

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

#AnimatED: Ang kahibangan ng 5 taong batas militar ni Alvarez

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:16 AM

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?

Dureza hopes no more Palace 'tinkering' of BBL draft

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

When hope fights back amid conflict in Marawi

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Violence may have become the new normal but people are not letting it get in the way of their lives

Sereno, Carpio opinions: Watch Duterte's martial law closely

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

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

RULING ON MARTIAL LAW. PETITIONS Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (right) and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio partially grant the petitions against the martial law declaration in Mindanao.

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Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 AM

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MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

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

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

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

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi City is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Gov't, MILF sign cooperation agreement vs illegal drugs

Jul 01, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities

  Atty. Abdul Dataya (2nd from L), Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) - Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG), and PCSupt. Pierre Bucsit (3rd from R), Chairman of the GPH-AHJAG, exchange copies of the final "Protocol of Cooperation on Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations and Related Activities in MILF Areas/Communities" on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Hotel Elena, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Jun 29, 2017 - 10:38 AM

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Duterte: MILF not inclined to intervene in Marawi

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:00 AM

With MILF intervention unlikely President Rodrigo Duterte says the only way the Marawi crisis will end is if the last terrorist is taken out

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Murad Ebrahim during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jun 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

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Jun 28, 2017 - 10:25 AM

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INSIDE MARAWI. The street named after the late Philippine Senator Domocao Alonto Sr is in ruins after being targeted military airstrikes after terrorists occupied the area. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 25, 2017, when rescuers took advantage of the Eid'l Fitr ceasefire to save trapped civilians. Photo courtesy of the Marawi city government

MILF 'cautious' about proposal to negotiate with Mautes

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:34 AM

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

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines

Commission finalizes Bangsamoro Basic Law draft

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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

Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Implementing Panel Chairperson Irene Santiago, during the Mindanao Hour at Malacañang on June 2, 2017, provides the details on the peace corridor set up by both the GPH and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Marawi City. She added that the peace corridor, which serves as a safe refuge for displaced Marawi residents and a venue for humanitarian assistance to pass through, is a testament to how far the peace process between the GPH and the MILF has prospered. Malacañan Photo

179 rescued during 4-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Marawi

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:19 AM

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

DISPLACED. While most of the Marawi City residents have fled, many are still trapped inside the combat zone

Terror groups and clan wars: Mindanao's security threats

May 31, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Maute Group is in the spotlight for its attack on Marawi City but Mindanao has seen other security threats in its 27 provinces

SECURITY THREATS. The troubled southern island of Mindanao has a long history of conflict and violence. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler and Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte creates 'peace corridors' with MILF for Marawi residents

May 31, 2017 - 2:03 PM

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 Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and other MILF officials including Implementing Panel Chairman Mohair Iqbal, Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Ghazali Jaafar, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sammy Al-Mansoor, and Bangsamoro Supreme Court Chief Khalifa Nando during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. Joining the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on Peace Process USec. Nabil Tan, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año, BGen. Earl Baliao of the AFP, Capt. Nichols Driz of the Philippine Navy, GPH Implementing Panel Chairperson Irene Santiago, and OPAPP ASec. Ma. Cecilia Papa. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte discusses Marawi crisis with MILF leaders

May 30, 2017 - 4:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help bring bring humanitarian assistance to civilians still trapped in Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte views the presentation being showed by Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año related to the current developments on the terror crisis in Marawi City during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. With them is Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Lawrence Go. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader

Duterte 'a bit pessimistic' about Mindanao peace talks

May 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

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

OUTLOOK FOR PEACE. President Rodrigo Duterte introduces MNLF chairman Nur Misuari to his Secretaries during a Cabinet meeting in Malacañang. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential photo

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Mar 29, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a preparatory document for a proposed federal structure

EMBRACING NUR. President Duterte embraces MNLF leader Nur Misuari in Malacañang in November 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

New Malaysian facilitator for Bangsamoro talks

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Dato Kamarudin bin Mustafa replaces the late Tengku Dato Ab Ghafar bin Tengku Mohamed who died of heart failure last year

KUALA LUMPUR MEETING. Representatives of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front held a special meeting in Kuala Lumpur on March 21. OPAPP photo

The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte: I'll ask every Filipino to support Bangsamoro law

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte urges the Bangsamoro Transition Commission to navigate the hindrances and draft an acceptable Bangsamoro law

BANGSAMORO. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will see to it that the Bangsamoro law will pass during his term. Photo by Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photo

Duterte urged to create Bangsamoro transitional justice commission

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The commission is expected to help address deep rooted grievances of the Bangsamoro people which President Rodrigo Duterte often talks about

PEACE FOR MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte frequently mentions historical injustices committed against Muslims in Mindanao. File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Unicef lauds MILF for releasing child soldiers

Feb 20, 2017 - 9:14 PM

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

Duterte finally names members of body to draft Bangsamoro law

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:24 PM

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

 FORMAL WORK BEGINS. The Bangsamoro Transition Commission will revise a proposed bill creating the new Bangsamoro region. OPAPP photo

Finger-pointing on Mamasapano

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:26 AM

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?

Duterte to MNLF, MILF: No peace talks if you protect terrorists

Jan 27, 2017 - 6:35 PM

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

PEACE FOR MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari at Malacañang Palace on November 3, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

Aguirre: Commission should probe Aquino liability in Mamasapano

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The justice secretary says former president Aquino should submit his phone records to the commission that President Duterte will be creating

ULTIMATELY AQUINO'S FAULT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says former President Noynoy Aquino should have made sure that his orders to coordinate with the AFP were followed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte claims U.S. role in Mamasapano tragedy

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:06 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the ill fated Mamasapano operation was an American adventure with the blessing of former president Benigno Aquino III

UNEARTHING MAMASAPANO. President Rodrigo Duterte has many questions about the Mamasapano massacre. File photo from Malacañang

Battle-seasoned general new chief of key Mindanao command

Jan 17, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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

50 recaptured, over 100 still on the run in PH's biggest jailbreak

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

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

RECAPTURED. A photo of some of the recaptured inmates from the North Cotabato District Jail jailbreak. Photo from Editha Caduaya/Rappler

PH Army suffers 1st death in 'Butig 3'

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:48 AM

The military says 63 members of the Maute Group have been killed while 17 others are wounded

3RD OFFENSIVE. The latest attack against the Maute Group in Butig, Lanao Del Sur is the 3rd military offensive against the local terror group this year. Photo by Pat S. Roque/Rappler

Maute group taking refuge near MILF areas in Butig

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:29 AM

The military says the Maute group is taking advantage of the peace process confident that the military will not attack MILF areas

Duterte signs EO creating new Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:13 PM

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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Nov 07, 2016 - 1:11 PM

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2 separate peace panels for MILF, MNLF-Nur

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:37 AM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says the group is not opposed to Nur Misuari s participation in the peace process

TWO PANELS. Philippine government will allow Misuari to draft a law creating a Bangsamoro region, separate from the proposal of the MILF-led Bangsamoro Transition Council

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Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

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Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

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