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Duterte: Misuari threatened war if federalism doesn't happen

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:09 PM

President Duterte says negotiations with Misuari about the federalism that the MNLF wants should be done in public, through a panel to be formed by the Palace

TALKING FEDERALISM. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari in Malacañang on March 19, 2019. Malacañang photo by Toto Lozano

Duterte 'not involved' on court order allowing Misuari overseas travel – Panelo

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that Nur Misuari 'will come back'

'BELOVED FRIEND'. President Rodrigo Duterte greets his 'beloved friend' MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari in Malacañang in November 2016. File photo from Malacañang Photo

Sandiganbayan allows Nur Misuari to travel abroad

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor is attending two events of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the UAE and Morocco this March

MISUARI TRAVELS ABROAD. The Sandiganbayan grants Nur Misuari's request to travel to Abu Dhabi and Morocco this March.

Duterte apologizes to Misuari, thanks him for 'patience'

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari have a brief meeting days after the Chief Executive forms the MILF-dominated Bangsamoro Transition Authority

NOTHING WRONG. President Rodrigo Duterte says there is nothing wrong with 'embracing' Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari. Photo by Presidential Photo

MNLF faction reiterates support for Bangsamoro law as plebiscite nears

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:49 PM

MNLF central committee Yusop Jikiri says the group is '100% behind President Duterte’s aspiration to bring lasting peace and progress in Mindanao'

COMMITTED. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez and MNLF central committee Chair Yusop Jikiri. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

MNLF faction reiterates support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Moro National Liberation Front faction of former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri assures the government of its support for the landmark law amid efforts to block its implementation

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza discusses the support of an MNLF faction, led by former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri (on Dureza's right), to the BOL in Davao City on November 2, 2018. Photo from OPAPP

Duterte hopes for Nur Misuari's input in BBL

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:52 PM

"'Pag hindi naman tayo nagka-aregluhan, eh ako nasa gitna, mahirapan ako, sino'ng barilin ko?' asks President Rodrigo Duterte

MEETING WITH MISUARI. In this March 2017 photo, President Duterte hugs MNLF chairman Nur Misuari during their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City. Malacañang photo

Misuari says MNLF joining PH-Indonesia border security patrol

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Nur Misuari, founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front, tells his supporters their organization will deploy naval boats along the Philippines and Indonesian territorial waters

JOINT PATROL.  Nur Misuari, founding chaiman of the Moro National Liberation Front, shown in the file photo President  Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Photo

Duterte not confident BBL allowable by Constitution

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law can 'hurdle constitutional barriers'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the peace sign as he poses for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels during the turnover ceremony of the new proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte promises expanded Bangsamoro region

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law

PRIORITY. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates to MILF leaders on Monday, November 27, 2017, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law remains a priority of his administration. Presidential file photo

Duterte warns of 'trouble' if BBL not passed swiftly

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:35 AM

'If we do not act on it expeditiously, I think that we are headed for trouble,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte emphasizes how Japan has been supporting the country in its pursuit of peace and development in Mindanao during his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 prior to his departure for a two-day official visit to Japan. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Nur Misuari posts bail for corruption charges

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:42 PM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan 3rd Division confirms bail bond of Misuari has been transmitted to the anti-graft court

BAIL. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari posts bail on September 19, 2017 before the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16. Photo courtesy of Secretary Jesus Dureza

Nur Misuari has not posted bail yet, but meets with Duterte in Davao

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Misuari's spokesperson says 'no need' when asked if the MNLF founding chairman has posted bail

STANDING WARRANT. Despite a standing warrant of arrest, MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari meets with President Rodrigo Duterte and Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza in Davao City on September 16, 2017. Photo from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Facebook page

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 6, 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Most wanted MNLF member arrested in Basilan

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Boy Hamja is arrested for the following crimes: murder robbery in band extortion and participation in the drug trade

ARRESTED. Boy Hamja is arrested by Basilan police on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler.

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

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

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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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

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.

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

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 accepts Misuari's offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

May 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF MILF and NPA rebels can become soldiers complete with salaries and housing benefits

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troopers of the Joint TaSk Force (JTF) Sulu prior to his visit to the wounded soldiers at Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on May 27, 2017. Joining the President are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and JTF Sulu Commander Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lesson from '70s Jolo: War and martial law won't solve the problem

May 28, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Our classes were interrupted by bomb explosions and gunfight Lives have been lost but war and the declaration of martial law will never solve the problem Not in a hundred years

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

Esperon, Floirendo, FA-50s | Evening wRap

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Nur Misuari gets closed-door meeting with Duterte

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:41 PM

The President meets with the MNLF leader on the eve of his birthday to talk about peace in Mindanao

MEETING WITH MISUARI. President Duterte hugs MNLF chairman Nur Misuari during their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City. Malacañang photo

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 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

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 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

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

Son of MNLF leader detained in Malaysia

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte confirms in a speech that Datu Mohammad Abduljabbar Sema is detained in Malaysia reportedly in connection with the Davao City bombing

Duterte and Arroyo, Maute group, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

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Duterte to meet with Gloria Arroyo, Nur Misuari on Nov 28

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Both Arroyo and Misuari have thanked the President for their freedom and have promised to support his administration

Duterte: I'm ready to talk to Abu Sayyaf

Nov 25, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Previously Duterte said he refuses to talk peace with the Abu Sayyaf as it would be like slapping the nation

CONFLICTS IN MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte says he's willing to talk to Abu Sayyaf. File photo by RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo

Marcos and Mindanao: The non-Moro zones

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM

It was not just the Moros who suffered from the brutality of the Marcos dictatorship; all of Mindanao suffered One would expect the country’s first Mindanawon president to at least acknowledge that

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

De Lima vs Duterte, Nur Misuari, Clinton vs Trump | 12PM wRap

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

Lacson hits Misuari bid to grant amnesty to Abu Sayyaf

Nov 05, 2016 - 8:41 PM

UPDATED It smacks of scheming tactics Senator Panfilo Lacson says of the proposal of Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari

MNLF LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari in Malacanang on November 3, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte: Nothing wrong with 'embracing' Nur Misuari

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Integrated Bar of the Philippines that if the shift to a federal system and the talks with Misuari don t pan out communism would surely stay exacerbated by the rise of terrorism in the region

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chair Nur Misuari is given a chance to use the Presidential podium to air his views. He is welcomed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañan on November 3 following a court suspension order of his warrant of arrest. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/ Presidential Photo

Misuari blames Malaysia for 2000 Sipadan kidnappings

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:33 PM

The MNLF leader makes the allegations against Malaysia before President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet in Malacañang a week before the President s visit to Malaysia

KIDNAPPINGS. A frame grab from video released by the Abu Sayyaf, obtained on September 24, 2014, reportedly shows German hostages identified only as Stefan O (kneeling C) and Henrike D (kneeling R) while being held by the Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines. The two were eventually released. Screen grab from Aby Sayyaf video/EPA

Misuari thanks Duterte for 'freedom,' vows to help

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:28 PM

I am so happy to be free again owing to the initiative of our President says the MNLF leader who came out of hiding 3 years after he was charged with rebellion and crimes against humanity

Duterte to meet Misuari in Davao City on week of Oct 10

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The President says the MNLF leader is coming out of his lair in Jolo and will be escorted to Davao for them to talk

TALKS WITH MISUARI. Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza discusses with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari (right) during a hand-over ceremony in Jolo, Sulu. Photo by SIMEON CELI/PPD

3 more Indonesian hostages released

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Sec Jesus Dureza says they were turned over by Moro National Liberation Front MNLF chairman Nur Misuari to Sulu Governor Abdusakur Totoh Tan Jr

FREE. The three Indonesians are Ferry Arifin, Edi Soryonu, and Mohammad Mabrur Dahri. Photo by Joint Task Force Sulu

Clinton vs Trump, Duterte, vs Abu Sayyaf, Philippine peso drop | 12PM wRap

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:31 PM

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Duterte: No amnesty for Abu Sayyaf

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is rejecting MNLF leader Nur Misuari s suggestion to include the terrorist group in the Mindanao peace talks

Satu WNI lainnya dibebaskan kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Sep 22, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Berbicara melalui penerjemah Herman mengatakan sempat hampir diselamatkan oleh militer Filipina sebanyak 3 kali saat terjadi pertempuran hebat dengan Abu Sayyaf

BEBAS. ABK Indonesia yang berhasil dibebaskan, Herman bin Manggak bertemu dengan Konsulat Jenderal Indonesia di kota Davao, Birlian Napitupulu. Foto oleh Rappler