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Next president: No choice but to pursue peace with MILF

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Despite obstacles peace panels from the Philippine government and the MILF say there s reason to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the peace deal with the MILF

Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

From Malacañang to the streets, women are demanding better lives

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Have things really improved for Filipino women?

WOMEN'S DAY. Members of the Gabriela Alliance of Filipino Women protest the government's 'labor export policy' – which they say is putting women further under poverty – at the Mendiola Peace Arch on March 8, Women's Day. All photos by Bea Orante

With BBL 'dead,' transitional justice key to Mindanao peace efforts

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:27 PM

While the proposed BBL was not passed in the 16th Congress the Third Party Monitoring Team of the Bangsamoro peace process says there has been progress in efforts to achieve peace in Mindanao

WORKING FOR PEACE. Peace negotiators say the support of the international community is essential in the peace process. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Blame absentee, indifferent lawmakers for failed BBL

Feb 03, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Miriam Coronel Ferrer however calls for sobriety and perseverance

Ferrer urges Congress to pass Bangsamoro bill as session resumes

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The government s chief peace negotiator has criticized both chambers of Congress for absenteeism one of causes of delay in the bill s passage

Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer attends the Senate hearing on the January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. File photo by Rappler

Ferrer: Pass Bangsamoro Basic Law before APEC, not December

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Beating the deadline by a month will send a positive message to the international community says the government s chief peace negotiator

Declare Bangsamoro peace deals unconstitutional – Philconsa

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Philconsa leads a group in filing a petition against the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the basis of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

DEAL IN PERIL? Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witness the exchange of documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Decommissioning of rebel firearms begins June 16

Jun 11, 2015 - 7:09 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will witness the turnover of the first batch of Moro Islamic Liberation Front firearms in Maguindanao

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, in the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

Recto: Clarify Bangsamoro gov't responsibilities

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:33 PM

How powers will be shared between the central government and the Bangsamoro government continues to be a controversial issue in the proposed Bangsamoro law

POWER-SHARING. Senator Ralph Recto throws a question during the final public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law at the Senate on June 9, 2015.

Most important parts of BBL intact - gov't negotiator

May 20, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Lawmakers have only 3 weeks to debate the bill on the floor introduce amendments reconcile contradicting provisions and ratify the final version

TIGHT DEADLINE. Thousands of supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 11 2015, as they call for the immediate passage of the law in the Congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chief PH gov't negotiator receives Clinton peace award

Apr 23, 2015 - 5:20 PM

If former secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton had been called a ‘funny lady’ in the course of her drive to find peaceful solutions and creative compromises in one area of conflict I in turn had been called a dumb bitch says Ferrer

HONORED. Chief Philippine government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer is the recipient of the 2015 Hillary Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. Photo from Georgetown University

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

Rappler Talk: Will the peace process survive the Mamasapano crisis?

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Government Peace Panel chair Miriam Coronel Ferrer discussed the challenges facing the peace process in the aftermath of the Mamasapano clash

Marcos: Iqbal alias mocks gov't, peace process

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Will the controversy over MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal s use of an alias cloud Senate hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law?

'FICTITIOUS PERSON.' Senator Marcos refers to MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal as "this person who is known as Iqbal" and a "fictitious person" due to his use of an alias. File photo from Senate PRIB

'Should we disregard history, hard work on Bangsamoro law?'

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal tells graduates of Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan that the youth will reap the fruits of the peace process

'SPEAK UP ABOUT PEACE.' Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal speaks to graduates of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Screenshot from Youtube

Is it time for plan B for the peace process?

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Peace advocates in the past have said there s no plan B in the peace process with the MILF After Mamasapano observers say it s time to talk about alternatives

Iqbal releases copy of Philippine passport

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The chief negotiator of rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front reiterates he does not own a Malaysian passport as alleged by some camps

CITIZENSHIP ISSUES. Chief MILF peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal attends the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash on February 12, 2015. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Coronel hits 'top 2 trending lies' on BBL

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

These conclusions are being derived from a basic misreading or misrepresentation of a provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law says the government s chief negotiator with Moro rebels

Miriam: Start peace process all over again

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

We have to stop talking of negotiating the Constitution That is heresy The Constitution is supreme says Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

LEGAL OBSTACLE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago (right) says legality, not the timeframe, is the main obstacle to the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo from Senate PRIB

Students divided over Iqbal’s Xavier University invite

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:41 PM

With rumors of student walkouts the university will be on red alert during its Baccalaureate Mass and university convocation on March 26

Peace panel: Traitors or protecting gov’t?

Feb 26, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Senator Francis Escudero joins calls for the removal of government peace negotiators and adds his voice to criticism of the Bangsamoro bill

'UNFAIR CRITICISM.' Senate President Franklin Drilon defends Ferrer and Deles from allegations they are remiss in their job of defending government interest in the peace talks with the MILF. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Marcos: Bangsamoro bill in 'coma'

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:35 PM

If both houses of Congress vote today I dare say not only this version but maybe any version will not pass Senator Bongbong Marcos says

GIVING UP? Senator Bongbong Marcos says it is time to look for an alternative to the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Senate PRIB

Sacked SAF commander apologizes for delay in peace process

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Government chief negotiator Miriam Ferrer says that based on her computation the peace process will be delayed by at least a month

HOPEFUL: Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer fights to save the peace process

Gov't, MILF in backchannel talks to return SAF arms

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:58 AM

UPDATED It might not happen in an instant as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is still in the process of tracking down weapons the chief government negotiator says

Give peace a chance – Gov't and rebel negotiators

Jan 31, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Both sides say talks on disarming the rebels have made progress and they vow not to waver in implementing an accord on the voluntary surrender of weapons

PEACE GAINS. The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at the signing of the historic peace agreement in March 2014. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Preparations underway for Bangsamoro transition government

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:33 PM

The ceremonial turnover of the first batch of rebel firearms is postponed to 2015

LEGISLATIVE MILL. President Benigno S. Aquino lll witnesses the hand over of the Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles to Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte and Senate President Franklin Drilon during the turnover ceremony at Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, Wednesday September 10, 2014.The Bangsamoro Basic Law tops the list of priority measures endorsed by the Aquino administration. File photo by Rey Baniquet/NIB/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Authority over Lake Lanao: Bangsamoro bill has to be clear

Oct 08, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Mindanao officials raise concerns about who will have jurisdiction over this major source of electricity in Mindanao when Lanao del Sur is proposed as a core territory of the Bangsamoro government

SCRUTINY. Peace adviser to the peace process Secretary Teresita Deles and Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer answer questions from lawmakers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MILF rebels start arms decommissioning process

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Philippine government and MILF negotiators started meeting in Malaysia to discuss the disarmament process key to ending the insurgency in the country s south and sealing a peace deal

File photo by Rappler

Peace brokers grilled: Does Bangsamoro bill create sub-state?

Sep 23, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Senators raise concerns over the single biggest issue in creating a Bangsamoro entity: Will central government still prevail over the Bangsamoro government?

FIRST BRIEFING. Senator Bongbong Marcos (left), chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, talks to Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles (right) and Bangsamoro chairman Mohaguer Iqbal (center) before the start of a briefing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

MILF still unhappy with status of draft law

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:37 AM

The government and MILF panels are set to meet again before Monday the President s scheduled State of the Nation Address to iron out differences

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Proposed Bangsamoro law still in limbo

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:48 AM

2nd UPDATE President Benigno Aquino III and MILF chief Al Haj Murad Ebrahim will meet again on the proposed law as the government and the MILF struggle to settle key differences

IN LIMBO. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has yet to arrive at a consensus on the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Rappler

Gov't, MILF end KL meeting on a 'positive note'

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Discussions in Kuala Lumpur on specific concerns pertaining to a proposed law that creates an autonomous government in Mindanao are to continue in Manila

'WORKSHOP.' Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer in a discussion with Malaysian Facilitator Tengku Ghafar and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Photo by OPAPP

Peace panels in KL to resolve issues on draft Bangsamoro law

Jul 07, 2014 - 1:55 PM

The meeting comes after Mohagher Iqbal chief negotiator of the MILF accused Malacañang of heavily diluting the proposed Bangsamoro law

PEACE PROCESS. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Angelina Jolie, warzone rape, and the celebrity effect

Jun 14, 2014 - 8:25 AM

Did her presence at the Global Summit Against Sexual Violence in Conflict turn attention toward or away from the issue?

Women in PH peace process: participation from the ground up

Jun 04, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The participation of women in the peace process in Mindanao will be put in the spotlight when the 11 member Philippine delegation attends the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10 to June 13

TRAILBLAZERS. The Philippine delegation to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10 to June 13. Photo by Rappler

Clock is ticking on draft Bangsamoro law

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:37 PM

What is the status of Malacañang s review of the Bangsamoro Basic Law?

URGENT. Time is running out for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Bangsamoro draft law 'complete'

Apr 20, 2014 - 10:24 PM

3rd UPDATE But not all commissioners sign the proposed law which will be submitted to Malacañang for review

STAKEHOLDERS. Peace supporters gather outside the office of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Cotabato City ahead of the scheduled signing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on April 20, 2014. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Miriam: I’m not out to scuttle Bangsamoro deal

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Santiago takes a constructive tone saying she is engaged in forward thinking about the consequences of the deal

WITHSTAND SCRUTINY. Santiago says she just wants to ensure that the Bangsamoro deal withstands scrutiny in court. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Gov't, MILF sign historic final peace pact

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:23 PM

After 17 years the Philippine government and muslim rebels sign a peace agreement on the Bangsamoro entity

Peace be with us

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:28 AM

As Jimi Hendrix once said When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace

YOLY VILLLANUEVA-ONG

'No more war. We are tired of it.'

Mar 27, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak more than 500 MILF members and hundreds of other guests witness the signing of the peace deal between the Aquino government and the MILF

HIGHLIGHTS: Signing of the Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2014 - 1:27 PM

On March 27 2014 years of talks between the Philippine government and the MILF will come to a successful end as the parties sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Close to 500 MILF members to visit Malacañang

Mar 25, 2014 - 7:08 PM

The military declares a red alert in Central Mindanao

ELUSIVE NO MORE? The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are set to sign a final peace agreement on March 27, 2014 after 17 years of negotiations. Photo by Rappler

Gov't, MILF panels back in KL to finalize peace pact details

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Preparations are underway for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacañang on March 27

ELUSIVE NO MORE? The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are set to sign a final peace agreement on March 27, 2014 after 17 years of negotiations. Photo by Rappler

Which LGUs form Bangsamoro territory? Definitions needed

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:20 PM

At a hearing on a resolution filed by Mindanaoan Senator Guingona resource persons debate which localities will be included in the future Bangsamoro entity

GPH-MILF peace deal: Groundwork begins

Feb 03, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to Miriam Coronel Ferrer Yasmin Busran Lao and Senen Bacani of the government s peace panel

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front end the 43rd round of talks in Malaysia with a firearms deal the final annex in the peace talks

GPH-MILF firearms deal: A happy 'ending' to the peace talks

Jan 25, 2014 - 11:36 PM

When does the MILF want the comprehensive peace agreement signed? Iqbal says very soon even tomorrow if possible

What happens to MILF after peace deal?

Jan 25, 2014 - 10:34 AM

The rebel group sees itself transforming into a social movement even as it works on building a political party in time for the 2016 elections

Peace agreement soon? Gov't, MILF optimistic

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:13 PM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel Ferrer grant a rare joint interview