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Abdullah Hashim's appointment to the Bangamoro Transition Authority completes the interim government's required 80 members nearly a year after it was formed in March 2019
Ali Sangki is appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, making him the 79th member out of the required 80
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
(UPDATED) Tension remains high in Shariff Saydona town in Maguindanao, with the MILF expected to send reinforcements after the clash
Having been at war for much of their lives, the former Moro rebels face insecurity and uncertainty as they return to civilian life
'If it is in our power to make peace happen and Allah grants it to us, we do not want our families to go through what we’ve suffered,' says an MILF combatant
Over a thousand MILF combatants will disarm in a ceremony to be led by President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, September 7
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony in Maguindanao on Saturday, September 7, as former rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front begin their transition to civilian life
Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces will work alongside soldiers and cops in the Joint Peace and Security Team, says Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr
The decommissioning process first starts in 2015 as part of the agreement between the MILF and the Philippine government
Decommissioning of the troops comes after the ratification of the Bangsamoro Law and is part of the Philippine government's agreement with the MILF
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.
(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
TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña says training will start with a 'core group' of some 2,000 MILF rebel returnees, 1,000 Higaonon IPs, and 1,800 drug surrenderers
After decades as a rebel, Murad Ebrahim will need to become a bureaucrat
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
The MILF chairman is also confident that the interim Bangsamoro government can combat ISIS influence in Muslim Mindanao
'We will use the full force of the law to bring to justice the perpetrators behind this incident,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The list of 41 names, submitted the week before the Bangsamoro plebiscite, includes at least 3 women, one Christian, and one member of an ethnic group
'We will see this as a really huge challenge,' says the MILF chief hours after he voted yes in the January 21 plebiscite
Police identify 62-year-old Ibrahim Sampiano as a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's 'inner guard 2nd Brigade'
Former rebel Muhammad Ali, 74, says, 'Pantay-pantay na ang lahat ng tao. Kristyano, babae, mga IP, at pati rin kaming mga Muslim'
Murad Ebrahim says he wants the Bangsamoro Organic Law to be an 'instrument of peace'
Some 1,200 individuals, a mix of unarmed members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces and volunteers, will be deployed to Cotabato City precincts on Monday, January 21, to help ensure peace
Votes for and against what is considered the 'crown jewel' of the Bangsamoro region remain split days ahead of the plebiscite
The support of the BOL now should not end with the final vote count of the mid-term elections. The success of the Bangsamoro is our success as a nation.
'I am very happy because at least I spent my precious life to have this Bangsamoro Organic Law for the benefit of our people, for the benefit of our children and grandchildren, and from generation to generation,' says the MILF's Jannati Mimbantas
Residents were supposedly asked to present identification to attend a campaign event in Cotabato City for the Bangsamoro Organic Law
The Commission on Elections also says a total of 2.8 million voters registered for the plebiscite, exceeding the target
MILF peace panel head Mohagher Iqbal says the landmark law is a 'formula for peace' that will benefit Muslims and non-Muslims
Military officials and Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders discuss security preparations for the January 2019 plebiscite during the historic Camp Aguinaldo visit of MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim
In a historic first, the military welcomes MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Camp Aguinaldo two months before the January 21 Bangsamoro plebiscite
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front challenges the motivation of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in questioning the Bangsamoro Organic Law before the Supreme Court
Philippine military chief Carlito Galvez Jr goes to Camp Darapanan a few months after Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders visited Camp Aguinaldo
MILF combatants are not allowed to enter Lanao del Norte if they are armed and in uniform, says governor-turned-lawmaker Khalid Dimaporo
President Rodrigo Duterte formally presents the signed Bangsamoro Organic Law to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
(UPDATED) At a critical stage of the Bangsamoro peace process, the Philippine military rolls out the red carpet at the headquarters for officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
"'Pag hindi naman tayo nagka-aregluhan, eh ako nasa gitna, mahirapan ako, sino'ng barilin ko?' asks President Rodrigo Duterte
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front seeks to restore deleted provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which implements a peace deal with the government
The MILF is expected to push hard to restore key provisions that were removed or revised by both chambers
The informant against Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters bombmaker Basit Usman is one of several recipients of reward money totaling P27.6 million in a ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this follows the timeline of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, chair of the Senate subcommittee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law
If Congress does not pass the Bngsamoro Basic Law, Duterte plans to use his 'residual powers' to help further the cause for peace in Mindanao, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza
Leaders of Congress say they aim to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law by May 30 of this year
MILF officials maintain that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be passed before the ratification of a new federal constitution
'This ISIS group continues to penetrate us because they are being displaced in the Middle East and they want to have another place,' Murad Ebrahim says. 'The chances of having another Marawi cannot be overruled.'
'We should pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law, as this is seen by the people to bring lasting peace,' says Senator Cynthia Villar during a congressional hearing in Marawi City
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front also cautions against making changes in the proposed measure that are not consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro