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2018 best time to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law – MILF

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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

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

SC junks petitions vs Bangsamoro agreements

Nov 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The High Court says the petitions are premature because the Bangsamoro Basic Law has not yet been passed

LEGISLATIVE MILL. President Benigno S. Aquino lll witnesses the hand over of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law 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 Malacanang Palace, September 10, 2014. Photo by Rey Baniquet/NIB/Malacanang Photo Bureau

PH gov't, MILF start 'crucial' meetings on Bangsamoro August 13

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says that the composition of the new Bangsamoro Transition Committee is part of the agenda of the meeting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Duterte to MILF, MNLF: Cut ties with Abu Sayyaf

Jul 26, 2016 - 6:58 PM

If the two Moro separatist groups choose to foster ties with the Abu Sayyaf President Duterte won t have high hopes for the Mindanao peace process

TERROR GROUP. Members of the Abu Sayyaf pose with hostages, two of whom they have already killed

Dureza: Peace talks to be inclusive

Jul 02, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The presidential adviser on the peace process says the Duterte administration will honor signed peace agreements but adds they will have to be consistent with planned reforms

PEACE TALKS. Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Jesus Dureza's Facebook page

45% of Filipinos say next president must implement Bangsamoro deal

May 07, 2016 - 3:42 PM

The peace deal receives the strongest support from residents of the National Capital Region 51 and the least support from residents of the Visayas 36

FACE-OFF. Presidential bets explain their solutions to conflict in Mindanao during the presidential debate held in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

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

Aquino hits 2 'anti-BBL senators' at PMA graduation

Mar 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III does not identify the senators who he says blocked the Bangsamoro Basic Law and failed to offer alternatives

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his Commencement Address during the 111th Commencement Exercises of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Gabay-Laya (Gintong Anak ng Bayan, Alay ay Buhay) Class of 2016 at the Fajardo Grandstand, Borromeo Field, Fort General Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City on Sunday (March 13, 2016). Gabay Laya is also the smallest PMA class to graduate in 40 years.. (Photo by Marcelino Pascua/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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

Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016 This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

SC junks 'premature' petition vs draft Bangsamoro law

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court orders petitions against the peace framework and peace accord between the government and the MILF to be consolidated

HISTORIC DEAL. 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. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

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

MILF arms turnover: 'Swords into plowshares'

Jun 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

We silence the guns today and our voices will drown the songs of war ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman says

SURRENDERED FIREARMS. A Filipino Muslim boy walks past 75 high-powered firearms surrendered by members of rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during the first phase of the decommissioning of weapons in the town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines on June 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

UK hails turnover of Philippine rebel firearms

Jun 16, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Following this historic milestone the UK calls for the passage of legislation to make the Bangsamoro peace deal a reality

HISTORIC TURNOVER. Members of rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front stand guard on a street in the town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines on June 15, 2015, a day before the combatants turned over their firearms. Photo by Marconi Navales/EPA

Bangsamoro bill: 7 issues for PH, MILF to resolve

Jun 01, 2015 - 7:13 PM

With such a tight deadline will lawmakers manage to legislate a peace deal within the bounds of the Constitution?

What happens when peace processes fail or succeed?

May 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Failed peace processes have consequences While each peace process is unique experiences from other countries that have witnessed violent conflict offer important insights

'DOJ Mamasapano report should provide closure'

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:17 PM

We need the BBL so we can establish the necessary mechanism on the ground to reduce and eliminate violence such as what happened in Mamasapano says National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Yasmin Busran Lao

HIGHLIGHTS: House hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Apr 23, 2015 - 9:12 AM

Watch the hearing of the Bangsamoro ad hoc committee live on Rappler

Makati Business Club to Congress: Don't dilute BBL

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:55 AM

Various sectors reiterate their support for the peace process on the anniversary of the signing of the accord between the government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Submit citizens' council report on BBL asap – Rodriguez

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The citizens council on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law handpicked by President Benigno Aquino III needs to take note of the tight timeline to pass the law in Congress a House leader says

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. All photos by George P Moya/Rappler

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

Tagle, Ayala lead citizens’ council on Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III announces the creation of a council that would help the public understand the Bangsamoro Basic Law

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

A year after peace deal signing: Prospects for Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:50 AM

What are the prospects for the passage of the law implementing the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front post Mamasapano?

REMEMBERING PEACE. 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

FULL TEXT: Mohagher Iqbal's statement at Mamasapano hearing

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Please do not let this unfortunate incident be used to derail 17 years of hard work and lessen our resolve for peace and justice Let peace be our legacy says chief MILF negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

PRESENT. Chief MILF peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal attends the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash on February 12, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Past peace pacts haunt proposed Bangsamoro law

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro hears the concerns of Moro National Liberation Front in their 35th hearing on the proposed law

More Mindanaoans approve of peace pact – poll

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:32 PM

A survey commissioned by The Asia Foundation shows that the farther people are from the proposed Bangsamoro Core Territory the more likely they are to disapprove of the agreement

Govt, MILF reach consensus on draft law

Aug 15, 2014 - 3:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will review the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before its submission to Congress

STEP CLOSER. Panels reach an agreement on the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on August 15, 2014. File photo by Rappler

An ex-bakwit’s wish

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:30 AM

If the BBL would not be finished we worry that we will be displaced again I am sure that this time it will be more painful says Hajuier Antuan echoing the sentiment of thousands of former ILPs

Aquino to Filipino-Muslims: Be stewards of unity and dev't

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:07 AM

In his Eid al Fitr message President Benigno Aquino III enjoins Filipino Muslims to help him build a more harmonious just and progressive Philippines

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

17 BIFF rebels, 1 soldier killed in Maguindanao clashes

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED The military believes among those killed is City Hunter – the alleged right hand man of BIFF leader Ameril Umbra Kato

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

Aquino off to Japan for 'exhaustive' one-day trip

Jun 24, 2014 - 10:18 AM

President Benigno Aquino III will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on matters affecting their countries including tensions in the South China Sea arising from disputes with China

Bangsamoro challenge: Open up the process

May 26, 2014 - 10:07 AM

People need to feel that they own they process that they can genuinely participate in its mechanisms and not only to agree or express support

Aquino following up on Bangsamoro law

May 24, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Recognizing that time is of the essence in the preparation of the Basic Law that will facilitate the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity the President says I am very cognizant of the urgency but I’m also understanding of the task at hand

KNOWING URGENCY. Malacañang says President Aquino is aware of the urgency of completing the Palace review of the Bangsamoro law but 'understands the task at hand.' File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino hopes Bangsamoro agreement can promote peace in ASEAN

May 11, 2014 - 10:15 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro will serve as a model to other countries dealing with separatist groups

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau

DOE 'excludes' Bangsamoro areas from petroleum exploration

May 09, 2014 - 4:32 PM

DOE Secretary Jericho Petilla says the 3 areas will be opened to petroleum exploration after the creation by law of the Bangsamoro juridical entity

Panels formed to prepare MILF rebels' shift to civilian life

May 06, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Switzerland has been invited to provide an expert who would lead the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission the Philippine government says

NORMALIZATION. Peace panels set the ball rolling for the shift of former rebels to civilian life. File photo by Rappler

MILF forms United Bangsamoro Justice Party

Apr 09, 2014 - 11:20 AM

MILF leader Ghadzali Jaafar says the UBJP is not exclusive to MILF members and may form alliances with other parties

'Bangsamoro deal illegal, creates substate'

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Senator Santiago a constitutional law expert says the peace pact creates the Bangsamoro as a substate instead of a mere autonomous region and appears to facilitate its secession

VIOLATING CHARTER. Santiago says the Bangsamoro agreement is illegal for violating the principle of constitutional supremacy. File photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Can this at least be the end of war?

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:40 AM

The political currency that extremists might possess could be undermined through greater legitimacy of the political establishment

My Mindanao: Peace at long last?

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I believe that a new breed of Muslim leaders visionaries and intellectuals will be the catalyst for change

SCARS. The front part of Sta. Barbara Elementary School in central Zamboanga City is tattered by bullets from the siege. Photo from JR Lopez Gonzales

Hope for Mindanaoans with signing of peace pact

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:36 PM

To be recognized as the Bangsamoro For the fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front it’s an emotional moment

Gov’t to plant seeds of dev’t in Bangsamoro areas

Mar 28, 2014 - 3:54 PM

Increased funds will be infused in Bangsamoro areas to ensure its socio economic development

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

At Bangsamoro signing, Muslims tearful, speechless

Mar 28, 2014 - 9:04 AM

At the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the people of Muslim Mindanao have difficulty finding words to explain their emotions as the promise of peace was sealed

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau

'World can follow Bangsamoro example'

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Diplomats hail the historic deal that aims to end almost 4 decades of conflict