decommissioning - updates

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[OPINION] Combatants, decommissioning, and lasting peace

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We are now at a critical stage in the Mindanao peace process leading up to the fulfillment of the commitments made by both the government and the MILF

Duterte tells disarmed MILF soldiers: Do not be disheartened

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Having been at war for much of their lives, the former Moro rebels face insecurity and uncertainty as they return to civilian life

NOT SURRENDER. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels stand guard at the entry of Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat on September 7, 2019 ahead of a weapons decommissioning ceremony. Photo by Ferdinandh CABRERA/AFP

Mindanao closer to peace as MILF decommissions 12,000 fighters – gov't

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:43 AM

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

DECOMMISSIONING. More than 1,000 soldiers of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will begin their transition to civilian life on September 7. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DENR asks 22 mining firms to explain incomplete deposits to rehab fund

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna says the mining companies were issued show cause orders on February 14 for violating the Philippine Mining Act of 1995

TRANSPARENCY. The environment department presents to media the voluminous documents related to the mining audit. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

'Old comrades' return to civilian life

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:06 AM

What does the decommissioning process for members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front entail?

MILF chief: Decommissioning 'deeply personal,' not just statistics

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:30 PM

This is not propaganda says MILF chief Murad Ebrahim It s proof that it is ready to begin its transformation to a political organization

MILF dares anti-BBL sectors: Choose peace, freedom

Jun 16, 2015 - 11:18 AM

You want peace? Prepare for peace says MILF s Mohagher Iqbal

Aquino witnesses historic MILF arms turnover

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:22 AM

Unique in the world the Moro Islamic Liberation Front begins the first phase of a staggered decommissioning of its weapons in a tightly watched peace process

'BEYOND USE.' The Moro Islamic Liberation Front starts the decommissioning process. File photo by Agence France-Presse

MILF to deactivate weapons, store them in Abubakar

Jun 15, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The decommissioning of rebel firearms is seen to help restore confidence in President Benigno Aquino III s peace process amid delays in legislating the peace deal

TRANSITION. Fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in formation as they wait for the signing of Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao province, southern Manila, Philippines, 15 October 2012. File photo by EPA/STR

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

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Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Peace panels form task force for MILF's turnover of weapons

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:15 PM

A percentage of rebel firearms will be turned over if and when the proposed Bangsamoro basic law is passed and ratified

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

Cayetano: Disarm MILF before passing Bangsamoro bill

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano wants to reverse the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

ANTI-MILF TIRADE. Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano delivers a privilege speech accusing the MILF of betraying the peace talks. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Gov't, MILF sign protocol for arms decommissioning

Jan 30, 2015 - 10:34 AM

The document provides details on how storage areas for decommissioned rebel firearms would be secured

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

MILF firearms to be stored in Camp Abubakar?

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Now known as Camp Iranun the sprawling camp carries a lot of symbolism for former MILF guerrillas

DECOMMISSIONING. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) during a celebration inside camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Mindanao, to coincide with the signing of the Framework Agreement. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

Decommissioning of MILF arms starts January

Nov 30, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Meanwhile local politicians have started sending feelers to the MILF intending to join the newly formed Bangsamoro Justice Party ahead of the transition government formation and the 2016 polls

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

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

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

Real peace means the guns will have to go away

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:29 AM

The signing of the peace deal is the first step in a process that will take time

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

Normalization 101: Firearms, amnesties and rebel camps

Jan 27, 2014 - 11:34 AM

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Jan 21, 2014 - 9:43 PM

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MILF on decommissioning: Set up Bangsamoro first

Dec 26, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The issue of decommissioning is one of the most contentious in the peace process between the MILF and the government

CONTENTIOUS ISSUE. The MILF will only start laying down its arms once the Bangsamoro government is in place, says MILF chairman Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim. Photo by Adrian Portugal

MILF divided on firearms

Oct 30, 2012 - 9:44 PM

The Aquino government’s Framework Agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front involves the decommissioning or disarmament of the MILF But some members are divided over the issue