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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

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

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

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?

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

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

Militants set protests for Obama visit

Apr 25, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The group Bayan says the protest activities are meant to tell the US president that American troops are not welcome in the Philippines under the proposed military access agreement

Muslims and Christians: Misrepresentation of the 'other' and ourselves

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Do we understand our Muslim brothers and sisters?

Graphics by Mara Mercado/ Rappler

The politics of secession

Apr 06, 2014 - 9:25 PM

The Bangsamoro Framework Agreement is nothing but a series of words on paper unless

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. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

TIMELINE: The long road to the Bangsamoro region

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:55 AM

2nd UPDATE The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is signed March 27 2014 Since then the next step of the journey the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has gone through major roadblocks

Bangsamoro Agreement: A great day for the country

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:43 AM

The signing of the CAB is only an initial step in the process of peacemaking and peacebuilding but a significant step nonetheless

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

Aquino in Malaysia for state visit

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:54 PM

The agenda includes discussions on strengthening economic partnerships

STATE VISIT. Cabinet and other government officials express their well wishes to President Benigno S. Aquino III, during the send-off ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal II for his State Visit to Malaysia. Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Aquino to ARMM: Support Bangsamoro agreement

Feb 12, 2014 - 6:02 PM

President Benigno Aquino III emphasizes the need for stakeholders to support the creation of a comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro

CHALLENGING CHINA. In a New York Times interview, President Benigno Aquino III reiterates the Philippines will not apologizes to Hong Kong, nor will it surrender the West Philippine Sea to China. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Feb 11, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The meeting in the Chinese city of Nanjing is the fruit of years of efforts to normalize relations and will be the highest level interaction since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war

HISTORIC MEETING. Taiwanese official Wang Yu-chi (L), who is in charge of the islands China policy, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun from the Taiwan Affairs office (R) at the start of their meeting in Nanjing on February 11, 2014 . Mark Ralston/AFP

Aquino vows to crush 'spoilers'

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:22 PM

President Aquino says the AFP is pursuing lawless elements in Mindanao to seriously degrade their abilities to again act as spoilers

World lauds PH gov't, MILF peace talks

Jan 26, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The international community hails the historic signing of a firearms deal that marks a successful end to the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Gov't, MILF agree on historic arms deal

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The deal paves the way for the signing of a Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Rappler Special: MILF'S Iqbal on peace

Jan 25, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Rappler s Chay Hofileña Glenda Gloria and Angela Casauay have roundtable discussion on peace with the MILF Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal

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

'No time to lose' in 43rd GPH-MILF talks

Jan 22, 2014 - 2:11 PM

All eyes are on the government and MILF peace panels as they work to complete the last two annexes before the final peace pact can be signed

Gov't, MILF hope to seal firearms deal

Jan 21, 2014 - 1:54 PM

What s left pending is the most sensitive issue in the peace process: firearms

TALKS CONTINUE. Will a final peace agreement be signed in September? File photo by OPAPP

ARMM investments reach P1.4B, up by 157% in 2013

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:17 PM

This is only the second time that the region breaches the P1 billion mark since its creation in 1989 – thanks to the renewed peace talks

Palace emissaries arrive in KL for GPH-MILF talks

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Agenda for this round: power sharing deal

New US envoy: PH needs us more after Haiyan

Dec 02, 2013 - 3:34 PM

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg wants to push PH US ties to the next level

Enrile: Yolanda not justification for US-PH deal

Nov 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

The anticipation of such a disaster or any contingency will be a justification for the presence of other troops in the country says the former defense minister

No GPH-MILF deal yet on power-sharing

Oct 13, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Despite a marathon session the government and MILF panels reach a technical impasse on details regarding the Bangsamoro s ministerial form of government

DEAL. Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and panel member Abdulla Camlian. Photo by OPAPP

Gov't, MILF extend talks for power-sharing deal

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Friday s talks end at past 9 pm

OBSERVER. Muntinlupa Rep Rodolfo Biazon attend the 41st round of peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. With him in the photo are MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. Photo by OPAPP

Gov't, MILF extend peace talks another day

Sep 19, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Details of annexes on power sharing and normalization touch on sensitive and emotional issues It s unlikely any deal will be signed this round

TALKS CONTINUE. Will a final peace agreement be signed in September? File photo by OPAPP

MILF: 'Very slim chance' peace deal will be completed this round

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:22 PM

But the government says they are ready and willing to extend

HOPEFUL. The government and the MILF resume talks. File photo by OPAPP

Dealing with an angry Misuari

Sep 09, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nur Misuari has accused the government of undermining the peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front But is Misuari still relevant?

Bombings make gov't resolve to complete peace deal stronger

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Palace peace adviser Teresita Deles says a deal toward the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity remains on track

Bangsamoro talks: Last 2 annexes signed 'within the year'

Jul 15, 2013 - 4:12 PM

In the coming months expect already there will be rough patches says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Ging Deles

GPH-MILF agree on wealth sharing

Jul 13, 2013 - 11:12 PM

3rd UPDATE After a near collapse in the talks both sides sign the annex on wealth sharing and move a step closer to a final peace pact

BREAKTHROUGH. Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed and MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal sign the wealth-sharing annex and joint statement. Photo from OPAPP

GPH-MILF must agree

Jul 13, 2013 - 1:23 AM

Muslim Mindanao has the highest levels of poverty and infant and maternal mortality and some of the lowest rates of life expectancy and educational attainment

Still no deal: Peace talks extended anew

Jul 12, 2013 - 6:08 PM

At past 5 pm July 12 the parties still could not arrive at a compromise on the wealth sharing scheme Talks are extended to Saturday

MILF returns to the negotiating table

Jul 12, 2013 - 9:19 AM

The government peace panel is aiming for good compromises noting that both sides are bogged down by details and missing the forest

CRUNCH TIME. (From left) MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, Malaysian facilitator  Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, government peace panel member Senen Bacani and MILF peace panel member Roberto Alonto. File photo by Rappler

GPH-MILF talks 'still upward struggle' - Iqbal

Jul 10, 2013 - 5:38 PM

There s only day left for this round of talks Will they manage to arrive at a compromise on wealth sharing?

Next GPH-MILF talks set for July 8

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:24 PM

The talks will coincide with Ramadan

LAST STRETCH. Gov't peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal shake hands as Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato' AB Ghafar Tengku Mohamed looks on during the 36th round of formal talks. Photo by OPAPP

Palace optimistic about July peace talks

Jun 23, 2013 - 9:05 PM

The government is hoping for a good resolution to the talks which are scheduled to resume July

STALLED NO MORE. The government and the MILF will finally resume negotiations in July. Photo by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Gov't, MILF to resume talks 'early July'

Jun 21, 2013 - 10:20 AM

The Philippine government and the MILF agree on this after a stalemate on the peace talks

DISCUSSIONS. The technical working group of the GPH peace panel after their discussion with their MILF counterparts. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Zamboanga City: LP's Climaco-Salazar has the edge

May 14, 2013 - 8:14 AM

According to the latest unofficial count LP s Beng Climaco Salazar leads with 92 241 votes

MILF, MNLF forces clash; hundreds evacuate

May 06, 2013 - 5:06 PM

MILF said they were on an advocacy campaign for the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement when the gunfire started

Mastura insists: No MILF support for my candidacy

May 04, 2013 - 12:07 PM

UNA s Tucao Mastura is running against LP bet for Maguindanao governor Toto Mangudadatu

Transition Commission holds 1st session in Bangsamoro heartland

May 02, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Commissioners begin crafting the commission s organizational chart and internal rules and regulations

Mastura thinks he'll beat Mangudadatu

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Mastura says the show of force last Saturday means he will beat the incumbent governor

'SHOW OF FORCE.' Mastura said the huge crowd at the rally for the peace talks shows the his strong draw among the people of Maguindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

'Team PNoy more unified on issues than UNA'

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:11 PM

FactCheck 2013 looks into the positions of candidates from both coalitions on 5 points on President Aquino s key agenda