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All three have seen the ugly side of war, but they are hopeful the Bangsamoro Organic Law will finally bring peace and development in Moroland
President Rodrigo Duterte says the new deal should 'promote the interest of the MNLF and the rest of the Moro of Mindanao'
President Rodrigo Duterte calls on the people of ARMM, Cotabato City, and Isabela City to cast their vote on January 21. 'Let us use the plebiscite as a peaceful means to finally correct the historical injustice committed against the Bangsamoro people.'
The two cities are among places to watch as ruling politicians have been vocal against their inclusion in the proposed new region
An elaborate ceremony marks the start of intensified deployments for securing the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite
More than 2.8 million people are expected to take part in the historic plebiscite
More youth in the region now consider terrorism as the top priority to be addressed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the survey of International Alert Philippines
Rappler identifies the key groups and clans that have shaped and influenced the region over the years. What's in store for them in the future Bangsamoro autonomous region?
Military officials say the unannounced joint exercise is part of preparations to ensure a peaceful, orderly plebiscite
Answers to 5 questions to get you up to speed before voting day on January 21
The Dimaporos of Lanao del Norte are campaigning to stop the inclusion of 6 towns in the expanded Muslim region, while the MILF commander is campaigning for a 'yes' vote
Malacañang declares January 21 a special non-working day in the areas to give the people 'the opportunity to actively and fully participate in the plebiscite and exercise their right to vote'
They are expected to protect around 2.8 million voters in the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law
What petitioners can hope for are new views from the new justices
These new members are not trained to fight, but they are trained to understand the Bangsamoro law, says a veteran commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Here are questions and instructions voters should familiarize themselves with before the plebiscite
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra expects the Bangsamoro Organic Law to win ‘overwhelmingly’ in Marawi City, but civic leader Samira Gutoc says it’s still important for the evacuees to participate in the process
The Department of Budget and Management says P111.8M has been allocated in the 2018 budget for the plebiscite, while P95.8M is proposed in the 2019 budget
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will make a pitch for the Bangsamoro Organic Law on January 18 in Cotabato City, a critical city for the upcoming plebiscite
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo previously said the reenacted budget will not affect the BOL as 'the budget for this was already included in the 2018 budget'
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body expects a voter turnout rate of at least 75%
It is a class suit led by Andaya co-signed by employees from both the executive and legislative branches
MNLF central committee Yusop Jikiri says the group is '100% behind President Duterte’s aspiration to bring lasting peace and progress in Mindanao'
10 million households are scheduled to receive raises in cash subsidies to help them cope with the impact of the tax reform law
The greatest danger in the repeated and poorly justified extension of martial law is that it’s a slippery slope to a similar declaration nationwide. Will Congress continue to throw all economic sense out the window?
'Since there is no TRO, as of the moment, then that plebiscite can proceed,' says Supreme Court Spokesperson Midas Marquez
This is the second comment-in-intervention to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s Bangsamoro Organic Law
(UPDATED) The hearings are scheduled for January 22 and 23
The new Bangsamoro government is within grasp. Will there be last-minute hitches?
Oil companies will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.80 per liter amid price movements in the global market
Anti-corruption Commissioner Manny Luna files an answer-in-intervention, defending the Bangsamoro Organic Law from a petition filed against it by Governor Abdusakur Tan II of Sulu
The Bangsamoro have traveled a very rough road to gaining this one opportunity for self-rule. This is not the time to squander that chance we’ve more than earned.
Local officials say a stronger presidential endorsement of the 'yes' vote will be needed in two key battle areas in the region
The opposition bloc in the House of Representatives tell the High Court that the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 'mocks' the 1987 Constitution
In its first batch of decisions, the poll body also thumbs down the petition of 24 other local government units
Taxes collected from sugar-sweetened beverages from January to October 2018 stand at P30 billion, 25% short of the P40-billion target
Not only is TRAIN failing to generate enough revenues as expected, it is also demonstrably anti-poor and anti-environment
If convicted, Mollah could face up to 14 years in jail under a draconian anti-press law that was toughed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year
Human rights groups slam the new cybersecurity law, saying that it is a 'pervasive' and 'totalitarian model of information control'
DOE chief Alfonso Cusi warns oil industry players that applying the 2019 tax rates on 2018 oil stocks may lead to company closure and even estafa charges
The tax exemption is part of the tax reform law signed in December 2017
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the Bureau of Internal Revenue forms affected by the tax reform law
Introducing the no-nonsense economics Professor Ben Nojoke...
Poll watchdog Legal Network of Truthful Elections, however, criticizes the delay in the information and education drive in the Bangsamoro
How can an election conducted under martial law in Duterte's own home region be free or fair at all?
In his last address as ARMM governor, Mujiv Hataman says the Bangsamoro government – if and when ratified – will have the power that the region doesn’t have to help Marawi residents significantly
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman recalls the long road to peace, thanking both former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte for their commitment to the Bangsamoro peace process
In a 34-page petition, the Philippine Constitution Association also asks the High Court to issue a temporary restraining order on the implementation of the law