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Putin proposes Russia, Japan agree to historic peace deal

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Putin's sudden proposal comes just two days after he said that the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia was unlikely to be settled soon

PEACE DEAL? Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2R) and China's President Xi Jinping (R) attend the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. Photo by Kirill Kudryatsev/AFP

ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is growing stronger and expanding say analysts

ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.

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

Bangsamoro basic law: Forgotten battle?

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

We are comforted by our undying aspiration for peace and justice

HOPE. Even though it seems like Filipinos have forgotten the BBL, the Moros still hold on to the hope that they would have peace. Image courtesy of Alejandro Edoria

With BBL 'dead', Aquino to strengthen Mindanao peace gains

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Malacañang says it expects the next Philippine leader to sustain the peace process

STRENGTHEN PEACE GAINS. Malacañang says President Benigno S. Aquino III will continue to fortify the gains in the peace process until he steps down on June 30, 2016. (Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Mindanao peace: Looking from afar in hope and admiration

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

There are all kinds of tensions in the world and if the Philippines can make the peace process work by creating a democratic inclusive and genuinely autonomous region it will become a model for resolving conflict elsewhere

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

'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?

Miriam: House panel fails to reconcile BBL with Constitution

May 21, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Senator Santiago maintains that the proposed Bangsamoro basic law creates a substate similar to what the Supreme Court already rejected as unconstitutional in 2008

MAJOR REVISIONS. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago releases the report of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law. Photo by Senate PRIB

Bam Aquino opposes Senate report conclusions on peace process

Mar 19, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Senator Bam Aquino says he agrees with most of the observations in the report including those pertaining to his cousin but not on conclusions related to the peace process

PRESIDENTIAL NEPHEW: File photo of Senator Bam Aquino

Peace be with us

Mar 14, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The simple fact is there is no other option but peace Without peace there is no economic and social development not only in Mindanao but also in the entire country Truly there are no real winners in war

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

MILF to submit Mamasapano report to Malaysia first

Feb 25, 2015 - 3:34 PM

MILF first vice chairman Ghazali Jafaar says this is in accordance with the protocols in the peace process where Malaysia acts as third party facilitator

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Philippine police commandoes load a truck with body bags bearing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, on January 26, 2015. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

MILF not keen on surrendering Mamasapano fighters

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The ceasefire agreement with government recognizes the group s right to discipline its own men an MILF leader says

Should peace be contingent on the BBL?

Feb 17, 2015 - 10:05 AM

The peace effort in Mindanao deserves a paradigm that should not be merely grounded on political considerations be it from the Aquino administration or from the MILF

Iqbal: MILF will help gov’t find Usman

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:25 PM

In his first appearance at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash the MILF chief negotiator says his group is committed to help track down terrorist Abdul Basit Usman and reiterates the importance of the peace process

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

Sacked SAF commander apologizes for delay in peace process

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Government chief negotiator Miriam Ferrer says that based on her computation the peace process will be delayed by at least a month

HOPEFUL: Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer fights to save the peace process

How to build lasting peace

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Why does it seem so easy for hawks to whip up public support for another all out war?

PNP-SAF commander relieved over 'misencounter'

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says a total of 44 cops were killed in the clash in Maguindanao

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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

MILF vows to stop spread of ISIS 'virus' in PH

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM

The MILF says the ISIS threat comes from its contagious and infectious ideas on extremism and not from the support of groups like the Abu Sayyaf and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

LOYALTY TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to ISIS.

Gov't, MILF peace panels meet over delayed bill

Aug 01, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The meeting is expected to last 10 days and the two panels hope to produce a draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that is acceptable to both sides

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

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

Peace deal sends ARMM investments to all-time high

Jun 16, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Following the signing of a final peace pact between the national government and Muslim rebels more investors are pouring capital into the ARMM

Rebels ambush military commander in Maguindanao

May 12, 2014 - 6:09 PM

A clash that followed kills 1 soldier and injures 4 others

MILF slams military for disrupting peace

Apr 15, 2014 - 5:45 PM

2 weeks after it signed a peace pact with the government the MILF pushes for a probe into a military attack against its members in Basilan

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

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A breakaway group of the MILF promises to continue the fight for independence

'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

Bizmen on Mindanao's dev't: We must do our part

Mar 27, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The Makati Business Club calls on their fellow businessmen to participate in the development of Mindanao s economy following the signing of the historic MIF peace pact

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

CBCP: Reach out to Bangsamoro deal's critics

Mar 27, 2014 - 8:34 PM

The CBCP president pushes for a continuing dialogue with groups like the MNLF

New MNLF chairman to Misuari: Support peace deal

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Abul Khayr Alonto tells Nur Misuari to come down from heaven to earth

Congress: We can’t afford mistakes in Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Lawmakers say their challenge is to craft a bill that is constitutional and promotes economic growth in the Bangsamoro

'This is the crowning glory of our struggle'

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:24 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro on Thursday March 27

A challenge to the Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:26 PM

We d like to see a Bangsamoro that directly engages its youth in governance a Bangsamoro that puts premium on the role of youth in fulfilling the aspirations of Muslim Filipinos

BIFF attacks military HQ in Maguindanao

Mar 01, 2014 - 11:37 AM

The military says 3 government forces were wounded in the attack but their response left 3 rebels dead

Captured MILF commander released

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Police drop charges against Wahid Tundok

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

Muslim Mindanao and structured, inclusive talks

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:43 AM

This landmark moment demonstrates the value of open structured and inclusive negotiations to end conflict

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front end the 43rd round of talks in Malaysia with a firearms deal the final annex in the peace talks

Rappler Newscast | January 27, 2014

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace Soldiers attack MILF breakaway units Ukraine eyes state of emergency

Soldiers attack MILF breakaway units

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:59 AM

3rd UPDATE The MILF is helping the military run after the BIFF

MNLF will pursue independence, AFP vows to stop 'spoilers'

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:33 PM

MNLF spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla says the group does not recognize the peace agreement

HIGHLIGHTS: Gov't, MILF signing of arms agreement

Jan 25, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The signing of the firearms agreement brings both sides closer to a comprehensive peace deal

Rappler Newscast | January 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Bangsamoro peace panels close to a final peace agreement ERC Chief Ducut not quitting Intellectual property expert cites cybercrime law problems

Misuari and the lessons of inclusion

Sep 18, 2013 - 9:01 AM

If ever Misuari has taught us a lesson it is about how to be more inclusive and not to follow his example

Palace: Rebels underestimated us

Sep 17, 2013 - 3:26 PM

A crime has already happened… If they intended to do a Cabatangan template in 2001 that’s something that they underestimated in this administration

AQUINO ASSURANCES. President Benigno Aquino III gives assurances the military can contain the rebels in Zamboanga. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Habier Malik: We're ready to die

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:21 PM

Habier Malik the top Moro National Liberation Front MNLF official leading the attacks in Zamboanga City says he is ready to die

ALIVE: MNLF commander Habier Malik

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?