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Duterte ends designation of gov't peace panel members

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's designation as government peace panel chair ends more than a year after the formal scrapping of peace talks with the Left

GOVERNMENT PEACE PANEL NO MORE. President Rodrigo Duterte (left), with government peace panel members led by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (2nd, left). File photo from Presidential Photo

Dividing Bangsamoro government needed to govern smaller islands

Mar 27, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Officials involved in the implementation of the 4-year-old peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front back President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to divide the Bangsamoro entity

BONGAO COASTLINE. Tawi-Tawi's capital, Bongao, will be part of the Mindanao Development Corridor which includes a project for the province's freeport and economic zone. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

Gov't peace panel urges release of Aglipayan bishop

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds

ARRESTED. Iglesia Fiilipina Independiente (IFI) Bishop Carlos Morales was arrested with a suspected communist rebel on May 11, 2017. File photo by the IFI Pagadian diocese

Bello: NPA withdrawal from ceasefire unexpected

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Peace Panel Chairperson Silvestre Bello III says this prompts them to continue trying to forge an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire to be able to set parameters

SURPRISED. Government peace panel chairperson Silvestre Bello III said he was surprised that the New People's Army cancelled their unilateral ceasefire when they are to forge an agreement on bilateral ceasefire in February. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Tiamzons’ release proves Duterte sincerity – Dureza

Aug 19, 2016 - 4:11 PM

The government panel looks forward to intense negotiations in Oslo next week

Political prisoners Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet colleagues with clenched fist after their release from the custodial center inside the Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bello confident CPP leaders will be released for talks

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Government peace panel member Silvestre Bello III says the SC order denying the rebels release was based on technicality and can be easily addressed by lower courts

PEACE TALKS. Incoming peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) sign a joint statement on June 15, 2016 in Oslo, Norway to resume formal peace talks in July. Photo by Ayik Casilao

Gov't, MILF reconvene in Malaysia

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:44 PM

The peace panels meet again to discuss how to move the peace process forward

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

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

Palace organizes 'biggest event'

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Over 1 000 guests are invited to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the largest event organized by Malacañang Palace since the presidency of Benigno Aquino III

ALL SET. A day before the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, government officials and organizers ensure everything is set. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rappler Newscast | February 3, 2014

Feb 03, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan arrested released Gov t MILF start implementing peace deal provisions Protesters block voting stations in Thailand

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

Rappler Newscast | January 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Bangsamoro peace panels to seal firearms deal Miriam: Aquino s meeting with Senators not a crime UN boots out Iran in Syria peace talks

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

Rappler Newscast | July 4, 2013

Jul 04, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Egypt’s President Morsi is ousted PH embassy officials promise to keep Filipinos safe in Egypt PH gov’s chief negotiator: panel eager to resume talks

MILF warns gov't: Clock is ticking

Apr 11, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Government says however that all hard feelings were smoothened out in the latest round of talks

REMAINING ISSUES. The GPH & the MILF hold informal discussions before session started on the last day of the 37th round of peace talks. Photo from the Twitter account of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

GPH, MILF to form monitoring team

Feb 09, 2013 - 1:45 PM

The Third Party Monitoring Team TPMT will consist of 5 7 members headed by an international eminent person

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer is new gov't peace panel chair

Dec 07, 2012 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED The new chair of the government peace panel is UP Prof Miriam Coronel Ferrer replacing Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Rappler Newscast | November 21, 2012

Nov 21, 2012 - 8:57 PM

Government peace panel chief Marvic Leonen is the new Supreme Court justice | The Ampatuans remain a power bloc in Maguindanao 74 clan members are running in 14 municipalities | HIV cases in the Philippines rise as number of cases fall for the rest of the world

#TalkThursday with Marvic Leonen: Give peace a chance

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Rappler talks to Government Peace Panel Chairman Marvic Leonen on the recently signed peace deal between the government and the MILF

Peace talks resume after deadly attacks

Aug 07, 2012 - 7:05 PM

Peace talks between the government and the MILF resume after a splinter MILF group attacked towns in Maguindanao

MILF to hold big rally; gov't closely watching

Jul 06, 2012 - 7:56 AM

GPH Peace Panel Chairman Marvic Leonen says he is cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice


Gibo declines nomination for chief justice post

Jun 19, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Based on a list provided by the JBC on June 19 there are now 45 nominees for the post of chief justice


Ex-DOE chief declines nomination to CJ post

Jun 16, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Lotilla says seniority in High Court should be respected

Ex-CA justice disqualified for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 6:05 PM

The list of nominees and applicants to the post vacated by Chief Justice Renato Corona is now down to 26

PNoy's first appointee to the SC nominated for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Corona has sought the inhibition of Sereno in a case involving his impeachment trial