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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
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
(UPDATED) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan is ready to 'expand' support for the Mindanao peace process
The appointment of Carlito Galvez Jr also completes the retired generals' takeover of key posts handling peace, security, and delivery of government services
Poll watchdog Legal Network of Truthful Elections, however, criticizes the delay in the information and education drive in the Bangsamoro
Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao expresses concern that military chief Carlito Galvez Jr would 'militarize the OPAPP and the peace process'
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says President Duterte announced his post-retirement plan for General Carlito Galvez Jr at a Cabinet meeting
(3rd UPDATE) The President says he is sad to accept the resignation of his friend and fellow Davaoeño Jesus Dureza. He also announced he has fired OPAPP Undersecretary Ronald Flores and Assistant Secretary Yeshtern Donn Baccay.
General Carlito Galvez Jr, a strong advocate of the peace process in Mindanao, says he wants to continue dialogues with rebel groups after his retirement on December 12
Some P192.5 million allotted for road projects in Maguindanao under the Pamana program is not utilized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte wants the public 'consulted' before he orders the formal resumption of peace talks with the Left
The informant against Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters bombmaker Basit Usman is one of several recipients of reward money totaling P27.6 million in a ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo
The members include sociologists, journalists, doctors, economists, attorneys and clerics. The commission is headed by a Jesuit priest, Francisco de Roux, known for his human rights work.
'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says
'While we give primacy to peace, we will never hesitate to use our might when innocent civilians are threatened and attacked,' says Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr
(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'
'We implore our legislators not to delay such passage any further,' Ateneo presidents across the country urge Congress
Norwegian special envoy Idun Tvedt stresses Norway's commitment 'to assist the Philippines in its peace process' with communist rebels
'In the interest of the Filipino people and for the sake and purpose of resuming the peace negotiations, I am willing to have serious conversations with President Duterte,' says the communist leader
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front also cautions against making changes in the proposed measure that are not consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro
President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law can 'hurdle constitutional barriers'
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Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity
'For us, what we’re asking is political settlement. We don’t care about the system of government. We don’t care who is running the government.'
This marks the final step of a drawn-out peace process, which began in 2006 with the end of the civil war
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(UPDATED) There will be no peace talks until a 'desired enabling environment' is evident, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission does not specify the reason for the postponement of the event, originally scheduled November 3 to 4
Special envoy Idun Tvedt 'has a high standing in the Norwegian Foreign Service,' says Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner
(4th UPDATE) Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is rescued along with another hostage near Bato Mosque, one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days
Pope Francis lands in Colombia to plead for lasting peace in a country moving towards the end of a half century war and prays for stability in its crisis stricken neighbor Venezuela
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and National Liberation Army ELN negotiators announce a ceasefire two days before a visit to Colombia by Pope Francis
The Hague Joint Declaration that guides the framework of the peace process marks its 25th year
Elizabeth who is set to compete in the Miss Grand International pageant in Vietnam joins the ranks of the country s peace ambassadors
Did the 39;oligarchs 39; – big business owners and Mindanaoan political elites – gain anything from the collapse of the talks? What about the national security establishment? The answer I find is mixed
Arroyo files a bill as the House of Representatives awaits formal submission of the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by a body created by Malacañang
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to sign a formal notice to terminate peace talks with the communists
UPDATED The government cancels backchannel talks supposed to happen in July following a clash between supposed NPA rebels and President Duterte s security aides
The Duterte government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front launch a joint communications roadmap to pass the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law
UPDATED I have requested both the Senate President and the Speaker to consider it immediately Duterte says during a media interview on Monday July 17 in Malacañang
Sawang-sawa na raw siya sa mga travel advisory na nagbababala sa mga nais tumapak sa Mindanao. Pero saang La La Land dadagsain ng turista ang isang lugar na nasa ilalim ng martial law?
The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17
UPDATED The President also appeals to CPP founder Jose Maria Sison to ensure the success of the peace talks
The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried It s also where the ISIS linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi
The UN statement says the FARC had handed over all of its more than 7 000 weapons excluding those that under the roadmap will be used for security in the 26 camps until August 1
Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace reminders of the old conflict erupt raising concerns for the contested peace drive
Government peace panel chairperson Irene Santiago hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the bill as urgent in his second State of the Nation Address on July 24
The life that was once carefully planned in preparation for a promising future has now taken a sudden turn and now one must make room for adjustments
The President says he has given a lot of concessions it is the turn of the communist party to initiate a show of good faith
5th UPDATE This is not an easy road to peace peace adviser Jesus Dureza says as the Philippines waits for an enabling environment for both parties to proceed