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INTERFAITH PRAYER RALLY DONE AT KM 00.00 IN MARAWI CITY

More than two thousand Multi-Sectoral Interfaith Groups converged in a Prayer Rally in commemoration of significant events that occurred in the lives of the Bangsamoro both in the past and the current state of affairs. The activity was done at KM 00.00 in Marawi City last March 18, 2018 in time with the yearly commemoration […]

Declaration of Support for the urgent passage of the BTC-drafted BBL and for the participatory and responsive rehabilitation of Marawi City

We, leaders of more than a hundred Bangsamorocivil society organizations in Mindanao,issue this statement after having participated in a series of regional consultation-dialogues in Central and Western Mindanao conducted by the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) during the whole month of January, 2018. We come from different provinces in Central, South and Western Mindanao, […]

STATEMENT OF APPEAL FOR BBL

We are a group of Youth of Poblacion 7, Cotabato City who struggle to avoid being victimized by drug proliferation or lured by the rising extremisms in our midst especially the youth. Related to the above, we are doing our level best to divert our attention through engaging into sports and other valuable works. However, […]

ZAMPEN INTERFAITH GROUP CONDUCTED PRESSCONFERENCE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE NEW BBL

At least three leaders of the sponsoring organizations of the Interfaith Peace Assembly were gathered together with eight (8) media people from RMN-DXPR, CNN Philippines, Net 25, ITVN-8,City Press Bureau and Pagadian GMA-News for a Press Conference held at the office of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos(NCMF) on December 10, 2017. Mr. Ferrer Marcaban, […]

CBCS conducted forum on peace and violent extremism in Gensan

General Santos City. January 30, 2018. The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS), in partnership with the Muslim Student Association of Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College (MSA-RMMC), conducted yesterday a forum titled “Promoting Peace and Preventing Violent Extremism in the Bangsamoro: Conversation with Students”. Mr. Moammar Amal, MSA president, assisted CBCS in the logistics preparation and […]

THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ROOTS OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Fifty three multi-sectoral Bangsamoro leaders converged in a dialogue-consultation on “Promoting Peace and Preventing Violent Extremisms” with a theme: “Promoting peace is Preventing Extremism” held at Estosan Hotel, Cotabato City on January 9-11, 2018. The activity is a Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) sponsored with a support from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – […]

Marawi City IDP Leaders Decried Militarization and Urge Passage into Law of BBL

Prominent Internally Displaced Person (IDP) leaders of the Marawi City carnage mostly women after narrating their different heartbreaking experiences, suffering and anxieties ended with a synchronized assertion for demilitarization of Marawi City and instead work for the immediate passage into law of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission’s (BTC) drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), now filed in […]

CSO LEADERS RECALLS EXPERIENCES ON MARAWI CRISIS

Twenty eight leaders of Moro civil society organizations (CSOs) converged in an activity called “Listening Process” conducted by the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) in an aim to validate, document and fuse the multi-dimensional issues that came out after the infamous Marawi City Siege, that resulted in a tremendous destructions both physical and emotional […]

A mother that struggles within resiliency of hope

Untold stories of life! A shadow of past! It is quiet and solemn heart that full of grimness. An eyes that are full of tears which has been kept for more than a decade. Those memories of droning bombs, gun shots, difficulties in survival, sickness, continual hungry, fears and anxieties. All of those self-struggle within […]

PASSAGE OF UNDILUTED BBL, A HOPE OF BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE YOUTH

The call of the youth to Congress was expressed by Ustadz Nuroddin Mantolino, Chairman of the Union of Youth Organizations of Zamboanga Peninsula at an “Interfaith Peace Assembly in Support for the Passage of the new BBL” held at Pagadian City on December 10, 2017. The assembly was attended by no less than two thousand […]

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA CONDUCTED FORUM FOR PEACE

More than a hundred political science students of at least nine colleges and universities of Zamboanga Peninsula converged in an activity dubbed as “Forum on Human Rights, Violent Extremism and Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)” in celebrations of Mindanao Week of Peace 2017. The activity was sponsored by Inter-Faith Forum for Peace represented by its Executive […]

Understanding The Roots of a Continuing War

(An analysis of the roots of the violent conflicts in Bangsamoro using Marawi city as the specimen. The writer is a free thinking Bangsamoro who is a student of violent realities in Mindanao. He is a combatant for PEACE, an advocate of non-violence, justice and for unity and solidarity of all peoples.) Marawi City liberated, […]

BM-PUSH holds PressCon in support to BBL Passage

[The article is a reprint of an article written by Arnold Monsod of the July 20, 2017 issue of luwaran] In a presscon held last July 18, Mindanao Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) expressed support the passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañng on Monday, July 17. “Support Lasting Peace, […]

Checkpoints and Chokepoints: The Rocky Road to Peace in the Bangsamoro

[The author Professor Rufa Cagoco-Guiam is a:Professor III, Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Graduate Program in Public Administration; Director, Campus – Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao, Mindanao State University – General Santos City 9500, Philippines The article was reprinted as published at Asia Peacebuilding Initiatives webpage.] For the […]

All Wars Are Wars Against Civilians

Neither the AFP nor the “Terrorist” Groups is winning the war By Abu Mumar (The author is a Bangsamoro independent thinker who spends his profession years in non-violent peace building. He heads the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS), a Cotabato City-based Peace and Human Rights-based network of Moro NGOs and POs and an avid […]

MILF Official Statement On the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

[This article is a reprint from the articles in “The Voice of the Bangsamoro” page by Bai Maleiha B. Candao]   The Moro Islamic Liberation Front•Thursday, May 25, 2017 MILF OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO 24 May 2017 After the disturbing events that have unfolded in Marawi City, Malacanang has announced […]

Bangsamoro – The Stony Path to Peace

[The Authors: Elmar Noé has been a desk officer in the Asia Department of MISEREOR – the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation – since 2002. Since 2008 he has been responsible for MISEREOR’s cooperation with partner organisations in the Philippines. Elisabeth Strohscheidt has been a MISEREOR desk officer for peace research and conflict […]

BANSA APPEALS FOR FASTRACKING BEL IN ESTABLISHING BANGSAMORO GOVERNANCE AHEAD OF FEDERALISM

Fifty four Officers and Members of the Bangsamoro Network for Solidarity and Accountability (BANSA) of North Cotabato and Bukidnon Chapter conducted their Annual Regional Assembly held at their center in Barangay Layug, Pagalungan, Maguindanao on April 29, 2017. BANSA is a network organization of Moro multi-sectoral community leaders organized in all major areas in Mindanao. […]

TASK FORCE ON BANGSAMORO CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY HEAD APPRISED MORO CSO LEADERS IN SOCSKSARGEN ON PEACE PROCESS

Fifty nine Moro multi-sectoral leaders of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City (SOCSKSARGEN) converged in a forum dubbed as “Consultation/Forum on Bangsamoro Platform for Unity, Solidarity and Harmony (BM-PUSH) held at Ameliyah’s Place in General Santos City on May 1, 2017. The activity was facilitated by Ms Aida Seddic, MUWOGEN President and […]

MAGUINDANAO CSO CONSULTATIVE MEETING SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

The Maguindanao Civil Society Organizations Consultative Meeting which was participated by sixty seven (67) leaders was held last November 24, 2016 at Pagana Native Restaurant, Cotabato City and organized by three major CSO Networks operating in the province of Maguindanao such as the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organization (CBCS), Peoples CART (P-CART) and League […]

Sama People of Tawi-Tawi Decries Lack of Representation in the Peace Processes

An intra-Moro provincial consultation composed of leaders of the Moro Fronts, Traditional Leaders, civil society organizations, Religious, Moro Political Leaders and other sectors converged to level off in responding to the current political challenges to their lives as Bangsamoro. The activity attended by seventy two (72) leaders of the above Bangsamoro groupings was held on […]

BANGSAMORO CSOs AND SECTORAL LEADERS REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

Sixty six (66) leaders of the major groupings of the Bangsamoro converged in a Regional Assembly held at El Bajada Hotel, Davao City on October 5 – 7, 2016. The activity was triggered by the new developments in the government and Moro Fronts peace process under the new administration. The participants in particular belongs to […]

USM celebrates a colourful 64th founding anniversary

Kabacan, Cotabato–The University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato celebrated a colourful founding anniversary on October 1, 2016 that marked its 64th year of existence. The affair opened on September 26, 2016 by a torch parade around down town in this municipality followed by fireworks that lit the skies of the giant campus. The celebration culminated with two programs, […]

What’s Next for Mindanao Peace Process Under Duterte Leadership?

June 1, 2016 By Anna Tasnim Basman and Steven Rood [This article i a reprint from In Asia-Weekly Insights and Analysis of The Asia Foundation. The authors, Anna Tasnim Basman is an assistant program officer for The Asia Foundation in the Philippines, and Steven Rood is country representative there. Basman can be reached at annatasnim.basman@asiafoundation.org […]