Category Archives: GRP-MILF

Bangsamoro law signed July 27, exactly 10 years after MOA-AD was initialed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) — Signed Friday, July 27, not Thursday or earlier than Thursday. Malacanang released late Friday afternoon  copy of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) that President Rodrigo Duterte claimed in two speeches on Thursday, that he had already signed. The […]

Duterte to certify draft BBL as urgent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Tuesday. Abella told a press briefing in Malacañan Palace that the President views the BBL as “one of the solutions to address the root cause of the problems of Mindanao.” […]

Davao folk more hopeful on GPH-MILF peace process than with GRP-NDFP talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – Dabawenyos believe the government’s peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will more likely succeed than that with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), results of a survey conducted by the University of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion said. The survey administered on 1,200 respondents from May 17 to 26 found that 40 percent of them […]

MILF rebels demand return of handgun seized by police in Maguindanao

PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/24 April) – About 50 guerrillas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) led by Datu Solaiman Dimatuntay arrived at the local police station on Monday morning to demand the return of a handgun that was seized Sunday from their leader. The rebels, brandishing high-powered firearms, came on board a multicab and about 10 motorcycles […]

Duterte will certify for urgent passage only one draft Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) — President Rodrigo Duterte will call all Moro revolutionary leaders to a meeting to come up with a consensus on how to move forward in implementing the legislation aspect of their peace agreements as he acknowledged he will certify for urgent passage in Congress only one draft Bangsamoro law. […]

Preps for MILF decommissioning underway

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – Preparations for the decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatants are now underway to speed up the process once Congress approves the Bangsamoro Basic Law, government peace implementing panel head Irene Santiago said Wednesday. During the third year commemoration of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro at the Waterfront […]