Category Archives: murad

Duterte on Bangsamoro plebiscite: “I will campaign for the ‘yes’” vote

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 September) —  President Rodrigo Duterte has announced he would campaign for a “yes” vote in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). “Meron na tayo sa BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) lumusot na. And ito pa […]

COMMENT: A Postscript: to “Good! Enough? In All Honesty …”

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 10 March) — In “Good! Enough? In All Honesty …” (COMMENT: MindaNews, February 22, 23 and 26), we said the New BTC (Bangsamoro Transition Commission) could craft a new Bangsamoro basic law and present it to President Rodrigo R. Duterte by July 24, 2017 for submission to the Congress if the […]

Duterte meets with MILF, reiterates support for new BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 December) –  President Rodrigo Duterte met with  the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and members of its Central Committee at the Matina Enclaves here Friday where he “reiterated his support for the passage of a new Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL),” minus the “constitutionally sensitive” provisions, Presidential Adviser on the […]

Reunion Across the Table

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Sec. Jesus Dureza meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim on Thursday to discuss the implementation phase of the peace process at the MILF’s headquarters in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco  

Moving forward

Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim talks about moving forward in the peace process with government in an interview in the garden fronting the MILF Central Committee Convention Hall in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on…

Murad seeks clarification re Duterte’s ‘federalism first before BBL’ track

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews /15 July) – The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking clarification on the peace policy of the new administration following President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement on July 8 that he will push for the shift to a federal system of government first, incorporating the provisions of […]

MILF Chair thanks Malaysia’s commitment to Mindanao peace process

Cotabato City – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Razak for the Malaysian government’s commitment to Mindanao peace process. This was the statement of Chairman Murad last Saturday, March 12, before the outgoing IMT Batch 10 Malaysian contingents during […]


Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim says the MILF is still hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III can still push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic… »