Category Archives: OLBARMM

Critical reforms for peace building key to uplift Mindanao’s economy – biz leader

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/ 13 September) – The implementation of critical reforms for peace building in Mindanao have put the island on an emerging path, Maria Alegria Limjoco, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCCII) president said. During the opening day of the three-day Mindanao Business Conference at the Big 8 Hotel Corporate Hotel in […]

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 […]

Iqbal says 2 of 3 BIFF factions OK MILF’s peace overtures; most radical rejects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 05 September) — A radical faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Front has rejected overtures from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to respect the new peace deal. Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the MILF peace implementing panel, said they have sent a team to one of the […]

FROM REBELLION TO GOVERNANCE: The Challenges of Transition

(Speech delivered by Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at the 16thAsian Statesmen’s Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia on 26 August 2018) Bismillahi Rahmnir Rahim The organizers, fellow discussants, guests, ladies and gentlemen- Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Good morning to all of you! I am truly honored today to join a […]

FROM REBELLION TO GOVERNANCE: The Challenges of Transition

(Speech delivered by Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at the 16thAsian Statesmen’s Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia on 26 August 2018) Bismillahi Rahmnir Rahim The organizers, fellow discussants, guests, ladies and gentlemen- Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Good morning to all of you! I am truly honored today to join a […]

Signed Bangsamoro law defective; Duterte has to sign anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /29 July) —  The signing of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) is defective but corrective measures can be undertaken, including making President Rodrigo Duterte sign it again, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel and law professor Antonio La Viña said. Duterte, who […]

Did President Duterte sign the Bangsamoro law? And what is this other autonomy?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) — Did he or did he not sign the Bangsamoro law? And what is this other autonomy that President  Rodrigo Duterte was talking about? Did President Rodrigo Duterte sign into law the proposed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) as he claimed he had […]

Proposed Bangsamoro law ratified, awaits President Duterte’s signature

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) —  The House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the report of the Bicameral Conference Committee on the final version of the proposed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  (OLBARMM) which the Senate already ratified Monday morning. President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have signed it […]

From ARMM to BARMM: ARMM’s elected in BTA; ARMM with BTC as “caretakers”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) — The elected officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be able to complete their three-year term of office until June 30, 2019 even if the ARMM is abolished earlier than that. The Bicameral Conference Committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amended some provisions […]

Murad: BARMM is “very much above ARMM”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) — Members of the Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and commanders of its armed wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) are “inclining to accept” the final version of  what the Bicameral Conference Committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law now refers to as the  […]