Police ready for BOL plebiscite

COTABATO CITY — The Philippine National Police is all set to secure Monday’s plebiscite here and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, police officials said Friday.  Senior Supt. Michael Lebanan, acting city police director, said voters should have nothing to … Continue reading Police ready for BOL plebiscite

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Mayor Sara asks PRRD to junk peace talks with Reds

“Counterproductive and useless” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to reopen the negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Fresh from her trip with the President in China, Mayor … Continue reading Mayor Sara asks PRRD to junk peace talks with Reds

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Dureza optimistic Reds will reciprocate offer of peace talks

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza today expressed confidence that communist rebels will agree to the resumption of peace talks after President Rodrigo Duterte offered “another last chance” to forge a peace settlement. In an interview on Super Radyo DZBB, Dureza … Continue reading Dureza optimistic Reds will reciprocate offer of peace talks

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GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27

After 17 long years of negotiations Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday confirmed that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) … Continue reading GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27

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Moro-IP Kinship Commemoration in support of Bangsamoro

  The celebration of 2nd anniversary of the Moro-IP ReAffirmation of Kinship was held in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon last March 8, 2014. The commemoration was a gesture of support of the organizers to the GPH-MILF Peace Process and the crafting of the … Continue reading Moro-IP Kinship Commemoration in support of Bangsamoro

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Moro rebel camps to become zones of peace

MILF: We did not surrender BY ROGER M. BALANZA Six Moro rebel camps in Mindanao will become peaceful and productive communities after decades of being military centers of the Bangsamoro struggle. The M16-to-ploughshare switch spins off from the historic conclusion … Continue reading Moro rebel camps to become zones of peace

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Sema thanks Saudi Arabia for Maguindanao road project

By Shahana Joy E. Duerme  KORONADAL CITY — The city government of Cotabato, with the help of Saudi Arabia is set to construct a “peace diversion artery” which will serve as an alternate route connecting the city to the southern side of Maguindanao province. Maguindanao First District Rep. Bai Sandra Sema said her district is grateful to the Saudi Development Fund.   Saudi Arabia has allotted a fund worth P709.3 million from its Saudi Fund for Development which would include three long bridges that would interconnect riverside villages.  The assistance from Saudi Arabia was committed several years ago in support of … Continue reading Sema thanks Saudi Arabia for Maguindanao road project

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ARMM businessmen urge speedy signing of peace pact

    The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Business Council (ABC) wants the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to immediately sign a final peace agreement as a means to neutralize the threat posed by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM). Datu Haron Bandila, ABC chairman, said the offensives launched by the BIFM have been affecting the business community. “We want a final peace agreement that would also address the problems posed by this group. The business sector in the ARMM is worried by this turn of hostile events,” said Bandilla. Bandila said the business sector in the impoverished … Continue reading ARMM businessmen urge speedy signing of peace pact

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GPH, MILF to resolve conflict peacefully

    The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will pursue the path of peace to resolve the long-drawn Mindanao problem at the resumption of the informal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur – undaunted by a series of coordinated attacks by a breakaway rebel group apparently aimed at disrupting the peace talks. “The negotiations are proceeding with undeniable momentum,” said Marvic Leonen, chair of the GPH panel, in his opening statement at the 30th formal exploratory talks with the MILF. The GPH-MILF peace panels met in Kuala Lumpur on August 7 to continue formal exploratory … Continue reading GPH, MILF to resolve conflict peacefully

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GPH, MILF resume talks

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 7 (PNA) — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday met in the Malaysian capital for the first day of the 30th formal exploratory talks. This round of negotiations is crucial as both parties continue to build on the modest gains achieved in the previous round of talks. In April, the parties signed the Decision Points on Principles which GPH chief negotiator Marvic Leonen described as a “guide in the continuous discussion on the substantive agenda.” In July, Leonen said that both parties are “at the door of an … Continue reading GPH, MILF resume talks

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Indonesia peace monitors on GPH-MILF talks arrive in Philippines

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels Indonesian peace monitors on Sunday joined an international mission tasked to ensure that a ceasefire between the Philippines and Muslim insurgents held as both sides aim to sign a peace deal this year. The Indonesian team consisted of 10 military officials and five civilian experts on conflict prevention, and were deployed upon the request of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government. The group is the newest foreign contingent to join the mission, which consists of about 40 others from Malaysia, Brunei, Japan, Libya and the European Union. “Their arrival is an … Continue reading Indonesia peace monitors on GPH-MILF talks arrive in Philippines

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