Go says gov’t committed to lasting peace, progress in Mindanao

Go says gov’t committed to lasting peace, progress in Mindanao MANILA – The government is dedicated to sustaining President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of long-lasting peace and development in the country.On Saturday, the President reiterated that commitment during the fourth anniversary … Continue reading Go says gov’t committed to lasting peace, progress in Mindanao

‘Breakaway’ MNLF group backs BOL

A faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), which emerged in the wake of an ouster move against Moro leader Nur Misuari as MNLF chairman a few years back, has thrown its support to the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). … Continue reading ‘Breakaway’ MNLF group backs BOL

House, Senate approve Bangsamoro Basic Law

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second and third reading the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which has been certified as urgent by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. With 227 affirmative votes, 11 negative votes, and 2 abstention, the … Continue reading House, Senate approve Bangsamoro Basic Law

THE DURIAN BEAT: Shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel

The shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel BY ROGER M. BALANZA Of late, our lawmakers have given assurance that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be approved by Congress by the end of May. This assurance made during  a recent … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Shining light in Mindanao’s dark tunnel

Bangsamoro Transition Commission to submit draft BBL to Duterte

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission completed on Friday, 16 June 2017, its draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, and is now ready to submit it to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo courtesy of BTC Facebook The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will submit its draft … Continue reading Bangsamoro Transition Commission to submit draft BBL to Duterte

DUTERTE TO ASK CONGRESS TO SPEED UP APPROVAL OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER  EXPANDING TRANSITION COMMISSION TO FAST TRACK MINDANAO PEACE EFFORTS Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order (EO) establishing an expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will ensure a more inclusive peace process in the country’s … Continue reading DUTERTE TO ASK CONGRESS TO SPEED UP APPROVAL OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

MISUARI VOWS TO HELP DUTERTE FIND LASTING PEACE IN MINDANAO

“You can count on us, Mr. President” BY ROGER M. BALANZA Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari pledged support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s search for lasting peace in volatile Mindanao, during a historic meeting with the President … Continue reading MISUARI VOWS TO HELP DUTERTE FIND LASTING PEACE IN MINDANAO

MINDANAOANS WARN OF REBELLION AS DUTERTE IS ‘CHEATED’ IN POLL SURVEYS

SABOTEURS BEHIND PRE-POLL SURVEYS War drums are being banged as supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte denounce results of poll surveys consistently showing the Mindanaoan presidential candidate behind the other contenders. The frustration is loudest in Mindanao bordering on warnings … Continue reading MINDANAOANS WARN OF REBELLION AS DUTERTE IS ‘CHEATED’ IN POLL SURVEYS