‘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

TRANSITION COMMISSION COMPLETES NEW DRAFT OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

BY LILIAN C. MELLEJOR The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will submit the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte by the third week of this month. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) first vice chair and … Continue reading TRANSITION COMMISSION COMPLETES NEW DRAFT OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

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

Mindanao stakeholders hopeful for peace under Duterte

Members of civil society, including those from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), gathered in a multi-stakeholders’ consultation last July 15 to discuss the prospects of the peace process under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, expressing strong … Continue reading Mindanao stakeholders hopeful for peace under Duterte