DUTERTE, MISUARI set to finalize new GPH-MNLF peace panel next month

PEACE TALKS The government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) will be finalizing next month the creation of a peace coordinating committee to help resolve conflict in Mindanao. PRRD MEETS NUR. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to … Continue reading DUTERTE, MISUARI set to finalize new GPH-MNLF peace panel next month

‘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

DUTERTE TURNS DOWN MISUARI, MNLF OFFER TO FIGHT TERRORISTS

NOT NOW President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, June 7,  said  that his administration is not yet ready to allow government-friendly Moro fighters to join the military in the fight against the Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorist groups in Marawi City. … Continue reading DUTERTE TURNS DOWN MISUARI, MNLF OFFER TO FIGHT TERRORISTS

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