Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim - updates

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Duterte tells disarmed MILF soldiers: Do not be disheartened

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Having been at war for much of their lives, the former Moro rebels face insecurity and uncertainty as they return to civilian life

NOT SURRENDER. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels stand guard at the entry of Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat on September 7, 2019 ahead of a weapons decommissioning ceremony. Photo by Ferdinandh CABRERA/AFP

Military rolls out red carpet for Murad before crucial plebiscite

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In a historic first, the military welcomes MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Camp Aguinaldo two months before the January 21 Bangsamoro plebiscite

HISTORIC FIRST. Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr welcomes MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, November 19. This is a return visit after MILF welcomed Galvez in Camp Darapanan in October. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena / Rappler

MILF to be transformed into NGO once Bangsamoro Basic Law passed

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:02 AM

MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim reveals the plan when asked about the future of the group after the passage and implementation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

MILF CHAIRMAN. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, MILF chairman, is upbeat about the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law under the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They extremists are creating intrigues and are sowing terror They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

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Duterte discusses Marawi crisis with MILF leaders

May 30, 2017 - 4:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help bring bring humanitarian assistance to civilians still trapped in Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte views the presentation being showed by Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año related to the current developments on the terror crisis in Marawi City during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. With them is Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Lawrence Go. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

OPAPP hopes to start work on new Bangsamoro law in January

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to name in January 2017 the members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission that is tasked to draft the Bangsamoro bill

WAITING FOR THE NAMES. Photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during the signing of the executive order creating the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Council on November 7, 2016. OPAPP file photo

Federalism? Bangsamoro law first, MILF tells Duterte

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The MILF awaits the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law Then the prospective Bangsamoro government shall serve as template of a Philippine federal state

FEDERALISM FORUM. MILF Central Committee member Ahmed Amer reads the speech of MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim. Rappler photo

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Aug 15, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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PH gov't, MILF to expand Bangsamoro Transition Council

Aug 14, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The expanded BTC which is tasked to draft a new Bangsamoro Basic Law BBL will now have 21 members the two sides say after talks in Malaysia

Gov't implementing panel chair Irene Santiago (L) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal (R) hold up copies of the joint statement after talks at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 14, 2016. Rappler photo

JICA's Bangsamoro dev't plan to create 550,000 jobs by 2022

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA turns over the final Bangsamoro Development Plan that seeks to create jobs and increase the economy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

MILF to leaders, officers: Don't participate in polls

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Aside from running MILF leaders are also not allowed to join and help in campaigns rallies and any other election related activities

MORO LEADER. MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, has been a voice of moderation. File photo from AFP

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Jul 28, 2015 - 6:03 PM

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Moro power and the MILF

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Will the MILF led movement eventually replace the clans and truly democratize Muslim Mindanao?

Bangsamoro draft bill due Monday

Aug 17, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Receiving the draft bill would allow Aquino to quickly submit it to Congress so it could be quickly passed into law and implemented before the president s term ends in mid 2016

HISTORIC DEAL. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witness the exchange of documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Peace panels: Final draft of Bangsamoro law soon

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Peace panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF end 10 day workshop in Davao without the final draft but vow to present it to President Aquino by August 18

HARD ISSUES. (From left) Government peace panel member Senen Bacani, government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Proposed Bangsamoro law still in limbo

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:48 AM

2nd UPDATE President Benigno Aquino III and MILF chief Al Haj Murad Ebrahim will meet again on the proposed law as the government and the MILF struggle to settle key differences

IN LIMBO. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has yet to arrive at a consensus on the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Rappler

Gov't, MILF end KL meeting on a 'positive note'

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Discussions in Kuala Lumpur on specific concerns pertaining to a proposed law that creates an autonomous government in Mindanao are to continue in Manila

'WORKSHOP.' Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer in a discussion with Malaysian Facilitator Tengku Ghafar and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Photo by OPAPP

Peace panels in KL to resolve issues on draft Bangsamoro law

Jul 07, 2014 - 1:55 PM

The meeting comes after Mohagher Iqbal chief negotiator of the MILF accused Malacañang of heavily diluting the proposed Bangsamoro law

PEACE PROCESS. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Aquino: 'Peace won't be snatched from my people again'

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the new peace deal is a chance to end poverty and injustice in the Southern Philippines

Palace organizes 'biggest event'

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Over 1 000 guests are invited to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the largest event organized by Malacañang Palace since the presidency of Benigno Aquino III

ALL SET. A day before the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, government officials and organizers ensure everything is set. Malacañang Photo Bureau

What happens to MILF after peace deal?

Jan 25, 2014 - 10:34 AM

The rebel group sees itself transforming into a social movement even as it works on building a political party in time for the 2016 elections

Dealing with an angry Misuari

Sep 09, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nur Misuari has accused the government of undermining the peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front But is Misuari still relevant?

Gov't, MILF to resume talks 'early July'

Jun 21, 2013 - 10:20 AM

The Philippine government and the MILF agree on this after a stalemate on the peace talks

DISCUSSIONS. The technical working group of the GPH peace panel after their discussion with their MILF counterparts. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

MILF: Focus on peace talks, not Sabah

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Murad: We are more focused on the peace process and we don’t want it to complicate [it] with the issue of Sabah ownership

MILF chief Murad Ebrahim speaks in front of the media for the first time since the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed. Photo taken by Karlos Manlupig

Aquino makes historic visit to MILF camp

Feb 11, 2013 - 6:52 AM

Two presidents before him also paid the MILF a visit but in entirely different circumstances

LASTING PEACE. In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Malacanang Palace. Malacanang photo.

DOE to award exploration contracts in Bangsamoro area

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:53 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front earlier called on the government to cancel the bidding of the exploration contracts until a wealth sharing agreement on Bangsamoro is forged

Eid’l Adha, feast of sacrifice

Oct 26, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Let this be an affirmation of our solidarity in pursuing the causes of peace and development for the greater good

'Ink on paper not enough to bring peace'

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:47 AM

President Aquino the government and the MILF admit the Framework Agreement is just an initial victory

'MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.' MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (second from left) describes the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro as the most important document in this chapter of the MILF's history. He watches the signing of the peace roadmap along with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and President Benigno Aquino III. MILF Peace Panel Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Government Peace Panel Chairman Marvic Leonen sign the deal in the presence of Malaysian Facilitator Tengku Dato'Abdul Ghafar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau.

MILF and terrorism: Hypocrisy, lies, truth

Oct 15, 2012 - 5:51 PM

For now it remains an agreement to agree – a philosophical framework that will require much work to turn into reality It marks another stage in the evolution of the MILF

Gov't, MILF sign historic peace plan

Oct 15, 2012 - 2:58 PM

Amid the celebration the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front acknowledge that much work needs to be done

HIGHLIGHTS: Signing of the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement

Oct 15, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Live updates on the signing of the GPH MILF Framework Agreement

PH govt, MILF set to sign peace roadmap

Oct 14, 2012 - 4:23 PM

In a historic move the government and the rebel group are set to sign on October 15 an agreement that would hopefully pave the way for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao