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FULL TEXT: AFP chief Carlito Galvez Jr's speech at turnover rites

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:51 AM

'While we give primacy to peace, we will never hesitate to use our might when innocent civilians are threatened and attacked,' says Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hands over the command saber from outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero to newly-installed AFP Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr. during the AFP Change of Command Ceremony at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on April 18, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ateneo presidents urge lawmakers to 'immediately' pass BBL

Mar 17, 2018 - 4:09 PM

'We implore our legislators not to delay such passage any further,' Ateneo presidents across the country urge Congress

BRING BACK BBL. Muslim women advocate the passage of the contentious Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). File photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

House leadership files Bangsamoro commission's BBL version

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The original timeline of the bill targets its passage in the House on third and final reading by December 2017

BBL PUSH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Dureza hopes no more Palace 'tinkering' of BBL draft

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appeals to Muslims in Mindanao: Resist extremism

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The President asks Mindanaoans to avoid extremism because it will destroy all of us

MINDANAO'S MAN. President Rodrigo Duterte believes extremism could tear the country apart. File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PPD

Duterte urged to create Bangsamoro transitional justice commission

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The commission is expected to help address deep rooted grievances of the Bangsamoro people which President Rodrigo Duterte often talks about

PEACE FOR MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte frequently mentions historical injustices committed against Muslims in Mindanao. File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte and Misuari discuss possible meeting in Malaysia

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:42 PM

To make the meeting possible President Duterte says he will order the police and military not to implement the warrant of arrest against the MNLF leader

Gov't, MILF to resume peace talks August 30 in Davao City

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Future talks between the two panels will be held in the Philippines says Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza

TALKING PEACE FOR MINDANAO. Government peace panel members and MILF peace panel members meet in Malaysia to resume talks on the Bangsamoro peace process. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Duterte targets meeting with Misuari in 2017

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:27 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to troops in Jolo Sulu the stomping ground of the Abu Sayyaf

WHEN WILL THEY MEET? President Rodrigo Duterte says a meeting with MNLF chairman Nur Misuari would be crucial to the success of the Mindanao peace process

Duterte: Pass Bangsamoro law minus 'constitutional issues'

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte urges the 17th Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law BBL because it is the only solution to the historical injustice in Mindanao

With BBL 'dead,' transitional justice key to Mindanao peace efforts

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:27 PM

While the proposed BBL was not passed in the 16th Congress the Third Party Monitoring Team of the Bangsamoro peace process says there has been progress in efforts to achieve peace in Mindanao

WORKING FOR PEACE. Peace negotiators say the support of the international community is essential in the peace process. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Bangsamoro basic law: Forgotten battle?

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

We are comforted by our undying aspiration for peace and justice

HOPE. Even though it seems like Filipinos have forgotten the BBL, the Moros still hold on to the hope that they would have peace. Image courtesy of Alejandro Edoria

Group pushes for 'realistic and doable' Bangsamoro plan

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance calls on the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to accept the hard reality that a full implementation of the agreement is not possible now

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Jun 15, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Decommissioning of rebel firearms begins June 16

Jun 11, 2015 - 7:09 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will witness the turnover of the first batch of Moro Islamic Liberation Front firearms in Maguindanao

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, in the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

Drilon eyes September passage for Bangsamoro bill in Senate

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon opposes the opt in provision

TIMETABLE. Muslim groups call for the immediate passage of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmakers file treason complaint vs peace negotiators

May 28, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Peace negotiators from the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are named in the complaint

File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino willing to meet senators on Bangsamoro bill

May 25, 2015 - 5:10 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reminds legislators about the urgency of passing the proposed Bangsamoro basic law as soon as possible

FINAL STRETCH. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) 2015 at the Marikina Elementary School (MES) in Shoe Avenue, Santa Elena, Marikina City on Monday (May 25, 2015). Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

What happens when peace processes fail or succeed?

May 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Failed peace processes have consequences While each peace process is unique experiences from other countries that have witnessed violent conflict offer important insights

Non-Moro indigenous peoples aren't second class citizens - Part 2

May 21, 2015 - 11:16 PM

It is unacceptable to see a law which relegates non Moro indigenous peoples as second class citizens in their own ancestral domains and territories

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Apr 29, 2015 - 7:47 PM

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FULL REPORT: Peace Council on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Read the full report of the Malacañang convened group below

FULL REPORT. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council face lawmakers during the final public hearing for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on April 27, 2015.

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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:57 PM

An Indonesian court rejects Filipino maid’s second case review The Nepal quake death toll rises to at least 3 200 Former common opponents of Mayweather and Pacquiao say Mayweather will win

Peace Council: Bangsamoro law constitutional, acceptable

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:43 PM

House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law chair Rufus Rodriguez however maintains his position on deleting 8 provisions of the proposed law

RECOMMENDATIONS. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council answer questions from lawmakers during the hearing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representative in Quezon City on April 27, 2015.

BIFF threatens to attack North Cotabato capitol

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:40 AM

If we will have the chance we will not only raid the town or city halls but we will also attack the provincial capitol says BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry Mama

RENEGADE. Ameril Umbra Kato, leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. File photo by Agence France-Presse

BIFF: We will seize more gov't firearms

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Unlike the MILF the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters say they will not return the weapons of SAF troopers as these were seized in a legitimate encounter in Mamasapano town

RENEGADE. Ameril Umbra Kato, leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Give peace a chance – Gov't and rebel negotiators

Jan 31, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Both sides say talks on disarming the rebels have made progress and they vow not to waver in implementing an accord on the voluntary surrender of weapons

PEACE GAINS. The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at the signing of the historic peace agreement in March 2014. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pope Francis endorses Mindanao peace process

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:05 PM

I express my trust that [this] will result in just solutions in accord with the nation s founding principles and respectful of the inalienable rights of all

DIALOGUE. His Holiness Pope Francis gives the Apostolic Blessing during the General Audience of senior Government Officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace for the State Visit and Apostolic Journey to the Republic of the Philippines on Friday, January 16, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan /Malacañang Photo Bureau

The youth's role in the Bangsamoro and nation-building

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The Bangsamoro people just like their Filipino brothers and sisters had suffered enough They deserve to be given their fair share of economic growth and democratic governance We all deserve that don’t we?

Peace deal sends ARMM investments to all-time high

Jun 16, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Following the signing of a final peace pact between the national government and Muslim rebels more investors are pouring capital into the ARMM

Gov’t settles DepEd-ARMM’s unpaid GSIS premiums

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The budget department will release a total of P991 4 million for unpaid GSIS premiums of DepEd ARMM personnel so they can enjoy all their due benefits

After peace deal, ARMM investments soar

May 29, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Investments in the first 5 months already exceeded the total for the whole of 2013

Bangsamoro challenge: Open up the process

May 26, 2014 - 10:07 AM

People need to feel that they own they process that they can genuinely participate in its mechanisms and not only to agree or express support

Aquino hopes Bangsamoro agreement can promote peace in ASEAN

May 11, 2014 - 10:15 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro will serve as a model to other countries dealing with separatist groups

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rappler Newscast | April 15, 2014

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Luzon power supply tight till Wednesday MILF slams military for disrupting peace Washington Post The Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

Miriam: I’m not out to scuttle Bangsamoro deal

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Santiago takes a constructive tone saying she is engaged in forward thinking about the consequences of the deal

WITHSTAND SCRUTINY. Santiago says she just wants to ensure that the Bangsamoro deal withstands scrutiny in court. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | April 2, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Sen Guingona calls for disbarment of lawyers involved in the pork barrel scam Sen Santiago: Bangsamoro deal is unconstitutional Quake triggers a tsunami in Chile

My Mindanao: Peace at long last?

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I believe that a new breed of Muslim leaders visionaries and intellectuals will be the catalyst for change

SCARS. The front part of Sta. Barbara Elementary School in central Zamboanga City is tattered by bullets from the siege. Photo from JR Lopez Gonzales

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A breakaway group of the MILF promises to continue the fight for independence

Rappler Newscast | March 27, 2014

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:07 PM

PH gov t and the MILF sign the Bangsamoro peace agreement MILF chief: peace deal is their “crowning glory” Egypt’s army chief to run for president

Filipino Muslims celebrate Kalilang Festival in Quiapo

Mar 27, 2014 - 9:02 PM

Held rarely the Kalilang Festival is celebrated by Filipino Muslims to commemorate the historic signing of the peace pact between the government and the MILF

TIMELINE: The long road to the Bangsamoro region

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:55 AM

2nd UPDATE The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is signed March 27 2014 Since then the next step of the journey the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has gone through major roadblocks

Aquino sees Cardinal Quevedo as ally

Mar 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III praises Orlando Cardinal Quevedo – who has expressed distrust towards the Aquino administration – for backing the government s peace process

CHED gets P1B for PDAF scholars, projects

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Almost half of the P1 05 billion will go to scholarships with the biggest allotments for Calabarzon Central Luzon Western Visayas and the ARMM

Congress commits to pass Bangsamoro law this year

Feb 06, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon reminds the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that the basic law they are drafting should not require amending the Constitution

GPH-MILF peace deal: Groundwork begins

Feb 03, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to Miriam Coronel Ferrer Yasmin Busran Lao and Senen Bacani of the government s peace panel

Military captures BIFF strongholds, extends operations

Jan 30, 2014 - 3:39 PM

The death toll in the Maguindanao clashes rises to 41 as of Thursday morning January 30 The military says 40 BIFF members and one soldier are killed

RENEGADE. Ameril Umbrakato leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. AFP file photo

Rappler Newscast | January 27, 2014

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace Soldiers attack MILF breakaway units Ukraine eyes state of emergency

HIGHLIGHTS: Gov't, MILF signing of arms agreement

Jan 25, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The signing of the firearms agreement brings both sides closer to a comprehensive peace deal

Rappler Newscast | January 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Bangsamoro peace panels close to a final peace agreement ERC Chief Ducut not quitting Intellectual property expert cites cybercrime law problems