Bangsamoro peace process - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bangsamoro peace process


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

MILF on stalled talks: 'Frustrated, angry'

Jun 17, 2013 - 7:03 AM

What s causing the peace talks delay? Wealth and power sharing

Malaysian peace monitors in PH despite standoff

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:46 PM

Malaysian troops arrive in Mindanao to act as peace keepers amid the tense Sabah standoff

Gov't, MILF eye final peace deal by April

Feb 28, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Both sides signed the 1st of 4 annexes for the comprehensive agreement