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Norwegian facilitator 'cautiously optimistic' about PH, NDF talks

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum brings her experience from the successful Colombian peace talks to the Philippine peace process

FACILITATOR. Norwegian envoy Elisabeth Slattum

Tiamzons’ release proves Duterte sincerity – Dureza

Aug 19, 2016 - 4:11 PM

The government panel looks forward to intense negotiations in Oslo next week

Political prisoners Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet colleagues with clenched fist after their release from the custodial center inside the Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte calls Joma Sison 'arrogant'

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte issues provocative statements aimed at his former teacher and the Communist Party of the Philippines

CAPIZ CAMP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte obliges a group shot with soldiers at Camp General Macario B. Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, on August 5, 2016. Photo from PTV4

Marcos: Iqbal alias mocks gov't, peace process

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Will the controversy over MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal s use of an alias cloud Senate hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law?

'FICTITIOUS PERSON.' Senator Marcos refers to MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal as "this person who is known as Iqbal" and a "fictitious person" due to his use of an alias. File photo from Senate PRIB

Peace be with us

Mar 14, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The simple fact is there is no other option but peace Without peace there is no economic and social development not only in Mindanao but also in the entire country Truly there are no real winners in war

MILF to submit Mamasapano report to Malaysia first

Feb 25, 2015 - 3:34 PM

MILF first vice chairman Ghazali Jafaar says this is in accordance with the protocols in the peace process where Malaysia acts as third party facilitator

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Philippine police commandoes load a truck with body bags bearing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, on January 26, 2015. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

Iqbal: MILF will help gov’t find Usman

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:25 PM

In his first appearance at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash the MILF chief negotiator says his group is committed to help track down terrorist Abdul Basit Usman and reiterates the importance of the peace process

PRESENT. Chief MILF peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal attends the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash on February 12, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PNP-SAF commander relieved over 'misencounter'

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says a total of 44 cops were killed in the clash in Maguindanao

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CBCP declines request to mediate gov't-NDFP talks

Nov 09, 2014 - 7:11 PM

The CBCP says there is trepidation on their part stemming from doubts about the degree of cohesiveness that exists between the top echelons of the Front and local cadres of the New People s Army

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila/CBCPNews

Gov't, MILF asked: Submit draft law in August

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says this way Congress can still meet the administration s timeframe on the creation of the Bangsamoro region

'SUBMIT ASAP.' Senate President Franklin Drilon asks the MILF and the Palace to submit by the end of August the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Left: Resume peace talks now

Apr 04, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Militant groups urge the Aquino administration to resume peace talks with National Democratic Front and to release political prisoners and NDF consultants

Congress: We can’t afford mistakes in Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Lawmakers say their challenge is to craft a bill that is constitutional and promotes economic growth in the Bangsamoro

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

Palace, military: BIFF still a threat

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The military says it is expecting retaliatory attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF but there s no need to heighten an alert status

BREAKAWAY GROUP. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) standing guard during a clandestine press conference at Camp Omar, in the town of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao. August 2011. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Military ends weeklong offensive vs BIFF

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The military announced the end of its offensive against the BIFF meant to remove spoilers in the peace process

Wealth-sharing top issue in Bangsamoro law

Jan 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says the power sharing and wealth sharing agreements will unlock the mysteries of the future Bangsamoro law

KEY ISSUES. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says the power-sharing and wealth-sharing agreements of government and MILF will "unlock the mysteries" of the Bangsamoro law. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Guess who's 45?

Dec 26, 2013 - 8:34 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines turns 45 and says it s still in fighting form

Photo wRap: Dwight Howard, Lady Liberty and #PeaceTalks

Jul 16, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Dwight Howard signs with Houston Rockets Lady Liberty is 126 and haunting portraits of homeless people round up the past two weeks in photos

GPH-MILF must agree

Jul 13, 2013 - 1:23 AM

Muslim Mindanao has the highest levels of poverty and infant and maternal mortality and some of the lowest rates of life expectancy and educational attainment

MILF on stalled talks: 'Frustrated, angry'

Jun 17, 2013 - 7:03 AM

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

TransCom: 'Sabah is beyond our mandate'

Apr 03, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Members of the Transition Commission say the Sabah question is a bilateral issue between the Philippines and Malaysia

CEREMONIAL OPENING. Members of the Transition Commission, led by its chair Mohagher Iqbal (11th from Left), along with Sen Teofisto Guingona (9th from left), Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (10th fromt left), Sec Teresita Deles (12th from left) and Rep Jesus Sacdalan (13th from left). Photo by Angela Casauay

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

Drilon sees peace deal within Aquino term

Feb 10, 2013 - 2:12 PM

The President will finish the peace process before he leaves office in 2016 according to Senator Franklin Drilon

Government, MILF resume talks in KL

Jan 21, 2013 - 10:13 AM

The peace panels of both the Government of the Philippines GPH and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF are set to resume the peace negotiations Monday January 21 in Kuala Lumpur

NEGOTIATIONS. Tengku Datu Ab Ghafar Tengku bin Mohamed, the Malaysian third-party facilitator, chats with members of the GPH delegation during a break in the third day of the 34th GPH-MILF Formal Exploratory Talks. Photo from OPAPP's Facebook account

#TalkThursday with Lord David Trimble: Negotiating peace

Nov 15, 2012 - 4:03 PM

Rappler talks to Lord David Trimble 1998 Nobel Peace Prize awardee in this edition of TalkThursday

Rappler talks to Lord David Thimble for #TalkThursday

How Bin Laden affected Maria Ressa, Ces Drilon

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:58 AM

The launch of Bin Laden to Facebook turns into an emotional reunion for author Maria Ressa and an ABS CBN news team

'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.

Gov't, MILF return to negotiating table

Oct 16, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Both panels will now have to hammer out details on power sharing wealth sharing and normalization in November talks

Conclusion: Understanding the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement

Oct 12, 2012 - 7:04 AM

It is significant that after several decades the MILF the largest armed group representing the Bangsamoro people has finally relinquished its desire to secede and establish its own separate State

Understanding the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement

Oct 11, 2012 - 11:51 AM

The failure of the ARMM to deliver basic services is attributed to its overdependence on the central government for budgetary support This is why the negotiating parties decided to replace it altogether with the Bangsamoro

Peace talks resume after deadly attacks

Aug 07, 2012 - 7:05 PM

Peace talks between the government and the MILF resume after a splinter MILF group attacked towns in Maguindanao

MILF to hold big rally; gov't closely watching

Jul 06, 2012 - 7:56 AM

GPH Peace Panel Chairman Marvic Leonen says he is cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Gov't, MILF talks reach 'substantive stage'

Feb 15, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Will they sign a peace agreement by end of March?

CRITICAL STAGE. The GPH delegation led by chief negotiator Marvic Leonen confers informally during a break on the 2nd day of the the 25th GPH-MILF Formal Talks in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, February 14. (Photo courtesy of OPAPP)

Gov't negotiators question MILF's 'law-enforcement actions'

Feb 13, 2012 - 8:16 PM

Both panels resume formal exploratory talks in KL

CONTINUING TALKS. The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels resume the formal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday, February 13. (File photo courtesy of OPAPP)

GPH-MILF peace talks ‘substantive’ but consistency needed

Feb 04, 2012 - 7:20 PM

A lecture by the government s peace process chief prompts desire to end Mindanao conflict

HOPEFUL. Teresita Quintos Deles of the Office of the President on the Peace Progress believes the government and the MILF can come up with an agreement.

Feuding MILF leaders settle clan feud

Jan 21, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Land row affects dozens of families

LAND ROW. Map of Tulunan, Cotabato (courtesy of Wikipedia)