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MILF ready to contest petition vs Bangsamoro law

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front challenges the motivation of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in questioning the Bangsamoro Organic Law before the Supreme Court

Zubiri wants Bangsamoro bill passed on Marawi siege anniversary

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri works out a timeline to fulfill President Rodrigo Duterte's wish to sign the law creating the new Bangsamoro region in June

BBL HEARING. Marawi residents attend a public hearing conducted by senators on the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the MSU gym in Marawi City on January 26,2018. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a preparatory document for a proposed federal structure

EMBRACING NUR. President Duterte embraces MNLF leader Nur Misuari in Malacañang in November 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte finally names members of body to draft Bangsamoro law

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:24 PM

At least 3 MNLF members are now part of the body that will draft a law that will implement a peace deal between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front

 FORMAL WORK BEGINS. The Bangsamoro Transition Commission will revise a proposed bill creating the new Bangsamoro region. OPAPP photo

Q&A: ISIS in Southeast Asia

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Al Qaeda is a kindergarten group compared to ISIS and it has a significant and growing presence in Southeast Asia says Gunaratna

Fasting, halal, and food for thought

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Some food for thought as the nation observes Eid al Fitr or the Feast of Breaking of the Fast: Can we finally break bread and find peace?

MARANAO DELICACY. Chulyka Tauan,45, prepares palapa, a mixture of onion, chilli, and ginger.

Substitute Bangsamoro bill: Proposals from senators so far

Jun 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Here is a list of current suggestions from the Senate on the Bangsamoro bill

AMENDMENTS. What proposed changes to the Bangsamoro bill have emerged from the Senate so far? Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Half a million signatures for Bangsamoro law

Jun 23, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Meet a youth leader from Marawi City who spearheaded an effort to gather signatures in support of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law

GRASSROOTS. A 3-month signature campaign led by youth volunteers collected about 500,000 signatures pledging support for the Bangsamoro basic law. Photo from the Coalition of Moro Youth Movement

Palace not losing hope on draft Bangsamoro law

Jun 04, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The draft Bangsamoro law is not as bad as how Senate Bongbong Marcos described the Palace spokesperson says

CONTROVERSIAL BILL. Muslim groups rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, June 1, to thank the House ad hoc committee members who voted yes for the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

#HearMindanao: What is peace in Mindanao for you?

Jun 02, 2015 - 1:02 PM

What does peace in Mindanao mean to you? What do you think of the ongoing peace talks between the government and MILF?

Will Duterte run for president?

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:08 PM

During a Dipolog stop of his listening tour the mayor of Davao revealed what he would do if becomes president and reforms are not achieved in 6 months

LISTENING TOUR. Duterte visited Dapitan City and Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte, and Dumaguete City in Negros Occidental for consultations on changing the government system to federalism. Photo by Gualberto Laput

Mindanao is boiling, violence may erupt anytime – Duterte

Feb 13, 2015 - 9:54 PM

The failure of the proposed Bangsamoro law – stalled since the bloody Mamasapano clash – would be tantamount to trimming the MILF s tail says the mayor of Mindanao s biggest city

Reforms to buoy PH growth in the long term

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:10 PM

While rosy economic prospects loom for the former Sick Man of Asia analysts warn of a turnaround if serious reforms are not put in place

Bongbong Marcos suspends Bangsamoro law hearings in Mindanao

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:03 AM

2nd UPDATE But other scheduled hearings under the committee of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago focusing on the constitutionality of the proposed law pushes through

ROAD TO PEACE. Senator Marcos will head the committee that will discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

12 killed in clashes as draft Bangsamoro law reaches Congress

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The BIFF is the breakaway group of the MILF the dominant Muslim group that is negotiating a new autonomous government in Mindanao

BLACK FLAG: Al Qaeda's black flag was seized in a BIFF camp in February 2014

AFP douses fears of violence over stalled Bangsamoro law

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr gives assurances that there is close coordination between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

MILF fighters inside Camp Darapanan in Maguindanao. File photo by Karlos Manlupig.

MILF's Iqbal attends SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The President is expected to tackle the Bangsamoro draft law during his SONA

READY. The Batasang Pambansa ahead of President Aquino's 2014 State of the Nation Address. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Aquino following up on Bangsamoro law

May 24, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Recognizing that time is of the essence in the preparation of the Basic Law that will facilitate the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity the President says I am very cognizant of the urgency but I’m also understanding of the task at hand

KNOWING URGENCY. Malacañang says President Aquino is aware of the urgency of completing the Palace review of the Bangsamoro law but 'understands the task at hand.' File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr/Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Bangsamoro law first; not FOI, anti-dynasty bills'

May 05, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Malacañang the Senate and the House do not count the freedom of information and anti political dynasty bills as priority The President has higher priorities in his plate the Palace says

PRIORITIES. Leaders of both chambers of Congress met Monday, May 5, to set their agenda until June, before the 1st regular session of the 16th Congress ends. File photo by Rappler

Aquino wants fast-track work on Bangsamoro law

Jan 31, 2014 - 11:53 AM

The President tells the Bangsamoro Transition Commission to finish its work because the government has to complete the transition in time for the 2016 presidential elections