peace process in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on peace process in Mindanao


Mindanao rights groups wary of Carlito Galvez as OPAPP chief

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao expresses concern that military chief Carlito Galvez Jr would 'militarize the OPAPP and the peace process'

NEXT PEACE ADVISER. AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr attends the Senate hearing on the proposed amendments to the Human Security  Act of 2007 on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why solidarity with Mindanao requires opposing martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:33 PM

We need to block rather than support Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao in order to pave the way for a different kind of peace that will not just benefit Mindanaoans but all Filipinos

Rally in Manila on 24, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

PH gov't, MILF start 'crucial' meetings on Bangsamoro August 13

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:27 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says that the composition of the new Bangsamoro Transition Committee is part of the agenda of the meeting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

#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?

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

BBL falls short on UN indigenous peoples rights

May 20, 2015 - 2:39 PM

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples thinks the proposed Bangsamoro law falls short in meeting the minimum international standards for the survival dignity and well being of indigenous peoples

MILF to give DOJ copy of own probe

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:07 AM

But it will only be an executive summary of its findings says MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

Photo by Mark Cristino

MILF almost done with own Mamasapano probe

Feb 17, 2015 - 6:12 PM

This will not take long says MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

SOCO and police personnel are seen January 27, 2015 inside the morgue at the headquarters of 6th Division in Datu Odin Sinsuat , Maguindanao.

SAF-MILF clash may delay Bangsamoro law passage – Drilon

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:51 PM

The Senate is set to probe the clash in Mamasapano Maguindanao that killed 44 policemen

'MISENCOUNTER.' Members of elite Police Special Action Force carry bodies of their comrade who was killed in an encounter in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, Philippines, 26 January 2015. EPA/ALTHEA BALLENTES

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

New deadline: Bangsamoro bill in Congress before Sept 13

Sep 02, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Teresita Deles says the proposed Bangsamoro law will be in Congress before President Benigno Aquino III embarks on his Europe trip

DEADLINE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has yet to file the draft Bangsamoro law to Congress. File photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Belmonte to Palace: Submit Bangsamoro bill after SONA

Jun 04, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The House Speaker says lawmakers cannot discuss the bill substantially in just 3 session days They need ample time to study the creation of a political entity more powerful than ARMM

STAKEHOLDERS. Peace supporters gather ahead of the scheduled signing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on April 20, 2014. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

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

Peace pact should shake up the status quo

Jul 09, 2013 - 7:29 AM

It is our firm conviction that a strong MILF is good for peacemaking in Mindanao

What's next for the gov't peace panel?

Nov 22, 2012 - 10:25 PM

The peace negotiations with the MILF have always been the result of teamwork say government negotiators

Swiss experts to clear unexploded bombs

Nov 15, 2012 - 5:09 PM

As part of the peace process Swiss experts have been asked to help clear unexploded bombs in Mindanao

MILF welcomes Obama's re-election

Nov 08, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The MILF welcomes President Barack Obama s re election noting he has been supportive of the peace process in Mindanao

PEACE ALLIES. MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim in Camp Darapanan, Maguindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Songs and games for peace

Oct 30, 2012 - 2:59 PM

Celebrity peace ambassadors visit residents of Aleosan North Cotabato to bring music games and peace

Celebrity Peace Ambassadors visit Aleosan, North Cotabato in the first of a series of immersion activities organized by the Office of the President Adviser on the Peace Process.

MILF: Put off oil exploration bids in Liguasan

Oct 30, 2012 - 1:17 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front asks the government to put off oil exploration bids in central Mindanao

What's in Navarre, Spain?

Oct 24, 2012 - 4:35 PM

A delegation led by the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles embarked on a trip to Spain to study the local police mechanisms in Navarre that can serve as a model for the future Bangsamoro police force

Navarre's police system can provide lessons that will guide the future Bangsamoro police set up

200 families flee Cotabato village

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:58 AM

More than 200 families flee a village in North Cotabato after a gunfight between soldiers and members of the BIFM

CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE. Residents of Kabacan, North Cotabato, in an evacuation center. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera

'No armed group can disrupt peace process'

Oct 22, 2012 - 7:41 PM

The head of the International Monitoring Team believes there are no groups that have the capacity to disrupt the peace process between the government and the MILF

BREAKAWAY: Members of the BIFM, a breakaway group, downplay the peace process between the government and the MILF. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

MILF warns breakaway group vs attacks

Oct 08, 2012 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Once the peace deal is signed the BIFM will be considered an outlaw says the MILF

BREAKAWAY. Members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement inside their camp in Datu Saudi, Maguindanao, on October 7, 2012. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

MILF sees 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Sep 24, 2012 - 2:54 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front says it is 85 percent sure of a peace agreement with the Aquino government by the end of the year

2 JI leaders now in MILF territory - reports

Jul 17, 2012 - 3:59 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Two top terrorist leaders are said to be hiding in Lanao del Sur a known MILF stronghold This poses a new challenge to the peace process