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Duterte “resurrects” Salamat Hashim; warns “fighting everywhere in Mindanao” if…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday erroneously "resurrected" Salamat Hashim, founding chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

Gov’t peace panel launches CARHRIHL monitoring committee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) – The government (GRP) peace negotiating panel on Friday launched the body that will monitor compliance with an agreement that seeks to protect the rights of...

Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be certified by the President as an "urgent" bill...

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law still in limbo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday met with Congress leaders and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the joint...

Duterte to biz sector: “There will be no peace in Mindanao for the longest...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 Sept) -- As the Marawi Crisis and martial law-in-Mindanao entered Day 110 on Saturday, the country's first Mindanawon President...

Duterte sets Sept. 14 meeting with BTC and Congress leaders on Bangsamoro Basic Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) -- President Rodrigo Duterte met with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)  in Malacanang on Monday,...

While on temporary liberty from rebellion charges, Nur faces arrest for graft

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 06 Sept) -- Charged with rebellion and violation of international humanitarian law in 2013 but granted temporary liberty since October last...

34-member panel of Lumad elders, leaders to meet with BTC  on BBL provisions

DAVAO CITY – A 34-member panel comprising Lumad (Indigenous Peoples) elders and leaders will engage the 20-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in a roundtable...

Is the BBL dead? proposed Bangsamoro law not among 28 priority bills

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 August) -- Not a priority, just an afterthought. The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), supposedly a priority measure that should be...

Draft BBL in Congress; awaits authors for filing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 August) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) finally reached Congress last week, a month after it was submitted...

At last, draft BBL transmitted to Senate, but no certificate of urgency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte...

Delay in passage of BBL expected as draft Bangsamoro law has yet to reach...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 August) -- Delay in the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is to be expected as the draft law,...

Ex-lawmaker optimistic on GRP-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – Hopes for peace remain alive because President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “not the type of a person who immediately closes his...

Where is the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 August)  -- Seventeen days after it was submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte in the presence of  the Senate President...

Duterte’s SONA makes no call on immediate passage of Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) --  Peace groups and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expected President Rodrigo Duterte to call on Congress to immediately...

Disbanding private armies in ARMM crucial to normalization

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) -- It will be difficult to convince the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to decommission their weapons if government fails...

Duterte on peace talks with NDF: “no more talk, let us fight”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) -- President Rodrigo Duterte announced Friday he is abandoning the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of...

Davao mayor to pursue localized talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will pursue a localized peace negotiation with communist rebels even if the peace talks between government...

Nur’s MNLF will no longer submit proposed ARMM amendatory law; will push for federalism...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) -- The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chair Nur Misuari will no longer submit its proposed...

Duterte to certify draft BBL as urgent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella...

Duterte: “There shall be a Bangsamoro country”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) -- "Within the context of the Republic of the Philippines, there shall be a Bangsamoro country," President Rodrigo...

MILF expects Duterte to certify draft BBL as urgent bill

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) --The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expects President Duterte to certify as urgent bill the draft...

Davao folk more hopeful on GPH-MILF peace process than with GRP-NDFP talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – Dabawenyos believe the government’s peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will more likely succeed than that with the National Democratic Front of...

BTC to submit draft BBL to President Duterte on July 18

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 05 July) --  The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will submit its draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte...

Duterte to NDF: “If you want to talk to us, then my God, please...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 July) -- “If  .. you want to talk to us, then my God, please stop killing us,” President  Rodrigo...

Bello appeals for release of IFI bishop

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Government (GRP) peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III urged the Department of Justice to review the case of detained Iglesia Filipina...

  NDF tells NPA to stop offensives against military, police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) wants the New People’s Army (NPA) to refrain from carrying out offensives...

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law signed; ready for submission to President Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) has completed its task to draft a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and...

Five-member BTC Coordinating Committee to finalize draft BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /05 June) -- The five-member Coordinating Committee of the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will meet again this weekend to finalize...

BTC chair says draft BBL “almost complete”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 June) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) crafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is "almost complete" and...

NDFP asks gov’t to resume talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) urged the government (GRP) to resume the fifth round of formal negotiations, after it...

Informal GRP-NDFP consultations to continue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Despite the cancellation of the 5th round of talks between the government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the...

5th round of GRP-NDF peace talks called off; Duterte says no to talks for...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) --  The 5th round of formal peace talks scheduled May 27 to June 2 in The Netherlands, has...

Nur Misuari’s temporary liberty extended until November 16

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 May) --  Extended for six months. The regional trial court that last year granted a six-month liberty to Nur Misuari, founding chair...

DAR chief to join GRP-NDF talks on socioeconomic reforms

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Agrarian Reform Ssecretary Rafael Mariano will participate in the fifth round of peace talks between the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front...

HR group condemns police, military for arresting Iglesia Bishop and three others

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- Human Rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao condemned the police and military for arresting last Friday in Ozamiz...

Cardinal, Deputy Speaker urge Moro leaders to come up with “single, harmonized” draft Bangsamoro...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) -- Moro leaders "must come up with a consensus" so that what is submitted to Congress in July...

MILF, MNLF leaders: no to “diluted version” of draft Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /13 May) -- Leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended their two-day meeting...

Rebs seize Army soldier in Valencia raid

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- An Army soldier was taken captive by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who raided a security agency in neighboring...

OIC convenes meeting of MNLF, MILF leaders in Jeddah; Nur a no-show

DAVAO CITY (MindNews/ 08 May) -- Leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are in Jeddah,...

Duterte’s “pessimistic” remark on the Bangsamoro peace process worries, confuses stakeholders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's statement Friday that he was "a bit pessimistic now" about the Bangsamoro peace process...

Rebels raid security agency office  in Valencia City; seize firearms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 06 May) -- Suspected communist rebels raided the Valencia City office of a security agency owned by a...

Rebs apologize, offer indemnity to civilian hit by IED

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao Region has apologized to the family of a civilian who was hit by an improvised explosive...

GRP, NDF working for consensus on truce, ‘contentious’ socioeconomic provisions — Bello

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) – The government and the National Democratic Front are finding ways to arrive at a consensus on a bilateral ceasefire and “contentious...

Mayor Sara Duterte tags NPA “terrorist” for early morning attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) -- Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the "acts of terrorism" perpetrated by the New People's Army (NPA) early Saturday morning,...

OPAPP still in the process of submitting proposed EO on transitional justice commission

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 April) -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is still in the process of getting...

Nur seeks extension of temporary liberty beyond April 27

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 April) – The founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has sought, through his lawyer, an extension of...

NPA frees cop held captive since January 29

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 27 April) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Thursday released to a group of independent ceasefire monitors, a policeman...

Dureza, Bato to cops in Bangsamoro conflict areas: coordinate with ceasefire mechanisms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) -- The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on...

Q and A. Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza: “BBL will have...

Among the Cabinet members of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, his high school classmate Jesus Gestuveo Dureza is the "veteran," having served as a member...

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