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Peace Process

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...

MILF rebels demand return of handgun seized by police in Maguindanao

PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/24 April) – About 50 guerrillas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) led by Datu Solaiman Dimatuntay arrived at the local police station...

Rebels attack soldiers in Aliwagwag Falls; 1 soldier injured, 2 rebels slain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 April) -- Around 40 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a group of soldiers deployed at...

Misuari’s temporary liberty ends April 27; MNLF working on extension

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) --  The six-month temporary liberty granted  by the court  to Nur Misuari, founding chair of the Moro National...

NPA frees 2 Army soldiers in Davao Sur

MATANAO, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/19 April) -- Two non-commissioned officers of the Philippine Army regained their freedom on Wednesday, after almost three months of...

Duterte to name 25 members of ConCom for Charter Change when… 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will name the 25 members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) that would review the 1987 Constitution...

Duterte will certify for urgent passage only one draft Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will call all Moro revolutionary leaders to a meeting to come up with a...

Murad: May 18 deadline to submit draft BBL to OP is from Pres. ...

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 09 April) -- The May 18 deadline to submit the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to the...

GRP, NDF agree on free land distribution under agrarian reform in CASER talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 April) – Free land distribution will be the basic principle of agrarian reform as one of the elements of the Comprehensive...

Gov’t. NDF sign interim joint ceasefire agrement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 April) -- The Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) signed Wednesday an interim joint ceasefire agreement which will...

BTC sets up committees to begin crafting draft BBL

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April 2017) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)  has set up six committees to begin crafting the draft Bangsamoro...

NDF: CASER first, then ceasefire, or sign both simultaneously

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) --  The National Democratic Front (NDF) wants the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER) signed first before the...

NPA eyed in burning of trailer truck in Makilala

UPDATED MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 04 April)- -- A trailer truck loaded with bananas was "intentionally burned" by suspected New People's Army (NPA) along...

NPA eyed in burning of trailer truck in Makilala

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 04 April)- -- A trailer truck loaded with bananas was "intentionally burned" by suspected New People's Army (NPA) along...

Duterte renews conditions as GRP-NDF peace panels begin 4th round in The Netherlands

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) -- As government casualties mount, President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday renewed his conditions for the peace...

BTC meets April 3 to 5 to set up committees, begin work on draft...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will convene in Cotabato City on April 3-5 to adopt its internal...

NDF indicts PNoy, North Cot officials on Kidapawan dispersal; Duterte says “that’s for the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- The National Democratic Front in Southern Mindanao indicted former President Benigno S. Aquino III, North Cotabato Gov....

CPP says ceasefire declarations should be reciprocal

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 April) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday said it did not issue a declaration of interim ceasefire...

Draft Bangsamoro law: 48 days to May 18, 115 days to the July 24...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) -- As it was in the Aquino administration, so it is under the Duterte administration: it is still a race...

‘War is not an option’

BALINDONG, Lanao del Sur  – Entering the camp of Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader Abdulrahman Macapaar, more popularly known as Commander Bravo, in the...

Preps for MILF decommissioning underway

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – Preparations for the decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatants are now underway to speed up the process once...

Sans truce, expect NPA attacks even as peace process moves on — Sec. Bello

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – Expect the New People’s Army to launch attacks even while the peace process is ongoing because the rebels want...

Thanks for the tractors but a political problem requires a political solution – Jaafar

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- The government (GPH) must deliver a “political solution” to end the Bangsamoro armed struggle by fully implementing...

“We will make Bangsamoro Basic Law our priority” – Alvarez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) --  The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once the 21-member...

BTC skeds April 3-5 session to draft Bangsamoro law; awaits release of budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has been saying the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is "about to complete" the draft...

CPP vows unilateral ceasefire before March 31; written ceasefire, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) --  The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it will support the forging of a bilateral ceasefire...

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