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IP issues to be addressed in GRP-NDF nego on socio-economic reforms

IP issues to be addressed in GRP-NDF nego on socio-economic reforms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 September) -- The situation of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) will form part of discussions on socioeconomic reforms in the ongoing peace negotiations bet ...

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Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – The New People’s Army (NPA) will remain but will have a new role after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government a ...

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Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

Duterte to Army: “take full control” of the Bagani

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to “take full control” of the Bagani paramilitary units so ...

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Criteria for BTC membership finalized next week

Criteria for BTC membership finalized next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – The government peace implementing panel will finalize the criteria on membership in the Bangsamoro Transition Committee that will implement the Co ...

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GRP, NDF to finalize truce agreement next month

GRP, NDF to finalize truce agreement next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Sept) – The peace panels of the Philippine government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) will finalize a ceasefire agreement when they return to Os ...

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BUC to present peace process consultation results to Duterte

BUC to present peace process consultation results to Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) – The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) will present the results of the consultations with stakeholders on the Mindanao peace process to President Rodr ...

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GenSan City Council commends GPH, NDF for  “historic” Oslo talks

GenSan City Council commends GPH, NDF for “historic” Oslo talks

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) – The City Council has passed a resolution commending the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the “historic ...

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GPH, MILF panels begin work on passage of Bangsamoro law

GPH, MILF panels begin work on passage of Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /31 August) – The chairs of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) panels still sat across the table at the Lawin 1 room of the Waterf ...

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Duterte to Nur: “I have no intention of detaining you”

Duterte to Nur: “I have no intention of detaining you”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – “Nur, I have no intention of detaining you,” President Rodrigo Duterte said to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari, ...

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Ooopss, it’s GPH in peace process with Bangsamoro but GRP with NDF

Ooopss, it’s GPH in peace process with Bangsamoro but GRP with NDF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) -- It’s the same Philippine government but in the Duterte administration’s peace process, it’s “GPH” with the Bangsamoro and “GRP” with the Nation ...

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NPA frees 6 cops, one civilian in Surigao, Davao Oriental

NPA frees 6 cops, one civilian in Surigao, Davao Oriental

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The New People’s Army (NPA) released over the weekend six police captives and one civilian employee in three turnover sites in Davao Oriental ...

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CPP, NPA declare indefinite ceasefire

CPP, NPA declare indefinite ceasefire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Operational Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) issued ...

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Lumads caught in crossfire welcome ceasefire

Lumads caught in crossfire welcome ceasefire

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 August) -- The Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) of Bukidnon, many of them caught in the crossfire of the decades old conflict between the Philippine gov ...

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GPH-NDF’s ceasefire second after 1986

GPH-NDF’s ceasefire second after 1986

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) – Indefinite ceasefire. The Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have each declared a unilateral ceasefire that too ...

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GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) -- The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up ...

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Duterte:  “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

Duterte: “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to give guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) “money and lands” when the peace negotiations between the gove ...

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GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) -- Negotiations between the Philippine government and National Democratic Front started Tuesday with discussions on the remaining substantive agen ...

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Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- The New People’s Army will release this week five police officers held captive in the two Surigao provinces as a gesture of goodwill for the ...

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Ceasefire!

Ceasefire!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) – The guns will be silent by 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, as government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have both declared a uni ...

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CPP declares unilateral ceasefire; orders release of two captives

CPP declares unilateral ceasefire; orders release of two captives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) declared Friday evening a seven-day unilateral ceasefire starting 12:01 a.m. on August 21 to “cele ...

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NDF consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon freed for GPH-NDF talks

NDF consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon freed for GPH-NDF talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August) – Two consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) were released Friday to enable them to participate in the formal resumption of the peace ...

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Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Amalia B. Cabusao Editor in Chief, Mindanao Times UTRECHT, The Netherlands (MindaNews/15 August) – The founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is optimistic ...

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Membership in body drafting Bangsamoro law up from 15 to 21; panels begin work ASAP

Membership in body drafting Bangsamoro law up from 15 to 21; panels begin work ASAP

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/14 Aug) – Membership in the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the new Bangsamoro law has been increased from 15 to 21, “to ensure incl ...

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Dureza: “Great determination”  to move forward in Bangsamoro peace process

Dureza: “Great determination” to move forward in Bangsamoro peace process

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/ 13 August) – Their presence, in the words of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, was to show the “great determination of the Philippin ...

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How soon will the Duterte administration act on the TJRC recommendations?   

How soon will the Duterte administration act on the TJRC recommendations?  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) – How soon will the Duterte administration set up the National Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission on the Bangsamoro (NTJRCB), a bo ...

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GPH and MILF panels to meet in KL Saturday

GPH and MILF panels to meet in KL Saturday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said that the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating panels ...

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NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – Ceasefire between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) is best discussed during the first round of formal peace talks in Osl ...

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Dureza: GPH panel dealing with MILF will also deal with MNLF, etc.

Dureza: GPH panel dealing with MILF will also deal with MNLF, etc.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – The government panel that will discuss implementation of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) with the Moro Islamic Libera ...

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Duterte to NDF: stop using land mines or we stop talking

Duterte to NDF: stop using land mines or we stop talking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /07 August) – “Either you stop it or we stop talking (and) fight another 45 years.” President Rodrigo Duterte gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) an ult ...

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5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 August) -- Five soldiers and two members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), one of them a female, were killed in a series of clashes in Monkayo and Maragusan ...

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GPH, MILF to meet in KL on August 13-14; Santiago heads GPH panel

GPH, MILF to meet in KL on August 13-14; Santiago heads GPH panel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – The 10-member government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Implementing Team will meet in Kuala Lumpur on August 13 and 14 to beg ...

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Duterte: road to peace is “always rocky” but talks with NDF will continue

Duterte: road to peace is “always rocky” but talks with NDF will continue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 August) – The road to peace is “always rocky” and even if his declaration of unilateral ceasefire was not reciprocated, peace negotiations with the Natio ...

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President to spend 10 days in Mindanao

President to spend 10 days in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 August) – The country’s 16th President and first Mindanawon to lead the nation will spend 10 days in Mindanao when he returns this week from Malacanang ...

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Duterte “patiently waited” for NDF’s response; CPP calls for simultaneous declaration of unilateral ceasefire on August 20

Duterte “patiently waited” for NDF’s response; CPP calls for simultaneous declaration of unilateral ceasefire on August 20

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July ) – President Rodrigo Duterte “patiently waited” for two more hours past his 5 p.m. deadline on Saturday for the National Democratic Front (NDF) to ...

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Dureza: August 20 GPH-NDF talks in Oslo still on

Dureza: August 20 GPH-NDF talks in Oslo still on

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – The first round of formal peace talks between government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will proceed as scheduled on August 20 to 2 ...

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Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire; orders security forces on “high alert”

Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire; orders security forces on “high alert”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) --   President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered “the immediate lifting” of the unilateral ceasefire he declared on July 25 against the communist rebels a ...

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Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 29 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) 24 hours or up to 5 p..m. on July 30 to declare a ce ...

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Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds

Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a unilateral ceasefire with the communist-led New People’s Army. “We’re willing to go to the negotiat ...

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Duterte expected to set up transitional justice commission on Bangsamoro

Duterte expected to set up transitional justice commission on Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) – After a long wait, the National Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission on the Bangsamoro (NTJRCB) is expected to be finally set up und ...

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Duterte: pass Bangsamoro law ASAP, minus contentious provisions

Duterte: pass Bangsamoro law ASAP, minus contentious provisions

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 23 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte wants the enabling law for the future Bangsamoro political entity passed and implemented “bukas kaagad” (lite ...

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Dureza and Murad: a reunion across the breakfast table

Dureza and Murad: a reunion across the breakfast table

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /23 July) – From 2001 to 2003, lawyer Jesus Dureza, Presidential Assistant for Mindanao, sat across the negotiating table in Kuala Lumpur with Al Haj Murad E ...

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Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, military

Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – The resumption of peace talks between government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will help address the conflict between some of the Lumad ...

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GPH-MILF Implementing Team to meet in KL in early August

GPH-MILF Implementing Team to meet in KL in early August

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews /21 July) --- The government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will formally resume the Bangsamoro peace proces ...

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Nur still a fugitive but…

Nur still a fugitive but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 July) -- The Duterte administration will officially deal with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari, presently a fugitive, onl ...

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Peace adviser, Senate President and House Speaker attending GPH-NDF talks in Oslo

Peace adviser, Senate President and House Speaker attending GPH-NDF talks in Oslo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) – Formal negotiations between the Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panels will start on August 20 in Oslo ...

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Dureza: work on Bangamoro law will be simultaneous with shift to federalism

Dureza: work on Bangamoro law will be simultaneous with shift to federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – The roadmap to peace under the Duterte administration will neither be “federalism first and Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) if it is rejected,” nor “ba ...

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Murad seeks clarification re Duterte’s ‘federalism first before BBL’ track

Murad seeks clarification re Duterte’s ‘federalism first before BBL’ track

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews /15 July) – The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking clarification on the peace policy of the new ad ...

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“Peace is for Everyone” book of Bangsamoro stories: read, weep, hope

“Peace is for Everyone” book of Bangsamoro stories: read, weep, hope

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews /14 July) – “A very good book… I could not help but cry when I started reading the stories,’’ Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia of the Autonomous Region in ...

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Bangsamoro arena: from Congress to ConCon

Bangsamoro arena: from Congress to ConCon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The political arena for the Bangsamoro will now shift from the 17th Congress to the 2017 Constitutional Convention (ConCon) following President ...

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Federalism first; BBL if it fails

Federalism first; BBL if it fails

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 July) – Federalism first, Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) if it fails. This is the preview of the Bangsamoro peace roadmap that President Rodrigo Duterte ann ...

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