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Murad: MILF asked former MILF members in Maute Group to leave Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) --  In the early days of the Marawi Siege in May last year, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

Cardinal Quevedo optimistic Duterte won’t renege on vow to Bangsamoro and Congress’ final BBL...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) -- Mindanao's lone Cardinal is optimistic that President Rodrigo Duterte wont' renege on his commitment to the Bangsamoro...

Murad says BBL versions passed are “very diluted” but hopes to regain what they...

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (08 June) -- The chair of the Moro Islamic LIberation Front (MILF) has acknowledged that the versions of the...

28 legislators to craft final Bangsamoro law: 14 from Mindanao, 7 of them Moro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 June) -- Twenty-eight legislators will form the Bicameral Conference Committee that will craft the final version of the Bangsamoro...

On passage of BBL: no celebration but caution as MILF’s Murad says “struggle is...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) -- The two houses of Congress passed on Wednesday afternoon and in the early hours of Thursday their...

BBL passed by May 30, Duterte to sign it into law July 23, but...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) -- The two houses of Congress will pass their respective versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before...

Bangsamoro Basic Law update: It’s back to BTC version

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) -- The three committees handling the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in the House of Representatives on Monday approved...

House Committees vote on BBL amendments but can plenary pass law before June 1?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) -- The House Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs, and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, are meeting this week...

Bangsamoro law passed by May 2018, Congress leaders assure Duterte, MILF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) -- Leaders of the two houses of Congress on Wednesday afternoon assured President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro...

Nur Misuari to rest after 50 years of leading MNLF if…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) --  Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari wants to relinquish his post to the second...

Ateneo Presidents push for immediate passage of BTC-drafted Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) -- The Presidents of the five Jesuit-run Ateneo universities in Mindanao, Manila and Naga are calling for the...

MILF chair Murad: Senate’s proposed Bangsamoro is “generally acceptable”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 March) -- The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday said Senate Bill 1717, the substitute...

Moro CSO leaders acknowledge possibility of  ‘watered down’ BBL but…

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) -- Leaders of Bangsamoro civil society organizations acknowledge the possibility of a "watered down" version of the Bangsamoro...

Failed BBL, failed Marawi rehab will push more people into violent extremism — Moro...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 22 February) -- Leaders of Bangsamoro civil society organizations in Mindanao called on Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law...

House sets BBL public hearings on Feb. 8 to March 9 in 11 Mindanao...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 February) -- The House Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity will be conducting public...

Senators push for Bangsamoro law to “prevent another Marawi from happening”

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) -- After seeing the destruction of this city, talking to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leadership and...

Cardinal Quevedo warns of red herrings in passage of BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 January) -- Mindanao's lone Cardinal on Friday warned of red herrings as Congress deliberates on passing the Bangsamoro Basic...

Bangsamoro in federal system: not template but more of exception

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) --  The future Bangsamoro state cannot be the template when the country shifts to a federal system of...

Dureza says Duterte “ready to carve out area for Bangsamoro self rule” via EO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated he would push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

BBL versions: House and Senate

HB 092. Filed on 30 June 2016 by Rep. Bai Sandra Sema of Maguindanao, Deputy Speaker for Mindanao HB 6121. Filed on 03 August 2017...

Duterte at Bangsamoro Assembly: what’s the special session of Congress for?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 November) -- At the 1st Bangsamoro Assembly in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao last Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his campaign...

New target for passing Bangsamoro law: March 2018  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 November) -- With only nine session days left from November 27 until the two houses of Congress go on...

Bangsamoro Asssembly postponed to “third week of November”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) -- The Bangsamoro Assembly scheduled November 3 and 4 in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao has been reset to "third...

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...

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,...

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...

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: “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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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