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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Q and A. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Jr. on passing the BBL: “Conservatively, sa...

Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, Jr. sparked a major controversy 10 days after the May 9 elections last year, when the then presumptive...

Q and A. Randolph Parcasio: “After 40 years, we are now seeing the...

"I started to be involved in Bangsamoro issues when I was a new lawyer. I was 27 years old then and now I just...

Q and A. Prof. Rufa Cagoco-Guiam: “A more inclusive world after a...

Prof. Rufa Cagoco-Guiam made history in the early 1990s as the first  -- and thus far, only -- Moro woman editor in chief of...

Q and A. Fatima Pir Allian: “Ang RSD ng Bangsamoro is very much alive”

Fatima Pir Tillah Allian loves to talk about journeys. Her journey as a Moro woman, the journey of her generation, the journey of the...

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...

Q and A with Fr. Roberto Layson: ” Peace process gyud ang solusyon dili...

Fr. Roberto "Bert" Layson of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, was parish priest of Jolo, Sulu when Bishop Benjamin de Jesus was gunned down...

Ain’t easy being an MILF fighter’s wife

KABACAN, North Cotabato – Tambay Sambutuan and Baiyan Basayan arrived in the village of Cuyapon in this municipality to seek temporary shelter from the...
Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, chats with teachers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following a press briefing at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Friday, 17 March 2017. The Australian government has been supporting education in the ARMM since 2002.MINDANEWS PHOTO

Australia to give A$130M for peace efforts, education in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday announced that her government is giving the Philippines some A$40 million for...

Revisiting Old Wounds: There is Hope

KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews) – Fifty-seven-year-old Elisa Recla lived all her life in Barangay Tacub in this town. But there was a day...

Bangsamoro, No; Good Governance, Yes

On the same day the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), on 27 March 2014,...

Duterte on BBL: “I pray it would sail on still waters” in Congress

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will study the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) when the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)...

Will federalism hold the Bangsamoro hostage?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- In his inaugural speech on 30 June 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that administration “is committed to implement...

Q and A. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III: “It makes more sense to push...

On the wall of the receiving room of the office of the Senate President on the 6th floor of the Senate building in Pasay...

Q and A. BTC Chair Ghazali Jaafar: “There can be no peace if the...

Ghazali Jaafar will not say exaclty how old he is but describes himself as having graduated from high school ahead of Al Haj Murad...

BTC to hold first session on draft Bangsamoro Basic Law next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 March) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will have its first session...

Pimentel urges BTC to work “double time” on draft Bangsamoro law

PASAY CITY (MindaNews/ 01 March) --  The expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) "should now start working"...

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