‘Premature’: SC throws out petition vs BBL

‘Premature’: SC throws out petition vs BBL

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 June) – The Supreme Court dismissed the petition which sought to declare as unconstitutional the Bangsamoro Basic Law. According to www.abs-cbnnews.c ...

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Rodriguez: quorum problems affecting June 11 target for BBL approval

Rodriguez: quorum problems affecting June 11 target for BBL approval

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez admitted Tuesday night that the issue on quorum is affecting their June 11 target to approve House Bill 5811, ...

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PEACETALK: Matching the Peace Commission with Parity of Esteem: What kind of BBL comes after politicking?

PEACETALK: Matching the Peace Commission with Parity of Esteem: What kind of BBL comes after politicking?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) -- Where is written in parchment that bloodcurdling politicians are supposed to be on God’s side of public spiritedness? President Aquino III ...

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Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law finally submitted to Congress

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law finally submitted to Congress

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 Sept) – The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is finally in Congress. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles and Bangsamoro Trans ...

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GPH, MILF: awaiting “mutual acceptance” three years after the “rejections”   

GPH, MILF: awaiting “mutual acceptance” three years after the “rejections”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 August) – August 23, 2011, Day 2 of the supposed three-day peace talks between the Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at ...

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Bangsamoro in the SONA: two minutes and two oversights

Bangsamoro in the SONA: two minutes and two oversights

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews /29 July) -- Two minutes and two oversights. Those who were anticipating an important announcement from the President on his supposed “legacy” project -- ...

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PNoy meets with BTC on draft Bangsamoro Basic Law

PNoy meets with BTC on draft Bangsamoro Basic Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III met with members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in Malacanang for nearly four hours on Thursd ...

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Former GPH peace panel chair on GPH-MILF peace process: “remain steadfast”

Former GPH peace panel chair on GPH-MILF peace process: “remain steadfast”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) – A former government peace panel chair in the negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has urged the public to “remain steadfast, ...

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GPH, MILF end four-day “workshop” in Manila; major issues unresolved

GPH, MILF end four-day “workshop” in Manila; major issues unresolved

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) -- Hopes of crafting a “mutually acceptable” draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his State of the ...

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“Compulsory reading” on Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro launched   

“Compulsory reading” on Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro launched  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) – “Transitional Justice? What’s that?“ The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) signed between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro I ...

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GPH, MILF in KL set up teams on power-sharing, wealth-sharing, territory

GPH, MILF in KL set up teams on power-sharing, wealth-sharing, territory

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) -- The peace panels of the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are back in Kuala Lumpur on a three-day “speci ...

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Bangsamoro in transition (4): Capacity building, capacity mobilization

Bangsamoro in transition (4): Capacity building, capacity mobilization

Last of four parts: Capacity building, capacity mobilization DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) – On September 9, 1996, exactly a week after the Philippine government and the Moro N ...

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A month later, draft B’moro Basic Law still under review by PNoy’s office

A month later, draft B’moro Basic Law still under review by PNoy’s office

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) -- One month. The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) to the Office of the President (OP) on A ...

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New book on “Bangsamoro” now off the press

New book on “Bangsamoro” now off the press

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) – The two-volume “Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials” published by the Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with MindaNews, is now off the ...

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Miriam and Miriam meet on Bangsamoro peace pact after Lent

Miriam and Miriam meet on Bangsamoro peace pact after Lent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) --  Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Senator Miriam Santiago will meet to discuss the Bangsamoro peace pact “after Lent,” Fer ...

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Santiago claims Bangsamoro pact  is “unconstitutional;” Ferrer says it is constitutional

Santiago claims Bangsamoro pact is “unconstitutional;” Ferrer says it is constitutional

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 April) – The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is “unconstitutional,” ...

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From the battlefields of Mindanao, Bangsamoro peace pact signed in the gardens of Malacanang

From the battlefields of Mindanao, Bangsamoro peace pact signed in the gardens of Malacanang

KALAYAAN GARDENS, Malacanan Palace (MindaNews /27 March)  -- From the battlefields of Mindanao, the 17-year old peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GPH) and the ...

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Negotiations over; GPH, MILF initial Bangsamoro pact

Negotiations over; GPH, MILF initial Bangsamoro pact

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) – After 17 years, the Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally ended peace negotiations on Saturday, March 2 ...

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After 17 years, GPH, MILF sign peace pact this month

After 17 years, GPH, MILF sign peace pact this month

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) --  The  Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)  will celebrate two significant events in the history of the Bangs ...

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SIDEBAR: March in the history of the Bangsamoro

SIDEBAR: March in the history of the Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) -- Will the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) this month and the submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Ma ...

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Iqbal to CSOs: fast-track consultations on Bangamoro Basic Law

Iqbal to CSOs: fast-track consultations on Bangamoro Basic Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 February) – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) which is drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) wants civil society organizations to “fast-track” ...

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PEACETALK: Bring the FAB home: Weave the Amakan Annex

PEACETALK: Bring the FAB home: Weave the Amakan Annex

Jeremy Simons (i-Emergence/Initiatives for International Dialogue) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 February) - With all the fanfare and back-slapping surrounding the release of the annex ...

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[SPECIAL REPORT]  The women in the Bangsamoro peace process: history, herstory

[SPECIAL REPORT] The women in the Bangsamoro peace process: history, herstory

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/28 January)  —  When the history of the peace process between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Bangsamoro is written, the story of the women who hel ...

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QUN FAYA QUN: What lies ahead at the end of the tunnel?

QUN FAYA QUN: What lies ahead at the end of the tunnel?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 January) -- On January 25, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) jointly signed the last ...

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CSOs to hold peace rallies in Mindanao in support of GPH-MILF talks

CSOs to hold peace rallies in Mindanao in support of GPH-MILF talks

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/28 January)—Civil society organizations in Mindanao will conduct simultaneous peace rallies, dubbed “Drums for Peace,” in key cities in the island on Wedne ...

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GPH, MILF extend IMT, AHJAG tour of duty by another year

GPH, MILF extend IMT, AHJAG tour of duty by another year

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/26 January) – Barely a  day after signing the last of the four annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) that would now pave the way for t ...

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Britain, EU, Japan welcome conclusion of GPH-MILF peace talks

Britain, EU, Japan welcome conclusion of GPH-MILF peace talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – The signing on Saturday of the Annex on Normalization and Addendum on Bangsamoro Waters to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) ...

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Switzerland lauds signing of last Annex, Addendum to FAB

Switzerland lauds signing of last Annex, Addendum to FAB

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – Switzerland hailed the signing of the Annex on Normalization and the Addendum on Bangsamoro Waters to the Framework Agreement on the Bangs ...

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GPH-MILF peace deal: “Let it be the real final peace agreement”

GPH-MILF peace deal: “Let it be the real final peace agreement”

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/26 January) –  Local and international communities  hailed Saturday’s signing of the last annex that would complete the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bang ...

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Mindanao reps confident Congress will pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

Mindanao reps confident Congress will pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/25 January) --  Rep. Jesus Sacdalan, the governor of North Cotabato whose province petitioned and got the Supreme Court to stop the August 5, 2008 signing ...

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GPH, MILF sign last Annex this weekend

GPH, MILF sign last Annex this weekend

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 24 January) –  From FAB to CAB. Fifteen months after signing the Framework Agreement on the Bangsmaoro (FAB), the peace panels of the Philippine governme ...

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Malaysian facilitator: GPH-MILF peace pact is “world’s showcase”

Malaysian facilitator: GPH-MILF peace pact is “world’s showcase”

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/24 January) – The Malaysian facilitator in the peace process between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) looks at ...

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Mind da News: Bridging the GAP

Mind da News: Bridging the GAP

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, January 14, 2014 – Luwaran is the official publication of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) Central Committee. This was the brainchild of Mohagher Iqba ...

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COMMENT: Yearend Notes: Time Tells No False Tale

COMMENT: Yearend Notes: Time Tells No False Tale

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 December) -- Man for all his arts may dissemble. But as time inexorably moves on, he comes to grips with truth, sooner or later, as truth comes t ...

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GPH, MILF sign Power-Sharing annex; January eyed for signing of comprehensive peace pact

GPH, MILF sign Power-Sharing annex; January eyed for signing of comprehensive peace pact

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 08 December)  -- The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels signed Sunday night the Annex on Power-Sharing to the Framework Agr ...

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GPH-MILF nego on Power-Sharing: only one issue left to resolve

GPH-MILF nego on Power-Sharing: only one issue left to resolve

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 08 December)  -- The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels were supposed to have ended talks here on Saturday but agreed to ex ...

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Bangsamoro Transition Commission and CSO sign MOA on public consultation

Bangsamoro Transition Commission and CSO sign MOA on public consultation

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 18 October) --  The Bangsamoro Transition Commission, the body tasked by the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to draft the Bangs ...

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COMMENT: Curious!  Just Curious (2)

COMMENT: Curious! Just Curious (2)

II. Standoff Not Necessary  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Oct) -- To end Part I of this series, we restated the AFP’s recapitulation of the three-week Zamboanga City standof ...

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GPH, MILF stuck on power-sharing; no deal struck this round

GPH, MILF stuck on power-sharing; no deal struck this round

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Oct) -- The government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels resumed talks Tuesday, extended it supposedly until Saturday but ended ...

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GPH, MILF  to meet for 10 days next month to finish annexes

GPH, MILF to meet for 10 days next month to finish annexes

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 25 August) – The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels on Sunday afternoon ended the four-day 19th round of talks under the th ...

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Balindong: “Bangsamoro Basic Law has to be finished as soon as possible”

Balindong: “Bangsamoro Basic Law has to be finished as soon as possible”

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 23 August) – House Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balindong and two other Mindanawon representatives sent here by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte to sit as observer ...

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Peace talks in KL

Peace talks in KL

Members of the government peace panel led by Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer pose with observers from Mindanao civil society and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission at the Palace of ...

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Optimism marks resumption of GPH, MILF talks

Optimism marks resumption of GPH, MILF talks

KUALA LUMPUR  (MindaNews/22 August) – An air of optimism  marked Thursday’s  opening of the four-day talks between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation ...

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GPH, MILF resume talks on power-sharing, normalization; observers present

GPH, MILF resume talks on power-sharing, normalization; observers present

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/22 August) --  The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels resumed talks at 9:45 a.m. today (Thursday) in this Malaysian capital in the p ...

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PNoy: poster boy for the Bangsamoro

PNoy: poster boy for the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – After Congress, Mindanao’s business sector. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has become the poster boy in the campaign for the passage of t ...

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Murad: MILF’s Central Committee will help fast-track signing of annexes

Murad: MILF’s Central Committee will help fast-track signing of annexes

DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 July) –  The Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Central Committee is willing to repeat in next month’s negotiations on the ...

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RIVERMAN’S VISTA: The Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing Annex: Constitutional Issues

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: The Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing Annex: Constitutional Issues

 QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- After initial setbacks, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have finally agreed on the arrange ...

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PEACETALK: The “unacceptable status quo” and the Annex on Wealth-Sharing

PEACETALK: The “unacceptable status quo” and the Annex on Wealth-Sharing

(Johaira Wahab is a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission. She was formerly head of the legal team of the government peace panel negotiating with the MILF. This article r ...

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Iqbal says MILF got “much more than the ARMM” for the future Bangsamoro

Iqbal says MILF got “much more than the ARMM” for the future Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) did not get everything that it proposed to the Philippine government’s (GPH) peace panel on the issue of ...

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ARMM’s Hataman renews pledge to “step aside to make way” for Bangsamoro

ARMM’s Hataman renews pledge to “step aside to make way” for Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) commended the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ...

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