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100 days of Marcos Jr.: still no National Amnesty Commission 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 October)  -- After 100 days in office, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has yet to name the seven-member National...

Iqbal urges Marcos to hasten amnesty program for MILF members

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 09 October 2022) –  The chair of the Peace Implementing Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is...

Non-Moro IP women assert agenda for the Bangsamoro IP Code

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 October) -- “We have been waiting for three years for the passage of the Indigenous Peoples’ (IP)...

Bangsamoro desk in MinDA main office in Davao; MinDA desk in BARMM 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) – A Member of Parliament (MP) has filed a resolution at the Parliament of the Bangsamoro...

Bill seeks to declare Cotabato City as BARMM’s permanent seat 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – The first bill filed in Parliament under the new Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA2) seeks to...

Proposed Bangsamoro Electoral Code: 25 is minimum age for Chief Minister 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /25 September) –  The minimum age requirement to be elected Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

Bangsamoro Parliament: no majority, no minority, ‘just one BTA’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) – When the 80-member Parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) begins its regular sessions this...

Photographs, Memories and Trajectories: the Bangsamoro on September 15, 2032 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) – Three elections to the 80-member Bangsamoro Parliament shall have passed by September 15, 2032, the...

Marcos to the Bangsamoro: “We walk this path together”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) – “We walk this path together” even if the path to lasting peace is difficult, President...

Leonen: “The Supreme Court finally comes to the Bangsamoro”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 September) – Seven justices of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, visited Marawi City on September...

Nur – Murad meeting: “A great day for the Bangsamoro homeland” 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 September) – “This is a great day, a great day for the Bangsamoro homeland,” the 83-year-old Nur...

Marcos to address Bangsamoro Transition Authority in Cotabato City on Sept. 15

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 September) – President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is the special guest at the inaugural session of the Parliament...

Children of the Bangsamoro Revolution: their battlefield is Parliament (2)

SPECIAL REPORT Last of two parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 September) -- Nurredha Misuari  says that in the meeting with Presidential Peace Adviser...

Children of the Bangsamoro Revolution: their battlefield is Parliament (1)

SPECIAL REPORT1st of two parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 September) – The fathers waged an armed revolution, hunted in the battlefield...

Galvez: “BTA of a united BARMM” to “harmonize” all Bangsamoro peace agreements 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 September) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez refers to the newly-constituted Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) as the...

Galvez says MILF and MNLF “united” under the new BTA

AWANG, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 21 August) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez sees a “brighter outlook” for the Bangsamoro...

Pacquiao on peace talks with NDF: problems are not resolved if we don’t talk

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 February) –  If he had not become a boxer, Emmanuel Pacquiao  would probably have taken up arms and join...

Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be certified by the President as an "urgent" bill...

Duterte to certify draft BBL as urgent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella...

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...

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...

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...
MURAD MEETS PRESS. MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim faces a press conference at the MILF headquarters in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Saturday, October 27. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More

MILF chair seeks help from all international NGOs, communities

DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao  (MindaNews/30 October) -- Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim urged all international non-government organizations (NGO) and...

Biz group urges joint gov’t, MILF action against BIFF

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — A business group in Mindanao on Tuesday urged the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) Front to jointly...

PNoy says signs augur well for GPH-MILF peace talks but …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) --  It merited  a paragraph in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), a slight improvement from last year’s complete...

ARMM polls to proceed as scheduled; GPH, MILF now inching “closer to the...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (MindaNews/18 July) –  The Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front  peace panels ended their three-day talks here Wednesday with  a...

Tengku on GPH, MILF: “same page now, but different paragraphs”

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (MindaNews/18 July) –  “On the same page now, but different paragraphs.” This was how Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed...

Murad: MILF has ok’d three-year transition period instead of six

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 July) –  From independence to autonomy, from six years to three years. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has...

Moro leaders bid for ‘higher unity’ as breakthrough in GPH-MILF talks seen

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/09 July) --  Bangsamoro leaders bid for greater unity over the weekend through a three-day dialogue facilitated by the Moro Islamic...

A tortuous path to peace: MILF to hold Bangsamoro assembly this weekend

THE LONG road to peace takes a short detour to Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, this weekend as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) holds what it calls the “Bangsamoro General Assembly” at its center of gravity in Central Mindanao.

OIC execs to join MILF meeting

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is all set to host an important gathering in line with the bid...

GPH, MILF: status quo unacceptable; will work for new political entity to replace ARMM

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/24 April) – Declaring that the “status quo is unacceptable,” the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels today agreed...

Fr. Mercado to GPH peace panel: Abandon the “3 for 1” formula

 COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/01 April) --  The executive director of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG)  here wants the government peace panel  (GPH) to...

OIC to sit as observer in GPH-MILF peace talks

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) -- The Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front  (MILF)  ended their three-day peace negotiations Wednesday with no significant...

GHP to MILF: It’s still the ARMM

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/19 March) –  The Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) resumed peace negotiations in Kuala Lumpur Monday morning, 12...

Where have all the young men and women gone, 44 years after the Jabidah...

Last of two parts DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19March) – By early 2001, the Aquino administration set out to have the August 8, 2011 elections in the...

GPH, MILF resume peace talks in KL 12 days before end of 1st...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) –  The Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels resume negotiations Monday in Kuala Lumpur,...

Where have all the young men and women gone, 44 years after the Jabidah...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) -- Where have all the young men and women gone, 44 years after the Jabidah Massacre sparked a revolution to liberate the Bangsamoro Homeland?

GPH, MILF panels to meet again in March

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/15 February) – The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels have agreed to invite two consultants each when...

A Valentine’s Day surprise for the MILF from the women in the GPH peace...

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/15 February)  --  Only women could have thought of what could be a first, worldwide, in contemporary peace-making history: a Valentine’s gift...

MILF: “We want to finish this process as soon as possible”

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/10 January) -- The two panels are on the same page: government peace panel chair Marvic Leonen wants a peace agreement with...

GPH names 2 new peace panel members

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 January) – The government peace panel has named two of its consultants in the negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

The women in the GPH-MILF peace talks

KUALA  LUMPUR (MindaNews/11 December) – First there was only one: Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, University of the Philippines professor of political science,  the lone woman...

GPH, MILF peace panels end three-day talks; will return to KL in January

KUALA LUMPUR  (MindaNews/07 December) – The Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels will return here next month after meeting with their...

New peace formula emerging in GPH-MILF talks

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/06 December) – There is no mention of “three for one” or “Bangsamoro substate”  in the ongoing three-day peace talks between the...

MNLF, MILF meet in Jeddah as GPH, MILF meet in KL

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews/06 December)  -- While the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels are meeting here,  representatives of the Moro...

IMT and GPH, MILF ceasefire committees meet to set date for Al-barka probe

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) --  The ceasefire committees of the government peace panel (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are meeting with...

GPH, MILF peace panels agree to “move forward on substantive agenda”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Nov) – The Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels agreed in Kuala Lumpur today (Thursday) to...

Run for peace, Caravan for peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Oct) --  The methods differ but the calls remain the same: No to all-out war, Yes to Peace. “Running priest” Fr. Robert...

No pursuit operations against MILF in Basilan; AFP files complaint with CCCH

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 October) --  The military is not undertaking pursuit operations against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Basilan but has filed...

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