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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"...

Duterte to BTC: “navigate the hindrances and obstructions; find a way to peace”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) -- "Navigate the hindrances and obstructions. Hanapin ninyo ang daan hanggang patungo sa kapayapaan" (Find a way to...

Members of Bangsamoro Transition Commission finally named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) --  Finally, the 21 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

GPH, MILF peace panels set date for BTC launch but who will take oath?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 February) -- The peace implementing panels of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday agreed on...

Q and A. Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu: Gusto namin na … paglaki nila...

Esmael "Toto" Magudadatu's rise to the governorship of Maguindanao in 2010 came with a very heavy price: 58 persons, including his wife, two sisters...

Q and A. ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman: “We should think of the future generations”

Mujiv Hataman of Barangay Buli-buli in Sumisip, Basilan was 10 days old  when President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos issued Proclamation 1081,  declaring martial law on...

Q and A. MNLF chair Muslimin Sema: “The prospect of peace is very bright”

Muslimin Sema's most famous photograph as commander of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Maguindanao was coming down from the mountain in Dinaig...

Q and A. MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim: “The Bangsamoro should be ahead...

Al Haj Murad Ebrahim was studying Engineering at the Notre Dame  University in Cotabato City when martial law was declared by President  Ferdinand Marcos...

Duterte meets with MILF, reiterates support for new BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 December) –  President Rodrigo Duterte met with  the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and members of its Central...

Tawi-tawi celebrates Karim’ul Makhdum Day

BONGAO, Tawi-tawi  (MindaNews / 07 Nov) – This day is yearly celebrated in the Philippines Muslim region of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

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...

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