GPH, MILF sign Annex on wealth-sharing

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/13 July) –  Finally.

The Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally reached an agreement on the Annex on Wealth-Sharing  at around 10:40 p.m. Saturday in Kuala Lumpur and signed the document at midnight.

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles told MindaNews at 11:03 p.m. that the panels were just “cleaning up text of the annex for signing.”

“It was signed at midnight,” MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal told MindaNews in a text message.

The Annex was signed at 12:07 a.m. Sunday, July 14.

Deles said “perseverance” led to the breakthrough.

The final nod was reached after six days of negotiations, including a two-day extension. But it actually capped an 11-month  negotiation on wealth-sharing that started in August with the technical working groups of both parties.

As of 8:30 p.m., Iqbal had told MindaNews that there were still “four to five major issues” that had to be resolved and that the government peace panel was awaiting the response of President Aquino.

The Annex on Transitional Arrangements and Modalities was signed in January, leaving only two more annexes for completion: the Annexes on Power-Sharing and Normalization.

The four annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) will complete the comprehensive peace agreement. (Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews)

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