MUNAI, Lanao del Norte, June 6, 2019 – Residents of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Bilal shared a meal with Christian visitors in the spirit of interfaith unity as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, the culmination of the month-long observance of Ramadan Wednesday.
MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE (June 3, 2019) – We are Bangsamoro.
This is the mindset of residents here who, despite their municipality not being included in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), expressed their solidarity with the people of the region.
49thIB, BUTIG, LANAO DEL SUR (June 1, 2019) – This is where everything started.
The Maute brothers, the main perpetrators of the Marawi siege, were natives of this remote agriculture municipality. This is the very same grounds where the ISIS flag was first hoisted and the scene of the initial gun battles between the terror group and government troops.
MARAWI CITY, May 24, 2019 – “We are on our way to being well. We are finally learning what peace is all about,” Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra declared as residents here commemorated the siege that occurred two years ago.
Although the full extent of the rehabilitation process has yet to be completed, Gandamra urged the people in Marawi to put more emphasis on social healing. (more…)
ILIGAN CITY, May 22, 2019 – Nobody imagined this day would come.
All of them were seated side by side, as they exchanged views and shared anecdotes like old-time friends.
Just a few years ago, they were at opposite ends of the battlefield and were at the crosshairs of each other’s rifles.
They only had one goal in mind: subdue the enemy.
But today, everything has changed. The former adversaries – members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front- Bangsamoro Islamic Army (MILF-BIAF), Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police – are now on the same side and share a common cause. (more…)
QUEZON CITY, 18 May 2019 — Colombia’s success story in peace negotiations with communist insurgents was attributed to the participation of government security sector in the negotiating panel.
Major General Carlos Alfonso Rojas, a retired army officer and government representative in the peace talks with the Colombian Communist Party, stressed the indispensability of the military in the negotiations.
BRGY. LOCOTAN, KABANKALAN CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (May 9, 2019) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. vehemently condemned the attack carried out yesterday by around 30 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in a settlement area here, killing two members and injuring three members Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade – Tabara Padua Group (RPA-ABB-TPG) who entered into a peace agreement with the government.