Galvez directs peace mechanism to investigate explosion which killed civilians

MAGUINDANAO, BARMM (May 26, 2020) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on Tuesday called for an impartial investigation of the explosion in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan (DSA), Maguindanao, which claimed the lives of two children and wounded several others, on Sunday (May 24).

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Decommissioning process for 12,000 MILF combatants completed

Old Provincial Capitol, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (18 March 2020) – Roel Aliasgal, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Southern Sulu Provincial Committee, patiently waited for this turn to be processed inside this sprawling government complex that was converted for several months into an assembly and processing area. (more…)

IMT, ceasefire mechanisms keep Bangsamoro peace process on track

Camp Siongco, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao (12 MARCH 2020) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panels recognized the invaluable contribution of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) Mindanao Batch 14 to the Bangsamoro peace process as the peacekeeping force completes its year-long tour of duty on Friday, March 13. (more…)

BOL’s implementation remains on track – OPAPP

PASAY CITY, 11 MARCH 2020 – The implementation of Republic Act No. 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the ongoing transition of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) remains on track amidst the challenges being faced by the national and Bangsamoro governments. (more…)

Former MILF combatants undergo training on leadership and good governance

SARANGANI PROVINCE — As the second phase of the decommissioning process for the more than 3,100 Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) members continues, another key component of the normalization track has shifted to high gear. (more…)

MILF leader: we now have peace and justice in the Bangsamoro

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO (19 February 2020) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Implementing Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal and his comrades have witnessed the atrocities of war. But now, after more than four decades, they are finally reaping the dividends of peace and development in their homeland. (more…)

Joint GPH-MILF facility to ensure protection of decommissioned weapons completed

Camp Abubakar, Barira, Maguindanao (14 February 2020) – The first of eleven Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) barracks to be built in seven provinces across Mindanao was officially turned over to the Joint Peace and Security Committee (JPSC) on Wednesday in this former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) stronghold. (more…)

OPAPP urges Mindanao youth to play a more active role in peacebuilding

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (February 1, 2020) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) called on the youth of Mindanao to act as agents of peace and development as the nation continues to face challenges at the local and international fronts. (more…)

National Government – Bangsamoro Government Intergovernmental Relations Body holds first consultative meeting in Davao

MARCO POLO HOTEL, DAVAO CITY (December 16, 2019) – Members of the Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) coming from the national and Bangsamoro governments convened here today for the IGRB’s first consultative meeting. (more…)

MILF base commanders gather, propose dev’t plans and programs

DAVAO CITY (December 9, 2019)— Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) base commanders from across Mindanao converged in this city to provide recommendations on how to transform their areas into peaceful and progressive communities. (more…)