Speech of MILF Chairman Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim during the Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the first Mindanaoan President of the Republic, Secretary Jesus “Jess” Dureza, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Members of the Cabinet and other officials of Government, Local Government, Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the MILF Central Committee and fellow mujahedeen, Brothers from the MNLF, Traditional Leaders, Sectoral Leaders, CSO’s, Media, distinguished Guests; Brothers, sisters, friends, ladies and gentlemen, let me extend to you our fraternal greetings of peace,

Assalamo Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, very good afternoon:

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Speech of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza during the Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

As shown in the video, today is another milestone. What had been promised before, what had been the dream of this country has been enunciated very clearly and vividly by the President, who is from Mindanao, is now taking another turn to use the language of Inday Santiago.

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Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)

Thank you. Kindly sit down.

Pag nagka-pirmahan na tayo at mapayapa na ang Mindanao, aakyat ako dito. [laughter and applause] In the mean time, on the side na lang.

I really… ‘di masyado ako naka… naka-ano ako, not really coat and tie, but naka-loafer ako kaya lang basa ako sa Samal papunta rito. I was attending to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new drug rehab center. (more…)

[WATCH] Redressing the Historical Injustice against the Bangsamoro

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vows to vigorously address the historical injustices against the Bangsamoro people by ensuring security, development, fair access to decision-making, and acceptance of identities.

“We will strive to have a permanent and lasting peace before my term ends. That is my goal. That is my dream,” he said.

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Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on his meeting with President Duterte regarding updates on the peace process with some Cabinet members, including Secretaries Silvestre Bello III, Liza Masa, Judy Taguiwalo, and Rafael Mariano at Malacañang

We met with President Duterte until late last night and discussed the directions and possible next steps in our peace engagements with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), the Bangsamoro, the Cordillerans, and the other stakeholders.

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Speech of Irene M. Santiago, Chair, Government Implementing Panel for the GPH-MILF Peace Accord, on behalf of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza during the TJRC Public Launch

TJRC Public Launch
20 February 2017
Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City

Assalamulaikum.  Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.  Greetings to the distinguished guests at the presidential table. My dear friends.

As we were reminded in the beginning of the program, the TJRC was mandated to “undertake a study and recommend to the Panels the appropriate mechanisms to address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people, correct historical injustices, and address human rights violations and marginalization through land dispossession, towards healing and reconciliation.”  The TJRC was also mandated to “recommend programs and measures that would bring about the reconciliation of the different communities that have been affected by conflict.”

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OPAPP announces new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission

PASIG CITY—The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Friday announced the new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)—a body that will draft the new Bangsamoro enabling law. The crafting of the law is part of the implementation process of the southern peace pact or the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 2014.

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