BARMM gov’t enters final year of transition; to fasttrack passage of remaining codes

COTABATO CITY (14 MAY 2024) —As the Bangsamoro Parliament opened its third regular session on Tuesday, May 14, it entered the final year of the transition period before the first regular Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) elections are held in 2025. (more…)

By |2024-05-16T08:31:18+08:00May 16th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

BARMM, transforming into “The land of promises fulfilled”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (08 MAY 2024) — The national government hailed the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as an emerging commercial and investment hub, and is turning into “the land of promises fulfilled.”

This was the consensus during the 18th Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) meeting held here on Wednesday, May 8, wherein the socioeconomic gains achieved by the BARMM over the years were lauded and attributed to the activation of seven mechanisms under the body. (more…)

By |2024-05-13T17:49:26+08:00May 13th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU, Lanao del Norte PLGU forge forge partnership to implement Normalization Program

TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE — Local government units (LGUs) will now be at the forefront in the implementation of the Normalization Program for decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and communities. (more…)

By |2024-04-26T07:20:19+08:00April 26th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

Successful plebiscite conducted in SGA with 81% Voter Turnout

SPECIAL GEOGRAPHIC AREA — Saturday, April 13, marked a historic milestone among the residents of the Special Geographic Area (SGA) in North Cotabato under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), following the creation of the new eight municipalities. (more…)

By |2024-04-15T10:22:36+08:00April 15th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

PBBM: Basilan from terrorism to zone of peace

SUMISIP, BASILAN — As a testament of his unwavering commitment to bring greater peace, security and stability to this once conflict-ridden island province, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Saturday, March 2, led the smelting of 550 surrendered firearms. (more…)

By |2024-03-03T20:58:57+08:00March 3rd, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

MinDa, EU and Donor community launch Hybrid diesel-solar power plants in Sibutu-Sitangkai,Tawi-Tawi

Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi (29 February 2024) — In a bid to improve residents’ access to reliable renewable energy sources and boost the island-province’s economy, top national, provincial and donor agency officials launched on Thursday, February 28, two solar PV diesel hybrid power plant projects in the coastal communities of Sibutu and Sitangkai.

The launching ceremony was led by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi, Department of Energy, and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU). (more…)

By |2024-03-03T10:49:30+08:00March 3rd, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU does not condone anomaly on cash grants for decommissioned MILF combatant transitional cash aid; to initiate an investigation

PASAY CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., on Tuesday, February 20, said the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), which oversees the implementation of the country’s comprehensive peace process, does not condone any anomaly in the implementation of the decommissioning process for former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Galvez made this statement after three decommissioned MILF combatants aired their complaints to Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada and Galvez before the conduct of the Senate hearing on the decommissioning process called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-29T13:12:22+08:00February 29th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

PBBM: Stronger BARMM means a stronger Mindanao, a stronger Mindanao means a stronger Philippines

PASAY CITY – In pursuit of the Filipino people’s collective vision of achieving genuine and long-lasting peace, unity, reconciliation, and prosperity, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. underscored that a robust Bangsamoro region is an integral part of a “Bagong Pilipinas.”

“Bagong Pilipinas is incomplete without a Bagong Bangsamoro rising along and within it,” the President said during the 17th National Government-Bangsamoro Government Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) meeting on Thursday, January 8. (more…)

By |2024-02-09T17:28:02+08:00February 9th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

Amnesty, final step in the transformation journey of former revolutionaries

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., underscored on Tuesday, February 6, the importance of granting amnesty to members of revolutionary groups who have committed crimes in pursuit of their political beliefs.

“Amnesty does not only extinguish criminal liability for the acts committed by these former rebels. It creates a path toward their full transformation and enables them to return to mainstream society,” Galvez said during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-07T05:07:22+08:00February 7th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez: No corruption in MILF decommissioning process

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. vehemently denied on Tuesday, February 6, that there is corruption involved in the decommissioning process of Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) combatants.

This developed as Galvez reported on the status of implementation of the MILF decommissioning process during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation.

“Don’t tell us we’re corrupt,” the peace adviser told Senator Raffy Tulfo during the hearing, which aimed to shed light on why there has been a delay in the implementation of the decommissioning process.

“We take serious offense in what Senator Tulfo said because there is absolutely no truth to that malicious, baseless allegation. To accuse us of such is an affront not only against our agency but also to the decommissioned combatants as well,” he said at the sidelines of the hearing. (more…)

By |2024-02-06T18:23:49+08:00February 6th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments
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