INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE OF THE PEACE PROCESS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IMPLEMENTING PANEL
  • Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    DAVAO CITY, April 16, 2018 — “We must work peace by piece.” This was how Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza described government’s peacebuilding strategy, which has been the key in effectively dealing with the various [...]

  • Trust fund to continue dev’t projects in 6 MILF camps

    Trust fund to continue dev’t projects in 6 MILF camps

    Taguig City — The Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) for Reconstruction and Development Program Phase II (MTF-RDPII) will begin implementation and continue the delivery of socio-economic interventions in the six previously acknowledged MILF Camps in the [...]

  • Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    GUIMBAL, ILOILO, 06 April 2018 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza yesterday encouraged Guimbalanons to embrace the varying historical roots and cultures of the Filipinos as he gave the keynote message in this [...]

  • Qualified teachers to stay under BBL

    Qualified teachers to stay under BBL

    Marawi City - Appointed officials and qualified teachers of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) "will continue to sit in their position and perform their duty" as the transition period takes place once the [...]

  • GPH, MILF commit to sustain gains of the 4-year old CAB 

    GPH, MILF commit to sustain gains of the 4-year old CAB 

    MANILA, March 27, 2018 – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) affirmed their commitment to pursue the milestones gained since the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the [...]

  • Imams, youth sector, CSOs in Lanao del Norte support BBL passage

    Imams, youth sector, CSOs in Lanao del Norte support BBL passage

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte — Representatives of the youth sector, religious sector, and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Lanao del Norte urged the House of Representatives to pass the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) version of [...]

  • GPH-MILF peace implementation panels gear up for BBL passage

    GPH-MILF peace implementation panels gear up for BBL passage

    DAVAO CITY — Representatives of the various normalization bodies under the Government of the Philippines–Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Panel gathered here early this week to discuss ways to strengthen existing peace mechanisms and [...]

  • OPAPP, UN bodies to implement capacity-building programs in Mindanao

    OPAPP, UN bodies to implement capacity-building programs in Mindanao

    DAVAO CITY, 14 March 2018 — Implementing partners of the United Nations Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) on Wednesday agreed to jumpstart the implementation of the programs and projects that will capacitate the future leaders of [...]

  • Latiph vows establishment of Bangsamoro Women Commission

    Latiph vows establishment of Bangsamoro Women Commission

    COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Commissioner Maisara Dandamun-Latiph gave assurance of the establishment of the Bangsamoro Women Commission during her keynote message at the 2nd Bangsamoro Women Economic and Development Summit on March [...]

  • Passage, ratification of BBL key to preventing violent extremism

    Passage, ratification of BBL key to preventing violent extremism

    COTABATO CITY – The passage and eventual ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) are keys to the elimination of violent extremism, especially among the youth. […]

  • Makati Business Club hopes for BBL passage

    Makati Business Club hopes for BBL passage

    MAKATI CITY – The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) is hopeful Congress will pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and expressed willingness to help government in its implementation. […]

  • Bangsamoro women appeal for Congress to pass BBL

    Bangsamoro women appeal for Congress to pass BBL

    BULUAN, MAGUINDANAO – Clad in their colorful Hijabs, the Bangsamoro women have assembled here to make change possible in the region. More than a thousand women gathered to bid for the passage of the Bangsamoro [...]

  • Bello commends BBL for its inclusive, labor-friendly provisions

    Bello commends BBL for its inclusive, labor-friendly provisions

    QUEZON CITY – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III lauded the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for its inclusive provisions relating to labor and work practices during the 14th congressional hearing of the law at the [...]

  • Dureza bats for peace culture at Basilan’s Pakaradjaan fest

    Dureza bats for peace culture at Basilan’s Pakaradjaan fest

    ISABELA CITY, BASILAN – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza urged the Basilenos to work towards fostering a culture of peace and non-violence in the island province during its 44th founding anniversary on Wednesday, March [...]

  • BBL will boost economic growth

    BBL will boost economic growth

    BONGAO, Tawi-tawi - The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will boost economic opportunities to the southernmost island province as it will improve infrastructures and strengthen peace and security leading to a more business-friendly [...]

  • ARMM employees to stay once BBL is passed

    ARMM employees to stay once BBL is passed

    Government employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will continue to hold their positions once the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is enacted, a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) assured. Commissioner Maisara [...]

  • Bridging hope and unity for the Lumads

    Bridging hope and unity for the Lumads

    BRGY. GUPITAN, KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE---At first glance, the situation seemed tense as an “encounter” was about to occur. On one side of the bridge were hundreds of Lumads holding bladed weapons and bearing strongly-worded [...]

  • Sulu youth pledge support for Bangsamoro government to succeed 

    Sulu youth pledge support for Bangsamoro government to succeed 

    JOLO,  SULU –  Students coming from different colleges in this island province said they are ready to support the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)  in whatever capacity to advance their welfare and interest for the future [...]

  • BBL will make ARMM ready for Federalism – Usec. Tan

    BBL will make ARMM ready for Federalism – Usec. Tan

    MANILA - Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Nabil S. Tan emphasized here yesterday that the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will provide the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) a much needed boost to [...]

  • Sectoral leaders unite to support BBL

    Sectoral leaders unite to support BBL

    Stakeholders and various sectoral leaders aired their strong support for the immediate passage and ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law during the Cotabato leg of the joint public consultation of the House of Representatives on [...]

  • Dureza to barangay leaders: Be exemplars of good governance

    Dureza to barangay leaders: Be exemplars of good governance

    DAVAO CITY---Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza challenged barangay leaders here to be models of good governance and agents of peace and development. “The barangay is the first line of governance. Work towards improving the [...]

  • BBL will ‘significantly’ lower terror threat in Mindanao – Galvez

    BBL will ‘significantly’ lower terror threat in Mindanao – Galvez

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan – The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and its eventual ratification will redound to a more peaceful Mindanao as this will address the root causes of the armed conflict, a [...]

  • BBL first before federalism

    BBL first before federalism

    BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI ­– President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be prioritized before the shift to a federal form of government is carried out, said Presidential Peace Adviser [...]

  • Senators commit peace and prosperity for Sulu through BBL

    Senators commit peace and prosperity for Sulu through BBL

    JOLO, Sulu -  Senators are one in saying that the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will usher better economic opportunities and will end the decades-old armed conflict. “We all want peace. We want [...]

  • Sulu stakeholders call for BBL passage

    Sulu stakeholders call for BBL passage

    JOLO, Sulu - Members of the civil society groups here are pushing for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying this will answer their long-drawn aspirations for peace in Mindanao. “We are pushing [...]

  • Dureza: Let’s give BBL a chance

    Dureza: Let’s give BBL a chance

    JOLO, Sulu - Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus G. Dureza urged officials here to rally behind the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is being pushed by the Duterte administration. “Let's give this [...]

  • BTC’s BBL is a more improved version – Dureza

    BTC’s BBL is a more improved version – Dureza

    Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza lauded the Bangsamoro Transition Commission’s draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law as an inclusive and “more improved version” compared to the previous versions of the bill. In the hearing [...]

  • Retired SC chief justice affirms BBL’s constitutionality

    Retired SC chief justice affirms BBL’s constitutionality

    Retired Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. affirms the stance of his fellow Constitution framers that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission's (BTC) version of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is constitutional during the 6th Senate public hearing held [...]

  • BBL has no constitutional infirmities – retired SC justice

    BBL has no constitutional infirmities – retired SC justice

    PASAY CITY – “I was pleasantly surprised when I went over the four bills, precisely to look at possible constitutional infirmities, and I could not find any,” affirmed retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna [...]

  • Salita’t Siyasat Peace Conversation: A meeting of the minds

    Salita’t Siyasat Peace Conversation: A meeting of the minds

    DAVAO CITY---It was a “face-off.” A friendly face-off, that is. For three hours, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza took the “hot seat,” as he engaged senior high school students of the Ateneo de Davao [...]