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  • CSOs laud granting of fiscal autonomy in BBL

    CSOs laud granting of fiscal autonomy in BBL

    Mandaluyong City, July 12, 2018 – The League of Bangsamoro Organizations lauded the Bicameral Conference Committee following the approval of provisions granting the Bangsamoro its fiscal autonomy. Members of the Senate and the House of [...]

  • Pass stronger BBL, Bicam urged

    Pass stronger BBL, Bicam urged

    QUEZON CITY, July 11, 2018 – Various civil society groups today appealed to the Bicameral Conference Committee to strengthen the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in adherence to the aspirations of the [...]

  • BiCam meet for BBL kicks off today

    BiCam meet for BBL kicks off today

    BiCam meet for BBL kicks off today The Bicameral Conference for the Bangsamoro Basic Law begins today as lawmakers work to reconcile the Senate and House versions of the law at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. [...]

  • Congress to come up with ‘best version of BBL’

    Congress to come up with ‘best version of BBL’

    ORTIGAS, PASIG CITY, July 9, 2018 – First District Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas today reaffirmed the commitment of the Bicameral Committee (BiCam) on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to “do the herculean job of [...]

  • Dureza: Gov’t still open to peace talks with NDFP

    Dureza: Gov’t still open to peace talks with NDFP

    HAGONOY, DAVAO DEL SUR (JULY 5, 2018) --- “The doors for peace negotiations with the communist rebels are still open.” This was the announcement made by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G.  Dureza during the celebration [...]

  • Locals execs express gratitude for PAMANA projects

    Locals execs express gratitude for PAMANA projects

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 04 2018 – Local government units of Zamboanga del Norte thanked the national government for implementing projects in their communities that are focused on livelihood and poverty alleviation. Sibuco Mayor Norbideiri Edding [...]

  • Australia shares PH desire to end conflict, push development

    Australia shares PH desire to end conflict, push development

    MAKATI CITY, 03 May 2018 – The Australian government today affirmed its commitment to assisting the Philippines in its peace and development initiatives, saying it shares the Filipinos’ desire to end conflict and achieve just [...]

  • Dureza talks peace with Filipinos in New York

    Dureza talks peace with Filipinos in New York

    MANILA, April 27, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza showcased the inclusive approach of the government in peacebuilding during a briefing with the Filipino community at the Philippine Consulate in New York City [...]

  • Bangsamoro areas can be key to PH economic growth

    Bangsamoro areas can be key to PH economic growth

    PASAY CITY – The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will not only prevent violent extremism and terrorism, it will also bring sustainable economic growth in the country. During the forum on the BBL [...]

  • Barangay leaders key to BBL passage — Roque

    Barangay leaders key to BBL passage — Roque

    PASAY CITY, April 24, 2018 — "Kayong mga barangay leaders – nasa inyong mga kamay ang pagpapanalo ng BBL."(Barangay leaders, the passage of BBL is all in your hands.) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. made [...]

  • BBL gets backing of Mindanao barangay leaders

    BBL gets backing of Mindanao barangay leaders

    PASAY CITY, 23 April 2018 — More than 300 barangay leaders from Mindanao expressed their strong support for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during a forum held today at the SMX Convention Center. [...]

  • 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 [...]