CAMP DARAPANAN – Amongst the hundreds of Mujahideen gathered in formation at this Maguindanao rebel enclave under the scorching sun last Monday, listening as loudspeakers blared developments of the framework agreement signing in Manila, a young fighter was in a battle of his own. Like the other thousands of people, Muslims and Christians alike, who’ve …Read More
The reaction people here have on the establishment of a Bangsamoro Political Entity is mixed and a question also raised prior to the foiled signing of the 2008 Memorandum Agreement on Ancestral Domain is again being asked: what will befall lands that will fall under its control?
The delay in the resumption of the talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is killing optimism, within a segment of the rebel group’s support base, that a peace agreement will be reached.
In a move that may get the stalled Mindanao peace talks back on track, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed to let Malaysia resolve the question of whether or not Datuk Othman bin Abdulrazak will continue to serve as chief facilitator.
Peace talks remain stalled though common views on a number of crucial items have emerged between the negotiating panels of both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The Philippine government has expressed eagerness to start peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The Philippine government announced it is now prepared to talk peace with communist rebels after it has formed a panel to talk peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF).
Women take a prominent role in peacemaking as a non-government peace advocacy group formed an all-female team to help international ceasefire monitors oversee civilian protection in identified conflict-affected areas of Mindanao, southern Philippines.
THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has “finally reconstituted” its peace panel, setting the stage for the resumption of its peace negotiations with the Philippine government.