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The Bangsamoro deserves statistics

Mahar Mangahas | The Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, announced last Sunday, declares that a new  political entity, the Bangsamoro (always preceded by “the”), shall be established to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Statement of Mindanao Peoples Caucus: Sign and Implement Framework Agreement

For the grassroots communities who are directly affected by the armed conflict in Mindanao, the “Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro” finally brings them to the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.  It is a reaffirmation of MPC’s oft-repeated rallying cry, “peace is possible”.

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General | Peace Agreement on Mindanao, Philippines

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) reached a Framework Peace Agreement aimed at ending decades of fighting in Mindanao, South Philippines.

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‘Why war isn’t good for kids, tadpoles’

Philippine Daily Inquirer | More than 90 children listened in rapt attention as two actors and an educator read stories about a young child growing up in war-torn southern Philippines and a tadpole learning about tolerance and acceptance during Saturday afterno

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‘When you play football, there’s no religion, war’

Philippine Daily Inquirer | To drum up support for the peace process in Mindanao, the Philippine national men’s football team will teach children in conflict-affected communities about peace and sportsmanship through football, the Office of the President

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Special prayer set for one Sunday in September

Sun Star | Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) agreed to dedicate one Sunday of September for the recitation of a special prayer as the country observes Peace Month.

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Promoting peace through a football

Norway.ph | The link between soccer and the Philippines might not be clear cut. And what is the relation between soccer and peace? The answer lies with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

'1 Goal for Peace'

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Gov’t, MILF fighters link arms for Brigada Eskwela

Government troopers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters set aside their firearms on Wednesday, June 3 and joined hands in the repair of school buildings and rendering medical and dental services to hundreds of school children in the town of Rajamuda here.

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Deles welcomes former rebels as peace, dev’t partners

 
LORETO, Agusan del Sur—The President’s peace adviser welcomed last week the return of some 150 former communist rebels to normal, civilian life, and hailed them as peace and development partners in their respective communities in a ceremony at Loreto in Agusan del Sur.
 
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OIC urges PH gov’t to preserve gains of Bangsamoro peace agreements


 The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has passed a resolution here on May 28 calling on the Philippine government to ensure that the gains of all peace agreements it entered with the two Moro fronts be preserved in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

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Brigada Eskwela slated in 18 schools in MILF areas

The Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will jointly kick off tomorrow a series of Brigada Eskwela activities in 18 public schools located in areas where MILF base commands operate.  

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GPH, MILF agree on decommissioning task force

MANILA Showing their resolve to end the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiating panels signed an agreement creating the Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants a
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OIC reiterates support for Bangsamoro in Kuwait conference

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani reiterated the 57-nation Islamic group's support for the Bangsamoro during the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers being held in Kuwait.

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Deles trusts Congress will recognize urgency of BBL; bill hurdles House committee

MANILA – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles lauded the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee for “acting decisively” on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and expressed trust that both chambers of Congress will work to respond to the call of the Bangsamoro for peace and development a
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BBL gives due recognition to Sultanates, royal houses

MANILA – Putri Bai Marieta Nor-aisha Mindalano Adam of the Maharadjah Tabunaway Descendants Council of the Philippines, one of the resource persons present at the Senate committee hearing on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law last Monday, May 25, maintained that the BBL gives due recognition to the Sultanates and royal houses.

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