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MILF, MNLF sign unified declaration; to push for passage of BTC draft BBL

Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Datu Muslimen Sema of the MNLF Council of 15 signed a historic document called Unified Declaration on October 13 at Camp Darapanan, also known as Camp Arifeen, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on October 13.

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The BLBAR is Unconstitutional: Pass the BBL

The 1987 Constitution mandates the passage of an organic act for Muslim Mindanao providing it genuine autonomy within 18 months of the first Congress (Sec. 19, Art. X).

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Civil society continues push for BBL passage despite new deadlines in House, Senate

MANILA – Members of civil society will continue drumming up support for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) despite a recent pronouncement from Senate President Franklin Drilon that he would be unable to assure the passage of the bill prior to Congress’ recess on October 9.

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President of Kosovo, panelists explore impact of women in peace processes

October 1, 2015 – The women of Kosovo helped rebuild the country during its democratic transition, President Atifete Jahjaga said yesterday at a Georgetown symposium on women’s political participation in peace processes.

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Women Making Peace

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security released a foundational new research report entitled Women Leading Peace: A close examination of women's political participation in peace processes in Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Kenya, and the Philippines.

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Gov’t peace panel urged media to be discerning in their reports

PASIG CITY—A member of the Philippine government peace panel talking peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF) underscored the need for media to be careful in their report in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling over the government's request to grant temporary liberties to key members of the NDF for them to join in the openi

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Duterte peace roadmap gets strong support from international community

 

PASIG CITY—International peace and development partners expressed strong support and optimism on the peace and development roadmap of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, even applauding the remarkable performance of his administration to resolve peace and security issues during his first month in office.

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Dureza eyes reactivating Mindanao Working Group for peace, development

 

PASIG CITY—The government’s chief peace adviser bared his plan to revitalise the Mindanao Working Group under the Philippines Development Forum (PDF) to complement the peace and development roadmap of the Duterte administration.

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Bello confident NDF consultants will be released despite SC ruling

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they will ask government prosecutors to file and respond to necessary motions and manifestations for the speedy release of detained communist leaders after the Supreme Court said the proper procedures for their releases are within the ambit of the regional trial courts handling their cases.

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Statement from Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on the Unilateral Ceasefire

After President Duterte ordered last night the lifting of the government's unilateral ceasefire, the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/ National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) announced through the media its belated but still strategic and awaited decision to also declare its own unilateral ceasefire.

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Statement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

(released as of 7 PM tonite by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza)

Let me now announce that I am hereby ordering for the immediate lifting of the unilateral ceasefire that I ordered last July 25 against the communist rebels.

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GPH panel press release on the recent NPA ambush in DavNor

GPH Panel Chair Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed sadness over the ambush yesterday of government troops by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Patil, Barangay Gupitan, Davao del Norte.

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Duterte declares unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels

GPH PEACE PANEL. Government peace panel for the talks with the NDFP takes oath in front of President Rodrigo Duterte (center) on Monday, July 18, in Malacañan Palace. The members of the panel are (from right): Angela Librado, Noel Felongco, Rene Sarmiento, and Hernani Braganza.

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