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“Vote for our future, Vote for Peace,” House Committee urged as it votes on BBL

“The future of Mindanao and the Philippines is in your hands,” a Catholic priest said as he and other supporters of the peace process urged the 75 members of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law to cast their vote in favor of a Bangamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is faithful to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that the

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On the passing of Datu Antonio Kinoc

By Atty. Mary Ann Arnado
Originally posted on Facebook

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Bangsamoro women and the BBL

Among the fears being raised about the passage into law of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law is that it would enshrine certain provisions in the Sharia Law, particularly those condemning women to a subordinate role in society.

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Filipinos prefer peaceful means in dealing with the MILF

First Quarter 2015 Social Weather Survey:

Filipinos prefer peaceful means in dealing with the MILF, even while being less satisfied with the administration in peace efforts

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ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman’s Message on the Peace Council's Report on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

It has been a little over a year after the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has been completed. We now find ourselves at a crossroads, a particularly precarious moment when the atmosphere of solidarity and support for the peace process has been broken by calls for violence, and expressions of distrust from a powerful few.

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Ferrer gets Hillary award for peace

Accepting the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, government chief peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer lashed out at the alleged Islamophobia and misogyny that has left in limbo the peace agreement that the Aquino administration has signed with Muslim separatists in Mindanao

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Philippine peace negotiator given Hillary Clinton Award

Government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer was given the 2015 Hillary Clinton Award for her role in peace process with Moro rebels, a report reaching Manila said.

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Clinton presents awards to advance women in peace and security

FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF State Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Georgetown today to present the second of an annual award to individuals devoted to the cause of women, peace and security in the world.

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Ceasefire mechanism assists return of re-positioned MILF forces to communities

Cotabato City – Around 2,300 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members reunited with their families as they returned to their respective communities last 15 April 2016 after the 38-day law enforcement operations (LEO) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Datu Salibo, Maguindana

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Next admin should implement CAB and pass BBL-- Ferrer

MANILA – For Government of the Philippines chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, the response of all five Presidential candidates in last Sunday's third and last leg of PiliPinas Debates 2016 on the issue of Mindanao peace showed that “there is no other way to go but to fully implement the CAB (Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro) and to

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Pangasinan congressional candidates to face off at Bangsamoro peace forum

DAGUPAN CITY – Pangasinan congressional candidates will be given the chance to make public their stand and present their plans for continuing the Mindanao peace process, specifically the refiling of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in the Usapang Kapayapaan: A Forum on Congressional Candidates that will be held at the Star Plaza Hotel in

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Bangsamoro peace process to help curb local, int'l terror threats

PASIG CITY – The ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan highlight the need to continue with the Bangsamoro peace process in order to curb activities of extremist and terrorist groups, Government of the Philippines chief peace negotiator Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said in a national televised interview, Apr

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Decommissioned MILF combatants continue transformation into unarmed civilians

COTABATO CITY – One hundred and thirty-three decommissioned former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants are successfully accomplishing their skills and entrepreneurship training programs this week. 

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Statement of GPH Peace Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer on the armed encounter between the AFP and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and comrades of the 18 soldiers who have fallen in the tragic encounter with Abu Sayyaf militants in Bgy Silangkum and Bgy Baguindan, in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan last Saturday, April 9.  We wish those who were wounded fast recovery from their wounds.

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OPAPP sets record straight: More than 550 consultations on Bangsamoro peace process done by GPH panel alone

PASIG CITY – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) today pointed out that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel conducted and participated in 553 consultations among the various stakeholders of the Bangsamoro peace process from 2010 up until the completion of the  the Comprehensive Agreement on the Ban

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Ensuring Bangsamoro peace process continuity duty of next Congress – Ferrer

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief negotiator Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer believes it is the responsibility of would-be members of the next Congress to ensure the continuity of the Bangsamoro peace process by refiling and passing the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) while it was the responsibility of peace-lovi

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