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GOV’T COMMITS TO MINDANAO PEACE –CABSEC NOGRALES

The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to push through with the ceremonial decommissioning of guns and combatants in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao—just hours after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in front of a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, injuring seven—”reflects the government’s commitment to end decades of conflict in Mindanao in order to bring […]

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GOV’T DECOMMISSIONS 12,000 MILF FIGHTERS – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has revealed the decommissioning by government of 12,000 or close to a third of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) fighters as part of efforts to expedite normalization efforts in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Nograles made the revelation when he recently co-chaired the first meeting of the […]

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DECOMMISSIONING OF 12K MILF TROOPS A STEP CLOSER TO BARMM NORMALIZATION — NOGRALES

The country took a step close to establishing a stable, lasting peace in Mindanao with the government fast-tracking normalization efforts beginning with the decommissioning of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) troops representing close to a third of the MILF combatants. This was according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who on Monday co-chaired the first […]

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I HOPE THE LANAO SUR INCIDENT WON’T AFFECT MINDANAO PEACE – MANGUDADATU

Maguindanao 2nd District representative and senatorial candidate Dong Mangudadatu is hopeful that peace will still reign in Mindanao amid the Lanao Sur incident that claimed the lives of four members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the wounding of eight police personnel. Mangudadatu also wished the incident would not affect the election campaign […]

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JAAFAR A PEACEMAKER WHO FOUGHT FOR PEACE IN MINDANAO – PIMENTEL

Senate Trade and Committee Chair Sen. Koko Pimentel III on Thursday joined the country in honoring Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) First Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar, who was laid to rest on Wednesday in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The senator from Mindanao called Jaafar “one of the architects of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim […]

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BOL RATIFICATION FIRST STEP TO FULFILLING ECONOMIC PROMISE OF MINDANAO -PIMENTEL

“A pivotal and historic milestone in Mindanao’s quest for a just and lasting peace.” This was the response of Senate Trade and Commerce Committee Sen. Koko Pimentel III to the Commission on Election’s proclamation that the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) had been ratified with 1,540,017 residents voting in favor of ratification and only 198,750 voting […]

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GO TO COMMUNIST GROUPS: RECIPROCATE DUTERTE’S GESTURE OF GOODWILL

Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh initiative for peace talks with the communists, as he urged them to take advantage of the opportunity because they might not have another shot at peace. “Sino ba namang Pilipino ang gustong pumatay sa kapwa Pilipino? Ako naman kung may pagkakataon pa […]

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RECOGNIZE SACRIFICES OF MILF, MNLF FOR BANGSAMORO LAW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for their contributions in making the historic Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) a reality. “We recognize the sacrifices of the MILF and MNLF and we thank them for their patience and their willingness to set aside political differences for […]