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1st batch of former MILF fighters ready to join peace and...

THE FIRST batch of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants, composed of 219 men, have completed their month-long basic military training and will now be joining the Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST), together with members of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Transformation of MILF camps begin with community consultations

Members of the Government Implementing Panel have started their visits and “conversations” in the six camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in preparation for the transformation of these sites into peaceful and productive communities in line with the new Bangsamoro region.

MILF prepares UBJP party for 2022 polls as BARMM transitions in...

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO — Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim, also chair of the former rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), cast his vote Monday, his first time to participate in national elections.

Duterte approves order on transition for MILF armed units

MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the proposed executive order for the implementation of the next plan for the newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), which includes the disarming of private armies and former rebels in the area.

MILF’s Murad Ebrahim appointed Chief Minister of Bangsamoro Transition Authority as...

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Feb. 22, administered the oath of office to the newly appointed 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

DA signs deal with foreign investors for banana plantation in Mindanao

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has signed an agreement with a business group backed by Russian and Swiss investors to set up a banana plantation in Camp Abubakar, the main base of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao.

Russian group eyes P8-B investment in Maguindanao banana plantation

A RUSSIAN group is looking to invest P8 billion to build a banana plantation in Camp Abubakar, the main enclave of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol.

AFP chief: War with MILF ‘finally over’

ARMED FORCES of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. officially announced the end of armed conflict between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday, Oct. 6.

MILF, gov’t start preparations for normalization track of peace deal

DAVAO CITY — The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have started preparing for the normalization track of the peace agreement, particularly the integration of armed MILF members back into their communities.

World Bank to scale up dev’t program for Bangsamoro

World Bank said it will ramp up development support to the Bangsamoro region after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)...

Consultations on for Bangsamoro charter

THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held its first Bangsamoro Consultative Assembly at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Sunday, July 29, amid efforts to acquaint residents and voters in the proposed Bangsamoro Region with the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last week.

Duterte vows passage of BBL in meeting with MILF, other Moro...

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he would use his “residual powers” to fulfill his promise to the Moro people should Congress...

French aid groups flag Philippines ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

FIGHTING IN the troubled southern Philippine region of Mindanao has combined with extreme weather events to create a “humanitarian catastrophe,” French aid groups said...