About Us

THE MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) is a non-state armed revolutionary organization actively operating in areas where the Bangsamoro people are still the majority, most especially in the present-day Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and in the provinces of Cotabato, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani as well as in some towns of Davao Region and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Organized in September 1977 but was publicly declared in 1984, the MILF “seeks to secure a space in Mindanao for the Bangsamoro people where they will be free to exercise self-governance in the light of their belief, historical experience, and acceptable prevailing democratic norms.”

Sheikh Salamat Hashim

Founding Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Aleem Abdul Azis Mimbantas

Former MILF Vice-Chairman for
Military Affairs

Since 1997, the MILF has been engaged in a peace process with the Government of the Philippines (GPH). On March 27, 2014 the peace negotiations culminated in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Since then, the MILF and the GPH are in the process of implementing all their agreements, especially the enactment of CAB-compliant Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). This is the government's responsibility.