MILF reaffirms, strengthens standing “hands off” policy on Philippine elections

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front Central Committee reaffirms and strengthen its standing “hands off” policy on Philippine elections.

In a resolution issued last August 16, the MILF leadership recognized that there is possibility of negative effect of the MILF participation to the upcoming 2019 elections to the plebiscite and the formation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.

In the same resolution, the MILF leadership reiterates prohibition to its political, military and the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) officers and non-officer of the Front to run in any elective position and join and participate in any political campaigns and rallies.

The prohibition also includes using the MILF properties including vehicles and equipment in campaigning or any election related activities.

The resolution further stated that violators shall be penalized of which suspension is the least that can be imposed.

In the past election seasons, the MILF issued resolution reiterating its hands off policy to local politics.

The BTA will be the body that will facilitate the transition of the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to the new Bangsamoro political entity.


Resolution of the Central Committee (CC) of the Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) adopted during its special session at camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Bangsamoro on August 16, 2018