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Pres. Duterte to name BTA members on Wednesday

Under the MILF Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the BTC shall be MILF-led with 41 members. MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim is expected to become the transition’s Chief Minister.Iqbal also disclosed to Manila Bulletin that the front’s 41 nominees would include five lawyers, four women, a Christian, a representative from the indigenous people community, two Filipi¬no-Chinese businessmen, two...

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In Photo-Mahmod Ahmad, BLMI Executive Director (center) pose in a souvenir photo with the participants during the “Conflict Resolution Skills Training” at BLMi from February 10-13, 2019

Bangsamoro leaders undergo Conflict Resolution Skills Training

Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga, a member of the MILF Peace Implementing Panel encouraged the participants to study the methods used by the forefathers in dealing with conflict and reflect it with Islamic principles and perspectives.“Misunderstanding among individuals could result to conflict ,and conflict is natural to every human being. So, let us bring back the traditional and cultural engagement...

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Pres. Duterte is likely to launch Bangsamoro Transition Authority on February 21

The BTA will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to the incoming Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, or BARMM after the yes vote won overwhelmingly during the plebiscite on January 21st in the ARMM, and Cotabato City. On February 6, the 2nd phase of plebiscite was held in North Cotabato where 63 out of the 67 villages opted to join the new region,...

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AFP denies conspiracy with MILF to ensure inclusion of Cotabato City to BARMM

“This is an unfortunate occasion where the AFP, despite diligently performing its mandate 24/7, is being accused of a malpractice. This is grossly unfair of the AFP who dutifully performed their election duties,” said AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Eduard Arevalo in a statement.From the very start, Mayor Sayadi was against the inclusion of Cotabato City fearing that once Cotabato City joins the...

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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (right) meets Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (left), chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for a bilateral meeting in Davao City on Sunday. Photo courtesy (KEITH BACONGCO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ambassador Haneda: Japan will be major assistance donor in the implementation of BOL

He said that Japan have already extended assistance to the BOL process and we hope that this would be a success, this is very important to Mindanao and the Philippines but it will give very positive impact in the region. "We have been and we are going to be a major assistance donor to the Philippines as far as the BOL is concerned," he added.The Bangsamoro peace process is among the areas...

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