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Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM

Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA – Japan on Monday inked a USD1.35-million project for the reintegration of former women combatants in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will assist former female members … Continue reading

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Duterte inspects, welcomes Moro Islamic Liberation Front decommissioned firearms

Duterte inspects, welcomes MILF decommissioned firearms By Noel Punzalan and Edwin Fernandez SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed here on Saturday the decommissioning of 1,060 former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and vowed to do his best to bring about peace in Mindanao. While here, Duterte also inspected some … Continue reading

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Sultan Kudarat blast shows need to fast-track normalization

Sultan Kudarat blast shows need to fast-track normalization By Azer Parrocha  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Malacañang said the explosion in a public market in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat on Saturday (Sept. 7) shows the need to fast-track the normalization process as part of efforts to end decades of conflict in Mindanao. “The blast this … Continue reading

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President Duterte to lead decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front forces Sept. 7

PRRD to lead decommissioning of MILF forces Sept. 7 By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the launch of the decommissioning process of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants on September 7, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Tuesday. Galvez said … Continue reading

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Palace mourns passing of MILF vice chair Jaafar

Palace mourns passing of MILF vice chair Jaafar By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang mourned the passing of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar who died in a hospital in Davao City Wednesday morning. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo offered condolences to Jaafar’s family members and friends. “Our deep thoughts and … Continue reading

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MILF lauds PRRD for ‘siding with Bangsamoro’

MILF lauds PRRD for ‘siding with Bangsamoro’ By Edwin Fernandez and Noel Punzalan  COTABATO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The chief of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has commended President Rodrigo Duterte for making the dream of every Moro a reality with the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the MILF, was all praises … Continue reading

Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels
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Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called anew for peace, as he thanked soldiers and military for the service they have extended to the country. “Maraming namatay sa inyo, pero bagamat marami ring namatay sa mga komunista. … Continue reading

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Derailing the Peace Process is Countering Reform: KOMPRE’s Statement on the Mamasapano Incident

News Release Derailing the Peace Process is Countering Reform:  KOMPRE’s Statement on the Mamasapano Incident We grieve with the whole nation over the unnecessary bloodshed and lost lives in the Mamapasano tragedy.  We lament the deaths of SAF commandoes, MILF troops and civilians. We, the Koalisyon ng Mamamayan Para sa Reporma (KOMPRE) call for an … Continue reading