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PH not giving up Sabah over Malaysia’s help in peace talks with MILF — Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Philippines didn’t dangle Sabah as a concession to Malaysia for facilitating talks that culminated in a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Western allies back peace deal with MILF

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird (AP FILE PHOTO), Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (AP FILE PHOTO), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (AP FILE PHOTO), United Kingdom’s Secretary of State William Hague (Photo from gov.uk)

The international community on Friday offered to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed on Thursday by the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Najib: Today belongs to the Philippines

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PALACE GUESTS  The wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak signs the Malacañang guest book against the backdrop of Juan Luna’s Blood Compact as Najib, President Aquino and his sister Kris watch. The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro holds the promise of a “better future,” Najib said on Thursday.  RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro holds the promise of a “better future,” but the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front must not waver in seeing through its completion, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

European Union lauds signing of peace pact between PH gov’t, MILF

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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton AP FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) on Thursday lauded the signing of the long-awaited peace pact between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian PM Razak to witness signing of PH gov’t-MILF peace pact

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak AP FILE PHOTO

His country going through its own crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to fly to Manila on Thursday (March 27) to witness the historic signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian-led group to present recommendations on Bangsamoro police

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Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder. FILE PHOTO

The Canadian-led Independent Commission on Policing (ICP) established to draw up a police system for the Bangsamoro juridical entity will present its recommendations after the expected signing of a comprehensive peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), according to the Canadian ambassador in Manila.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Peace deal signed in March

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President Benigno Aquino III and Prime Minister Najib Razak. FILE PHOTOS

The Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign by the end of March a final peace agreement, ending four decades of conflict in Mindanao and opening the way for development of the rich but impoverished island in southern Philippines.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Signing of annex draws int’l praise, aid pledges

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, seated left, chairperson of Philippine Government Peace Panel, and Mohagher Iqbal, seated right, chief negotiator for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), sign documents with Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, sitting center, as witness, during the 43rd GPH-MILF Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.  AP PHOTO/LAI SENG SIN

The Philippines on Sunday won global praise as well as pledges of support to help in achieving lasting peace and economic development in Mindanao following the signing between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of the last agreement needed before the conclusion of a final peace accord.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

EU lauds PH, MILF for signing last annex

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DEAL SIGNED Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With them are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) has lauded the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for inking the normalization annex, the last document needed to seal a comprehensive peace agreement between the two parties.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino on KL talks: Knock on wood

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTOS

Banking a little on superstition, President Benigno Aquino III knocked on a wooden table when asked if the normalization annex, the last of the four documents making up the blueprint for a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), would be signed in the next few days.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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