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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 »

Jose Ma. Sison calls for resumption of peace talks

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Joma Sison. FILE PHOTO

To break the current impasse on the peace talks between the government and communist rebels, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines Jose Ma. Sison on Wednesday has proposed that both parties should meet again to pave the way for the resumption of the aborted peace negotiation.

Posted: March 27th, 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 »

Hundreds invited to signing of Bangsamoro accord

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has invited more than 1,000 guests, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, to next Thursday’s signing of the comprehensive peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

Monitors upbeat hardline rebels won’t stop peace

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

International monitors observing government talks with Muslim rebels expressed confidence on Friday that efforts to end one of Asia’s bloodiest and longest insurgencies will survive derailing attempts by hardline guerrillas.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | 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 »

More Malaysian investors eyeing PH

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President Aquino.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More Malaysian investors are taking a new look at the Philippines after successful peace talks between the administration of President Aquino and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and because of the Philippines’ encouraging economic growth, the top Filipino diplomat here has said.

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

Gov’t, MILF seal accord

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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

After four Presidents and 17 years, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) completed an agreement in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to end four decades of fighting in central Mindanao that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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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