GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS GAINING HEADWAY

MANILA — The government peace initiative continued to gain headway as it made good its promise for the establishment of the Bangsmoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) designed to train potential Bangsamoro leaders who will serve Muslim communities. The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said Sunday that the BLMI was formally launched by Prof. Marvic Leonen, chairman of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao last Thursday. “If I have to underscore the many gains that the negotiating process between … Continue reading GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS GAINING HEADWAY

Rate this:

PHILIPPINE Moro rebel leader seeing peace with government

The leader of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group is optimistic about the signing of a peace deal with the government, the group said on its website Sunday. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Murad Ebrahim acknowledged as a “breakthrough” an agreement signed in April where both sides committed to create a new autonomous political region in the troubled south. “This document serves as the guide in the discussion over the negotiating table on the details of a peace accord between the two parties,” Murad was quoted by the rebel-controlled http://www.luwaran.com website as saying. Murad’s comments were the first since … Continue reading PHILIPPINE Moro rebel leader seeing peace with government

Rate this:

GPH, MILF resume exploratory talks

MANILA, May 28 -– Without fanfare, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) resumed their 28th exploratory peace talks in Kuala Lumpur Monday, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). “As of 9:32 a.m. today, the government and the MILF panels engaged in an executive session for a preliminary discussion on the substantive agenda,” OPAPP said. Aside from the GPH and MILF peace panels, also present during the executive session was the Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed only. However, members of the International Contact Group … Continue reading GPH, MILF resume exploratory talks

Rate this:

Government assures Islamic scholars of sincerity in MILF peace talks

The GPH PEACE PANEL  during a recent press briefing in Kuala Lumpur, from left to right: Dr. Hamid Barra, Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Panel Chair Marvic Leonen, Yasmin Busran-Lao, and Senen Bacani MANILA, May 26 – The government has assured the Ulama or Islamic scholars of its sincerity in the ongoing peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said on Saturday that Dr. Hamid A. Barra, a member of the government peace panel, made the assurance during a consultation with the Philippine Usrah Foundation Inc. (Usrah) in Marawi … Continue reading Government assures Islamic scholars of sincerity in MILF peace talks

Rate this:

MILF ready to resume talks, hopes for the ‘best’

With the southern peace talks now in the crucial stage, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expressed hopes on Monday that “things will turn out smoothly” as negotiations proceed. Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief peace negotiator, said they are ready to resume peace talks with the government and just awaiting the date of the next meeting. “It’s difficult to predict [the negotiations] but we are hoping for the best [once we meet again],” he said over the phone. Malaysia, the mediator of the southern peace process, has yet to set the date for the resumption of amity talks that shall be … Continue reading MILF ready to resume talks, hopes for the ‘best’

Rate this:

Leonen says next round of talks between GPH, MILF will be very difficult

Marvic Leonen, chair of the government peace panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), has admitted that the next round of exploratory talks “will be very difficult” as both sides will now tackle the substantive issues to find a peaceful solution to end the decades-old Mindanao armed conflict. “We are now at the heart of the negotiations on political settlement. Such political settlement needs continuous consultations with different sectors. This will go through a political process (in the different branches of government and in the national and local governments),” Leonen said. The next round of talks will be … Continue reading Leonen says next round of talks between GPH, MILF will be very difficult

Rate this:

Signing of Decision Points on Principles part of GPH commitment to maintain transparency – Leonen

MANILA, April. 29 (PNA) — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief peace negotiator Marvic Leonen said over the weekend that the document Decision Points on Principles it signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is not the final peace agreement but to make public the direction and substance of the peace negotiations. “The government wants to know the viewpoints of the public on the peace process,” Leonen said, adding that the government will conduct dialogues and consultations with affected sectors in Mindanao. He said that making the document open to the public by laying down commonalities in the … Continue reading Signing of Decision Points on Principles part of GPH commitment to maintain transparency – Leonen

Rate this:

GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS RESUMPTION: “There is really still a long way to go.”

COMMENTARY 10-POINT PRELIMINARY COMMENT ON THE “GPH-MILF DECISION POINTS ON PRINCIPLES AS OF APRIL 2012” by Judge Soliman M. Santos, Jr. Naga City, 27 April 2012 1.  GPH Peace Panel Chair Dean Marvic Leonen’s Statement of 24 April 2012 on the “GPH-MILF Decision Points on Principles As Of April 2012” is already a very good summation of the import and true nature of this document, particularly his point that “it should be read as a memorandum for the Parties of the general directions of the substantive negotiations.”  His summation may, however, turn out to be not completely shared by the … Continue reading GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS RESUMPTION: “There is really still a long way to go.”

Rate this:

Rebel group infighting threatening Mindanao peace talks

GPH senior Army adviser urges MILF to discipline men, prevent in-fighting CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, April 7 (PNA) – Clan wars, locally known as “ridos” in Maguindanao, continue to threaten the Mindanao peace process and raised calls for the Moro rebels talking peace with Manila to discipline their troops and prevent internal armed conflict. Brig. Gen. Leo Cresente Ferrer, government senior military adviser, has called on the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to control its men locked in family feud who prefers to settle dispute through the barrel of guns. “We will never stop urging the MILF to … Continue reading Rebel group infighting threatening Mindanao peace talks

Rate this:

GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS RESUME – Stalemate seen ahead

PEACE TALKS. Government peace panel chair Marvic Leonen (L) and MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal sign Joint Statement to resume talks in the presence of Malaysian facilitator Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed in Kuala Lumpur last year . Photo courtesy of OPAPP The Philippine government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) resumed peace negotiations in Kuala Lumpur Monday morning, Marc 19, 2012, 12 days before the end of the first quarter but instead of  forging an agreement by March 31, the two panels appear headed for a stalemate, government maintaining as it did in its “3 for 1” … Continue reading GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS RESUME – Stalemate seen ahead

Rate this:

Govt chief negotiator in GPH-MILF talks sees common grounds in aspiring lasting peace in Mindanao

“Everybody wanted to co-exist with each other without fear”……LEONEN “We are dreaming of a multi-ethnic Mindanao where everybody lives side-by-side, tolerant of each others’ customs and religious practices and willing to move forward as brothers and sisters as Filipinos”.……PINOL DAVAO CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) — The chair of the government peace panel talking peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF) discovered common grounds among different Mindanao stakeholders aspiring for a lasting peace. Speaking to reporters after consulting with stakeholders from North Cotabato at the Marco Polo Hotel Monday, Atty. Marvic Leonen, chair of the government panel talking peace, said … Continue reading Govt chief negotiator in GPH-MILF talks sees common grounds in aspiring lasting peace in Mindanao

Rate this: