Chief MILF negotiator Mohagher Iqbal described the normalization annex as the “most sensitive” and “emotional” because “we have to decommission our forces.”
The signing last Sunday of the Annex on Power Sharing, the third of four annexes that will complete the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, is a welcome milestone.
By John Nery
Can the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front still end in failure? We got a reminder in recent weeks that peace with the MILF remains very much a work-in-progress—and that progress is never guaranteed.
By Amando Doronila
Talks resumed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week to try to break the impasse over the establishment of an autonomous Bangsamoro homeland in Mindanao.
By Rina Jimenez-David
The ongoing visit of Colombian women and their dialogues with Philippine officials and peace workers has been an eye-opener not just for the foreign visitors but for their Filipino counterparts as well. The talks have opened our eyes not just to the many interlocking issues around armed conflicts and the peace process, but also to [...]