An April 12, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer on Thursday said that the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is taking on a “new phase” never reached before by both sides.
The joint Government of the Philippines – Moro Islamic Liberation Front technical working group on normalization continued their discussions, and moved toward an agreement on the architecture for the normalization process.
During the three-day meeting, the Panels signed the Terms of Reference for Sajahatra Bangsamoro, the development program jointly undertaken by the GPH and MILF for the delivery of basic socio-economic services to target communities in Mindanao.
An April 10, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said that the Aquino administration wants an agreement based on a “solid foundation that will withstand the scrutiny of the skeptics, the misgivings of the unconvinced, the cynicism of the critical.”
An April 8, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Civil society organizations from Mindanao urged the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) to arrive at a ceasefire agreement as more and more communities have been suffering from the brunt of armed clashes.
This agreement puts in place a Study Grant Program that will provide former members of armed groups the social safety nets or social protection interventions needed to facilitate their safe and viable transition from a life of fighting to a life where peace will prevail.
Every moment provides us with an opportunity to bring peace to our people. We are at the dawn of a new era; the stretch of possibilities lie fully before us. We will need to have a resolve that will carry us through the challenging times, a spirit that allows us to imagine a future different from the past, and the courage to believe that peace is truly within our reach.
It is the Transition Commission (TC) that will primarily carry the peace process to the next stage leading to the establishment of the new Bangsamoro political entity.
An April 3, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Transition Commission chair Mohagher Iqbal urged partners from the government, legislature, and the international community to support the work of the all-Bangsamoro TC convened for the first time to begin drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will pave the way toward the establishment of the new Bangsamoro entity.
A March 30, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continues to gain headway as the Transition Commission (TransCom), the body tasked to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, is set to hold its first en banc session on April 3.
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