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AFP chief declares war with MILF over

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. on Saturday declared the war with Muslim secessionist over during a visit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. “Today I can now declare that the war between the Armed Forces and the MILF is finally over. To […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 7th, 2018

AFP chief declares war with MILF over

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. on Saturday declared the war with Muslim secessionist over during a visit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. “Today I can now declare that the war between the Armed Forces and the MILF is finally over. To […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Rappler Talk: MILF chief Murad on hopes, challenges for the Bangsamoro vote

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Will a new and more powerful region rise in Muslim Mindanao? Will Cotabato City and Isabela City join this new region? As votes all over Mindanao are tallied, Rappler speaks to Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim.  At the time of the interview, the "yes to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

MILF member caught with loaded gun at Lanao del Sur polling center

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities nabbed on Monday, January 21, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)  carrying a loaded pistol inside a Bangsamoro plebiscite polling precinct in Lanao del Sur. According to Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde. 62-year-old Ibrahim Sampiano was caught inside the Balabagan Central Elementary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat

        COTABATO CITY---Without special treatment, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim will cast his vote in Simuay town in Sultan Kudarat---near the MILF's seat Camp Darapanan--- for the upcoming plebiscite on Monday.   Camp Darapanan, where retired General Carlito Galvez, then Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, visited in October last year, has been the MILF's largest base during the Moro group's five decade of struggle against the government.   Galvez's historic visit to the camp in October last year formally declared an end of the government's war against the MILF.   Murad joine...Keep on reading: MILF’s Ebrahim to vote in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Sabah to meet with MILF over cross-border crimes

KOTA KINABALU --- Sabah will meet with the new leaders from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Southern Philippines to get a better idea of the security situation there. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the meeting would most likely be held within the coming week. "We want to understand the situation there and find ways to work together in terms of keeping our borders, and Sabah's east coast, safe from cross-border criminals, including kidnappings," he said. Decades back, the group took part in terrorist attacks and assassinations to achieve their goals of having greater autonomy for the Bangsamoro people in the southern Philippines. On January 24, 2014, a peace a...Keep on reading: Sabah to meet with MILF over cross-border crimes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

MILF chief: Cotabato blast aims to derail Bangsamoro peace process 

      DAVAO CITY---Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Ebrahim Murad said theNew year's eve mall blast in Cotabato City on Monday afternoon was meant to derail the Bangsamoro peace process.   Murad has questioned the timing of the incident as they are preparing for the slated plebiscite on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law ( BOL) on January 29 this year.   READ: 2 dead, scores wounded in Cotabato City mall blast   "In the past, similar incidents have been resorted to in order to derail the Bangsamoro peace process. We must forge ahead with the same resolve as before so that we may finally achieve peac...Keep on reading: MILF chief: Cotabato blast aims to derail Bangsamoro peace process .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Cops nab MILF member in Maguindanao for unlicensed gun

        DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao -- Police arrested a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Thursday for bringing a gun that later found to be unlicensed when visiting a relative in jail.   Abdulmaute Salik, a resident of Barangay Langeban, Kabuntalan town in Maguindanao, was also discovered to have a pending warrant of arrest for kidnapping charges.   He was then turned over to the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group or CIDG-Maguindanao field office, according to Chief Inspector Sabri Lakibul, Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS) town police chief.   Lakibul said Salik, 53, who paid a visit to a rel...Keep on reading: Cops nab MILF member in Maguindanao for unlicensed gun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

AFP chief offers to be OPAPP consultant after retirement

With his retirement coming up in less than a month, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. has expressed interest that he wants to serve as consultant at the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). "I told Secretary Jesus Dureza, 'Can I be some sort of consultant?' He accepted my request," the AFP chief said in press conference at Camp Aguinaldo on Monday. "We have trust and confidence with the MILF [Moro Islamic Liberation Front] at the same MNLF [Moro National Liberation Front]. Also, what we want especially in contentious areas like the areas of the BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters), we wanted that if ever during the e...Keep on reading: AFP chief offers to be OPAPP consultant after retirement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

MILF chief to visit Camp Aguinaldo today

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Hajj Murad will visit Camp Aguinaldo today to meet with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Government-MILF war over, says AFP chief - INQUIRER.net

Government-MILF war over, says AFP chief - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

War over between military, MILF — Galvez

ARMED Forces Chief Carlito Galvez Jr. officially declared the end of the war between the Philippine military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Galvez made the announcement in a visit on Saturday at the MILF’s Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat where he met with MILF chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim. The military chief was [...] The post War over between military, MILF — Galvez appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao --- Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), vows to campaign for the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) once he bows out of office in December. Galvez made the commitment on Saturday during a visit to Camp Darapanan, a military installation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. It was his second visit inside the sprawling MILF camp, where he received a warm welcome. The first time he visited was when he he was still the commander of the 6th Infantry Division. Accompanying Galvez were Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, and Maj. Ge...Keep on reading: AFP chief vows to campaign for BOL approval once he retires.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Murad as Voter

At the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Darapanan on Wednesday morning, 12 September 2018, MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and Sammy Al-Mansoor, chief of staff of the MILF’s armed wing, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (not in photo), lead thousands of MILF combatants in registering to be a voter in future Philippine electoral exercises, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

MILF s Murad to head Bangsamoro transition government

The central committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has chosen Hadji Murad Ebrahim to sit as chief minister of a transition government for the proposed new Bangsamoro region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Zubiri urges President to talk to possible spoilers of Bangsamoro deal

President Rodrigo Duterte could play a key role in helping ensure the success of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by reaching out to potential spoilers of the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Tuesday. The BARMM would be established by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which was passed by Congress and signed by the President last month to hand to the MILF what Zubiri called the government's "last promise" under the 2014 peace agreement. The President handed a symbolic copy of the law to MILF chief Murad Ebrahim during a ceremony in Malacaang on Mon...Keep on reading: Zubiri urges President to talk to possible spoilers of Bangsamoro deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

MILF chief: 30,000 rebels to disarm in Bangsamoro deal

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday that 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters would be "decommissioned" if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed into law by the president this week is fully enforced. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said six of the largest guerrilla camps in the south were already being converted into "productive civilian communities" to help the insurgents return to normal life. Clad in a business suit, Murad appealed to the international community to contribute to a trust fund to be used to finance the insurgents' transition from decades of waging one of Asia's longest rebellions...Keep on reading: MILF chief: 30,000 rebels to disarm in Bangsamoro deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

30000 rebels to disarm in deal – MILF chief - Inquirer.net

30000 rebels to disarm in deal – MILF chief - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

With mere words, Duterte can lose to China rights Philippines won in arbitral ruling

President Rodrigo Duterte may bind the Philippines if he unilaterally declares that he is waiving the country's rights stemming from the 2016 arbitral ruling, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio warned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Former MILF member, companion nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust

A FORMER member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and his companion were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Monday evening. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief Joselito Esquivel identified the suspects as former MILF member Kasle Manapi alias “Castro,” 28, and Ebrahim Usmani alias “Ebs,” 37. Esquivel said a buy-bust operation was [...] The post Former MILF member, companion nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Barangay council declares vice mayor ‘persona non grata’

THE village council of Lanjagan in Ajuy, lloilo declared their town’s vice-mayor as “persona non grata” (an unwelcome person) for his alleged unruly behavior during their fiesta last April 23, 2018. Aside from declaring Ajuy Vice Mayor Robert Villaruz as ‘persona non grata,” Lanjagan outgoing village chief Edito Edillon said they have also filed charges […] The post Barangay council declares vice mayor ‘persona non grata’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018