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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_net manilatimes_netOct 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

Govt, MILF conspired to ensure BOL victory - The Manila Times Online

EXCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT officials, the military and even election officials allegedly conspired with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ahead of a January 21 referendum to ensure Cotabato City woul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

MILF not allowed to carry guns during plebiscite

The military allayed apprehensions of some sectors that armed members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are going out to participate in tomorrow’s plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 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

OPAPP head hails meeting between Lanao del Norte’s fierce political rivals

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said the meeting between Lanao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo and Hadji Abdullah G. Makapaar alias Commander Bravo, commander of the North Western Mindanao Front of the MILF, in Lanao del Norte on Sunday was a success. OPAPP head hails meeting… link: OPAPP head hails meeting between Lanao del Norte’s fierce political rivals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Murad: “Peace is life. No peace, no life.”

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) — “Peace is life. No peace, no life. Peace to everyone,” Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wrote on the ‘peace wall’ of Museyo Kutawato on Saturday, January 12. North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza toured Ebrahim and Presiential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez inside […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Duterte to appoint Galvez next week as peace adviser

    MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said former Armed Forces Chief of StaffCarlito Galvez Jr. would be appointed as Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process next week.   Duterte made the announcement during the Armed Forces of the Philippines' change of command ceremony at the Camp Aguinaldo.   "Si Gen. Galvez will join the Cabinet next week as the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process," Duterte said in his speech   "He will be the ninth military man to join my government," he added.   Galvez will replace former Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza who resigned last month.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte to appoint Galvez next week as peace adviser.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Mindanao rights groups wary of Carlito Galvez as OPAPP chief

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines – Human rights groups in Mindanao on Thursday, December 6, expressed concern over the choice of military chief Carlito Galvez Jr   as the next presidential peace adviser, and Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr as his successor. Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao (Stand Up for Rights Mindanao) expressed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

PNP, AFP Recommend 1-Year Ml Extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

Police and military officials have signed a document recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, confirmed. “We have just signed a document together with the outgoing military chief of staff (Gen. Carlito Galvez) recommending the extension of martial law in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Duterte to appoint AFP chief Galvez as OPAPP chief

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr  will be the next chief peace adviser after he retires next week, Malacañang announced on Wednesday, December 5. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace news briefing that President Rodrigo Duterte bared this during the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Zubiri wants Galvez to replace Dureza; peace advocates say no to military Peace Adviser

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 December) -- A week after Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza resigned following President Rodrigo Duterte's firing of his two undersecretaries due to corruption, no successor has been appointed even as names have been floated, including retiring Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who hails from Bukidnon in Maguindanao said Galvez,  who will be retiring by December 12, would be a "good replacement" for Dureza but peace advocates in Mindanao say the next Peace Adviser should not come from the military......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Military seeks 1-yr martial law extension | The Manila Times Online

THE MILITARY is set to recommend another year of martial law in Mindanao, Armed Forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. announced on Monday, citing the need to quell terrorists stillREAD The post Militar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Makabayan bloc eyes case vs Galvez for red-tagging France Castro

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers are mulling filing a complaint with the Ombudsman against Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr for accusing Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Representative France Castro of being a communist.  “We will file a case sa Ombudsman for the military. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Duterte ‘may be persuaded’ to extend martial law in Mindanao — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte "may be persuaded" to grant the recommendation of the military and the police to extend martial law in Mindanao, Malacaang said Monday, less than a month before it expires. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President would have to "evaluate whatever recommendations that the AFP and the PNP will give him." Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez on Monday said the military wanted another one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Philippine National Police Chief Director Gen. Oscar Albayalde also said that the police wanted the extension of martial rule in the South. "[G]iven the support of mart...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘may be persuaded’ to extend martial law in Mindanao — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Eastern Mindanao Commander Benjamin Madrigal tops list for Armed Forces chief — Lorenzana

THE head of the Davao City-based Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) is in the front line to replace Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. as military chief of staff, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana…READ The post Eastern Mindanao Commander Benjamin Madrigal tops list for Armed Forces chief — Lorenzana appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Women in AFP urged to speak up on abuses | Inquirer News

Armed Forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez urged potential female victims of abuse to speak up, amid the military's heightened efforts to support the advocacy to end violence against women. "I u.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Military, MILF prepare to secure Bangsamoro vote vs violence

MANILA, Philippines – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the plebiscite on the creation of a new Bangsamoro region on January 21, 2019, will not be marred by the usual violence seen in regular elections in Mindanao. “While we see that there’s a possibility of some violence during ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 24th, 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 leader makes historic visit to AFP headquarters

Admitting there was a time he thought only of destroying or neutralizing military camps, Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim yesterday thanked the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the “distinct privilege of stepping into the hallowed grounds” of Camp Aguinaldo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

MILF leader makes historic visit to AFP headquarters

Admitting there was a time he thought only of destroying or neutralizing military camps, Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim yesterday thanked the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the “distinct privilege of stepping into the hallowed grounds” of Camp Aguinaldo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018