Balay Mindanaw is pleased with the developments on the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. However, we are also worried with the recent hostilities between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Three days of fighting have already displaced at least 1,000 families in […]
Terminated Peace Talks, Intensified Armed Conflict: What is to be done? By Soliman M. Santos, Jr. Naga City, 27 May 2013 (On the 55th birth anniversary of the late Jesse M. Robredo) For all intents and purposes, the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and […]
December 22, 2012 Gifts of Peace, Resolutions for the New Year Civil society peace advocates laud the announcement by the GPH and NDFP of a nationwide ceasefire from December 20, 2012 to January 15, 2013 and of an agreement that their Special Representatives will continue discussions next year. We […]
Balay Mindanaw applauds and supports President Noynoy Aquino’s issuance of Executive Order No. 120 creating the Transition Commission (TC). We view this as another concrete positive step forward in the GPH-MILF Peace Process, and in our collective quest for just and lasting peace in our land. We call on the […]
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We join the peoples and communities of Mindanao and the Philippines in celebrating a very significant milestone in the quest for just and lasting peace in our homeland. We congratulate and express our deep gratitude to the leadership and negotiators of GPH and MILF, and the other people and institutions […]
In an old and symbolic tradition, Datu Migketay Victorino “Vic” Saway led a ritual reaffirming the Bangsamoro and Indigenous Peoples’ kinship early last Thursday morning at the Balay Mindanaw Peace Center’s roof top. Despite having roots in the Bangsamoro and Indigenous Peoples’ relationship, the tradition was also inclusive even of […]