Bangsamoro Peace Process

  • Bangsamoro Para sa Bayan, Para sa Lahat
    Bangsamoro Para sa Bayan, Para sa Lahat

    On behalf of the steering committee for the “Bangsamoro para sa Bayan, para sa Lahat” mass mobilizations in congress, we wish to invite all peace-loving Filipino to attend and help mobilize your friends, families, neighbors, officemates, barkadas, classmates and colleagues to actively participate in the coordinated mass mobilizations this coming May 11 and 18, 2015 in support of the immediate passage of the BBL consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. 

    As we all know, the Adhoc Committee on the BBL has scheduled the voting of its committee report on May 11, while the start of the plenary debate on the same is scheduled on May 18, 2015. The above-mentioned dates are of great significance as our lawmakers are summoned to cast their vote on the BBL, within the spirit of Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and in conformity with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). In sharp contrast, however, if the pronouncements of the leaders of Congress are to be taken into account, the possibility of Congress passing a watered down BBL is not, at all, remote. 

    Thus, we need now, more than ever, to show to our lawmakers that our people will not accept a watered down BBL. We need to demonstrate in grand fashion that we will solidly oppose any move to dilute the agreed version of the BBL because a diluted law cannot bring into fruition the peace formula agreed upon by both Philippine government and MILF. 

    Written on Friday, 08 May 2015 02:35 Read more...
  • MPC to Rufus Rodriguez: "Stop issuing statements..."
    MPC to Rufus Rodriguez: "Stop issuing statements..."

    “MPC appeals to Rufus Rodriguez to stop issuing public statements that preempt the decision of his own Ad Hoc Committee”

    The Mindanao Peoples Caucus and its allied civil society organizations and grassroots communities appeal to Chairman Rufus Rodriguez to immediately stop issuing statements over the media that preempt the democratic processes in the legislative work on the Bangsamoro Basic law. The Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro is yet to resume its hearing on the proposed legislation this coming April 20-30 and its very own chair is already undermining the process by preempting the votes of each and every member in the 75-member ad hoc committee.

    Written on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:54 Read more...

Moro-Indigenous Peoples (IP) Kinship

  • Reaffirmation of Kinship between Moros and IPs in North Cotabato
    Reaffirmation of Kinship between Moros and IPs in North Cotabato

    DECEMBER 3, 2014 – "Isa lang ang nasa isip ko: Pag Moro, kapatid!" (There's only one thing on my mind: Moros are brothers!), declares Datu Victorino Saway, a Talaandig leader and member of Mindanao Peoples Caucus. His statement was greeted by applause and praise from the participants – Moro, indigenous peoples (IP), and Christian settlers.

    The gathering was part of the Re-affirmation of Kinship between the Moro and IP in Mindanao held in Barangay Salat, President Roxas, North Cotabato. The *2-year running Re-affirmation once again calls key players in the movement to end conflict in Mindanao to come together as one. Over a hundred participants attended and the hall remained packed until the end of the half-day program.

    Written on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 05:18 Read 421 times Read more...

Bantay Ceasefire volunteers conducting investigation mission in the conflict-affected areas of Maguindanao.

Public launching of the all-women contingent of MPC for the Civilian Protection Component of the International Monitoring Team.

Bantay Ceasefire volunteers in Davao Oriental interviewing members of the MILF on reported conflict in the area.

CPC volunteers undergoing orientation on CPC work.

Dialogue between the members of the MILF Peace Panel and members of the Mindanao Business Council

Dialogue between the members of the indigenous peoples in Mindanao and the MILF Peace Panel.

Launching of MPC's all-women-contingent to the Civilian Protection Component of the International Monitoring Team.

Bantay Ceasefire volunteers in Cotabato City and Maguindanao participating the Bike for Peace organized by OPAPP.

Gathering of CSOs to look for the "common grounds" for the continuity of the GPH-MILF peace talks.

Join the May 11 & 18 Peace Rally in Manila

Humanitarian & Human Rights

  • TIYAKAP KAWAGIB -BCJP holds Community-based Human Rights Defenders Training Workshop
    TIYAKAP KAWAGIB -BCJP holds Community-based Human Rights Defenders Training Workshop

    Residents of Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao composed of Bangsamoro, Christian settlers and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) have participated in a Training Workshop on Safety and Security organized by TIYAKAP KAWAGIB of the Bangsamoro Center for Just Peace (TK-BCJP) in partnership with the Alliance of Peace Advocates Inc. (APAI) at the Upi Municipal Hall last March 28. The training seeks to discuss existing issues and concerns that the community has been experiencing so that they will be enlightened and empowered in combating issues on human rights  that would possibly affect their security and rights as human beings.

    Written on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:47 Read more...
  • Grassroots peace monitors network launched in Cotabato City
    Grassroots peace monitors network launched in Cotabato City

    An alliance of peace organizations held their first general assembly at Kadtuntaya Foundation Incorporated (KFI) Training Center last  March 18, 2015. 

    The  group named Grassroots Peace Monitoring Network (GPMN) aims to consolidate grassroots monitors from different organizations in support to the peace process and ceasefire mechanisms, to gather and provide accurate  and up-to-date information on safety and security of civilians and ensure protection of civilians from harm and human rights abuses.

    The launching was attended by  more than thirty (30) organizations mostly from Central Mindanao.

    Written on Sunday, 22 March 2015 04:03 Read more...

GPH-NDF Peace Talks