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Mindanao Peace Process

32 Moro extremists yield to BARMM police

COTABATO CITY  – Police authorities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) welcomed on Thursday 32 Moro extremists who willingly yielded with their firearms to be with their loved ones and live normal lives.

They gave up their violent struggle and pledge allegiance to Philippine flag to avail of the government’s reconciliation program.

Five more Abu Sayyaf terrorists surrender in Basilan

COTABATO CITY ---- Five more members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group surrendered to authorities in Basilan Saturday.

In a statement Sunday, the office of Brig. Gen. John Guyguyon, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. said the five terrorists yielded through the intercession of the Army’s 64th Infantry Battalion, the Basilan Provincial Police Office and local officials led by Gov. Jim Salliman.

6 BIFF sumuko sa Tacurong City

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Nagbalik-loob sa pamahalaan ang anim na mga kasapi ng Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters o BIFF – Karialan Faction sa punong himpilan ng 1st Mechanized Brigade sa Camp Leono, Brgy Kalandagan, Tacurong City.

Ang anim na mga dating BIFF Combatants ay sumuko kay Lt. Col. Jayson Domingo, ang commanding officer ng 1st Mechanized Battalion.

AFP cites 6th ID units for anti-NPA campaign feats

COTABATO CITY - Three units of the 6th Infantry Division got special awards during Wednesday’s 87th anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces for having neutralized two major fronts of the New People’s Army in Sultan Kudarat province.

Cross-section Pikit, Aleosan security efforts expanded

COTABATO CITY - Local executives, the security sector and Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez, Jr. are to address together the nagging security problems in Bangsamoro barangays in Cotabato province.

Galvez, Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, Bangsamoro Local Government Minister Naguib Sinarimbo, members of the regional parliament, police and Army officials met Tuesday and agreed to cooperate in restoring law and order in troubled areas in Cotabato’s Pikit and Aleosan towns.

6th ID expecting surrender of more NPAs next year

COTABATO CITY --- The military is expecting the surrender in 2023 of no fewer than a hundred more New People’s Army guerillas from across central Mindanao.

Commanders of brigades and battalions under the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said Tuesday they have been receiving surrender feelers since last week from NPAs in South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat provinces, for them an indication that more from the group are to return to the fold of law soon.

Gov’t gears up  MILF camps transformation

The Department of Agriculture sets its role in the Government Peace Implementing Panel in transforming erstwhile camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) into production hub.

Agriculture Undersecretary Zam Ampatuan CESO I said strategies to achieve this goal have been drawn and were discussed in an interagency meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on December 14, 2022.

National, BARMM Intergovernmental Relations Body under Marcos admin convenes

DAVAO CITY – First under the Marcos Jr administration, members of the national and Bangsamoro governments gathered here Thursday for the 12th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Relations Body of the Bangsamoro Government and National Government where issues and concerns between the two governments were discussed and resolved.

It aims to strengthen collaborative efforts on how to move the Bangsamoro peace process forward as the Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) convened, its first under the Marcos administration.

Mindanao Week of Peace, celebration beyond religion: Estrella

MANILA – Beyond beliefs, culture, and even religion, the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace should be a goal for every Filipino, Agrarian Reform Secretary Conrado Estrella III said Thursday as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) joined the nation in the observance of the 25th celebration of the event.

“The week-long celebration is a reminder for all Filipinos – regardless of one’s status in life, religion, or culture – should always strive to achieve lasting peace, unity, and harmony,” Estrella said in a statement.

3 BIFF nagbalik-loob sa Maguindanao del Sur

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Tatlong mga miyembro ng Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters – Karialan Faction ang sumuko sa tropa ng pamahalaan sa Brgy. Zapakan, Radjah Buayan, Maguindanao hapon nitong Miyerkules (Nobyembre 16).

Bitbit ang kanilang mga armas ay sumuko sa tropa ng 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion ang tatlong mga BIFF sa tulong na rin ng barangay opisyal sa lugar at ng pamahalaang lokal ng Radjah Buayan.

Kabilang sa mga baril na kanilang isinuko ay ang isang Garand Rifle at dalawang Carbine Rifle.

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