Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Sunday, 8 December 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << December 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2008/08/07

Palace refutes MILF claim of "done deal"

Manila (7 August) -- The memorandum of agreement (MOA) on ancestral domain between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is not a done deal, contrary to the report attributed to the MILF, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said.

"We are not yet in the stage of a final, compact or a comprehensive peace agreement," Dureza said at a press briefing in Malacanang.

The signing of the MOA on ancestral domain, which was set for Tuesday (Aug. 5) in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur did not push through after the Supreme Court (SC) issued a temporary restraining order (TRO).

Dureza explained even if the MOA is eventually signed by the two parties, the document would still need an enabling law from Congress before a plebiscite could be held in the areas covered by the proposed Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE).

He said that through the plebiscite, residents of the areas comprising the JDE would be free to decide whether or not they want to be included in the JDE area.

"Only then can we study and go into the final compact (peace agreement). So we are not tying down people here. In fact, the whole process allows an opportunity for people to decide for themselves whether they want to be in or out" of the JDE, Dureza said.

The Palace official pointed out that the MOA on ancestral domain leading to the creation of the BJE would address the aspirations of generations of the Bangsamoro people for a lasting peace in Mindanao.

The government first inked a peace pact with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 1996.

Dureza said that were it not for the continuing violent convulsions, Mindanao would be, by now, a highly developed region.

Mindanao has been a recipient of massive development funds, including foreign grants. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»"Pamanang Lingkod Bayan" to make civil servants' dreams come true – CSC
»CSC-Aklan reschedules exam due to "Frank"
»Davao buses now breastfeeding-friendly
»New big investments to cost more than P15-B
»SMB Davao launches community clinic-specialized medical services
»PGMA leaves for China today for a 3-day visit with 11-man official party
»Zambo-based commercial fishing group welcomes possible gov't assistance
»World champion Las Piñas Boys Choir pays courtesy call on PGMA
»UN, Spain, RP sign USD 8M climate change program
»Palace refutes MILF claim of "done deal"
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines