GPH, MNLF eye early ARMM law amendment PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 March 2011 11:45

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Wednesday jointly expressed optimism over the “early adoption” of the drafted Amendatory Bill for Republic Act (RA) 9054, the law which created the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Reports reaching the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said this was mentioned in the communiqué issued at the Fourth Tripartite Meeting of GPH, MNLF, and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on February 22-23.

OPAPP said the Tripartite Meeting looked forward “for the Bill’s early adoption into Law through the legislative process of the Republic of the Philippines,” with the context of reviewing the progress and continuing the discussion towards the full implementation of the GPH-MNLF 1996 Final Peace Agreement (FPA).

The meeting also welcomed the creation of the Bangsamoro Development Assistance Fund (BDAF) with all panels agreeing to form an expert group who will formulate the terms of reference for the said program.

The government showed positive attitude in dealing with the GPH-MNLF issues with no common grounds, including the discussions on the plebiscite and revenue sharing.