Advantage Of Peace Agreement In Mindanao

Power momentum between the Ampatans and Mangudadatus was postponed again in December 2019 after a court found eight Ampatans, including five high-ranking members, guilty of murder in the Maguindanao massacre. [fn] DOCUMENT: Full decision on the Ampatuan massacre, Rappler.com, December 19, 2019. Two other ampatans were acquitted. Hide Footnote On 24 December, gunmen attacked a witness from the deputy mayor of Ampatuan who was ambushed for the prosecution. [fn]”Shariff Aguak Deputy Mayor Ampatuan, companions attacked on the Maguindanao highway, GMA Network, December 24, 2019. Two of his companions are dead. No suspects were found. Hide Footnote He survived the attack, but tensions are likely to persist in the central cities of Mindanao such as Shariff Aguak and its surroundings, known as Ampatuan strongholds. While the Islamist militia is probably the main challenge of peace and order in Maguindanao, the clan conflict will not be soothing. The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) is a final peace agreement signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014 at The Malaca-ang Palace in Manila.

[1] As part of the agreement, Islamic separatists would hand over their firearms to a third party chosen by the rebels and the Philippine government. MilF has agreed to decommission its armed wing, the Islamic Armed Forces of Bangsamoro (BIAF). In exchange, the government would establish an autonomous Bangsamoro. Power-sharing has been a central point for the overhaul of autonomy. They say peace is your own salary. Nevertheless, I suppose there is nothing wrong with thinking beyond peace. So if we conclude a progress agreement between the government and the Moro Front for Islamic Liberation (MILF), I could count at least three strategic benefits that we could achieve from this achievement. It has been demonstrated time and time again that the space created through successful peace processes generates positive benefits for the countries concerned. This has led the United Nations to establish the Peacebuilding Commission to seize the opportunities that the international community can seize to help post-conflict societies consolidate profits and prevent conflicts from happening again. According to the United Nations, nine of the world`s ten poorest countries are in conflict or conflict over the past 20 years. There is certainly a link between peace and development.

How will the activities of civil society, some of which are framed by liberal-democratic norms and values, fit into the Islamic agenda of some leaders and supporters of the? Past experiences of inefficient development projects led by the government and their appropriation by clientelistic networks have made grassroots activists sensitive to corruption and the politicization of aid and the risk of co-optation by powerful interests. Moro community activists are often skeptical of (especially secular) foreign aid organizations and skeptical of the international community`s ability to understand and respond effectively to local needs in the peace process – although some outside actors have worked hard to gain local trust. The Philippine government is experimenting with a creative but risky strategy to bring peace to Mindanao. It has three objectives: to demonstrate that good governance in the Muslim Mindanao Autonomous Region (ARMM) is possible through a two-year reform programme; two uprisings separating the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the much larger-armed Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF); and hammering the territory and forces of a future Moro “sub-state” into peace talks with the MILF.