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Gov’t panel preps MILF camps

Butig, Lanao del Sur—Members of the Government Implementing Panel have begun their camp visits and “conversations” in the six camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in preparation for the implementation of the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro this year.

The panel visited Camp Bushra, one of the six camps of the MILF identified in the peace agreement, that is poised to be transformed into a peaceful and resilient community.  

Other camps include Camp Bilal, Camp Rajamuda, Camp Abubakar, Camp Bad’r, and Camp Omar.

The event is part of the information and education campaign of the Government Panel to further enhance the communities within and near MILF camps understanding of the Bangsamoro peace process, particularly the Normalization Track, which includes the decommissioning of MILF forces and weapons. 

Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, the chairman of the Government Implementing Panel and undersecretary of the of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, ensured that “inclusive approach” will be employed in the planning and implementation of programs under the Normalization track. 

The Normalization Process is one of the annexes of the CAB signed between the Philippine government and the MILF in 2014.

The peace agreement has two tracks: the Political Track, which pushed for the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, and the Normalization Track, which covers the decommissioning of MILF fighters and their weapons, the dismantling of Private Armed Groups, as well as the transformation of several camps into progressive and resilient communities.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte had earlier signed the Executive Order 79 on the implementation of the MILF Normalization. 

It is a comprehensive plan of the national government that is designed to aid former combatants, their families and their communities as they undergo the delicate transition process.

The Normalization Process has four major components: the security aspect, socioeconomic development program, confidence-building measures, and transitional justice and reconciliation.

Topics: Moro Islamic Liberation Front ,  MILF camps , Bangsamoro
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