Exit agreement to complete Bangsamoro peace accords

3 days ago

The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will be signing an exit agreement after establishing a better Bangsamoro government throughout the implementation of all peace agreements.

OPAPRU Communication and Public Affairs Service director, Darwin Wally Wee, said the government is hoping that the exit agreement with the MILF would be signed during the Marcos administration.

“The exit agreement will be signed by both parties that already fulfilled their obligation for the implementation of the peace agreement,” he explained in an exclusive interview over the Daily Tribune’s Straight Talk show this week.

While the exit agreement is not yet onboard, all the signed peace agreements by the government and MILF shall be implemented.

The Philippine government and the MILF’s Peace Implementing Panels previously committed to fully implementing the five-year-old Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Bangsamoro Organic Law.

Both parties emphasized the need to intensify their efforts on the normalization and political track as well as sustain the gains of the Bangsamoro peace process in the succeeding years until the Exit Agreement is signed.

OPAPRU said the signing of the Framework Agreement in Bangsamoro in October 2012 has drastically reduced the number of bombing incidents in conflict-affected areas across Mindanao.

Wee said the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and its parliament in 2019 has pushed many conflict areas to become rehabilitated “from being war zones converted into peaceful and more developed communities.”

“Now this time under the Marcos Jr. administration. What we’re trying to look here is to already complete the implementation of all the signed agreements in the Bangsamoro,” he added.

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