MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/012 July) —The peace negotiation between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) face rough sailing in Kuala Lumpur, with no assurance that the MILF would return on Friday to resume talks.

My experience tells me that there is no easy part of any real life negotiation. For this reason, I know that the road ahead of the current peace talks is still full of humps and bumps. But this is no reason to cause the failure of these talks. Sincere and committed partners in peace process will always find creative formula to get through any differences.



COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/02 July) — Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has organized his new Cabinet, saying his official family is composed of public servants who deserve to hold the “trust and confidence” of the people and have the necessary “competence” for their jobs.

08 July (Malaya) -- WEALTH sharing is up as government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front negotiators resume formal peace talks today in Kuala Lumpur. 

OZAMIZ CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/28 June) — After a four-month lull in the negotiations, the government and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are returning to the negotiating table and will be meeting early next month in Kuala Lumpur, according to Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, the head of the government peace panel.

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