Presentation by Hon. Teresita Q. Deles
Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and its Effect on the Political, Economic, and Social Landscape of Mindanao Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles 01 February 2012 Philippine Development Forum Davao City Miriam Coronel-Ferrer - First woman chair of the GPH Peace Panel - Professor of Political Science, University of the Philippines TWGs ON THE FAB ANNEXES on Power Sharing on Wealth Sharing on Normalization on Transition Modalities -Signed during the 35th Formal Exploratory Talks -Will review, assess, evaluate and monitor the implementation of the FAB TPMT Third Party Monitoring Team “ Flexibility has always been our trademark in this process. There are difficult issues, but no issue is insurmountable. - Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer ” annexes on Power Sharing on Wealth Sharing Bangsamoro Basic Law passed by Congress and ratified in a plebiscite Parameters for the crafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law Defense and External Security Foreign Policy Common Market and Global Trade Coinage and Monetary Policy Citizenship and Naturalization Postal Service CONCURRENT POWERS Auditing and Administration of Justice Culture Fisheries Forestry Basic Services Etc. Bangsamoro Basic Law greater fiscal autonomy that will allow the Bangsamoro to define its development path Bangsamoro Basic Law will consider that Bangsamoro has an obligation to contribute to the national coffers annex on Normalization policing transfer of law enforcement functions from the AFP to the PNP Communities ‘ return to conditions where they can achieve their desired quality of life decommissioning reduction and control of firearms in the area and disbandment of private armies and other armed groups annex on Normalization Decommissioning -- phased and calibrated -- to happen substantially when the basic law is delivered -- with socio-economic support As fighters see this on the ground Peace is real There is livelihood Children go to school Land can be cultivated Health centers On status of Transition Commission the Executive Order 120 creating the Transition Commission was signed by the President last December 17. MILF GOVERNMENT 2 tracks on the Development of the Bangsamaro Track 1 For immediate MILF families and communities, IDPS, women and children Track 2 massive and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation of the entire Bangsamoro region Bangsamoro Basic Law -- build legitimate institutions that will guarantee inclusive growth, increase participation in the political and economic decision making, as well as guard against interests that are inimical to social, political and economic empowerment. Reformists need to engage the state and the government if we want to entrench systems and mechanisms for long term reform. If not, we leave these same systems and mechanisms to those whose only desire is maintain the status quo. Institutional reform inclusive social and political institutions effort to develop bangsamoro development that makes a difference in the lives of people in Mindanao GPH - CPP/NPA/NDF Peace Negotiations PRESS COMMUNIQUE issued by Ambassador Ture Lundh resulting from the meeting in the Netherlands In December, 2012, and contains a report by the Royal Norwegian Government Facilitator that special representatives of both parties 1) met in The Hague hosted by the RNG, 2) agreed to continue discussion on 5 broad topics including truce, and 3) affirmed nationwide ceasefire from December 20, 2012 to January 15, 2013. “We are calling on the New People’s Army operating in these areas to truly show they care for these communities by taking this historic opportunity and partner with us in healing and reconstructing communities badly affected by Pablo.” Every moment provides us with an opportunity to bring peace in our country As always, we will need to have a resolve that will carry us through the challenging times, a spirit that allows us to imagine a future different from the past, and the courage to believe that peace is truly within our reach. Thank you!