TIEs for lasting peace

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Philippine Star

September 19, 2021 | 12:00am On International Peace Day (Sept. 21) in 2021, the Philippines has a lot to celebrate. The Congress is close to passing the legislation that will extend the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to 2025, giving it more time to fulfill its commitments under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed in 2014, which ended four decades of violent civil conflict in the country‚Äôs far south. The BTA governs the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) created in 2019 under the peace agreement. This is a tremendously important development for…

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