Presented during the Lina Group of Companies Peace Agreement Forum 4 March 2014 “ The successful conclusion of the Mindanao peace process finds root in the determination of both our peoples to strengthen the foundations of peace and justice. – Statement of Pres. Aquino during his joint press conference with PM Najib (28 Feb 2014, Kuala Lumpur) ” Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) Framework Agreement of the Bangsamoro (signed 15 Oct 2012) composed of four (4) annexes and one (1) addendum Annexes: Annex on Transitional Arrangements and Modalities (signed 27 February 2013) Annex on Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing (signed 13 July 2013) Annex on Power Sharing (signed 08 December 2013) Annex on Normalization (signed 25 January 2014) Addendum: Addendum on Bangsamoro Waters (signed 25 January 2014) Annex on Transitional Arrangements and Modalities • Lays out the roadmap from the signing of the FAB to the establishment of the Bangsamoro Government with the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) • There will be a definite conclusion – parties will sign an Exit Agreement after all substantive provisions have been implemented Annex on Power Sharing List of Powers: • Reserved powers of the Central Government (defense and external security; foreign policy; coinage and monetary policy; postal service; citizenship and naturalization, immigration; etc.) • Concurrent powers shared between the Central Government and the Bangsamoro Government (social security and pensions; quarantine; land registration; pollution control; auditing; penology and penitentiary; etc.) • Exclusive powers devolved to the Bangsamoro Government (agriculture livestock and food security; tourism; budgeting; ancestral domain and natural resources; inland waterways for navigation; customary laws; establishments of GOCC and GFIs; etc.) Annex on Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing The Annex details sources of wealth creation, revenues and financial assistance, including: • Expands devolution of taxing powers as long as taxable elements are within Bangsamoro • Provides increased sharing of government revenues of natural resources within Bangsamoro derived from exporation, development and utilization • Annual block grants under automatic appropriations and regular release to the Bangsamoro • Provides accountability measures and establishes that revenues from specified additional taxes as well as increased share in revenues in natural resources will be deducted from annual block grant Annex on Normalization Normalization process where communities can achieve their desired quality of life which includes the pursuit of sustainable livelihood and political participation within a peaceful, deliberative society Components of the Annex: a) Security Aspect – policing; joint peace and security arrangements; redeployment of AFP; decommissioning of MILF armed forces; disbanding of private armed groups (PAGs) b) Socio-economic development – programs for former combatants and conflict-affected communities c) Transitional justice and reconciliation Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO 15 Oct ‘12 Transitional Arrangements and Modalities 27 Feb ‘13 Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing 13 Jul ‘13 Power Sharing Normalization 08 Dec ‘13 25 Jan ‘14 Bangsamoro Waters (addendum) 25 Jan ‘14 Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) • Composed of 15 members appointed by the President (8 from MILF, including the Chair, and 7 from GPH) MILF GPH Bangsamoro Basic Law Geographical Coverage of Bangsamoro • By plebiscite • Coverage of prospective Bangsamoro entity ARMM (5 provinces, 1 city) 6 municipalities in Lanao del Norte 36 barangays in 6 municipalities of North Cotabato Isabela and Cotabato Cities Others by LGU resolution or petition Bangsamoro Regional Government (ministerial form of government) 13 Bangsamoro Regional Government (ministerial form of government) security aspect socio-economic development transitional justice sustainable peace and productivity in Bangsamoro communities Thank you!