should also surrender MILF
members who participated in the mis-encounter with police forces at the MILF-controlled Pidsawan village on January 25," said Rodriguez.
Poe manifested in the hearing that she received a letter from Iqbal dated January 29, 2015 stating that he will refer the invitation of the Senate to the MILF
Central Committee that "ultimately has the jurisdiction and mandate over such invitation."
He said the most immediate of MILF
demands before talking with the government is the dropping of charges against its leaders, including Chairman Hashim Salamat, over a bombing in the Davao City international airport vicinity April 2.
Galvez said the decommissioning process aims to decommission 30 percent or 12,000 out of the 40,000 MILF
members for this year.
The normalization program states that MILF
forces and their weapons will undergo a verification, validation and decommissioning process to be carried out by the Independent Decommissioning Body comprised of three foreign experts and four local representatives.
In a letter sent by Iqbal, he said that the MILF
will remain a "revolutionary organization" until the peace agreement is fully implemented.
signed this document (Annex on Normalisation) and so they are obliged to see this through with the help of the government and the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB) that we will set up very soon," she added.
is the biggest armed group fighting for an independent Islamic state in the Philippines.
The Joint Peacekeeping and Security Team (JPST) Basic Military Training is part of the peace accord between the MILF
and the government, where some 3,000 MILF
regulars would be decommissioned and become "community constabularies."
the immediate cash of P25,000 and initial livelihood cash support of P75,000 will be given [to each decommissioned MILF
member],' Galvez told the Inquirer in a text message.