The current ARMM Charter lists 14 areas that are not the responsibility of the regional legislator. In this comprehensive peace agreement, the parties list 81 powers that are reserved for the central government, which are categorized or shared by them exclusively for Bangsamoro and at the same time as the two parties for power-sharing. Of the 81 powers, 58 are transferred to the Bangsamoro, nine are reserved for the central government and 14 are shared.  The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro Annexes and four Annexes, namely transitional provisions and modalities, revenue generation and asset sharing, power sharing and standardisation, is integrated into the global agreement, together with the Bangsamoro Waters Addendum.  Philippine forces issued the red alert on March 24 in preparation for the event. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, President Hadji Mourad Ibrahim and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak are among the key people who will be present at the signing of the agreement.  “The signing of the comprehensive agreement is not only for the Bangsamoro, the people of Mindanao and all other Filipino citizens, all of whom can win as a country pursuing its unfinished mission of nation-building.” – Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the GPH Peace Committee On April 24, 2012, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed a key agreement, which is an important step forward in the peace process. The GPH -MILF Discussion Points on Principles agreement took into account the progress made since the opening of talks between the Philippine government of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and the Presidential Advisor for the Peace Process, Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, and helped lay the groundwork for the framework agreement signed in October 2012. On 24 January 2014, Miriam Coronel Ferer, Chief Negotiator of the Philippine Government, and Mohagher Iqbal, Chief Negotiator of the Philippine Government, signed a peace agreement in Kuala Lumpur. The deal would pave the way for the creation of the new Muslim autonomous entity called “Bangsamoro,” according to a law that must be approved by the Philippine Congress.
“You can`t really have a perfect agreement, but you make an agreement more imperfect if you don`t have the perspectives of women in that agreement, or if you don`t have their interests and well-being in mind, when you negotiate all the different components: political, social, economic and cultural.” The government wants to set up the region by 2016. The agreement calls for Muslim self-management in parts of the southern Philippines in exchange for a deactivation of rebel forces by the MILF. The MILF forces would hand over their firearms to third parties chosen by the MILF and the Philippine government. A regional police force would be established and the Philippine army would reduce the presence of troops and help dismantle private armies in the area.  In the agreement, the government committed to modifying a 37-year experiment in autonomy whose current version, the Muslim Autonomous Region of Mindanao (ARMM), has not lived up to the Moro people`s aspiration for freedom through a highly centralized government.  It also reaffirms the commitment of both parties to the following agreements/documents: on October 15, 2012, the Philippine government signed a highly hypnotized document, presented as a framework agreement on the Bangsamoro, which culminated in the Aquino government`s efforts to end the blockade in the peace process. The new document, which provides only a general framework for the actual peace negotiations, announced that “the status quo is unacceptable and that the Bangsamoro must be created to replace the Muslim Autonomous Region of Mindanao (ARMM). The Bangsamoro was the new autonomous political unit (NPE) referred to in the april 2012 principles decision points. According to President Aquino, it was the agreement that “could finally seal a real and lasting peace in Mindanao.”  Bangsamoro replaced ARMM, described by President Benigno Aquino III as a “failed experiment.”  For forty years, an armed conflict has resisted between the Philippine government and various Moro rebel groups that have attempted to establish an independent Muslim-majority island of Mindanao, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths and 3.5 million displaced. . . .