The agreement signed on 2 September 1996 in Manila, Philippines, ended the Moro National Liberation Front rebellion against the Philippine government. The framework agreement does not require any of the parties to commit to amending the Charter. The major political commitments made in the framework agreement can be achieved within the framework of the flexibility of the existing Constitution. Nevertheless, Article 17 of the Constitution allows any citizen to recommend ideas to amend the Constitution through appropriate legal procedures. The International Contact Group on the Peace Process in the Southern Philippines was tasked with helping the parties move towards the pioneering agreements, the framework agreement and, two years later, the comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro, ending decades of conflict. [learn_more caption”What is the framework agreement?”] First, this framework agreement does not require the government to amend the Constitution. Second, the agreement was concluded in a transparent manner, as noted in its online publication prior to its signing. Third, the document does not mention any ancestral domains. Fourth, while the MOA-AD  was written in such a way that the government could have acted without a referendum.
This framework agreement  is very clear when it requires a democratic mandate. First, the organic law that must be heard by the transition committee must be passed by Congress. Then the municipalities concerned must approve it by referendum. Assuming the law is passed and the referendum adopted, the MILF will have to obtain an elected mandate from the people. c. The Common Market and World Trade, provided that the power to conclude economic agreements already authorized by the Republic`s Law 9054 is entrusted to Bangsamoro Dean Marvic Leonen, the government`s negotiator for the talks with MILF, has granted two important short-haul letters since the publication of the framework agreement on 7 October 2012. During this media exchange, Dean Leonen asked questions of journalists who gave him the opportunity to explain in more detail the agreement and implementation processes. A briefing was held in Kuala Lumpur, where the 32nd formal exploratory talks between the Philippine government and MILF took place. Access here: Press release of the GPH peace group on the framework agreement with MILF, 7 October 2012 The following day, the peace panel returned to Manila to discuss with MILF and issued a courtesy appeal to the President. They then gave a briefing with the Malaca-ang Press Corps.
Access here: Press release of Presidential Spokesman Lacierda and President of the GPH Peace Assembly, Leonen, 8 October 2012 The Bangsamoro Framework Agreement is a provisional peace agreement signed on 15 October 2012 at malacaan Palace in Manila, Philippines. The agreement calls for the creation of an autonomous political unit called Bangsamoro, replacing the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), described as a “failed experiment” by former President Benigno Aquino III.  As part of this agreement, the Islamic forces of Bangsamoro are deployed through a gradual process of dismantling “beyond use”. Philippine Government Chief Negotiator Marvic Leonen and his counterpart Mohagher Iqbal of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the agreement on October 15, 2012 at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Malacaan Palace in Manila, Philippines. The agreement was sealed at about 15:00 PST.