Document: The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro

The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed on October 15, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. FURTHER READING: The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law Below is a copy of the scanned document: Click to download the above as a PDF file.

Speech of the Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia during the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, October 15, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, for decades, Malaysia has been home to those who sought refuge from this conflict. Thousands fled in search of safety. Generations have grown up on our shores. Far from the land of their ancestors. It is our abiding hope that the agreement gives them a homeland again. For Mindanao, there can be no more lost generations. So I give my assurance to all the people of the Philippines—we will stand with you to make this agreement work.

Speech of the Chairman of the MILF during the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, October 15, 2012

Today, we are here to celebrate a victory for the Bangsamoro people and the Filipino nation that is shared by the international community and the Muslim world, the victory earned not by war but by that collective desire tempered by the inner nobility of human nature to restore justice and peace to a troubled land. Today, we are here to put an end to the adversarial relationship between the Bangsamoro and the Philippine nation and what makes this more significant and quite touching on our part is that this is happening under the administration of President Noy-Noy Aquino whose martyred father, Senator Ninoy Aquino, and mother, the late President Cory Aquino fought on the same side of the fence with us against the dictatorship that devastated our homeland and the lives of thousands of our people.

Speech of President Arroyo during the 35th foundation day of the Philippine College of Hospital Administrators (PCHA)

I fervently desire that the progress we have made will not stop. Because as a nation, and you as a profession, we must keep our sights firmly set on the future, to build on what is good and work even harder to meet the challenges of what remains to be done.