Bangsamoro (political entity)

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This article is about the proposed autonomous political entity within the Philippines. For the unrecognized breakaway state, see Bangsamoro Republik.
Autonomous Government of Bangsamoro
Nagsasariling Pamahalan ng Bangsamoro
Map showing the possible extent of Bangsamoro according to the framework agreement
Map showing the possible extent of Bangsamoro according to the framework agreement
Official languages Filipino and English
Recognised regional languages Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug, Yakan, Arabic, Cebuano, & Ilonggo
Ethnic groups (2000)
Government Ministerial autonomous government
 -  Chief Minister[1] To be selected
 -  Deputy Chief Minister To be selected
Legislature Bangsamoro Assembly
Autonomy from the Philippines
 -  Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro March 27, 2014 
 -  Plebiscite 2015 
 -  Establishment Before 2016 (planned)[citation needed] 
Currency Philippine Peso
Time zone (UTC+8)
Calling code +63
Internet TLD .ph

Bangsamoro, officially known as the Autonomous Government of Bangsamoro (Filipino: Nagsasariling Pamahalan ng Bangsamoro), is a proposed autonomous political entity within the Philippines. The proposal is part of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, a preliminary peace agreement signed between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government.

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The new entity is intended to supersede the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), described by President Benigno Aquino III as a "failed experiment". This new political entity seeks to bring closure to the 15-year peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro people in the Mindanao.[2]

On October 15, 2012, the historic preliminary agreement was signed by Government's chief negotiator Marvic Leonen, MILF Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal, and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed along with President Aquino, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the MILF, and Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Malacañang Palace in Manila.[3] This document outlines general agreements on major issues, including the extent of power, revenues and territory granted for the new Muslim autonomous region.[4][5]

The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro was signed at Malacañang in March 27, 2014 as witnessed by leaders and members of MILF and the Philippine government, as well as by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose country served as the third-party negotiator in the peace talks.[6]

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