In conflict areas, peace amid noise (Published: June 14, 2015)

Maguindanao, June 14, 2015 - (First of two parts) As lawmakers wrangle over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Manila, poor communities in areas of Mindanao that bore the brunt of armed conflict are enjoying the gains of development programs made possible by peace-building efforts of the government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and international agencies.

Peace facility extends assistance to Maguindanao Tri-people community (Published: May 27, 2015)

Maguindanao, May 27, 2015 - A TRI-PEOPLE community in South Upi, Maguindanao became the recent recipient of a farming facility package from the multi-donor peace facility Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF).

A model of peace and unity (Published: May 31, 2015)

Davao City, May 31, 2015 - Despite the preconceived thought that the Maguindanao province is generally riddled with conflicts due to the presence of rebel groups and cultural and religious differences, a community in the municipality of South Upi where indigenous peoples (IPs), Muslims and Christians coexist has become a model of peace, as they have worked together to promote development in their barangay.

Funding assistance for peace projects strictly monitored (Published: May 29, 2015)

COTABATO CITY, May 29, 2015 - A top official of the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), a World Bank-funded peace program, said mechanisms have been in place to ensure that the donations given to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) are strictly monitored, all accounted for, and have been used properly for the implementation of projects in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Partnerships between the PH, MILF, donors is the essence of MTF, says country director (Published: May 29, 2015)

COTABATO CITY, May 29, 2015 (PIA)—World Bank’s Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) reaffirms its support to government’s peace and development efforts in Mindanao through various socio-economic programs and projects to conflicted areas and capacity building.

The MTF, launched in 2006 is the longest running program working with the government and development partners supporting the peace process between the GPH and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).