Mixed emotions for MNLF on peace deal

By Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jan 26 2014 03:47 PM | Updated as of Jan 26 2014 11:47 PM

COTABATO CITY-- The Sema faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has mixed emotions about the signing of the final annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday.

The faction's spokesman, former ARMM assemblyman Romeo Sema, cited the impasse in the peace process between the government and the MNLF pending the implementation of some provisions in the 1996 final peace agreement (FPA).

If some felt betrayed, Sema said the central committee will thoroughly evaluate and study the normalization annex of the Philippine government and the MILF to determine how this compared to the provisions of a regional security force in the FPA.

The MNLF is still hopeful that they can still iron the impasse and immediately convene the tripartite meeting.