|08 June 2017|
|Philippine Government Implementing Panel for Bangsamoro Peace Accords Chairperson Irene Santiago announces during the Mindanao Hour press briefing held in Davao City on June 8, 2017 that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission has approved the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. She adds the draft is expected to be submitted in the middle of June. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says during the Mindanao Hour press briefing held in Davao City on June 8, 2017 that cooperation between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines would be unlikely if the communist group would set conditions, such as lifting the martial law and the all-out-war policy, before cooperating with the government in fighting the Maute group. He adds that if the communist party is indeed in pursuit of peaceful coexistence with the government, it should do so without conditions. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|Spokesperson for the Martial Law implementation in Mindanao and Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay announces that their checkpoint operations have led to the arrest of Cayamore Maute and ex-Marawi City Mayor Fahad Salic during the Mindanao Hour press briefing held in Davao City on June 8, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS|
|National Historical Commision of the Philippines (NHCP) Executive Director Ludovico Badoy provides details of the activities for the Independence Day celebration during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 8, 2017. He says different government agencies will provide free services during and before the day leading up to the event. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS|
|National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chair Dr. Rene Escalante announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 8, 2017 the different events leading up to the Independence Day celebration on June 12. He adds that this year’s theme ‘Kalayaan 2017, Pagbabagong Sama-samang Babalikatin’ calls for unity among the Filipinos in bringing about change in the country. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS|
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