"Secretary Robert Aventajado had to persuade Governor Zachariah Candao of Maguindanao to talk to MILF Chairman Hashim Salamat
into accepting a ceasefire agreement.
They bolted the MNLF along with senior rebel leader Hashim Salamat
in the 1980s and founded the MILF.
The Lanao del Sur town of Butig, only 35 kilometers on the opposite side Lake Lanao, is the burial place of MILF founder Hashim Salamat
and birthplace of the Maute group.
Solaiman's order was in turn ordered by the MILF Central Committee under the leadership of Ustadz Hashim Salamat
and others, prosecutors said.
MILF chairman Hashim Salamat
, currently in hiding, is prepared to sit together with government representatives to sign the final peace agreement, MILF information chief Mohagher Iqbal said on the group's Web site.
But Nur Misuari refused to come home and an internal conflict between him and Hashim Salamat
led to a split and the creation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 1977.
And in the formative years of the MNLF chaired by Misuari, it was likewise riven by the breakaway group of Hashim Salamat
(Maguindanaon), which became the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the MNLF-Reformist group of Dimas Pundato (Maranaw).
He said the most immediate of MILF demands before talking with the government is the dropping of charges against its leaders, including Chairman Hashim Salamat
, over a bombing in the Davao City international airport vicinity April 2.
However, the peace pact did not please a faction of the MNLF led by the late Hashim Salamat
who split from Misuari and formed the MILF breakaway group.
Later, another breakaway from the MNLF came into being-the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which was organized by the Maguindanao headed by their late leader Hashim Salamat
, now succeeded by another Maguindanao, Murad Ebrahim.
Included in the arrest order were MILF chairman Hashim Salamat
, vice chairman for military affairs Al Haj Murad, vice chairman for political affairs Ghazali Jaafar, chief peace negotiator Ali Mimbantas and spokesman Eid Kabalu.
Her priority turning SCC into a "school of peace" gave birth to the Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IPDS) in 1999 "to bring SCC closer to our neighbors especially among the Bangsamoro and the Manobo people." Students have been brought to the MILF communities in Simuay and in Camp Abubakar where they learned from no less than Sheik Hashim Salamat
, chair of the MILF, and Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, then deputy for military affairs, and Ghazali Jaafar, vice chair for political affairs about the history and struggles of the Bangsamoro people.
Father Mercado studied Islamic Theology at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where a kindred soul in the common cause of Mindanao peace was Ustadz Hashim Salamat
, later the founder of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Justice Undersecretary Jose Calida said the case filed before a court in Davao Province on the southern island of Mindanao involved Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Hashim Salamat
and 44 of his alleged followers, including some teenagers.
However, MNLF's splinter group the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) headed by the late Hashim Salamat
refused to join the ARMM or honor the peace pact.