RA 9054 also repeats the language of the 1996 peace agreement on the creation of the office of the deputy administrator of the tribunal, but the office has not been created and none of the three appointments mentioned above have been made1 The directory of offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the Republic of the Philippines does not contain a list for the position of Deputy Administrator for ARMM.2 The MNLF and ICO publicly reject RA 9054 and claim that the CCAA office 1The 100% of revenues from strategic minerals constitutes a flagrant violation of the 1996 peace agreement.1 The failure to mention any of the specific positions of the 1996 agreement in the report to the third party responsible for overseeing the implementation of the agreement strongly indicates that no appointments have been made. The attention paid to the latest election results suggests that the government has not made an appointment to which it could be referred in its report, which is tantamount to trying to share something instead of nothing. The MNLF`s report to the OIC explicitly states that no appointments were made on the basis of the regional government`s recommendations under the 1996 agreement.1 In 2001, Republic Act 9054, also known as the Expanded Armm Act, was passed by the Philippine Congress. The bill contained a section on the judicial powers of the ARMM and repeated the language of the 1996 peace agreement, but adds in the additional rate „whenever possible.“ Article 8, paragraph 2 (Judges of the Autonomous Region) of RA 9054 states that „the policy of the central government or the national government is that, as far as possible, at least one (1) Supreme Court judge and two (2) judges of the Court of Appeal come from qualified lawyers from the autonomous region.“ A 2006 OIC Secretary General`s report examines the points given to them by the MNLF and the CCA on the implementation status of important provisions, but the OIC does not make its own independent judgments on the basis of review files. From 1996 to 2005, there was no evidence of an annual or periodic review of implementation by the OIC or its working group, the OIC Peace Committee for the southern Philippines. Eleven years after the agreement, the OIC reported on each party`s competing demands. A widely accepted comparison in Mindanao`s conflicting literature is that the region is extremely rich in natural resources, but the region is the poorest area in the Philippines. Articles 134, 143 and 147 are ways to give the inhabitants of the region (ARMM) greater control over the natural resources of the area and thus to increase the usefulness of the inhabitants of the ARMM of the exploitation of these resources by companies. As noted in Articles 146 and 147, MNLF and CCA leaders will meet later and define strategic minerals.
The peace agreement does not indicate that the CCA retains full control of strategic minerals and all revenues from strategic minerals. The agreement stipulates that ARMM has 100% control over all minerals, with the exception of strategic minerals. As mentioned above, the peace agreement refers to police reforms in different sections. The main provisions are twofold: (1) integration of MNLF into the Philippine National Police (PNP); and (2) the creation of a new institution and police: „the PNP`s regional command for the new autonomous region, which must be the Special Regional Security Forces (SRSF) in accordance with Article III, paragraph 8, of the Tripoli Agreement.“ On the basis of the language of the 1996 peace agreement and RA 9054, the implementation of the CCA requires the CCA to accept the use of Arabic or regional languages in the ARMM region.