The 1976 Tripoli Agreement was signed on 23 December 1976 in Tripoli, Libya, by Carmelo Z. Barbero, representing the Philippine government, and Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front.  The agreement established autonomous administrative units for Muslims in the southern Philippines, the formation of an autonomous government, the Sharia justice system and special security forces, and compliance with a ceasefire.  The autonomous region should have its own economic system, including an Islamic bank.  When an interim ceasefire agreement was signed in 1993, Indonesia, as a member of ASEAN, became responsible for the implementation of the ceasefire and provided personnel as a ceasefire observer. Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos encouraged Indonesia and the OIC; Other peace talks were held and representatives of both sides met in Jakarta. Indonesia facilitated the Jakarta Agreement in 1996, which was to lead to the full implementation of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement.  After more than 17 years of painstaking negotiations with the Philippine government (1996-2013), MILF appears to have succeeded in forging several peace agreements, including a new Tripoli agreement, signed in 2006. All agreements that have brought progressive benefits to MILF can be included in two important agreements: the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement (FAB) signed in 2012 and the Comprehensive Bangsamoro Agreement (CAB), signed two years later in 2014. The CAB has incorporated all the provisions not implemented into previous agreements, including the provisions of the VPA and the original Tripoli agreement. Under the leadership of Fidel V. Ramos, the government and MNLF signed the final peace agreement in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1996.
 He allowed qualified MNLF members to join the Philippine Armed Forces and the Philippine National Police and founded the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development, dominated by the MNLF. Misuari then ran for governor of the ARMM.  In 1997, Ramos and Misuari won the peace agreement at the Felix Houphouét-Boigny Peace Prize.  Ferdinand Marcos then implemented the agreement by creating two autonomous regions (instead of one) composed of ten provinces (instead of thirteen). This led to the collapse of the peace pact and the resumption of hostilities between the MNLF and Philippine government forces.   The 1996 final peace agreement divided the mechanism for implementing the 1976 Tripoli Agreement into two phases: President Marcos, who described himself as an astute strategist, nevertheless found ways to oust the MNLF from signing an agreement filled with provisions that were unclear as to future implementation, such as “discussing later” sentences , “fix later” or “determine later.” Eleven of the nineteen provisions of the agreement ended either with “discussing later” or “to be fixed or to be fixed at a later date.” The 1996 final peace agreement, also known as the Jakarta Agreement, was signed on 2 September 1996 in Manila, Philippines, by Manuel Yan, representing the Philippine government, and Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front. The agreement put in place mechanisms for the full implementation of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement. Despite a number of lobbying measures and consultations at the community level, the new version of the BBL received very little support from Parliament.
Both houses of Congress manipulated the BTC version and continued to undermine the intention to grant true autonomy to Bangsamoro, the main reason for all previous agreements, in particular the Tripoli agreement. President Marcos agreed to sign a “peace agreement” with the MNLF under the aegis of the Libyan government, then led by Muammar Gaddafi.