The Tripoli agreement was signed on 23 December 1976 in Tripoli, Libya, by MNLF President Nur Misuari and Defence Minister Carmelo Barbero, a month after the senator`s mother, the then first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, travelled to Tripoli to meet her leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Talks resumed shortly, but found no peace. The sad consequences of this vague formulation were that the “fixing” or “subsequent discussion” extended to an almost indeterminate period, which lasted more than three decades and three presidential terms (1976-1996). And nothing was ever really established, even after former President Fidel V. Ramos launched the peace process that led to the signing of the Final Peace Agreement (VPA) with the MNLF on September 2, 1996. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ June 13) – The 1976 Tripoli Agreement, signed by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Philippine government (GPH) under then-President Ferdinand Marcos, “was successful” and “we had peace,” but it remained on the sidelines with the change of government in 1986, said Senator Ferdinand Marcos. The declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos in September 1972 contributed to the continuation of the Moro conflict with Abul Khayr Alonto and Jallaludin Santos, who founded the Moro National Liberation Front with Nur Misuari as president the same year.  With the MNLF receiving support from Malaysia and Libya, Marcos Muammar al-Gaddafi proposed a lucrative oil deal in exchange for withdrawing support for the MNLF via Malaysia; Misuari brought him to the negotiating table in 1976.
 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. Since signing an agreement with the MNLF, at the request of a world power like the OIC, was not a small concession for Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the agreement was seen as a Pyrrhic victory for the MNLF and a breakthrough for peace. But it has given only false hope to the peace electoral districts in the Philippines and has not kept its promise. The MOA-AD was then declared unconstitutional by 8 to 7 votes. But the Supreme Court also recognized that it was “an essential part” of a series of agreements needed to implement the Tripoli peace agreement signed in 2001 by the government and MILF with grP-MILF.