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Philippines Moro rebels end 45-year war

Philippines Moro rebels end 45-year war

By Sat, Mar 29, 2014 5:02PM UTC Comments Off Philippines Moro rebels end 45-year war

In many parts of southern Mindanao, jeeps, trucks and buses already lined the highways before the break of day on Thursday, March 27.  Green flags and banners tenderly swayed in the early morning breeze as the vehicles rolled and headed towards major city and urban centers in Mindanao. While the passengers of the vehicles converged...

Historic peace agreement in Philippines

By Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:42AM UTC Comments Off In this handout photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau, President Benigno S. Aquino III, second from right standing, looks beside, from left, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, as they witness the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) by MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, Datu Tengku Gnafar and Miriam Coronel Ferrer of the Philippine government in a ceremony at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Aquino. Pic: AP.

Decades of violence are hopefully put to rest between the government and Muslim separatists writes Asia Sentinel. The signing of a comprehensive peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Thursday is a major triumph for President Benigno S. Aquino III, a landmark accord that hopefully will put an end to...

Analysis: Philippines’ Zamboanga siege a legacy of failed peace talks

By Wed, Sep 11, 2013 6:18PM UTC Comments Off Government troops, backed by armored personnel carriers, position themselves at an intersection at the southern port city of Zamboanga in southern Philippines Wednesday. Pic: AP.

There is no arguing that the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro gave war-weary residents of southern Mindanao hopes for a final resolution to the centuries-old conflict in the southern Philippines island. The Mindanao conflict is deeply rooted in the island’s recorded history that is replete with heroic resistance as well as unprovoked violence from either side...

Ex-gov says MILF list a kiss of death

By Sun, Sep 04, 2011 9:54AM UTC Comments Off Ex-gov says MILF list a kiss of death

Former Cotabato governor, Emmanuel Piñol, said the recently released ‘peace spoilers’ list of the Moro Islamic Liberation is virtually a death list. “This is the MILF’s indirect order to its armed cadres and its sympathizers to consider these personalities as enemies of its cause, demonized as villains in the Bangsamoro people’s ‘struggle for self-determination,’” Piñol...

Reds wary of MILF peace deal with Philippine govt

By Fri, Aug 12, 2011 7:36PM UTC Comments Off Reds wary of MILF peace deal with Philippine govt

The communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) said it wants the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be transparent  in its ongoing peace negotiations with the government of Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. “As a revolutionary ally, the NDFP expects the MILF leadership to place above all else the Moro people’s interest with whatever is...

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