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3 BIFF child fighters die in clashes

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CHILD WARRIORS Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, some of them obviously in their teens,  are shown in this photo taken inside the BIFF camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province on Friday.The death toll in the ongoing clashes has reached 53, including three child soldiers. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The military on Friday said three child soldiers recruited by the hardline Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were among 53 people killed in a week of fighting with government forces and that “two foreign combatants” were helping the rebels, including a Malaysian who is wanted for the 2002 bombing in the Indonesian resort island of Bali that killed 110 people.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bukidnon broadcaster receives death threats

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Another broadcaster has reported coming under threat following his reporting on illegal logging activities in Bukidnon, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, said on Thursday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Int’l body meets with gov’t, MILF negotiators on Bangsamoro police

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

An independent international commission has met with negotiators from the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for the first time as it prepares to take on the job of formulating recommendations regarding the form, structures, and relationships of the police force in the envisioned autonomous Bangsamoro region, an official announcement said.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro talks extended by one day

Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.  PHOTO FROM OPAPP.GOV.PH

Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front negotiators have agreed to extend by one day the 38th round of talks in Kuala Lumpur in an effort to close the gap between their respective positions on wealth-sharing between the national government and the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous political entity, government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said by text message to reporters on Friday.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t, Moro rebs reiterate commitment to peace talks

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.  PHOTO FROM OPAPP.GOV.PH

Cordial letters, prayers and a pair of pens for luck.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »