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10 BIFF men, 2 soldiers killed in North Cotabato clash

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).  INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

Ten members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and two soldiers were killed in an encounter in a North Cotabato town on Thursday.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro is antidote to radicalism—MILF


As far as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is concerned, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the conclusion of their peace pact with the government will ensure that Islamic fundamentalists will not succeed in Mindanao.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack Zamboanga City

Government troopers maneuver their Armored Personnel Carrier to reinforce their comrades after an army officer was killed in the ongoing operation against Muslim rebels on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, the 11th day of the standoff in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A year after siege, Zamboanga City evacuees still struggling

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A YEAR AFTER THE BATTLE  Damaged houses on stilts still stand on the shore at Mariki village in Zamboanga City, which Moro National Liberation Front rebels torched when government forces thwarted their attempt to seize the city in September last year. A year after the battle, thousands of residents of Zamboanga City remain homeless and in dire need of government help.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A year after Moro rebels attacked the renowned southern City of Flowers, Junior Santander Morte is still trying to put normalcy back to his life while more than 12,000 others are painfully struggling to cope with appalling conditions in evacuation centers.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Helping rebels return to normal life

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas receives a firearm being surrendered by a former rebel in exchange for livelihood financing in the implementation of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has spent a total of about P4.29 million on livelihood assistance for 66 former rebels in Bukidnon as part of their reintegration into the mainstream society under the government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »