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In the Know: Peace deal with MILF

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed on Oct. 15, 2012, a framework agreement to end the war and establish a new autonomous region in Mindanao to be called Bangsamoro.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga City bayfront ‘a death zone’

HIGH AND DRY.  Badjao fisherman Sani Hadjani inspects his wooden boat near the Badjao evacuation center in Barangay San Jose-Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City. Hadjani lost his 5-year-old daughter early this month to an intestinal disease, one of many ailments that stalk the evacuees who are constantly exposed to the elements and still homeless six months after the Moro National Liberation Front’s siege of the city.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Sani Hadjani remembers his 5-year-old daughter as a happy child running around on bayfront Roseller T. Lim Boulevard—once a place for lovers to watch sunsets but is now a squalid encampment for sea gypsies known as Badjaos.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MILF: Talks deadlocked


Peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have reached deadlock, but leaders of the secessionist group are urging their ground commanders to be patient to avoid a resurgence of violence in Mindanao.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino has word of honor, says MILF commander

President Aquino FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s peace initiative in Mindanao is fostering a lot of goodwill and is seen to likely result in political dividends for Team PNoy in the May elections.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Soldiers, Moro rebs to see each other on Facebook


This time around, the female soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters standing side by side in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao, were not gearing for battle.

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

Green, yellow flags, fluvial procession for Aquino visit


It’s all green and yellow from here to Barangay (village) Simuay in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao, where President Aquino is visiting the main camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday to promote peace in Mindanao.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino walks tightrope in Abu-MNLF clashes

After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in Mindanao, an al-Qaida-linked bandit group is facing a new adversary: fellow Moro insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely condemned terrorist group.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

9 die in Negros Occidental ambush

DEAD SPOT The bodies of nine people, including a policeman, lay on the ground and on the truck after they were ambushed  by heavily armed men in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental. Nine others were reportedly wounded. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PNP

Gunmen hiding in a sugarcane field ambushed early Sunday a truckload of policemen and village guards, killing nine and wounding nine others in a hinterland village at La Castellana town, 28 kilometers south of here.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

7 soldiers killed, 8 others wounded in Zamboanga Sibugay ambush incidents


Seven government troops were killed and eight others were injured in separate ambush incidents in Zamboanga Sibugay on Thursday evening, the provincial military commander said Friday.

Posted: October 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Irate Enrile calls for talks suspension, turns ire on peace adviser Deles


Presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles should be fired from her post if she insists on pursuing peace talks with the Moro rebels responsible for the deaths of 19 soldiers in Basilan, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile said on Thursday.

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1 soldier killed, 2 others wounded in Basilan clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits

One soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an encounter with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan Wednesday morning, an Army spokesman said.

Posted: October 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Moro youth urge gov’t, MILF: Bare draft proposals

ILIGAN City—Moro youth leaders are urging both the government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to make public their respective proposals for a political settlement. “Everyone, especially those in government, speaks of transparency and consultation, so why not declassify these drafts?” a statement from Arsad Solaiman, chairman of the Youth for Bangsamoro Genuine [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Groups urge resumption of MILF-PH talks

President Benigno Aquino talks to MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ibrahim during their meeting on August 4 in Tokyo. AP/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Peace advocates from various sectors throughout the country called on negotiators of both government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to immediately resume talks so they could narrow perceived gaps between their respective formula for a political settlement.

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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