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Unicef briefs Moro leaders on use of children in armed conflict

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Central Committee First Vice Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar and UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander exchange commitments on the progress of the UN-MILF Action Plan on the non-recruitment of children in armed conflict – the MILF Supplemental General Order stipulating the MILF’s policy on non-recruitment of children and sanctions for non-compliance; and a booklet of the Six Grave Violations Against Children during Armed Conflict, which was translated and re-printed by UNICEF for MILF troops.

UN children’s agency Unicef and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) met on Tuesday to highlight the progress being made on the UN-MILF Action Plan to eliminate recruitment and use of children.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Sultan Kudarat

Earthquake map. SCREENGRAB from www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph.

A 6.4-magnitude quake jolted Sultan Kudarat on Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Finish anti-rebel operations quickly, mayor asks military in Sultan Kudarat


Mayor Dante Manganaan of this municipality named after the late former Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. urged the military on Friday to finish its operations against communist rebels in the area quickly and ensure the safety of noncombattant civilians.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman survives massacre in Sultan Kudarat long enough to tell police


A 34-year-old woman survived a massacre carried out by men on motorcycles in which two tricycle drivers and two of her companions were killed, police said.

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

Suspected NPA rebel killed, soldier hurt in Sultan Kudarat clash


A communist rebel was killed and a soldier was wounded in an encounter in the mountains of Senator Ninoy Aquino town in Sultan Kudarat province on Saturday, a belated military report said.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »