“God is great” rings in MILF camp

CAMP DARAPANAN – Amongst the hundreds of Mujahideen gathered in formation at this Maguindanao rebel enclave under the scorching sun last Monday, listening as loudspeakers blared developments of the framework agreement signing in Manila, a young fighter was in a battle of his own. Like the other thousands of people, Muslims and Christians alike, who’ve …Read More

Old concerns hound new Bangsamoro agreement

The reaction people here have on the establishment of a Bangsamoro Political Entity is mixed and a question also raised prior to the foiled signing of the 2008 Memorandum Agreement on Ancestral Domain is again being asked: what will befall lands that will fall under its control?

12,000 villagers displaced in Gov’t operation against Sibugay “lawless elements”

The military’s pursuit of suspected “lawless elements” here left thousands displaced and, said a non-government group, shows both the damage offensives leave the local populace and the government’s limited capacity for aid response.

Prisoners’ release prompts call for reciprocity

After holding them captive for two months and three days, the New People’s Army (NPA) has released Lingig Municipal Henry Dano and his two military escorts.

Anxiety, mistrust in GRP-MILF talks

The Philippine Government’s “fragmented approach” to its peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is stunting the negotiation’s overall progress, a university professor said.

Renewed clash banners resumption of peace talks

Another clash, this time in a town in Northern Mindanao, marked the run-up to the eventually cancelled Sept. 12 resumption of talks between the government and the CPP-NPA-NDF in Norway.

After the Tokyo meeting, what’s next?

Prior to its chairman meeting with the President in Tokyo, a ranking official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had urged the chief executive for a workable political formula to end the Moro rebellion in Mindanao.