“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

Results from talks hoped to come in one year

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Southern Philippines – The peace negotiating panels of government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) met Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia late last month amid expectations that they would be able to “deliver results” within 12 months. This despite the “serious concern”, on the part of the government, on the supposed ‘secession’ of Ustadz …Read More

MILF confident peace mechanisms can hold Kato

Peace negotiators of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expressed confidence the Mindanao peace process “has sufficient mechanisms to rein in” Ustadz Ameril Umra Kato, should he pose a threat to ongoing efforts to shape a political settlement with government.