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
The peace panels representing the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in an event eclipsed by developments in the Scarborough Shoal, have signed a 10-point document that many hope would finally lead to a peace agreement between the two.
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.
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.
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.
Mindanao civil society groups have set up a monitoring scheme of the on-going peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MLF).
The affable spokesman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF’s) armed wing, who until lately quit his post, has admitted he wanted to be interim head of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a move that may defy current MILF position.
The chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has expressed hopes the government’s formula in resolving the Bangsamoro question will be “closer enough” to its proposal.
Leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have assured non Moro residents in Mindanao that the Bangsamoro self-governance setup it seeks to establish will not be unjust to non-Moros.
Armed men belonging to a disgruntled faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were involved in holding kidnap victim Angelina Soken Chew Mantigue, a rebel spokesman said.