MILF leaders to realize dev’t in 6 former camps »

MILF leaders to realize dev’t in 6 former camps

COTABATO CITY, 14 July 2015 – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp commanders are set to implement development  in six previously acknowledged MILF camps located in the Maguindanao and Lanao provinces, following   a  three-day formal training with representatives of government line agencies in this city. The Area Development Planning (ADP) Workshop set here from 9 […]

Bangsamoro leaders end assembly; Kato’s return foreseen »

Bangsamoro leaders end assembly; Kato’s return foreseen

COTABATO CITY/10 July 2012— The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has just concluded its 3-day Bangsamoro Leaders’Assembly in Camp Darapanan, where the Bangsamoro leaders agreed to be firm in its stand for an autonomous sub-state akin to a federal government, but the likelihood of the return of a past warfare commander has been speculated. The […]

Blaming the Sayyaf »

Blaming the Sayyaf

12 April 2012/by Frencie L. Carreon—While the US forces claimed Basilan as its model for a successful counter-insurgency operation in the early years of this millennium, the Filipino soldiers deployed in the island-province continue to battle for the island residents’ security and safety.  Or, so it seems. Most of these soldiers are not from Mindanao; […]

Sayyaf landmines in Basilan endanger resident’s lives »

Sayyaf landmines in Basilan endanger resident’s lives

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/10 April 2012—Improvised land mines made by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group and spread in yet unidentified places put Sumisip residents’ lives in peril. This morning, troops from the 13th Scout Ranger Company of the 4th Scout Ranger Battalion conducted combat patrol in the ridges of Abong Abong Peak in Baiwas, a […]

The interfaith orgs’ role in Mindanao peace process »

The interfaith orgs’ role in Mindanao peace process

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Alzad T. Sattar is a young Muslim from Basilan who is a professor at the Basilan State College in Isabela City, Basilan. On a scholarship from the Ford Foundation he attended the Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Program at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in the United States where he received an MA. ñ […]

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