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Marawi is Liberated and the siege over

CLARK FREEPORT — The government on Monday declared an end to fierce urban warfare in Marawi after troops killed the last pro-Islamic State (IS) terrorists who seized the city five months ago to establish an enclave of the Middle East-based … Continue reading

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Marawi City under siege

Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines by Simon Tisdall, The Guardian, May 28, 2017 The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibility. Philippine marines advancing … Continue reading

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MNLF’s Nur Misuari joining the peace process again?

Misuari comes in from the cold By: Leila B. Salaverria / @LeilasINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:10 AM November 04, 2016 Nur Misuari emerged from three years of hiding in his forested Jolo Island redoubt and was flown to Manila … Continue reading

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Countering ISIS Threat among Muslim Youth in Mindanao

This is a colloquium/conversation on the growing radicalization among Islamic groups (Abu Sayyaf, BIFF, etc.)in the southern Philippines, partly due to historical factors and also to recent global events in the Middle East where ISIS and Al-Qaeda operate. How to … Continue reading

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Another Maguindanao Massacre?

Maguindanao killing fields and SAF 44 Federico V. Magdalena, PhD Source: wikipedia HONOLULU – January 25, 2015 is a bloody day in the town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao. This is where 44 members of Special Action Forces (SAF) perished. SAF is … Continue reading

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Fieldwork Report on the Mansaka of Davao by Joy Marfil

I was in the Philippines from July 18 to August 4, 2013, to do my field research on Mansaka music in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, in preparation for my dissertation. My objectives were to interview musicians about their culture … Continue reading

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The Petition of Zamboanga Muslim Leaders to the Ottoman Empire in 1912

By Caroline T. Baicy “…As we are children of Islam. For this reason, your humble subjects plead with humility, requesting that an emissary from His Highness [the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire] be sent here to observe our speeches and … Continue reading

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Ferrer: Parts of Bangsamoro bill may be unconstitutional

(Manila) The chief government negotiator in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) admitted on Wednesday that certain provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) might be unconstitutional. By Catherine S. Valente. The Manila Times on July … Continue reading

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Real score: Are Charter changes needed?

COTABATO CITY, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) is fast approaching and this would be the time to articulate the clear direction and the real matuwid na daan in dealing with the Bangsamoro issues. By … Continue reading

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Cardinal Quevedo to Lumads: “sorry”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) — Mindanao’s first Cardinal, Orlando Quevedo of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, has apologized to the Lumads (indigenous peoples) for their under-representation at the International Conference of Cotabato on June 6 and 7. By Carolyn O. Arguillas … Continue reading

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