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USIP Peace Education Project Report

Brief Report on the Second History Seminar-Workshop in Iligan City The workshop, conducted on April 23-25, 2014 at Crystal Inn, Iligan City, ended with a resounding success.  This event is a follow up workshop of the one conducted in June … Continue reading

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Muslim youth holds intramurals in Sarangani April 23-25

Muslim youth holds intramurals in Sarangani April 23-25 ALABEL, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – Around 4,000 guests and delegates from the 49 Islamic schools in Sarangani are joining this year’s Musabaqah, an event the province is holding to develop sportsmanship … Continue reading

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Philippines, MILF sign peace agreement

MANILA, Philippines—Where before his predecessor has failed, President Aquino on Thursday presided over the signing of a historic peace agreement with Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels after 17 years of negotiations carving a new, autonomous Bangsamoro region in Mindanao. Read … Continue reading

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MILF peace deal signing Thursday…

“This is it.” “As far as what is possible without making false promises, this is it, and we continue to hope that the entire Bangsamoro will see it that way as well,” Teresita Quintos-Deles, the presidential adviser on the peace … Continue reading

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Women in the Bangsamoro speak up on “better Bangsamoro for all”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) — Two women members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) called on women in the proposed Bangsamoro political entity to collectively raise their voices so they can be heard by the male-dominated BTC and to demand … Continue reading

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MILF commander thanks military custodians

http://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2014/02/26/milf-commander-thanks-military-custodians/ COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/26 February) – The commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s 118th Base Command who was arrested late Sunday afternoon and released early Tuesday evening thanked the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army for the “mainit … Continue reading

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Iqbal to CSOs: fast-track consultations on Bangamoro Basic Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 February) – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) which is drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) wants civil society organizations to “fast-track” their consultations so the Commission can submit the draft to Congress by March 31.  By Carolyn … Continue reading

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More investments expected as ARMM transitions into Bangsamoro

http://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2014/02/12/more-investments-expected-as-armm-transitions-into-bangsamoro/ DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 February) — There’s business in peace, and mining and banana firms are cashing in on the positive investment climate as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) transitions into the Bangsamoro, the new autonomous political entity … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 families displaced in Zambo standoff move to temporary shelters

http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/02/14/over-1000-families-displaced-in-zambo-standoff-move-to-temporary-shelters/ ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 February) – A total of 1,056 families or 5,774 individuals displaced during the standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front-Misuari faction last year have been transferred to temporary shelters, officials said.

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A fragile peace

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21595500-long-running-insurgency-may-last-be-coming-end-fragile-peace THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is preparing to sign an agreement with the government that is meant to end decades of conflict in the south of the Philippines. Government leaders hope that the rebel group will begin disarming … Continue reading

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