Source : The Associated Press | 27 March 2014
The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.
The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region greater political autonomy in exchange for an end to armed rebellion, but it will not end all violence in a part of the country long-plagued by lawlessness, poverty and Islamist insurgency.
Mahmut Osmanoğlu | 17 Oct 2012
The fight of Mindanao Muslims against Ferdinand Magellan started in 1521 and continued, first against Spaniards, then against Americans, and since 1946 they have been fighting the Filipino government.
The Muslims did not want to be a part of the Philippine state but their efforts led nowhere. The Moro National Liberation Front was created in 1969 and the Muslims started armed fight for an independent Mindanao.
Source : Agencies | 02 Oct 2012
Negotiators from Moro Muslims and the Philippine government began a fresh round of peace talks in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, aiming to seal an agreement to end 40 years of conflict in the south of the state.
Government and Muslim negotiators are closing in on a peace deal after nearly 15 years of violence-interrupted talks.
Source : Agencies | 06 Sept 2012
Moro Muslims and Philippines Government are moving to create a “framework agreement” within the four-day exploratory talks that kicked off in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, reported on inquirer news.