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Duterte to certify new Bangsamoro law as urgent

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:27 PM

UPDATED I have requested both the Senate President and the Speaker to consider it immediately Duterte says during a media interview on Monday July 17 in Malacañang

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried It s also where the ISIS linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi City is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The angry armed mob woken from their sleep and numbering close to a thousand by some accounts picked on the trapped policemen Who is to blame for such an armed angry mob?

Threat of BIFF attack sends Cotabato families fleeing

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:30 AM

UPDATED More than 250 families seek temporarily shelter at the municipal gymnasium of Kabacan town fearing a repeat of attacks by Muslim rebels years ago

4 rebels killed, 8 civilians hurt in Maguindanao clashes

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:20 PM

2 soldiers are also wounded after BIFF rebels attacked two military units in Maguindanao

Southeast Asian recruits join jihadist ISIS

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Intelligence sources estimate about 200 Australians 50 Indonesians 20 Malaysians at least 1 Filipino 1 Singaporean have gone to fight the jihad in Syria

2 BIFF killed, 4 nabbed in Maguindanao clash

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:33 AM

The rebel group suffers more casualties as government forces pursue those responsible for a roadside bombing that killed a soldier and hurt several others

PH nabs rebel linked to US soldiers' death

Jun 02, 2014 - 8:23 PM

Mihaji Hamjuda also known as Mahang is a member of the Moro National Liberation Front responsible for the death of soldiers in a roadside bombing in Jolo Sulu in 2009

Rebels ambush military commander in Maguindanao

May 12, 2014 - 6:09 PM

A clash that followed kills 1 soldier and injures 4 others

Aquino hopes Bangsamoro agreement can promote peace in ASEAN

May 11, 2014 - 10:15 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro will serve as a model to other countries dealing with separatist groups

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau

US senator in PH gun smuggling plot pleads not guilty

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Now suspended US senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to charges of bribery and plotting to smuggle guns to the Philippines

BIFF attacks military HQ in Maguindanao

Mar 01, 2014 - 11:37 AM

The military says 3 government forces were wounded in the attack but their response left 3 rebels dead

‘Humanitarian crisis’ in Zamboanga – DSWD

Sep 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM

More than 120 000 have fled the fighting In 57 evacuation centers tents are very fragile posing massive problem for children women the elderly the babies and their lactating mothers

MORE HELP NEEDED. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman says more food, clothes, educational materials, and toys for children are needed. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/ Rappler

Rebels bomb bridge in Maguindanao

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:15 PM

This is the 3rd attack in one day in central Mindanao

Report: BIFF 'most likely' behind CDO bombing

Aug 01, 2013 - 11:58 AM

A risk control organization says the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters wants to show it s a serious threat to be reckoned with

File photo of BIFF fighters

6 hurt in a series of blasts ahead of Ramadan

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED Authorities say the blasts could have been staged by Muslim rebels who wanted to derail the peace talks between the government of the MILF

Trimble urges MILF to work for peace

Nov 17, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Lord Trimble holds up the example of the 1998 Belfast Good Friday agreement that ended the 30 year conflict in Northern Ireland as a template during a visit to the MILF camp in southern Philippines

PEACE PROCESS. Lord David Trimble shares his experience on the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Photo by Angela Casauay

Tracing back the Philippine Muslim conflict

Oct 07, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Fighting between the government and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines who have sought autonomy trace back to the 1970s

ANNOUNCING AN AGREEMENT. President Benigno S. Aquino III announces that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed to create a new political entity called “Bangsamoro” during the press briefing at the Reception Hall, Malacañang Palace on Sunday, October 7. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rebel groups say no clash in Maguindanao

Sep 11, 2012 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED Senior officials from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement BIFM clarified that there was no armed encounter between the two rebel groups

MILF 'friendly troops' deployed in Maguindanao

Sep 08, 2012 - 2:00 PM

The MILF has deployed friendly troops to prevent further clashes with breakaway group BIFM in Maguindanao