MILF to decommission firearms in February

KUALA LUMPUR (Mabuhay) – The peace panels on Saturday announced that the ceremonial decommissioning of forces and firearms of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would take place in February. The decommissioning or disarmament of the MILF is considered the most tangible...

MILF, PHL to proceed with decommissioning process

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Amid questions on the stability of the peace process due to the Mamasapano bloodbath, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign this week a protocol to jumpstart the surrendering of arms from the rebels’ side. In a...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...

Aquino, Muslim rebel chief hold surprise talks

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino held a surprise meeting in Japan with the country’s top Muslim rebel to address growing concerns over delays in implementing a peace deal, their aides said Thursday. The meeting took place Tuesday on the sidelines of a peace...

PHL, MILF rebels seal historic peace deal

By Karl Malakunas MANILA, March 27, 2014 (AFP) – The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia’s longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting...