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MANILA, 21 May 2010 (IRIN) – Muslim separatists blamed for years of conflict and displacement on the southern island of Mindanao have agreed to help the government rid the area of unexploded ordnance and landmines. (more…)

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INQUIRER.net First Posted 13:16:00 05/06/2010

MANILA, Philippines—The negotiating panels of the government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed on the rules that would govern the conduct of the civilians in the International Monitoring Team (IMT), as well as those on clearing land mines in Mindanao. (more…)

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MANILA, 23 April 2010 (IRIN) – The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim separatist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), have agreed to facilitate the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs); aid workers hope this could be the harbinger of a lasting peace deal. (more…)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 09:58:20 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao / April 22, 2010)  Philippine peace negotiators and Muslim rebels signed several agreements ahead of national elections, but a major accord that would end decades of secessionist war in the restive southern region of Mindanao is still uncertain. (more…)

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17 Mar 2010 13:05:00 GMT

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (AlertNet) – On the side of the highway, neat rows of thatch-roofed huts patched with orange and blue tarpaulin bake in the sun.

There are few trees and even fewer shaded areas. It’s not much better inside the rickety houses, built so close the stifling heat envelops you from all directions. Welcome to the Elian Annex evacuation centre in Datu Saudi Ampatuan municipality in the southern Philippines province of Maguindanao. The official blue cards of the 280 plus families living here say “returned”, but the reality is different. (more…)

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