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By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is proposing an agreement with the government to protect civilians affected by the armed conflict in Mindanao.

In a phone interview, Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief negotiator, said the agreement would provide guidelines on guaranteeing civilian safety.

“The situation of the evacuees is of concern to everyone. We have more than 600,000 displaced persons that are severely affected by the armed conflict,” he said.

The proposal came after an announcement by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she visited Central Mindanao on Friday that negotiations with the MILF would “take place very soon.” (more…)

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