The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is preparing a contingency plan in anticipation of another massive exodus from Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur’s deportation warning involving nearly a million undocumented migrants, more than half of them Muslim Filipinos.
By Cynthia D. Balana
At least 50 representatives of government agencies in the Zamboanga peninsula and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have drafted an action plan to address the heavy influx of Filipino returnees from Sabah, Malaysia.
By Charlie C. Señase
A Bangladesh-inspired organization out to sow peace and development in poor and strife-torn communities vowed to resolve the illiteracy problem hounding the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for decades.
Expect education standards to rise in the ARMM. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has a new teachers training center, which the Department of Education (DepEd) considers key to improving educational standards in the region.
By Tarra Quismundo
Vice President Jejomar Binay is expected to discuss with top European officials the new agreement between the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) when he visits Brussels next week, his office said Thursday.
Lijah Daliara left her home province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines over four decades ago and has no more ties with the village after she and her family, like thousands of others, fled the war in Mindanao
By TJ Burgonio
The United Nations and the European Union have expressed support for the Philippine government’s new framework peace pact with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, joining the international community in lauding the breakthrough.
By TJ Burgonio
Just days after the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) drafted the framework for a peace agreement in Mindanao, one of the negotiators was cited as a role model for peace by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
By Leila B. Salaverria
The government’s preliminary peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that have long beset Muslim Mindanao and a boost to efforts to stabilize the country’s internal security, Sulu Rep. Tupay Loong said Sunday.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino on Sunday said the government had reached a preliminary peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in a major breakthrough toward ending a decadeslong insurgency in the country’s impoverished south.
By Edwin Fernandez and Julie S. Alipala
Kuala Lumpur has agreed in principle to work with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to address the growing problem of illegal migrant workers in Sabah, ARMM officials said.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Philippines was keen on letting Malaysia handle the “Nur Misuari problem,” hoping that it could convince Kuala Lumpur to incarcerate former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Nur Misuari by linking him to the Abu Sayyaf terror group, according to a confidential 2001 cable from the US Online whistleblower WikiLeaks.