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Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

President Benigno S. Aquino III AP

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Brunei military official visits troops monitoring ceasefire of PH gov’t, MILF

Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels man a machine gun in Sultan Kudarat in this February 11, 2013, file photo. AFP FILE PHOTO

A ranking military official of the Brunei military has visited his forces in Mindanao as they continue to help the international monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front ceasefire agreement.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sabah kidnappings may be caused by corruption

The fish farm where one of the recent kidnappings took place in Sabah. The Star/ANN

The seemingly endless cross-border kidnappings in Sabah’s east coast have raised the specter of corruption among law enforcement agencies.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU, global interfaith group set peace conference in Mindanao

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux announces the EU's co-sponsorship of a peace conference in Mindanao set on June 6 to 7 in the Notre Dame University in Cotabato. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

An international interfaith organization is set to hold a peace conference in Mindanao where delegates from all over the world will come together and hold dialogues with local religious and political stakeholders.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Indonesia sign maritime boundary agreement

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario . AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Indonesia and the Philippines signed an agreement Friday that clarifies the overlapping maritime boundaries in the Mindanao and Celebes sea.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »