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Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

Presidential peace adviser Secretary Teresita Deles   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Troops hunt bandits behind Sabah kidnap

In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, tourists hide behind a table in reaction to gunshot sounds at the Singmata Adventures and Reef resort after a raid by suspected Filipino insurgents in Semporna, Sabah state of Malaysia. Suspected Filipino insurgents seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel worker from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia and then fled by speed boat, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday. AP

Soldiers have been deployed to a remote island in Mindanao where suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have taken two female hostages seized from a resort in neighboring Malaysia, the military said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New international monitors due to check Mindanao peace process

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Pres. Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) and MILF chief Al Haj Murad Ibrahim FILE PHOTO

A new set of international peace observers will arrive here Wednesday to continue peace monitoring as the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are winding up their 17-year peace talks.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU lauds PH, MILF for signing last annex

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DEAL SIGNED Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With them are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) has lauded the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for inking the normalization annex, the last document needed to seal a comprehensive peace agreement between the two parties.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Switzerland: Peace deal is ‘momentous milestone’

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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, front left, chairperson of Philippine Government Peace Panel, and Mohagher Iqbal, front right, chief negotiator for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), exchange signed documents as Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, front center, witnesses after the 43rd GPH-MILF Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. AP

The Switzerland government on Saturday welcomes the signing of the Annex on Normalization and the Addendum on Bangsamoro Waters between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4,000 houses funded by EU for ‘Pablo’ victims ready

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More than a year since Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) swept across Mindanao, some 4,000 families in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will finally move back to safe shelters.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Freed Jordanian names Abu Sayyaf kidnapper

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO/Nickee Butlangan

A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU official to visit PH to boost development ties

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European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. AFP PHOTO

The European Commissioner for Development will visit the Philippines on Sunday to strengthen bilateral development cooperation between the European Union and the Philippines.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Compostela Valley to turn land once notorious for marijuana into food basket

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An upland community that was once notorious as “home” to marijuana plantations is slowly transforming into the food basket of Compostela Valley.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Embassy sends condolences to kin of Zambo attack victims

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Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The US embassy has expressed sympathy on Monday for the victims of the ongoing insurgent attacks by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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