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Peace deal signed in March

President Benigno Aquino III and Prime Minister Najib Razak. FILE PHOTOS

The Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign by the end of March a final peace agreement, ending four decades of conflict in Mindanao and opening the way for development of the rich but impoverished island in southern Philippines.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU donates 8M euros for recovery of conflict areas in Mindanao

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. AFP PHOTO

The European Union (EU) has donated an additional 8 million euros for the recovery of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Gov’t-MILF exploratory talks end with progress but nothing final

GPH panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. AFP FILE PHOTO

The exploratory talks between the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ended Sunday with “substantial progress” but still no finality on the remaining power-sharing and normalization annexes.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US warns citizens against travel to some Mindanao areas

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday advised American citizens against travel to Davao Region and Central Mindanao (North and South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani) and Maguindanao because of “series of credible security threats.”

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Canadian’s year-old son abducted along with nanny in Pagadian

Pagadian City

A group of still unidentified armed men snatched the one-year old son of a Pagadian City-based Canadian businessman and the boy’s nanny around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »