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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 »

Devastation left by ‘Yolanda’ moves Muslim aid workers to tears

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The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Muslim humanitarian workers from such countries as Malaysia and Turkey said they shed tears on seeing the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Leyte and cebu.   “I felt so sad to see how disaster destroyed the lives of Filipino people in Leyte and Cebu,” Mohammad Safaruddin Jhinku, head of the training [...]

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Zamboanga City

Villagers, who were displaced by the fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, continue to be housed in tents in a stadium Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The United Nations warned Wednesday, Sept. 25, that Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The United Nations warned Wednesday that the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy in Manila closed Friday for Eid’l Fitr

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US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Embassy of the United States (US) will be closed on Friday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, it said in a media advisory Wednesday.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia in Borneo standoff with armed intruders

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Malaysian security forces have surrounded armed intruders on Borneo who are believed to be from the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US hails plan to end MILF insurgency

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday hailed a plan by the Philippine government and the country’s biggest Muslim rebel group to end a deadly decades-long separatist insurgency.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines says peace talks with MILF near ‘stalemate’

MARVIC LEONEN: Warning of a stalemate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines warned Monday that negotiations with Muslim rebels to end a decades-old insurgency in the troubled south is approaching a “stalemate.”

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines urges quick end to Muslim rebellion

The Philippines called on Muslim rebels to pull together with Manila to formally end a long-running insurgency in the south by early 2012 as the two sides opened a new round of peace talks Monday.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos win in Malaysia’s Qu’ran recital competition

(From left) National Commission of Muslim Filipinos Commissioner Raida Maglangit, Saudi Gandisa, Second Secretary and Consul Gonaranao Musor and Rahima Panondiongan.

MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipinos bagged major awards in the 53rd International Qur’an Reciters’ Assembly in the Malaysian capital. Saudi M. Gandisa of Cotabato won second place in the men’s division while Rahima M. Panondiongan of Marawi City won fifth place in the women’s category, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported. Malaysia won first place both [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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For a Norway Filipino, echoes of Oklahoma

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SAN FRANCISCO—It was immediately clear to Teresa Latorre and her husband Øystein that the bombing in Oslo was a terrorist attack. But the immediate question was: Who was behind it? Some quarters quickly pointed the finger at the group now increasingly under fire in Europe and beyond: Muslims. “Always the scapegoat,” Teresa said of Muslims [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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