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Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

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FLEEING THE FIGHTING. A mother and her baby rest at an evacuation center at the Buru-on Barangay Hall in Iligan on the southern island of Mindanao on June 15, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Over 4 million Filipinos have been displaced in Mindanao alone since 2000, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 11, 2017) — Apart from natural disasters and hazards, frequent conflicts in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, force residents to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Continue reading Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

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THE MAUTES. From left to right: Cayamora, Farhana, Omar, Abdullah Maute.

The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried. It’s also where the ISIS-linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — It took 17 years of negotiations before the government and Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed in 2014 a peace agreement that envisioned to address the roots of rebellion in Mindanao. Continue reading MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

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TROOPS IN SULU. President Rodrigo Duterte tells Joint Task Force Sulu of his offer to Muslim separatists and communist rebels to join the military. Malacañang photo

President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF, MILF, and NPA rebels can become soldiers, complete with salaries and housing benefits

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte accepted Nur Misuari’s offer to provide Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters to help the government’s fight against local criminal and terror groups in Marawi City. Continue reading Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

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He was their fellow Tausug but they still beheaded him says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 24, 2017) — The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) beheaded a soldier who was once a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Continue reading Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

ISIS recruiting in Central Mindanao, says MILF

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BLACK FLAG. Filipinos carry the black flag in the southern Philippines. Sourced by Rappler
The MILF says some students and young professionals are encouraged to join ISIS out of frustration

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Jan. 26, 2016) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Tuesday, January 26, the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL or Da’esch) is indeed recruiting members in at least 3 provinces in Central Mindanao.

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