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Over a dozen injured in southern Philippines bombings

Manila - A series of explosions rocked Sunday night a southern Philippine city known for Islamic State-linked violence, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers, a military official said.

Philippines, MILF sign peace deal to end Mindanao hostilities

The Philippine government has signed a peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, following the signing of a preliminary agreement known as Framework Agreement on the Bangsa Moro in October 2012.

Philippines: 'Our environment is worth more than palm oil'

The rainforest land and ancestral homes of small farmers and indigenous peoples of the Philippines are under threat, as the Philippine government plans to promote oil palm plantations on a vast scale.

New Mindanao Development Law Signed

MANILA – A bill that would hasten the socio-economic development in Southern Philippines was signed into law last Wednesday by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after weeks of political speculation that the legislative initiative would be vetoed.

BPO Industry Booming in ‘Troubled’ Mindanao Special

DAVAO CITY – Despite critical issues such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Maguindanao massacre, private armed groups (PAGs), and political warlordism, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in Mindanao in booming.

Bill to probe Maguindanao carnage filed

MANILA – Sen. Benigno Aquino III, a presidential bet running under the Liberal Party, has filed today a bill seeking an immediate resolution of Maguindanao massacre that led to the killing of scores of innocent victims.

Emergency declared in Mindanao; Speaker calls carnage ‘horrific’

MANILA - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared a state of emergency in the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat after a poll-related violence erupted in the areas that led to the massacre of scores of civilians and journalists.

Bishops, Muslim clergy condemn Mindanao carnage

MANILA – The Bishops Ulama Conference (BUC), a religious coalition composed of Catholic clergy and Muslim priests, has condemned in strongest possible terms the abduction and killing of 43 civilians in Maguindanao Province.

UN Halts Mindanao Aid Mission, Red Cross Stays Behind

While the terror bombings in Mindanao have forced a United Nation’s agency to temporarily suspend operations in the area, the Philippine National Red Cross said it will continue its service even in the danger zones.

Failure of Intelligence or Deliberate Obfuscation?

Partylist Representative Teodoro Casiño of militant group Bayan Muna on Thursday condemned the recent wave of bombing attacks but said the lack of credible information from authorities smacks of either a failure of intelligence or deliberate cover up.

People Urged to Help Lawmen Track Bombers

House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Wednesday urged the people, especially those from Mindanao, to cooperate and help authorities track the perpetrators behind the series of deadly bombing attacks in Southern Philippines.

Wave of Bombings Will Test Government’s Mettle in Handling Crisis

The deadly wave of bombing attacks in Mindanao, which claimed several lives and injured numerous others will test the Philippine government’s credibility in handling the crisis, an opposition lawmaker said Wednesday.

Two Dead as Bomb Blasts Rock Mindanao Anew

BARELY two days since the bloody Sunday bomb blast in Cotabato City, four separate bomb blasts rocked Southern Philippines anew, leaving at least two people dead and 50 others wounded.
 

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