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At least 53 dead in major battle in Philippine south (13.08.2009)

A battle pitting Philippine troops against Muslim guerrillas on a remote southern island killed at least 53 people, the military said on Thursday, but analysts said the clash is unlikely to have sidelined the rebels.

UN official welcomes action plan by Philippine rebel group (31.07.2009)

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict today welcomed news that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Islamic rebel group fighting Government forces in the Philippines, has signed an action plan to prevent the continued recruitment of child soldiers.

Philippine leader expects talks with rebels to resume soon (17.07.2009)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday expressed hope that peace talks with the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to resume "in a short period of time." … Arroyo said the government's chief negotiator with the MILF Rafael Seguis has informed her that the peace panels...

DFA statement on the suspension of United Nations aid missions in Mindanao (11.07.2009)

United Nations officials have assured the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that UN agencies shall continue to undertake humanitarian assistance programmes in Mindanao, notwithstanding the decision to temporarily restrict the travel of UN personnel in parts of the island. According to the UN, the...

Philippines agrees to rebel talks (09.07.2009)

The Philippines government plans to resume peace talks with communist rebels next month, officials have said. The agreement to return to talks was reached after the government promised not to arrest rebel negotiators or demand an immediate ceasefire. The last round of talks collapsed in 2004 amid...

Peace eludes Philippines (08.07.2009)

Chances for reconciliation appear slim as fighting continues between militants and government forces in the southern Philippines, now home to the world's largest internal refugee crisis. Security forces are on high alert across restive Mindanao and south-western islands following four bombing...

Mindanao's forgotten refugees (19.06.2009)

Last year they made up the largest group of newly internally displaced people in the world, but their plight has received little attention. While their continuing plight was briefly highlighted in a national newspaper earlier last month after an aid convoy was reportedly blockaded here by the...