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Rebel Commanders Become Officials Under Philippines’ Peace Deal
February 23, 2019

Rebel Commanders Become Officials Under Philippines’ Peace Deal

By Jim Gomez
“There’s no more reason for us to carry our guns and continue the war,” says a spokesperson for Muslim rebel groups.

20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines
January 29, 2019

20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines

By Associated Press
Over 100 were also wounded in the double bomb attack on Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo.
Southern Philippines Votes on Autonomy After Long Peace Effort
January 21, 2019

Southern Philippines Votes on Autonomy After Long Peace Effort

By Joeal Calupitan
The vote could see rebels finally lay down their arms in return for the creation of a new autonomous region.

2 Dead, Nearly 30 Wounded in Bomb Blast at Philippine Mall
December 31, 2018

2 Dead, Nearly 30 Wounded in Bomb Blast at Philippine Mall

By Associated Press
A terrorist attack in the country's restive south is believed to be the work of Islamic State-linked militants.

Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn
June 01, 2018

Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn

By Michael Hart
Under rising pressure from the military, Mindanao’s armed groups are increasingly turning to IEDs.

Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
November 23, 2017

Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?

By Michael Hart
After the siege of Marawi and Isnilon Hapilon’s death, what is left of Abu Sayyaf?

How Clan Feuds and Ethnic Tensions Breed Terrorism in the Philippines
July 06, 2017

How Clan Feuds and Ethnic Tensions Breed Terrorism in the Philippines

By Chester Cabalza
Existing patterns of violence and narratives of marginalization provide fertile soil for terrorism.
Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning
June 13, 2017

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning

By Anthony Hustedt
Philippine history shows martial law is more likely to increase extremism than reverse it.

What Does Duterte’s Martial Law Mean for the Philippine Peace Process?
May 31, 2017

What Does Duterte’s Martial Law Mean for the Philippine Peace Process?

By Mong Palatino
A closer look at how the move has impacted the wider pursuit of peace in the country’s south.

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