Home » Posts tagged with » Moro Islamic Liberation Force

Not ideal conditions for peace talks

IN the ongoing conflict with the Maute rebels in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, followed by an attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, the national government may have gotten so involved in the fighting with the Islamists in Marawi that it has not had much time to devote to the other problem posed by the other long-standing rebellion, that of the New People’s Army (NPA).

THE election of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the next president of the Philippines raises hopes that Mindanao will be getting much greater attention than it has received in the past from the national government.

Continue reading …