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A Premature Peace Deal in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Following a number of recent setbacks in the elusive search for a lasting peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Congress is trying to rush the passage of the Bangsamoro 'Basic Law' -- a major component of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro -- in the hope of enacting the law prior to a mandatory adjournment of the Congress next month.

Can the Peace Dividend Last in the Philippines?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Whether this Agreement has real traction and can be duly implemented will be a front burner issue in the 2016 presidential election, and President Aquino has staked significant political capital on achieving lasting peace in Mindanao.

Mindanao's Rebellion: Aquino Is Running Out of Time

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Since serious negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) culminated in the signing of the Framework Agreement between it and the government of the Philippines in 2012, the government had hoped that its decades-long battle with rebel movement in the southern Philippines was drawing to a close.

Philippines Signs Landmark Peace Deal With Muslim Rebels

Reuters | Manuel Mogato | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday that serves as a roa...