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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police shoot dead Muktar Santo, accused of role in mass killing

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... also killed, caused global revulsion and spotlighted political violence in the Philippines. "We received information from intelligence regarding the whereabouts of this suspect. We were ... elsewhere. The massacre is considered to be the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines. The Ampatuans allegedly ordered the massacre to stop a rival from running against one ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine gun ban to curb May election violence starts

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Manila Gun ban to curb poll violence takes effect A nationwide ban on carrying firearms outside residences in the Philippines has begun to prevent violence ahead of May 13 ... to a recent history of election violence or the presence of private armed groups. Despite crackdowns, Philippine elections have been marred by violence, especially in rural areas awash with weapons ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Security alert in deadly Philippine village elections

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Millions of voters go to the polls after 22 killed in pre-election violence Security forces were on high alert across the Philippines on Monday as millions of voters went to the polls to choose village leaders, with 22 people killed in pre-election violence. Poll officials said about 336,000 village chief and councillor posts were up for grabs ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila seals historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... to the peace deal are another threat, and could continue to create enduring violence in Mindanao. ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police doctoring number of media deaths, says journalists’ union

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:19pm by Raissa Robles

    ... into media killings excluded from its count the 31 journalists shot dead in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, in which 58 people were gunned down in election-related violence. Libay confirmed that his ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila and Muslim Moro rebels clear final hurdle to Mindanao peace deal

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 07:32pm by AP

    ... and other Western governments have supported the talks. Under the peace deal, the Moro insurgents agreed to end violence in exchange for broader autonomy. Despite the milestone, both the government and the rebels acknowledged that violence would not end overnight in a region that has long grappled with a volatile mix of crushing poverty, huge numbers of illegal firearms, clan wars and weak law ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines President Aquino set to sign Muslim group peace deal

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... lives and condemned large parts of the fertile southern Philippines to violence-plagued poverty. The Philippines’ Muslim population of about five million people regard the south ... Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, said. Opponents are also widely expected to challenge the creation of a Muslim autonomous region in the Supreme Court. Aquino need only look ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five injured in attack on Philippine church

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... population. Despite the threats of violence, government and MILF negotiators on January 25 announced that they had successfully completed talks aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim insurgency ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Military say 40 Muslim rebels killed in Philippine offensive

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:03am by Associated Press

    ... the difficulty of ending violence in the country’s south. Aside from the main Moro rebel group that concluded negotiations on Saturday with the government for a new Muslim autonomy deal in the south, ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    University blast injures 24 in Mindanao, Philippines

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... by indigenous tribes. The region is gripped by a Muslim insurgency that has left more than 150,000 dead. While Muslim rebels are not known to operate in Arakan, there has been violence between armed ...




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