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Aquino wants Mindanao peace talks speeded up

Aquino handed out educational, health and livelihood benefits to the families of rebels, to show his government's intention to improve the lives of the Muslim minority in the largely Christian nation.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 7:03am

Seven injured in Southern Philippines bus bombing

A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus wounding at least seven people in the country’s south in an attack by suspected extortion gangs, according to Philippine police on Sunday.

30 Dec 2012 - 12:41pm

‘No Christmas’ for Philippine typhoon victims

Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centres and continue to bury their dead, officials said on Sunday.

Instead of presents and carols, thousands of people on the island of Mindanao will be more concerned with food, water and shelter, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Six dead as Typhoon Bopha lashes southern Philippines

Typhoon Bopha killed at least six people in the Philippines on Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit this year forced 50,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters.

4 Dec 2012 - 5:30pm 1 comment

Revenge attacks in southern Philippines over Ponzi scheme

The Philippines is monitoring incidents of revenge violence in southern provinces where a 12 billion peso (HK$2.25 billion) Ponzi scheme may have duped at least 15,000 people.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:04am

6.1 quake hits off southern Philippines: USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early Saturday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 38 kilometres (24 miles) and hit at 2.17am some 87 kilometres east of the city of Butuan.

3 Nov 2012 - 9:22am

Philippine government and MILF rebels sign peace pact

Muslim rebels and the Philippine government put their decades of bitter hostility to one side yesterday to sign the preliminary peace pact which, it is hoped, will bring one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies to a close.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:07am

Hong Kong's one country, two systems gives hope for Manila

Some have doubts about Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" model but as inspiration for resolving a problem there can be no doubting its worth. An agreement reached between the Philippine government and the country's biggest Muslim rebel group involves a plan that, from a distance, bears striking similarity.

15 Oct 2012 - 1:53am 1 comment

Philippine Muslim rebels want to keep guns

After watching two of his brothers die during four decades of fighting in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel Abdulhamid Ganalan feels a planned peace deal could be surrender.

12 Oct 2012 - 5:23pm

Philippines, Moro Islamic Liberation Front separatists agree on peace deal

The Philippine government and the country's biggest Muslim rebel group announced yesterday they had agreed on a plan to end a decades-long separatist insurgency that has killed more than 150,000.

8 Oct 2012 - 1:36pm