Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the wake for explosion victims in Jolo, Sulu province, southern Philippines in January. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Terror cannot deter region’s push for hope

  • Voters have backed a plan to create a self-governing area in Muslim-majority parts of Mindanao, the Philippines’ least-developed region
  • The promise of peace for the region and the unleashing of its potential are good reasons for Filipinos to reject those bent on terrorism

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the wake for explosion victims in Jolo, Sulu province, southern Philippines in January. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Philippine soldiers in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP

Eight killed in Jolo, south of Philippines, after a ‘fierce firefight’ between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf militants

  • The soldiers battled the Abu Sayyaf militants on the southern island of Jolo in a two-hour clash
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Philippine soldiers in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP
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