Philippine government troops conduct a patrol in Jolo town, on the volatile island of Sulu, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA

Bangsamoro autonomy vote aims to end decades of conflict in southern Philippines

  • A new political entity known as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region would replace the current autonomous region created following a 1996 deal with another rebel group, the Moro National Liberation Front
  • The Bangsamoro is set to have more powers and cover a bigger area
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Philippine government troops conduct a patrol in Jolo town, on the volatile island of Sulu, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA
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