• Philippine rebels: Peace pact ‘best antidote’ for extremism

    Philippine rebels: Peace pact ‘best antidote’ for extremism

    • Jul 18, 2017

    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the large rebel group in the Philippines who dropped their secessionist bid in exchange for broader autonomy, signed a pact with the government to establish a region with more powers and funding for minority Muslims in the south of the country and end a decades-long rebellion. The leader of the group said the plan was the best way to counter the current violence by an unrelated Islamist group in the southern city of Marawi.