Two bombs have exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 70 during a Sunday mass.
In an attempt to end militant violence that has claimed more than 120,000 lives over five decades, Duterte signs over parts of the country to sharia law and allows them to keep most of their collected taxes
Filipinos launched an interfaith “prayer marathon for peace and unity” on July 7 as clashes between security forces and terrorist gunmen continued in the Mindanao city of Marawi.
Philippines: Drawing inspiration from internally displaced persons (IDPs) recovering from war in Central Mindanao, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles on Saturday stressed that they serve as a “testament that it is not impossible to rise above any conflict situation, and it does not need big and complicated steps to do it.”
Peace and Tolerance, by Amina Rasul
IN THE PAST past 20 years, Mindanao, home to hospitable and kind peoples, has been better known to the world as home to terrorist cells (Al Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyyah, Abu Sayyaf Group).