Philippine Government agrees to create Bangsamoro state

The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed an agreement on some fundamental points with the total framework of a new "Bangsamoro political entity ... that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" (or ARMM).   FROM MANILA STANDARD TODAY: Govt agrees to create Bangsamoro state Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 Written by Joyce Pangco Panares … Continue reading Philippine Government agrees to create Bangsamoro state

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Moro fisherman dies in US-Philippine war games

FROM RAPPLER.COM US troops in sea mishap, 1 fisherman dead BY DAVID Y. SANTOS Posted on 04/19/2012 6:23 PM  | Updated 04/19/2012 10:01 PM MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Tragedy marred the conduct of the Balikatan Exercises 2012 after a fisherman in Basilan died when his motorized pump boat collided with a sea vessel belonging to US troops … Continue reading Moro fisherman dies in US-Philippine war games