DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 June) — An encounter or a massacre? Illegal drugs or land conflict? The chairs of the ceasefire committee of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the head of mission and members of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) conducted a “joint verification” in Sitio Biao, Kilada, […]
Cotabato City – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Razak for the Malaysian government’s commitment to Mindanao peace process. This was the statement of Chairman Murad last Saturday, March 12, before the outgoing IMT Batch 10 Malaysian contingents during […]
Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao -The Malaysian contingents of the International Monitoring Team Batch 10 (IMT-10) made an exit call to the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last Saturday, March 11 in Camp Darapanan, this town, as their tour of duty as peace monitors is about to end and with a new batch coming. […]
CAMP SIONGCO, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 11 March) – While Malaysian security forces on Monday entered the seventh day of military and police operations against a Moro group… »
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/27 February) – The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) has awarded Bronze Cross Medals to the seven-man International Monitoring Team (IMT) Site 3 in recognition for their acts of… »
Due to the alleged implication of a Maguindanaon who is the Mundo’s business partner, there has been tension between residents belonging to the two ethnic groups in the area. However with the intervention of the tribal leaders, the case has been reported to MinHRAC which then assisted them in engaging each other through a peace dialogue.
Inquiries about the deaths due to past and resolved conflicts made separately with the Teduray and Maguindanaon communities is said to have caused tension between the two groups, now believed to be the reason behind aggression. The inquiries provided the rationale for TRIPAD to form a Peace Council which is thought to be redundant with an already existing tribal council which is a part of their traditional justice system.
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