» 09/20/2011, 00.00
As Abu Sayyaf terrorises Mindanao, fears rise about possible abductions of locals religious
As Abu Sayyaf runs out of money, it plans to kidnap nuns and men religious. In the past week, bombs explode in Cotabato. The local cathedral is damaged.
Jailed Jolo Muslim rebel leader to be set free
Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari will be freed on health grounds. Rebel leader throws his support behind Filipino President Arroyo and is in favour of US troop presence in Jolo.
Thousands of troops to supervise elections in Mindanao
There are fears of violence, electoral fraud and Islamic terrorism. Ten suicide bombers from Indonesia might be in the country. Catholic sources warn that no one will be able to vote freely because electoral corruption is too ingrainedmany will abstain.
More education for the young and less politicking are the path to peace in Mindanao
A member of Silsilah, a joint Muslim-Christian group that promotes interfaith dialogue, says that 40 years of conflict in Mindanao have led Christians and Muslims to mistrust one another. Only teaching the young about the value of dialogue and non-violence can real, lasting peace be achieved.
Inhuman and wicked attacks, says Filipino Archbishop
Archbishop Capalla condemns yesterday's triple terrorist attack. They are against the teachings of God and Allah.
Peace between Moro rebels and government near
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