MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Monday ordered the postponement of the negotiations with the Moro rebels to next month even as he said the talks were on track despite the Sabah crisis.

COTABATO CITY,  Philippines  - Peace activists on Thursday cautioned political leaders in Central Mindanao against mudslinging during campaign sorties to prevent the outbreak of  hostilities that could jeopardize the Mindanao peace process.

Today, we are here in Corregidor, recalling our past in all humility, as we recognize this truth with our heads held high: whether you are Moro or Christian; Bisaya or Tagalog; Agta, or Ilokano, or Ilonggo; Tausug, Yakan, Maranao, whatever corner of the Philippines you come from, under the flag of a united Philippines, the lives of each and every Filipino have equal worth. I say again: we cannot change the past. We have, however, a responsibility to the present—an obligation to bequeath a much better future to the next generation of Filipinos.

MANILA, Philippines - Only two annexes remain to be discussed in the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro signed last October between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a Palace official disclosed yesterday.

COTABATO City, Philippines -  Local officials on Tuesday asked the joint ceasefire committee to investigate the firefight in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, where a key suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre was killed and five police officers were wounded.

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