COTABATO CITY, Philippines - The high prevalence of clan wars in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, blamed for much of the internal displacements in some ARMM towns last year, remain a serious security problem regional authorities aim to address squarely as the elections comes near.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - More than 2,000 victims of typhoon Pablo in Monkayo town in Compostela Valley benefited from another relief mission of a Catholic group here, its third since December.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Security officials are convinced the conduct of the May 2013 midterm polls in Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be peaceful and orderly due to the compliance of local communities with the gun ban.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Eleven Maguindanao towns and a public school received on Monday farm tools, chemical sprayers, assorted vegetable seeds, and organic fertilizers as initial logistical tranche for a province-wide gardening project involving housewives and school children.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The military is bracing for New People’s Army (NPA) attacks as soldiers have blocked most entry and exit routes to farming communities in North Cotabato where rebels collect “protection money” and forage for food.

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