COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Efforts to restore normalcy in conflict-devastated areas in Maguindanao got another push with the visit to the province of an envoy from New Zealand and representatives from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to distribute farm inputs and tools.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The House Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday approved a proposal by Maguindanao First District Rep. Sandra Sema to establish another Regional Trial Court in Cotabato City.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Local sectors want Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles to forge ahead with government's plan to involve the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in dismantling private armed groups in the South, convinced it will help enhance the rebel group’s capacity to secure the supposed territory of the Bangsamoro region.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao's (ARMM) problem in illegal drugs is worse than terrorism, regional officials said.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Year 2012 will be remembered as the time when the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with a new self-governing entity, being a “failed experiment,” as far as President Benigno Aquino III is concerned.

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