` Philippines Government Signs a ` Peace Accord ‘ with Muslim Rebel Group Moro Islamic Liberation Front ‘

#AceWorldNews – PHILIPPINES – March 27 – Philippines government signed a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on Thursday, AP reported.

The move is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.

The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region greater political autonomy in exchange for an end to armed rebellion.

However, it will not end all violence in a part of the country long-plagued by lawlessness and Islamist insurgency.

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