Southern Philippines

SEMINAR: The Peace Process in the Southern Philippines: Challenges and Prospects

The armed conflict in the Southern Philippines started around 1970 mainly as the Moro (Islamized indigenous people of the Southern Philippines) began to claim their right to self-determination. It has become one of the longest armed conflicts in the world today. In order to bring an end to the fighting, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed to a roadmap to establish a new autonomous government, named the Bangsamoro government, by 2016. However