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Mindanao

Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

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Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

Despite worldwide criticism, a majority of the Philippine people remained satisfied with the campaign against illegal drugs initiated by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the second-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

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Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.

Philippine President signs Muslim autonomy law

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Philippine President signs Muslim autonomy law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed a Muslim autonomy law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving towards self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict in Mindanao.

Philippines: 12 terrorists killed

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Philippines: 12 terrorists killed

Twelve terrorists have been killed in clashes with Philippine government security forces, bringing the death toll of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to 57 in the ongoing campaign in the southern Philippines that started on June 1.

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

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Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.