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Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

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By Martin Petty

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I hope it brings peace to the region! Far too many lives have been lost in what is, for the most part, a forgotten battle zone!

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Yes, I wish them luck and tolerance all round!

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devolved governance all well and good if they manage their production of sustainable palm oil in the right hands.

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The central government would continue to oversee defense, security, foreign and monetary policy, and appoint a transition authority run by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the separatist group expected to dominate the new setup after a 2022 election.

MILF probably getting plenty of traffic to their site but no conversion/new members. I think I know why.

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as soon as they vote yea they will be cut off from the rest of the PI and left to stew in their own problems, you watch

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

They REALLY need to change their name.

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lets hope the filippinos vote NO

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