Duterte Seeks Dialogue with MNLF, Misuari

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte will reach out to Nur Misuari, the founder of the Moro National Liberation Front, who has gone in hiding in Sulu. Misuari led a siege in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga in 2013 that displaced 10,000 people and killed 200 more. Misuari’s group has a separate agreement with the government signed in 1996 that created the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. Another Muslim group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, pushed for another deal with the outgoing Aquino…

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