Posted by: JWP | 12/28/2009

Moro Islamic Liberation Front pushing for Mindanao self-rule

BusinessWorld 12/28/09

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has asked the government’s response to Moro demand for self-rule in parts of Mindanao to form part of the final agenda in the second round of talks in Kuala Lumpur next month.

“We hope that the government this time will give us what we have been clamoring in the past decades,” Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief peace negotiator, told BusinessWorld yesterday.

For the MILF, he said they are the draft peace deal, includes territory and political and economic authority over ancestral domain claims.

Rafael E. Seguis, government chief negotiator, was unavailable for comment. In earlier interviews, he only said they are consolidating inputs gathered from a series of consultations throughout Mindanao.

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