[QODLink]
Asia-pacific
Philippine peace deal worries locals
Indigenous groups in southern Mindanao region fear being left out as MILF and government prepare to sign peace accord.
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 02:40

The leader of the Philippines' main opposition fighters has arrived in the, capital Manila, to sign a peace accord with the government.

It is designed to end more than 40 years of conlict between the government and Muslim fighters from the southern region of Mindanao.

However, indigenous groups fear the deal between the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF, and the government of Benigno Aquino ignores them.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Mindanao.

71

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Absenteeism among doctors at government hospitals is rife, prompting innovative efforts to ensure they turn up for work.
Marginalised and jobless, desperate young men in Nairobi slums provide fertile ground for al-Shabab.
The Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to hear genocide charges for targeting ethnic Vietnamese and Cham Muslims.
'I'm dying anyway, one piece at a time' said Steve Fobister, who suffers from disabilities caused by mercury poisoning.
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
join our mailing list