Philippine peace deal worries locals

Indigenous groups in southern Mindanao region fear being left out as MILF and government prepare to sign peace accord.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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