“Wealth-sharing” deal offers hope in Mindanao

Muslim rebels are seen inside their camp in the southern Philippine town of Sultan Kudarat.

MANILA, August 21, 2013 (IRIN) – The Philippine government has agreed to give sweeping fiscal powers to Muslim rebels on the island of Mindanao in a bid to end the country’s decades-long insurgency. The “wealth-sharing” deal between Manila and the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was achieved on 13 July after six-days of bargaining […]

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