AP/Philippine Muslims to create thier own government


SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The president of the majority Christian Philippines proposed Wednesday to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade rebellion that has killed 150,000 people.

The draft law submitted by President Benigno Aquino III to Congress fleshes out a peace deal signed in March by the country’s largest Muslim armed group, the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The autonomous region in the southern island of Mindanao, to be called Bangsamoro, would get its own 60-member parliament that would wield exclusive power over such areas as agriculture, trade, tourism and education.



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