Officials insist there is no direct link between Syrian/Iraqi militants and their supporters in Mindanao.
It should not buy government assertion that because it no longer wants the agreement in present form, it's a dead issue.
Web-based human rights reporting initiative nominated for major new media award.
With mass killings in Maguindanao, Philippines now ranks as world’s most dangerous country for journalists. Photographs by Jes Aznar (27-Nov-09).
Last year they made up the largest group of newly internally displaced people in the world, but their plight has received little attention.
Army and rebels charge each other with brutal murder of couple and their four young children.
Seven out of ten Filipinos are working for low salaries in casual employment.
Activists point finger at two battalions leading the government’s counter-insurgency campaign in the region.