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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Philippines high court rejected autonomy accord with Muslim rebels

On October 14, 2008, the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled that a proposed peace agreement between the government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was unconstitutional. The court held that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had exceeded her powers in negotiating the agreement. The Memorandum of Agreement on the Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the MILF and Arroyo's government would have given the minority Muslim faction expanded autonomy by creating the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) in the Mindanao region of the Philippine islands.

Learn more about the Moro Islamic Liberation Front from the BBC.

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