Southeast Asia | Duterte vs Islamic State for Mindanao's heart and soul

Duterte vs Islamic State for Mindanao’s heart and soul

A January 21 plebiscite aims to address long-held local grievances in the insurgency-prone region but it's not clear yet Islamic militant groups won't win the day

Davao City, December 13, 2018 5:26 PM (UTC+8)
Al-Hajj Murad, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Ghazali Jaafar, vice chairman of MILF, gesture with the peace sign during a ceremony for Bangsamoro Organic Law draft being submitted to the president at the Malacanang Palace. Manila, July 17, 2017. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe
Al-Hajj Murad, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Ghazali Jaafar, vice chairman of MILF, gesture with the peace sign during a ceremony for Bangsamoro Organic Law draft being submitted to the president at the Malacanang Palace. Manila, July 17, 2017. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe
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