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Philippine military chief stops fighting in south

The chief of the Philippine Armed Forces has ordered troops to stand down to prevent an escalation of fighting between the military and the Muslim separatists which could further endanger the government’s peace talks, the Muslims’ chief peace negotiator said on Sunday. Mohaqher Iqbal, chief of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel, told Reuters that he was informed by the head of the government truce panel that Armed Forces Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon ordered a stop to military operations in Midsayap town in the southern Philippine province of North Cotabato. Full Story

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