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Conflict and conflict-resolution in the Southern Philippines


Taya, Shamsuddin L. (2007) Conflict and conflict-resolution in the Southern Philippines. Journal of international studies , 3. pp. 33-77. ISSN 1823-691X

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Abstract

This paper examines and analyzes conflict in the Southern Philippines and suggests recommendations that might bring an end to the decade-old problem in the region using a peacebuilding model. It is divided into several parts.First part describes the conflict in the region. The second part suggests recommendations: the political and administrative, economic,security, humanitarian and social dimensions.And Finally,the concluding remarks.The data for this analysis came from primary and secondary sources, namely newspapers, policy statements, speeches, press releases, joint communique',peace agreements, books, magazines, and journals. Interviews with some informed people were also conducted.The study found that the parties involved in the Southern Philippines have no better option other than to reach socio-political and economic accommodations. The Government of the Republic,of the Philippines (GRP)should grant self-determination to the Bangsamoro through Bangsamoro Juridical Entity which has full constitutional power and authority over the political, social, economic, and securiv domains of the region. At the same time the Bangsamoro leaders, in general and, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in particular, should accept political settlement short of independence. With this formula, we believe that the conflict in the Southern Philippines is solvable.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 05:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2010 06:00
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1365

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