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Aquino Urges Congress to Push Ahead with Muslim Autonomous Region

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday urged lawmakers to resume debating a proposed law on an autonomous territory in the Muslim south, in a bid to end a 45-year conflict that has killed 120,000 people. The two-chamber Congress suspended deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which would grant self-rule to the Moro minority, after 44 police commandos died in a clash with Muslim rebels on Jan. 25. “If the proposed bill is lacking, it can be addressed by pushing...

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