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The Philippines Lays Its Bet for Peace. Will It Pay the Price?

Aug 7, 2018 | 20:33 GMT
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, poses with lawmakers, leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and military and police officials during a presentation ceremony for the new Bangsamoro law in Manila on Aug. 6, 2018.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, poses with lawmakers, leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and military and police officials during a presentation ceremony for the new Bangsamoro law in Manila on Aug. 6, 2018. The law grants greater autonomy to the Philippines' Moro Muslim minority on the southern island of Mindanao.

(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Four years after it signed a peace deal that pacified a powerful insurgent force on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippine government has finally managed to make good on its key promise, enacting a law that allows an expanded, more powerful, locally governed region for its Moro Muslim minority. The...

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