MILF forms political party

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 Davao City: After the end decades-long rebellion, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on announced it had formed its own political party to contest leadership in the future Bangsamoro autonomous region in Mindanao. The political party will be called the United Bangsamoro Justice Party and will field candidates in the regional elections. “With the political party the rebels will continue the struggle, but no longer with arms,” Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, said.

The formation of the MILF political party comes after the government and the MILF signed on March 27 a historic peace agreement carving a new, more powerful autonomous region called the Bangsamoro.