Philippines aid programme dims insurgent appeal

Involving local communities in decisions that affect their well-being has helped defuse grievances and may be tied to a reduction in violence by a Muslim rebel group, experts say.

By Christian Brazil Bautista for Khabar Southeast Asia in Manila

May 16, 2012


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Typhoon Haiyan survivors prepare to board Australian and US C-130 aircraft departing storm-ravaged Tacloban on November 18th. [Photo courtesy of US Marines]

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