Conflict in the Phillippines:
Clan wars see families murder eachother in southern philliphines
Conflicts between Islamic insurgency groups, such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the Phillippine government have been an issue for concern for forty years ever since the MILF rebel group formed with the goal of creating a separate Islamic state. This area of the southern Phillippines is very problematic in that great tensions exist between the Islamic rebel groups, and families/clans within this region of Mindanao. These 'family feuds' stem from minuscule conflicts over land and politics and many times lead to violence and revenge. Family warfare is extrememly common and these clan wars run deep- resulting in violence and death in the southern province Maguindanao. As seen in the article, many innocent families have been surrounded or targeted by gunshots of armed men a part of the MILF. President Aquino of the Phillippines is therfore in the midst of negotiating a peace agreement by proposing the Bangsamoro Law which would create a separate autonomous political region in the southern Phillippines and hopefully end the violence that has already killed 200,000 people.