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Manila, rebels agree on peace plan


Arroyo brokered a ceasefire in 2003 and began peace talks.

However, after the 2008 peace deal crumbled, two MILF commanders led attacks on mainly Christian villages in Mindanao, with the unrest killing 400 people and displacing thousands.

Aquino reinvigorated the peace process in August last year when he met MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim in Japan. Their encounter was the first ever face-to-face talks between a sitting president and a MILF leader.

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