The previous fighters embracing peace within the Philippines Mindanao area

A current peace deal between separatist fighters and the Philippine authorities has led to the institution of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Area of Muslim Mindanao.

After a long time of battle, the Moro Islamic Liberation Entrance is now transitioning to politics, serving to to determine a fledgling regional parliament in return for the decommissioning of firearms.

However with different factions nonetheless at battle with state forces, can the peace maintain? BBC Philippines correspondent Howard Johnson visited the area.

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