Aquino urges autonomy for Philippine Muslims despite misgivings

February 25, 2015 11:13 AM

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Aquino urges autonomy for Philippine Muslims despite misgivings

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on Wednesday for autonomy for a Muslim region to end an insurgency there despite widespread misgivings after Muslim rebels killed 44 policemen.

Aquino has promised the largest Muslim rebel group in the predominantly Christian country autonomy in the southern region known as Bangsamoro in exchange for peace.

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