Sunday, April 21, 2019

Rebels asked to memorialize war horrors

MANILA — Government negotiators said they have proposed to the country's largest Muslim rebel group that the horrors of the bloody insurgency be memorialized with monuments to help future generations avoid the pitfalls that have sparked fighting.

Presidential adviser Teresita Deles said Tuesday that the plan also includes updating history books with details of the decades-old Muslim rebellion in the country's south.

She said the changes will come after a peace accord is completed.

The government and the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front remain optimistic a peace pact can be reached despite key differences in Malaysian-brokered negotiations.

Government negotiator Marvic Leonen said monuments can be erected in sites of massacres and major battles. (AP)

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