MNLF IN HISTORY: 1969 to 2013 – A Timeline

On Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2013, around 50 senior officials of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) signed a resolution affirming the primacy of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the government. It was signed after Nur Misuari was reported to have declared an independent “Bangsamoro Republik.

On September 9, 2013, an MNLF group associated with Misuari attacked Zamboanga City in relation to Misuari’s reported declaration.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process released an infographics showing the story of the 45-year old MNLF and the effort for peace process with the group.

As of September 20, Day 12, the Zamboanga standoff killed at least 80 MNLF fighters, 13 government troops and 10 civilians, a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council showed.

The council also reported that as of Thursday, at least 118,000 residents have been displaced by the hostilities, with 10,160 houses totally destroyed by fires.

Clashes erupted after the MNLF fighters laid siege on some coastal barangays in Zamboanga and held some 200 civilians hostage, most of whom have either been rescued or have escaped. (Walter I. Balane, MindaNews/Bukidnon News.Net)