From Displacement to Empowerment: working with those directly affected by the armed conflict in Mindanao


The Armed Conflict in Mindanao traces its roots to Spanish colonial times, as the Muslim dwellers in the area repelled the Spaniards' conquest. Post-World War II era saw the influx of Christian dwellers from Luzon and the Visayas into Mindanao, thus exacerbating the tension between Muslims and Christians there. Land ownership became a burning issue. The martial law regime under Ferdinand Marcos resulted in open hostilities between the government and the Muslim rebels led by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

Source InstitutionWorld Bank
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Page Count88
Place of PublicationPasig City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2003