However, on January 25, 2015, a raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, by the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, aimed at a wanted terrorist known as Marwan, tragically resulted in the deaths of 44 of the Special Action Force, 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters, and seven civilians. This event generated enormous coverage in the media, and a number of investigations were launched to understand what happened. Congress itself launched investigations, and halted work on the draft BBL until May. Throughout the years of negotiations, Social Weather Stations has been asking nationwide samples of citizens about their views concerning the peace process in general and the specific products of the process (the FAB and the BBL). Here we present results from surveys in February, March, and June 2015.
|Source Institution||The Asia Foundation|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||July 1, 2015|