In terms of fostering peace efforts, Philippines has negotiated peace on 2 fronts namely the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and National Democratic Front (NDF) and has approved UN conventions against terrorism.
The government, in an attempt to restore those that were ruined in the ensuing conflicts with MILF, has asked for assistance from US to alleviate further conflicts and obliterate the causes of war in Mindanao. With the approval of the Senate Visiting Forces agreement in May 26, 1999, the US troops conducted their military training together with their Filipino counterparts in the Philippines. The said exercises aim to bolster Philippine-US bilateral partnership and promote economic and political stability.
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