The Asia Foundation claims that a Social Weather Station survey in 2005 indicates that the people of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are more concerned about clan feuds than the war between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government (Torres III, 2007).
Among the cited broad categories of conflicts, clan feuds have been viewed as worse threat to social, economic and human development than the secessionist war in Mindanao.
The peace process in Mindanao still needs a lot of work
is a freelance travel photographer. He shot this photo in July during a festival in Koronadal City, on the Philippines island of Mindanao. have taken place on the island. A was worked out on Sunday, September 15. De Jong says he wrote this essay to explain how Mindanaoans feel. 'Peace is the aspiration and desire of most Mindanaoans. Regardless of culture, religion or political persuasion, they believe that tolerance, dignity and mutual respect for their cultural and religious diversity and each other's unique differences are the universal powers that unite them in similar dreams of peace and plenty.'
- , CNN iReport producer