Donors cautious but still hopeful for Philippine peace deal after tragedy

A bloody confrontation between members of a special Philippine police unit and rebel groups last week has threatened to derail the ongoing peace process in Mindanao, but development organizations remain optimistic that cooler heads will prevail and a deal can be reached.

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  • Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a former Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He previously covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics.

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