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Philippines political science professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer ,... News PhotoAgriculture,Chairperson,Diplomacy,Discussion,Former,Government,Horizontal,Kuala Lumpur,Lecturer,Listening,Malaysia,Moro Islamic Liberation Front,Philippines,Politics,Press Conference,Science,TalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPhilippines political science professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer (2nd L), chairperson of the government negotiating panel for peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), speaks during a news conference at the Philippines Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on January 26, 2013 as former Philippine agriculture secretary Senen Bacani (L), Presidential Assistant for Muslim Concerns Yasmin Busran-Lao (2nd R) and Secretary of the Philippine National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Mehol Sadain (R) listen. Philippine President Benigno Aquino and MILF chief Murad Ebrahim witnessed the signing of a framework agreement on October 15, 2012 which aims for a full peace deal by 2016, including significant power and wealth-sharing with the MILF in a new autonomous region in the strife-torn southern Philippines. Muslim rebel groups have been fighting since the 1970s for full independence or autonomy in the south in a conflict that has claimed 150,000 lives. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)