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‘Servants of God’ in the Philippines

Every Easter, a group in the Philippines gathers to initiate new followers by testing their physical strength and religious faith.

They call themselves the ‘Iron Kings’ and say they are the servants of God.

From the province of Cavite, Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.

Philippines marks massacre anniversary

Four decades later, an incident known as the Jabidah massacre, continues to haunt the Philippines.

No-one is sure how many trainee soldiers, most of them Muslims, died when a plan to attack the Malaysian state of Sabah leaked out and authorities moved to destroy the evidence.

Now pressure is growing on the government to account for the past, as Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.

Philippine soldiers’ long wait for compensation

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, thousands of Philippine war veterans are to be compensated receiving a one-off payment up to $15,000 for their services in helping the United States defend its former colony.

But some ageing soldiers are saying it is too little, too late.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.

Still no peace in sight for southern Philippines

The southern Philippine conflict almost came to an end last year but the collapse of a proposed peace deal between the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front put paid to the resolution.

Now peace in the Muslim heartland seems further away than ever, as Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports from the island of Mindanao.