Soldiers and Muslim guerrillas will meet in sporting events instead of combat when Philippine President Benigno Aquino makes a historic visit to a rebel camp to promote a peace pact, officials said.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino addresses officials and Muslim rebels before the signing of the frame-work of agreement for peace, at Malacanang Palace in Manila, on October 15, 2012. Soldiers and Muslim guerrillas will meet in sporting events instead of combat when Aquino makes a historic visit to a rebel camp on Monday, to promote a peace pact.
A "fluvial parade" of dozens of colourfully-decorated motorboats will also welcome Aquino on Monday when he visits the outskirts of the main base of the 12,000-member Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the country's south.
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