Filipino people. Davaoeño people. Moro people. Sama-Bajau peoples. Tagalog people. Kapampangan people. Ilocano people. Ivatan people. Igorot people. Pangasinan people. Bicolano people. Negrito. Visayan people. Cebuano people. Boholano people. Hiligaynon people. Waray people. Moro people. Portraits of Lumad People. Preserving Culture: the Tboli of Mindanao. The indigenous people of Mindanao. The indigenous people of Central and Eastern Mindanao.


The cuisine is very similar to that of Singapore and Brunei, and also bears resemblance to Filipino cuisine. The different states have varied dishes, and often the food in Malaysia is different from the original dishes. Sometimes food not found in its original culture is assimilated into another; for example, Chinese restaurants in Malaysia often serve Malay dishes. Food from one culture is sometimes also cooked using styles taken from another culture, For example, sambal belacan (shrimp paste) are commonly used as ingredients by Chinese restaurants to create the stir fried water spinach (kangkung belacan).

International Monitoring Team

The International Monitoring Team (IMT) is a monitoring team composed of 60 members headquartered in Cotabato City, Mindanao of the Philippines to monitor the implementation of peace between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and one of the largest rebels in the region, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the Moro conflict. The team is led by Malaysia, and followed by Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Norway and subsequently the European Union. The IMT was launched in October 2004 by Malaysia together with Brunei and Libya to oversee the situation after GPH and MILF signing their ceasefire agreement in 2003. In October 2006, Japan began to participate into the monitoring team.

Abu Sayyaf

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Filipino Ces Drilon and news cameramen Jimmy Encarnacion and Angelo Valderrama released unharmed after ransom paid (June 2008 Maimbung, Sulu for 9 days). Jordanian TV journalist Baker Atyani and his two Filipino crews were kidnapped in June 2012 by the Abu Sayyaf militants they had sought to interview in the jungles of Sulu province. The two crew were freed in February 2013. Al Arabiya News Channel stated that their correspondent, Atyani, was handed over to the local governor's office on 4 December 2013. However, police and military officials could not ascertain whether Atyani had escaped from his captors or was freed.

1983 Beirut barracks bombings

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On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF), a peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. The attack killed 307 people: 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilian, and the 2 attackers.

Omar Mateen

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Omar Mir Seddique (November 16, 1986 – June 12, 2016), also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer and domestic terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, before he was killed in a shootout with the local police. It was the deadliest shooting by a single shooter in United States history until the Las Vegas Strip shooting on October 1, 2017. Before the shooting, he had been investigated for connections to terrorism by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2013 and 2014. During that period, he was placed on the Terrorist Screening Database, but was subsequently removed.


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Mass murder. School shooting. Serial killer. Spree killer. Shinjū. Suicide attack. Suicide by pilot.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

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The region has been the traditional homeland of Muslim Filipinos since the 15th century, even before the arrival of the Spanish, who began to colonize most of the Philippines in 1565. Muslim missionaries arrived in Tawi-Tawi in 1380 and started the colonization of the area and the conversion of the native population to Islam. In 1457, the Sultanate of Sulu was founded, and not long after that, the sultanates of Maguindanao and Buayan were also established.

Andrew Kehoe

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Andrew Philip Kehoe (February 1, 1872 – May 18, 1927) was an American farmer and treasurer of his township school board, notable as a mass murderer for killing his wife and 43 other people (including 38 children), and injuring 58 people by setting off bombs in the Bath School disaster on May 18, 1927. He committed suicide near the school by detonating dynamite in his truck, causing an explosion which killed several other people and wounded more. He had earlier set off incendiary devices in his house and farm, destroying all the buildings, as well as killing two horses and other animals. Kehoe was born in Tecumseh, Michigan, among the younger of a family of 13 children.

Dylann Roof

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Dylann Storm Roof (born April 3, 1994) is an American white supremacist and mass murderer convicted for perpetrating the Charleston church shooting on June 17, 2015 in the U.S. state of South Carolina. During a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Roof killed nine people, all African Americans, including senior pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney, and injured one other person. After several people identified Roof as the main suspect, he became the center of a manhunt that ended the morning after the shooting with his arrest in Shelby, North Carolina. He later confessed that he committed the shooting in hopes of igniting a race war.

Refugees of the Philippines

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Filipino refugees are persons originating from the country of the Philippines. Following the Moro conflict and subsequent major military operation in the islands of Mindanao during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1970s, thousands of Filipinos mainly from the Moro ancestry have sought refuge in neighbouring countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, with majority of them mostly heading to the state of Sabah in Malaysia.

Forbidden Memory

Forbidden Memory is a documentary on the study of memory and the policy of genocide, shedding light to the events surrounding the Malisbong Massacre of 1974. The film is directed by Gutierrez "Teng" Mangansakan III. It was shown during the 12th Cinema One Originals festival last November 2016. The documentary revolves around the collective memory of people on the September 1974 Malisbong Massacre which is part of the overall counter insurgency effort of Ferdinand Marcos during the Martial Law. At least 1,500 Moro residents of the coastal barangay of Malisbong in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat were killed not known to the majority of the Filipinos.

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

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The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), also known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, is an Islamist militant organization based in Mindanao, the Philippines. It is a smaller player in the overall Moro insurgency in the Philippines and is mostly active in Maguindanao and other places in central Mindanao. It is a breakaway group from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front founded by Ameril Umbra Kato. Following Kato's death, the group split into three factions, one of which has aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while the other two are less radical.

Nidal Hasan

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Philip Sherwell and Alex Spillius, reporters for The Telegraph, wrote, "many of the characteristics attributed to Hasan by acquaintances—withdrawn, unassuming, brooding, socially awkward and never known to have had a girlfriend—have also applied to other mass murderers." Hasan's perceived beliefs were also cause for concern among some of his peers.

Spanish–Moro conflict

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The Spanish–Moro Conflict (Filipino: Sagupaang Kastila-Moro) was a series of wars lasting over several centuries from the beginning of Spanish colonization of the Philippines, to the Spanish–American War when Spain finally began to subjugate Moroland after centuries of failing to do so. The Moros had a history of resistance against Spanish, American, and Japanese rule for over 400 years. The violent armed struggle against the Japanese, Filipinos, Spanish, and Americans is considered by current Moro(Muslim) leaders as part of the four-century-long "national liberation movement" of the Bangsamoro (Moro Nation).

Civil conflict in the Philippines

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the CPP–NPA–NDF rebellion. the Moro conflict. February 2000 Operation Valiancy. March 2000 Operation Audacity. July 2000 Battle of Camp Abubakar. November 2001 2001 Misuari rebellion. February 2003 Battle of the Buliok Complex. July 2007 Basilan beheading incident. August 2008 North Cotabato conflict. September 2013 Zamboanga City crisis. June 2001 Siege of Lamitan. January 2014 Operation Darkhorse. April 2014 Battle of Basilan. January 2015 Mamasapano clash. February 2016 Butig clash. April 2016 Battle of Tipo-Tipo. Summer 2016 Sulu and Basilan Clashes. November 2016 Butig clash. January 2017 Kidapawan jail siege. May 2017 Bohol clashes. May 2017 Battle of Marawi.

Columbine High School massacre

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Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting had "an obsession with mass murders, in particular, the April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado." The perpetrator of the Emsdetten school shooting praised Harris in his diary. In November 2007, Pekka-Eric Auvinen imitated Columbine with a shooting in Jokela in Tuusula, Finland. He wore a shirt saying "Humanity is Overrated". The perpetrator of the Dawson College shooting wrote a note praising Harris and Klebold. The Tumblr fandom gained widespread media attention in February 2015 after three of its members conspired to commit a mass shooting at a Halifax mall on Valentine's Day.

Cross border attacks in Sabah

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Eduardo Malaya who stressed that Filipino migrants children in Malaysia deserved formal education. While he support the suggestion, the party Secretary-General Johnny Mositun reminded: "The number of Filipinos in Sabah, legal or illegal, is huge but what has Manila done, or is doing, to see to their education? It was Manila's refusal to establish a Consular Office in Sabah that was making life difficult for the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos in the state and Malaysia had to bear the cost. Nearly half of the patients using Sabah hospitals are mostly Filipinos.

Moro Resistance and Liberation Organization

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The Moro Resistance and Liberation Organization (abbreviated as MRLO) is an active armed secessionist group participating in the Moro conflict. It was established by the National Democratic Front (NDF) as one of its Moro subdivisions, and was the 16th organization created by the NDF to fight under its leadership. The group has openly and consistently condemned the Philippine government's military operations in Mindanao, accusing them of violence against Moro civilians.

Dos Palmas kidnappings

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However, on August 5, the Philippine Army rescued 13 of the Filipino hostages, including several children, after a gun battle with the Abu Sayyaf captors. An army spokesman stated the hostages were freed before dawn, when the soldiers stormed the militants' hideout outside the town of Isabela and that the guerrillas had beheaded around 11 hostages, while several others were either released or had escaped. By October 2001 the Burnhams were among a group of 14 still being held by the guerrillas, according to three Filipino hostages who escaped from the group in mid-October.


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Mass murder. Pogrom. Tragedy. Tragedy (event). War crime.

Zamboanga City crisis

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The Zamboanga City crisis or Zamboanga Siege was an armed conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines between the forces of the Philippine government and a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front, generally known by other factions as the Rogue MNLF Elements (RME) under the Sulu State Revolutionary Command (SSRC) led by Ustadz Habier Malik and Khaid Ajibon, whose group continues to recognize Nur Misuari as MNLF Chairman. The crisis erupted on September 9, 2013 when this MNLF faction attempted to raise the flag of the self-proclaimed Bangsamoro Republik at Zamboanga City Hall, which had earlier declared its independence on August 12, 2013 in Talipao, Sulu.