Over the past month, millions of Filipinos went to the polling stations to vote on the fate of Muslim-majority regions in Mindanao. By all indications, the historic vote will give birth to a newly autonomous political entity, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
With this, the South-east Asian country has taken a major step towards ending one of Asia's longest-running conflicts, which has spanned half a century and claimed the lives of close to 150,000 individuals and displaced millions of others.
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