The premier's visit to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) main base in the south of the country is the first peace mission attempt in the area by a Filipino president since the insurgency began in the 1970s.
Aquino will meet with MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim and will witness with him the launch of a social welfare project introduced by the government for the mainly Muslim residents in communities where the insurgents have a large influence.
"It's not a formal meeting, but their presence will underscore the commitment and optimism that both sides have that a final resolution to the peace process will be achieved," Aquino's spokesman said.
"The launch of the social programs will show concrete benefits of peace," he added.
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