The military action against the rebels in Mindanao is halted. This situation is believed to be conducive to resumption of talks betweenm the milf and the Philippine government.
The suspension of hostilities is only applicable to the milf rebels, not the Abu Sayyaf terrorists.
How does one distinguish between them, anyway?
Well, if we must, we must!
Come to think of it, if that area were developed economically, there would have been no need to negotiate with the milf, nor with anybody, for that matter.