Swiss experts will soon begin clearing unexploded bombs in the southern Philippines, after Muslim rebels and the government signed a peace pact, the European Union said Thursday. Dozens of people have been killed or maimed by unexploded devices on Mindanao Island and 800,000 have been unable to use their farmland because of hazards, said European Union ambassador to the Philippines Guy Ledoux. He said that the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action had signed a contract last month to implement the $700,000, EU-funded project, about the same time the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed its peace pact with the government, giving up its quest for an independent homeland in Mindanao.AFP