The Regions in 2012: Disasters and crimes, rebels and a saint

Posted at 12/29/2012 3:31 PM | Updated as of 12/30/2012 8:47 AM

2012 was a challenging year for the Philippines, with a spate of crimes and calamities crippling thousands of Filipinos across the country. But amidst the heinous crimes and disasters, there were also moments of hope. 2012 saw a missionary from the Visayas declared as a saint, and a framework agreement in Mindanao inked to end decades of violence. Read on as ABS-CBNnews.com looks back on the top regional stories of 2012. 

Here are abs-cbnNEWS.com's most popular regional stories of 2012