In many cases the effects of these conflicts, no matter how far flung, are still often felt within the Global North due to the inevitable exodus of refugees and asylum seekers. The reception of people fleeing war is typically influenced heavily by the media which in itself is a reflection of Western attitudes.
The lack of a present Muslim Filipino community similarly creates biases and limits awareness. More coverage of underrepresented groups like Muslim Filipinos in the United States is necessary to combat misrepresentation.
I am not sure if these are mutually exclusive paradigms but watching progressives and conservatives argue past one another is becoming increasingly boring. Solutions are found in compromise, however compromise in the discourse is becoming increasingly difficult, because the public sphere is a toxic black hole, overwhelming all intelligence and character.