There is no arguing that the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro gave war-weary residents of southern Mindanao hopes for a final resolution to the centuries-old conflict in the southern Philippines island. The Mindanao conflict is deeply rooted in the island’s recorded history that is replete with heroic resistance as well as unprovoked violence from either side...
Former Cotabato governor, Emmanuel Piñol, said the recently released ‘peace spoilers’ list of the Moro Islamic Liberation is virtually a death list. “This is the MILF’s indirect order to its armed cadres and its sympathizers to consider these personalities as enemies of its cause, demonized as villains in the Bangsamoro people’s ‘struggle for self-determination,’” Piñol...
The communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) said it wants the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be transparent in its ongoing peace negotiations with the government of Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. “As a revolutionary ally, the NDFP expects the MILF leadership to place above all else the Moro people’s interest with whatever is...
Some sectors highlighted the reported acceptance of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to drop its bid for an independent state when its chair Murad ‘Al Haj’ Ibrahim clandestinely met with Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III last week in Narita, Japan. As if this was something new. They are wrong. The MILF has long ago...
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