Browsing All Posts filed under »Mindanao«

Zamboanga moro-moro ends

September 21, 2013


FROM: THE SETTING SUN Zamboanga Zarzuela Ends The Zamboanga zarzuela or moro-moro (Philippine traditional stage plays) finally ends its 10-day run in Philippine media. Well, it’s not yet really finished, but what is left is just the epilogue. On Sept. 9, 2013, the media reported that some 200 or 300 MNLF men loyal to Misuari attacked […]

Sabah is part of Bangsa Moro homeland

February 26, 2013


With the news all about Sultan Jamal ul Kiram III’s men in a stand-off with Malaysian authorities in Sabah, here is an essay on Sabah and the Bangsa Moro by Hadji Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas. FROM: THE SETTING SUN  [(c) Hadji Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas] Sabah And The Bangsa Moro All these news on […]

Struggle for Bangsamoro independence continues

October 15, 2012


FROM PHILIPPINE STAR:   BIFM: Struggle for Bangsamoro independence continues By Alexis Romero Home Updated October 15, 2012 05:07 PM   MANILA, Philippines – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) on Monday said that the Bangsamoro framework agreement will not bring peace in Mindanao and vowed to continue calling for the creation of an independent homeland. […]

MILF doubts peace pact with Aquino government

March 31, 2012


Finally, the MILF realizes it! From the start it is obvious that the PeNoy administration was simply stalling for time until it could put its men in place at the ARMM. And now that they are there, PeNoy and his cohorts thinks that they can “reform” the ARMM and will have no need for any peace […]

Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines

March 5, 2012


FROM ALJAZEERA Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines   Washington and Manila should work with the Muslims of the Philippines to ensure full rights of identity and development. Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 11:45   This article is the fifth in a series by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani high commissioner […]

US-led AFP bombs jungle camp, but no proof of JI leaders claimed to have been killed presented

February 3, 2012


Looks like another US-Philippine terrorism spin. With Obama desperately needing a war to divert Americans’ attention from the elections and the drab economy, the US is saber-rattling everywhere – Iran, Syria, China, North Korea, etc. And now, even Mindanao is not spared. It is, after all, part of USA’s “War on Terror” (the endless, borderless, […]

Philippine Military charged all males in Albarka village for murder!

November 17, 2011


Angered by the double whammy — from the MILF forces and from PNoy who refused an all-out war —  they got from its attack on MILF in Albarka, Basilan, the Armed Forces of the Philippines filed charges for MURDER against all the adult male population of the Albarka village. The military filed charges for murder […]

P5 million for peace, P14 billion for war materiel

November 16, 2011


The Aquino-Murad meeting in Tokyo has been highly criticized by most Filipinos. The announcement of P 5 million pesos given to the MILF by the Aquino government created an even greater controversy. Below is a Special Report by Carolyn Arguillas of MINDANEWS. SPECIAL REPORT (2): P5 million for peace, P14 billion in 15 months for […]

A saga of all-out euphemisms vs peace, the Moro and the ordinary people

November 16, 2011


By MARYA SALAMAT When it comes to addressing the conflict in Mindanao, nothing has really changed in Philippine government policy despite the change from one president and administration to another. It has always been consistently “militarist,” said Neil V. Murad, secretary-general of Suara Bangsamoro (Voice of the People). This dogged militarist approach, he said, […]

CHR report: Torture and disappearances attributed to security forces continue in Mindanao

November 16, 2011


FROM: INQUIRER NEWS By Julie S. Alipala Inquirer Mindanao 5:12 pm | Saturday, November 12th, 2011 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Torture and forced disappearances involving soldiers and policemen continue to be recorded in many areas in Mindanao under the Aquino administration, and Western Mindanao, where the government’s anti-terror campaign is centered, accounts for the most cases. Data from […]


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