(Just before he passed away, Macapanton Rashid Yahya Abbas, Jr, wrote a rambling essay on the Bangsa Moro Conflict and was published in the Ateneo Law Journal Vol. 48 Sept 2003. Officially, he was designated as Secretary-General of several Moro groups like the Bangsa Moro Liberation Organization (BMLO), the National Coordinating Council for Islamic Affairs (NACCIA), … Continue reading IS A BANGSA MORO STATE WITHIN A FEDERATION THE SOLUTION?
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 … Continue reading Zamboanga moro-moro ends
FROM: the SETTING SUN What Is PeNoy’s Quid For Najib’s Quo? BY Datu Jamal Ashley Abbas When Filipinos commit murder in foreign countries, the Philippine government go on bended knees asking foreign countries to spare the lives of these Filipinos. When the Sultan’s relatives went to Sabah, which was the home of the Tausugs for centuries, … Continue reading Opinion: What Is Najib’s Quid For PeNoy’s Quo (Dropping Sabah Claim)?
To all misguided Filipinos and Malaysians who keep on blabbering that the ICJ had already ruled against Sulu/the Philippines re Sabah, here are two articles written by Joseph G. Lariosa that they should read: Obiter Dictum in ICJ On Sabah Case May Save The Day for PH JGL Eye Column By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA (© 2013 Fil … Continue reading International Court of Justice on Sabah
It's been two weeks since the Malaysian police and army attacked the 200 or so men and women from the Sultanate of Sulu. The Malaysian and Philippine governments announced the "end of the standoff" and declared the surrender of ten of the Sulu Sultan's men. It's been 10 days since the Malaysians carpet bombed Lahad … Continue reading Fighting continues in Sabah
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 … Continue reading Sabah is part of Bangsa Moro homeland
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. … Continue reading Struggle for Bangsamoro independence continues
FROM: PNOY'S ROAD MAP TO PEACE OR TO NOWHERE? by Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas Tomorrow, October 15, 2012, a supposedly historic event will happen at Malacanang - the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) with no less than the Prime … Continue reading MILF-GPH FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT: ROAD MAP TO PEACE, WAR or NOWHERE?
In an apparent retaliation to the deaths of three of their comrades and injury to 13 others, the military picked-up and allegedly tortured and killed Engr. Abdul Mohaimen Nur Biston, field engineer of Amai Pakpak General Hospital. Engr. Biston was unarmed, carrying only a hand-held radio and a cellphone. He was picked up right after he performed his … Continue reading Vengeance Killings in Marawi City
The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed an agreement on some fundamental points with the total framework of a new "Bangsamoro political entity ... that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" (or ARMM). FROM MANILA STANDARD TODAY: Govt agrees to create Bangsamoro state Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 Written by Joyce Pangco Panares … Continue reading Philippine Government agrees to create Bangsamoro state