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IS A BANGSA MORO STATE WITHIN A FEDERATION THE SOLUTION?

June 19, 2016

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(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), […]

Zamboanga moro-moro ends

September 21, 2013

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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 […]

Opinion: What Is Najib’s Quid For PeNoy’s Quo (Dropping Sabah Claim)?

March 19, 2013

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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, […]

Struggle for Bangsamoro independence continues

October 15, 2012

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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-GPH FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT: ROAD MAP TO PEACE, WAR or NOWHERE?

October 14, 2012

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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 […]

Vengeance Killings in Marawi City

August 10, 2012

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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 […]

MILF doubts peace pact with Aquino government

March 31, 2012

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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 […]