FLASHBACK!!! President Duterte admitted, even boasted - on national TV - that his cousins joined ISIS/Maute gang; and he did not have them arrested. And the Mass Media and the public as a whole did not give a damn! Yet the Philippine government bombed and totally destroyed the town proper of Marawi City supposedly to … Continue reading Duterte’s cousins joined ISIS / Maute gang!
Politics is a numbers game. The propaganda team and supporters of President Duterte keep on repeating that 16.6 million people voted for him for president. But that is NOT even a majority vote. Mr. Duterte got only 39.01% of the electoral votes. MORE people voted AGAINST him. Ex-President Aquino got a much bigger percentage -- … Continue reading Politics is a numbers game
Would you negotiate with a pushover? Yes, but only to get even more advantages. The Spaniards only negotiated with the Moro sultanates when they realized they couldn't defeat them. The Americans signed treaties with the Sulu Sultanate when their hands were full with the Philippine revolution in Luzon. Afterwards, they massacred the people of … Continue reading Bangsa Moro Homeland — the Impossible Dream
by Jamal Ashley Abbas A UP Journalism student doing her thesis on the Marawi "Siege" interviewed me on my thoughts about it. (I use quotation marks because I am not sure who the media refers to as those doing the siege and those being besieged.) Weeks after the personal interview, she emailed me additional questions. … Continue reading Media coverage of Marawi “Siege”
As expected, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, as well as world leaders like American President Donald Trump, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang were silent on the just concluded Rape of Marawi as well as the genocide of Rohingyas and the Extrajudicial Killings in Manila and … Continue reading ASEAN silent on the Rape of Marawi
FROM: RANAO STAR PHILIPPINES Sultan Abbas told EU officials: "There must be something wrong" on the Peace Process MANILA, October 17 -- Sultan Firdausi Ismail Yahya Abbas, Sultan of Lanao and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Bangsa Mranaw Congress (BMC) met last October 13, 2017 with officials of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium … Continue reading Marawi Tragedy is a humanitarian concern – Abbas
(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