Marawi Tragedy is a humanitarian concern – Abbas

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

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IS A BANGSA MORO STATE WITHIN A FEDERATION THE SOLUTION?

(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?

Zamboanga moro-moro ends

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

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

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)?

International Court of Justice on Sabah

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

Fighting continues in 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

Sabah is part of Bangsa Moro homeland

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

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

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?

Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines

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 … Continue reading Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines

P5 million for peace, P14 billion for war materiel

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 … Continue reading P5 million for peace, P14 billion for war materiel