Fighting continues in Sabah

March 15, 2013

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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 […]

Sabah is part of Bangsa Moro homeland

February 26, 2013

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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

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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 […]

Philippine Government agrees to create Bangsamoro state

April 26, 2012

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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 […]

Moro fisherman dies in US-Philippine war games

April 19, 2012

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FROM RAPPLER.COM US troops in sea mishap, 1 fisherman dead BY DAVID Y. SANTOS Posted on 04/19/2012 6:23 PM  | Updated 04/19/2012 10:01 PM MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tragedy marred the conduct of the Balikatan Exercises 2012 after a fisherman in Basilan died when his motorized pump boat collided with a sea vessel belonging to US troops […]