Philippine Military charged all males in Albarka village for murder!

Angered by the double whammy -- from the MILF forces and from PNoy who refused an all-out war --  they got from its attack on MILF in Albarka, Basilan, the Armed Forces of the Philippines filed charges for MURDER against all the adult male population of the Albarka village. The military filed charges for murder … Continue reading Philippine Military charged all males in Albarka village for murder!

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A saga of all-out euphemisms vs peace, the Moro and the ordinary people

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com When it comes to addressing the conflict in Mindanao, nothing has really changed in Philippine government policy despite the change from one president and administration to another. It has always been consistently “militarist,” said Neil V. Murad, secretary-general of Suara Bangsamoro (Voice of the People). This dogged militarist approach, he said, … Continue reading A saga of all-out euphemisms vs peace, the Moro and the ordinary people

AFP uses excessive force against Muslim communities

FROM luwaran.com August 21, 2008 The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) had been employing excessive force in its indiscriminate military cleansing operations against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) the past days. Heavy air strikes from OV 10 bomber plane, F5 and MG520 Helicopter gunships and artillery and mortar shelling were unleashed by the … Continue reading AFP uses excessive force against Muslim communities