Police ready for BOL plebiscite

COTABATO CITY — The Philippine National Police is all set to secure Monday’s plebiscite here and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, police officials said Friday.  Senior Supt. Michael Lebanan, acting city police director, said voters should have nothing to … Continue reading Police ready for BOL plebiscite

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Feature – ARMM cultural village: A glimpse of culture, history

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recently opened its grandest mock village exhibit that showcases the variety of cultures, traditions, history, and unity of the Bangsamoro people. The exhibit, located inside the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex, the provisional set of … Continue reading Feature – ARMM cultural village: A glimpse of culture, history

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Moro-IP Kinship Commemoration in support of Bangsamoro

  The celebration of 2nd anniversary of the Moro-IP ReAffirmation of Kinship was held in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon last March 8, 2014. The commemoration was a gesture of support of the organizers to the GPH-MILF Peace Process and the crafting of the … Continue reading Moro-IP Kinship Commemoration in support of Bangsamoro

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DUTERTE ADVISES PRESIDENT AQUINO TO TALK PEACE WITH THE OTHER MORO REBEL GROUP

by ROGER M. BALANZA What about the MNLF? Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has praised President Benigno Aquino for his backdoor approach to talking peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but advised the government should also engage the Moro … Continue reading DUTERTE ADVISES PRESIDENT AQUINO TO TALK PEACE WITH THE OTHER MORO REBEL GROUP

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More projects for Mindanao evacuees

PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.73, August 8-14, 2011 BY ROGER M BALANZA MINDANAO EVACUEES. Children lining up for rice porridge at an evacuation center in North Cotabato It’s as if angels are coming down from heaven to make life for  internally displaced communities in conflict-rocked Central Mindanao more bearable. Some 12 IDP sites in North Cotabato and Lanao del Norte were recently identified for key assistance under the GPH-UNDP-EC Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Project in Central Mindanao (ERRCM), a project designed to help facilitate return, resettlement and early recovery of some 30 conflict-affected communities in Mindanao since the 2008 … Continue reading More projects for Mindanao evacuees

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GRP-MILF PEACE TALKS: Peace dialogue schedule

In the spirit of dialogue and in response to the call for inclusiveness and participation in the GRP-MILF peace talks, the Peace Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), led by its Chair Mohagher Iqbal, seeks to engage Mindanao leaders to discuss their views on the MILF’s draft Peace Agreement. Early in the negotiation, the MILF peace panel already deemed it imperative to conduct open and mutual dialogues with Mindanao stakeholders to elicit their views, ideas, and questions with regard to MILF’s position and proposals in the talks. The Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) has been requested to facilitate these dialogues … Continue reading GRP-MILF PEACE TALKS: Peace dialogue schedule

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Jabidah massacre remembered

Young Muslims commemorate the 43rd year of the Jabidah Massacre last Friday. The Jabidah massacre refers to a grim footnote in 1967 wherein Army forces killed several mutinous Muslim recruits under their supervision. The young Moro fighters were being trained by an over-aggressive government to invade Sabah, a hotly contested territory off the coast of East Malaysia. The commemoration was sponsored by the non-government organizations Suara Bangsamoro and Khadidja Moro Women. Continue reading Jabidah massacre remembered

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MILF: An advice to Teodoro

ARMM ‘programmed to fail’ The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has reminded presidential aspirant former defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is programmed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to fail in a bid to defeat the political aspirations of the Bangsamoro people for genuine self-governance. “The ARMM is not autonomous; it is an administrative region even weaker than the ordinary local government units like the provinces and cities,” Khaled Musa, deputy chairman of the MILF committee on information, said, in reaction to Gibo’s statement calling for the abolition … Continue reading MILF: An advice to Teodoro

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MILF CONDOLES WITH AQUINOS

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) paid tribute to former president Corazon Aquino who died of cancer last Saturday, August 1, of colon cancer. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the MILF, expressed his personal and the Front’s deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late president during their hour of bereavement. “The MILF joins the Aquino family and the Filipino nation in mourning the passing away of a woman who started as a mere housewife and ended up as a symbol of resistance,” Murad said in an interview with http://www.luwaran.com/net Sunday. ”There is no question about Cory … Continue reading MILF CONDOLES WITH AQUINOS

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Pinol lands anew in Mindanao moros’ “hate list”

Calls government action to suspend military operations vs. MILF as a “stupid decision” By ROGER M. BALANZA The Philippine government official who once landed Number One as the “most hated person” among Muslims in Mindanao has once again got into the goat of the Muslims. And more. An officer of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Pinol “must be out of his mind” for criticizing recent suspension of military operations (SOMO) by the government against the MILF, which has been fighting a three-decade old secessionist war in Mindanao. The MILF had responded to the … Continue reading Pinol lands anew in Mindanao moros’ “hate list”

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