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Gov’t, MILF seal preliminary peace pact



Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front pray together as they gather at their stronghold at Camp Darapanan in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines to coincide with the tentative peace-signing agreement between MILF and the Government at Malacanang Palace. AP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines- The Philippine government and the leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation front (MILF) signed Monday at Malacañang Palace a preliminary peace pact aimed at ending decades of fighting in Mindanao.

The agreement was sealed by the government and MILF panels around 3 p.m.

Al Haj Murad

“Today, I extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people… today we are here to put an end to the adversarial relationship between the Bangsamoro and the Philippine nation. Today it humbles me to say before you, we stayed our course, perseverance has prevailed,” MILF Chief Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said in a speech before the landmark signing of the agreement.

President Benigno Aquino III said the agreement will lead to positive changes and “we now all share the triumph of this agreement.”

“Today we signed an agreement that can finally see, genuine lasting peace in Mindanao,” Aquino said.

“This agreement marks a new chapter in history.”

The agreement was the first major step toward a final settlement that grants minority Muslims in the Mindanao broad autonomy in exchange for ending the violence that has killed tens of thousands of people and crippled development. Many of the rebel leaders interviewed said a lot of work lies ahead in convincing Filipino Muslims to accept a new administrative region.

A product of 15 years of negotiations facilitated by neighboring Malaysia, which wants stability on its doorstep, the agreement sets in motion a roadmap to a final document that the MILF and  Aquino’s government plan to clinch before his six-year terms ends in 2016.

The signing was witnessed by Aquino, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and rebel chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, who will set foot for the first time in Manila’s Malacañang presidential palace, where officials prepared a red-carpet welcome.

Timeline:Peace talks with MILF

1997

Peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) begin, months after the government signs a peace accord with the Nur Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

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Describing the deal as “a chance to restore dignity” to Mindanao, the Malaysian leader vowed to support the pact: “We will stand with you to make this agreement work.”

“I congratulate all who made this possible,” Razak said.

But Razak warned that the deal “will not save a life unless all parties stand on the principles on which this agreement rests.”

“All those involved in Framework Agreement laid foundations for an enduring peace  Framework Agreement does not solve all problems; it sets parameters for peace, restores dignity to people of south,” he said. |

“This marks beginning of era in Southern Philippines. I look forward to the final agreement. After decades, peace is within reach,” he said.

The 13-page document outlines general agreements on major issues, including the extent of power, revenues and territory granted for a new Muslim autonomous region to be called Bangsamoro.

It calls for the establishment of a 15-member Transition Commission to draft a law creating the new Muslim-administered region. The 11,000-strong rebel army will be deactivated gradually “beyond use,” the agreement says, without specifying a timetable.

‘Moro question’

Murad reminded everyone of the root of the Moro rebellion.

“Never in my wildest dream since I was a child, or when I joined the Bangsamoro struggle more than 40 years ago, that one day I will see the interior of this building (Malacañang) that once housed the Spanish and American governors-general, and now the Presidents of the Philippines,” said Murad.

Explaining his presence at the seat of power of the Christian-dominated country, he said he was mandated by the Bangsamoro people to “witness a historic agreement” for a “just and enduring peace in the Bangsamoro homeland.”

Murad cited almost five centuries of foreign domination that gave birth to the “Moro question.”

In one sentence, Murad summed up the historical context of the Moro struggle for self-rule.

“We have seen the loss of our traditional Moro sultanate, the starvation of our sovereignty as a free Moro nation, and consequently our relegation into a state of captivity that eradicated our Bangsamoro identity, and reduced our ancestral homeland into small parcels of gerrymandered territories called provinces,” he said.

This, he said, “led to the marginalization our people within a larger dominant Philippine society that verily took cognizant, if at all, of our forebears and unbroken struggle for freedom even before the Philippine republic saw the light of the day in 1898 and 1946.”

Murad said this “unjust condition” sustained the Moro conflict since the 1970s, giving rise to the MNLF and later MILF, and the 1976 Tripoli Agreement and 1996 Jakarta Agreement.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center in back row, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right in back row, congratulate Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, following a signing ceremony for a tentative peace agreement between the MILF and the government which Malaysia helped broker, at Malacanang Palace. Others are Malaysian peace broker Tengku Abdul Ghafar, right back to camera, and MILF chair Al Haj Murad. AP PHOTO

However, he said that Salamat had decided to “engage in peaceful negotiations” in 1997, believing that a “negotiated political settlement is the most civilized and practical way to solve the Moro problem.”

Despite the devastating offensives by the government in 2000, 2003 and 2008–which displayed close to a million internally-displaced persons in strife-torn provinces in the south–the MILF “continued to pursue (peace talks) with unflinching determination and great personal sacrifice despite tremendous pressures from some restive quarters of our Moro populace … and provocation of forces hostile to the Bangsamoro cause.”

“Today … we have stayed the course. Our perseverance has prevailed over those whose position is to perpetuate war and conflict in Mindanao and Sulu for personal aggrandizement,” said Murad, noting 16 years of peace table negotiations resulted in a peace accord.

Dismantling the oppressive system

In response, the President understood that many had resorted to “the path of vengeance and violence,” but he vowed to dismantle the culture of impunity in the country.

“I myself lost my father to an oppressive system; I myself thirsted for justice, and was deprived of it then by the dictatorship. I empathize with our Bangsamoro brothers and sisters, and can only vow to work as hard as I can to see that the culture of impunity is dismantled, and that the foundations of righteousness and cooperation are laid,” he said.

“We will give our people what is truly due them: a chance to direct their lives towards advancement in a democratic, peaceful, and safe society,” he added.

The President claimed that the agreement did not only mark a new chapter in the country’s history.

“It now defines the very path we take as a people—one where opinions are heard and hope is shared; where understanding and consensus breed meaningful solutions for all stakeholders; one where every child is offered the opportunity to shape his own destiny,” said Aquino.

He again thanked Najib and his countrymen “whose commitment to our peace process shone as a beacon of peace to the international community,” and Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, the Malaysian facilitator of the talks, “whose wisdom and experience served as a bridge towards mutual understanding.”

He also expressed gratitude to Deles and Leonen, for working tirelessly with their counterparts from the MILF, and exercised “great patience in the face of probing inquiry—from me especially,” and the governors of the ARMM provinces for supporting the agreement, to wit:

Acting ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, and Governors Jum Akbar of Basilan, Mamintal Adiong Jr. of Lanao del Sur, Toto Mangudadatu of Maguindanao, Abdusakur Tan of Sulu, and Sadikul Sahali of Tawi-Tawi.

‘Partner’ for peace

Referring to Iqbal, the President said the MILF chief negotiator kept an open mind which enabled compromise without sacrificing the interests of the Bangsamoro people.

“Of course, I must also express my gratitude to Chairman Murad Al Haj Ibrahim of MILF, whose very able and genuine leadership provided us with a partner who, even while striving for the aspirations of the Bangsamoro people, remained an astute statesman who realized that progress lay in building consensus among the many stakeholders in the region.

Muslim students gather at a square in Cotabatto city in southern Philippines in support of the tentative peace-signing agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Monday. AP PHOTO

“He led not with dogmatism or hardened ideology, but with a flexibility and open mindedness borne of trust. We all owe him our collective thanks,” said Aquino of Murad.

Unfinished work

He did not finish his speech without issuing a challenge to the panels tasked to complete the annexes of the agreement.

“Much work remains to be done in order to fully reap the fruits of this framework agreement. We have commitments to fulfill, people to lead, and dreams to achieve. The details to be laid out in the annexes, in particular, provide us with a solid opportunity to expand the common ground whose principles we have already articulated through the agreement,” said the President.

He wanted to help the MILF transform itself into a genuine political party that can help facilitate the region’s transition towards a truly peaceful and progressive place.

“The Filipino people share this victory with you. Together, we move forward with a conviction to lift each other, so that in turn, our nation may grow and reach greater heights. We implore God, or Allah, to continue guiding all of us, so that our dreams may turn into concrete, tangible realities,” he said.

Mere piece of paper

The chief negotiator of the MILF conceded that the framework agreement was a mere piece of paper unless it would be fully implemented on the ground.

Both panels from the government and the MILF are holding formal exploratory talks in November in Kuala Lumpur to tackle the annexes on wealth, power-sharing and normalization of the agreement, and the touchy issue of decommissioning MILF’s forces.

“Let me tell you that no doubt the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro is the best possible peace pact that can be signed by the parties. Pushing them too far will be like asking them to tread the pathways of independence or send them to the brink of war,’’ Iqbal told reporters after signing the agreement with government chief negotiator Leonen in Malacañang.

Iqbal said that if this “seed sown on the ground’’ were nurtured “wholeheartedly and creatively’’ by the government and the MILF, it would “grow and grow until real peace, justice, and development in Mindanao would happen.’’

While it was historic and substantive, the framework agreement that serves as a blueprint for a final agreement that will set up an autonomous Moro homeland was still a “piece of paper,’’ Iqbal said in the joint briefing with Leonen at the New Executive Building.

“It will not implement itself. It requires the sincere intervention of the parties to the negotiation and the all-out support and proper leverage of the friends of the peace process — both local and international –and, without saying, members of the media before we can ensure that this agreement will be fully implemented,’’ he said.

Leonen, responding to this, agreed that it was only a framework agreement but it contained the roadmap to the final peace agreement.

“It is a paper that enumerates the political commitments of the Government of the Republic (of the Philippines) to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and what it creates is not something that is exclusive to the MILF. It will create a new Bangsamoro Basic Law that will create the Bangsamoro which is the regional arrangement that we will have down south,’’ he said.

Leonen said both panels would begin exploratory talks on the annexes in November in the hope of crafting a final agreement “before the end of the year.’’

“The President wanted an agreement early enough so that it can be implemented, so that it can be assessed, so that in the next administration it is a legacy that can be improved,’’ Leonen said.

Iqbal declined to discuss his expectations of the future discussion on the annexes of power and wealth-sharing and normalization. He said these were still being “negotiated.’’

“You know, I do not want to pre-empt the result of the technical working groups who are negotiating on the details of power and wealth sharing,’’ he said, when further pressed on the details.

The issue of decommissioning MILF forces would also be tackled at the exploratory talks, Iqbal said.

“We have to discuss that. We will present our position. The government will have to present their counter position and let us see what will happen,’’ he said.

Relatedly, under the agreement, the Armed Forces of the Philippines would turn over its law enforcement functions to a reformed police force, Leonen said.

“There is something in the agreement which might assist in terms of determining the form and the function and the relationships of the policing in the area and that is called the Independent Review Commission,’’ he said.

The commission, composed of representatives and experts, would examine best practices in reforming the police, Leonen said.

“I hope that there is no doubt, there is no security vacuum that is going to be left. That is not the intention of the GPH (government of the Philippines) and I would like to believe that the MILF, too, does not intend that the agreement will cause any security vacuum in that particular area,’’ he said.

Now that the engagement with the government has reached a more complex level, Iqbal admitted that it would be difficult for the Moro rebels to proceed.

“They are used to fighting; they are not used to governance. So it would be very difficult for us. But with the help of the friends from the  peace process, and international community, we have to empower our people,’’ he said.

On the government side, Leonen said the challenge lay with bringing the matter to Congress and the local government units every step of the way, and explaining it before the international community.

Reaching out to Misuari

Iqbal confirmed that the MILF was reaching out to various leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front after its chair Nur Misuari ranted about the agreement.

“We are negotiating for the entire Bangsamoro people not just for the MILF. And, if you look at the Framework Agreement, the direct role of the MILF is only in the transition and after that it’s free for all,’’ he said.

Leonen said the Transition Commission would include members of the MNLF. Iqbal said it has a shortlist of the eight-man team to the commission, but declined to identify those in the shortlist.

“He’s not joining,’’ Iqbal said when asked if it was wise to include Misuari in the list. “He denounced the agreement.’’

Iqbal said the toughest part of the negotiations pertained to “policing.’’ Leonen said all aspects of the negotiations were tough.

“ In the whole day of Oct. 6, there was no plenary session except the opening and maybe the third reading of the whole document. It was all—the most contentious is about policing. We were about to give up if not for the perseverance of both parties and the creativity of the Malaysian facilitator. It was 10:40 in the evening when we had a deal,’’ Iqbal said.

Both parties said neither the breakaway faction of the MILF, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), nor Misuari was a cause for worry.

“You know, when we finally find the real solution or the real medicine all the sufferings will fade away,’’ Iqbal said. He said there was a mechanism to address the BIFF problem.  With a report from AP


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  • Paglaya

    the peace agreement in Mindanao smells fishy. Don’t be surprised if mining and oil exploration becomes rampant down South #compromise

    • sanjuan683

      Yabang mo Abnoy baka akala mo natutuwa ang mga Pinoy sa ginawa mo. Umpisa na sakit ng ulo yan. hehehehehehehe

      • BarracudaAKN

        It’s so funny   daming negative comments dito about the agreement signed pero pag ang side ng international community ang e ask they all said na positive ito. di naka pagtataka na nag bigay ang EU 1million euro to MILF a few years back.

    • BarracudaAKN

      for sure kaya nga support lahat ng international community kasi malaki potential ng area na yan. this past few years foreign diplomats are queuing to meet Murad. the EU give 1 million euro a few years back kasi gusto na nilang maka porma.

      • Paglaya

        Indeed, Namumutakti sa resources ang Mindanao, pero di bale, hindi naman siguro matutulog ang Hukbong Bayan, sana.

  • bozzone

    Mabuhay c Pnoy!
    he has given up a part of this country to terrorist, he should be impeached.??? (‘o’)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      ..try to go to mindanao and show your bravado in war before shooting those who wants peace..

      • scorpio22

         There’s nothing wrong with having peace…but at what costs?

      • BarracudaAKN

        cost? what cost?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3GLUAEMSA7ILO4RFJTR5SOJL64 Rasol A

      BOBO ka Talaga… Bakit ikaw lang ang nagsabi na Terrorsits sila. Do you heard from any recognized countries like USA, EU at iba pa na sila ay terrorists?

      • bozzone

        ~ Terrorist Groups in the Philippines ~
        There are four major terrorist groups active in the Philippines
        today: The Moro National Liberation Front, the Moro Islamic Liberation
        Front, Abu Sayyaf and the New People’s Army. The first three are Islamic
        groups that operate primarily in the south of the nation, where most of
        the country’s Muslim minority live. The Communist New People’s Army
        operates in the northern Philippines.

        Google search mo lang hah : P E A C E

    • BarracudaAKN

      I’m being blunt about this. Over a century after we booted out colonial Spain the prejudices they implanted in our brains about Muslims remain very much alive. Many of us tend to think of Muslims as an “other people” and a most untrustworthy lot. No wonder they want to secede.
      -Raïssa Robles

      very true!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    Peace na ba talaga? Abangan ang susunod sa kabanata.

  • rapas_gamrud

    Peace pact with the moros how bout with the npa’s too………hope it will soon follow.

    • Paglaya

      IMO,
      there can be no real peace without justice.

  • scorpio22

    This agreement is suppose to be transparent…why has it not been published by the media?

  • cute79

    sana nga ito na ang daan para s kapayapaan at pag unlad sa mindanao.

  • cute79

    maraming mgagandang beaches sana sa mindanao kaya lang di naman safe ang mga turista.kahit ako isang filipino pero sa totoo lang natatakot akong pumuna sa mindanao.pati na rin mga european pinagbwalan sa embasy nila pumunta sa mindanao dahil maraming kinapings na nangyayari.pag nagkaroon ng kapayapaan at maging safe na ang mindanao for sure marami ng mga turista pupunta at magkakaroon na ang mga tao doon ng trbaho.sana magwork itong agreement na ito.sana ito na ang umpisa ng pagbabago sa mindanao.

  • Mattino2011

    Ano un final deal niyan? Antayin baguhin saligang batas to coinicide with 2016 for eventual separate state? If the ARMM is out, what would become of the MNLF agreement?

  • ISLAMBORN500YRSAFTERJESUS

    ano ba ito…inquirer ..delete my comment..just because my opinion does not believe this bangsamoro project of aquino!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3GLUAEMSA7ILO4RFJTR5SOJL64 Rasol A

      Paano sumangayon ang buong Mindanao, Christians, Lumads at mga Muslims, at ang mundo (UN, EU, USA, AUSTRALIA, SWISS, OIC, etc) , ikaw lang isa ang may negative impressions? Bakit, gusto mong bang gira mag pakailan man? Pare ko premitive idea yan…

  • pepito gwaps

    I respect opinion favoring the Bangsamoro. But maybe they never went to Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE or other Muslim countries, Christian also like us received the same prejudice there. They called us as very dirty and pig eating human beings therefore “haram”  or “ungodly” in their context. As long as they use religion as their way of living, they will treat as not friends but enemy too because their own religion stated the right way of living according to them ( as stated in the Koran). Our way of living is different from them. In marriage alone having 4 wives are acceptable to them while to us the second wife is the ” kabit” already and the worst, the gov’t never pass a law to marry again if your partner left you. How unlucky us in that area.!! To live with them, we must get the most common grounds and  holds our ground that if they violate our law they must be persecuted or vice versa or else they will insist that their Shariah law is the best laws ever created in human history and just ignore our laws.

  • scorpio22

    Ebrahim’s opening remark is ” “Today, I extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people…”

    Why not say ” Today I extend the hand of friendship to my fellow Filipinos (or kababayan)”?
    Does he not consider himself a Filipino? Is he ashamed to be referred to as a Filipino?

    I think before this whole thing is said and done he will insist that Mindanao to become their country and not  as an autonomous region.

    Has he taken Aquino and the government for a ride?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      he he he, simulat sapul, separation ang gusto nila… BangsaMoro and Filipino people??? Two separate entity… LOL… naloko na… sellout na talaga ang Mindanao… dismembered na….

      • sanjuan683

        mukha nakenkoy si Abnoy ah

    • sanjuan683

      oo nga ano, baka Malaysia citizen ito nagpanggap na pilipino, baka balak kunin ang buon Mindanao.

      • BarracudaAKN

        hindi US citizen….hahahaha. FYI ang US ang isa sa pinaka frequent visitor ng mga MILF sa Mindanao. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3GLUAEMSA7ILO4RFJTR5SOJL64 Rasol A

      Kunting salita lang may correction ng mga anti peace. why not see the result first bago mag husga.

  • isalcordo

    Knowing Filipino Muslims, MILF, MNLF, and MIFF muslims will be fighting and killing each other soon for control over the region’ s resources. This is the curse on them for cursing the name and person of Jesus, mankind’s Savior, Planetary Prince and Sovereign of our universe! Filipino Muslims do not have the culture that Malayasian and Indonesian muslims have as personified by you, Abdusallam..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

    “Today, I extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people… today we are here to put an end to the adversarial relationship between the Bangsamoro and the Philippine nation. Today it humbles me to say before you, we stayed our course, perseverance has prevailed,” MILF Chief Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said in a speech before the landmark signing of the agreement.

    LOL, nadale na, Mr. Marvic Leonen…. iba na talaga to … alang hiya… dismembered na ang mindanao, as well as the philippines…

    No to BANGSAMORO cessation… Reclaim Sabah now!!!!

    • Morskie52

      Peace be with you my friend.

    • isalcordo

      This fellow has never recognized himself as a Filipino the way he opened his speech! Whose tool is he?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3GLUAEMSA7ILO4RFJTR5SOJL64 Rasol A

      LOL ka taga

    • pepito gwaps

      ha.ha ganon 2 races na andito Bansamoro at Filipino. Tayo lang nagsabi na Filipino tayo. Ayan na lumabas na speech,  ayaw talaga nila associate sarili nila sa mga pig eating Filipino sila…Simula na yan ng Islamization

  • Flexiblechair

    “Today, I extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people…” I was about to react on this…pero madami na pala ang nag comment…..SOVEREIGNTY of the Philippine Republic is now officially gone. Good luck to us and to those behind this peace deal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    OUR GOVERNMENT AND MAJORITY OF FILIPINOS AROUND THE WORLD SUPPORT THESE PEACE AGREEMENT” WE ARE ALL FILIPINO’S GIVE CHANCE FOR PEACE FOR THE BENEFITS OF FUTURE GENERATION IN MINDANAO” SELFISHNESS IS THE REAL ATHEISM ;ASPIRATION,UNSELFISHNESS IS THE ONLY RELEG’ION By;Franklin Roosevelt

  • Paglaya

    there can be no real peace without justice

  • Mamang Pulis

    Bantayan NATING LAHAT ng mabuti–

    ngayun kamay

    bukas braso

    sa isang linngo–wla ka ng ulo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    Dapat nating isipin na madaming mga bata at kababaihan ang nagiging kawawa sa kaguluhan sa mindanao”nakakalungkot na kapwa Filipino nagpapatayan” we must holding hand and hand being a Filipino AND WE HOPE BOTH MUSLIM AND CHRISTAN MUST TRAITED FAIRLY LIVING TOGETHER IN PEACE AS BROTHER AND SISTER…”MABUHAY ANG MGA FILIPINO……………..”

  • Mamang Pulis

    “Today, I extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people… today we are here to put an end to the adversarial relationship between the Bangsamoro and the Philippine nation. Today it humbles me to say before you, we stayed our course, perseverance has prevailed,” 

    MILF Chief Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

    akala ko ako lang nakapuna….

    signos na maliwanag

    hindi papayag yan na dehado sila

    • Marcial72

       Read between the lines sa speech ni PM Najib, ang tawag kay Murad ay His Excellency. Ganun din kay Peenoy, magka level na sila. Anong ibig sabihin niyan?

  • isalcordo

    Knowing Filipino Muslims, MILF, MNLF, MIFF, ABBU SAYAF  muslims will be fighting and killing each other soon for control over the region’ s resources. THIS IS DEMANDED OF ANY FACTION IN CONTROL OF THE REGION AGAINST REBELS WHO WOULD BE NO OTHER THAN OTHER MORO FACTIONS. This is the curse on them for cursing the name and person of Jesus, mankind’s Savior, Planetary Prince and Sovereign of our universe! Filipino Muslims do not have the culture that Malayasian and Indonesian muslims have as personified by you, Abdusallam.. THAT IS WHY YOU CALL YOURSELVES “MORO”  a term never  used by muslims on themselves anywhere else in the world.  I say to them., ONE DAY YOU WILL REGRET CALLLING YOURSELVES “BANGSA MORO.”

  • marionics

    hindi na nakaporma si abdussalam dito a haha

    • Mamang Pulis

      naka drugs ang troll na ungas

      paulit ulit lakas trip ampota

      • marionics

        oo nga lakas amats ang puki ng ina. ewan ko ba. ayaw naman pumatol sa mga jokes ko he he

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HQ3IST5DNKVHEP7QJJL6GZQB6M bab

    The just signed framework agreement is not much a triumph for the MILF or Moros as there is nothing to rejoice in it. All that it sets were restrictions and obstacles to achieve real Moro autonomy. The real victors who should celebrate are the settlers, especially retired military officers and enlisted men,who heroically served in Morolandia, and opted to retire and made Mindanao their homes. Some are become landlord, owning huge plantations, etc, such as General Gutang, while others became governors, mayors etc,while awarding themselves by partaking of the rich lands of the Moros and IPs.

    The Moros are the real losers in the FA, and soon we shall see our Moro evacuees from Sabah forcibly repatriated and return to their homes in Bangsamoro. Malaysian PM Razak made this point in his remarks today. As for MILF Murad and his throngs, what can virtual surrenderees do except to wait for Malacanang’s largesse? Misuari must be rejoicing over this ill-laden FA.. 

    • Mamang Pulis

      nadale mo!

      yun mga settlers na naging haciendero—tignan mo.

  • Albert Einstien

    saddest day in present history! by the speech alone you will SEE ..there is already an acknowledgment of  ” SEPARATION of bangsamoro & Philippine nation”…malaysia succeeded in dividing us…we have very INCOMPETENT government officials… very SAD!

    where have the PATRIOTS GONE!

    the country’s enemies & traitors have shamed the Filipino people , they raped our dignity & pride as a nation…in our own backyard.. : < (

    • p0llux

      The patriots are tired. Tired of killing people. If you want, go ahead and kill those people you hate.

    • Nagagalitna

      If there is peace of course Unity is there…mag antay ka na lng…sinubukan na namin makipag giyera sa kanila wala din naman nangyari so baka dito magkakaisa tayo pag magkaroon ng kapayapaan.

    • BarracudaAKN

      The patriots are tired ikanga ni p0llux. The military would have to do a scorched earth type of operation but even then, it would not succeed because the world will step in to stop it.

      Marcos tried, you know. And did pretty badly.

  • neverwint3r

    ‘bangsamoro and phil. nation’? so these muslims never consider themselves filipinos in the first place? hahaha

    mukhang lumalabas na tutoong plano nyang mga muslim na yan. susunod nyan cessation fron the republic na.

  • BarracudaAKN

    I’m being blunt about this. Over a century after we booted out colonial Spain the prejudices they implanted in our brains about Muslims remain very much alive. Many of us tend to think of Muslims as an “other people” and a most untrustworthy lot. No wonder they want to secede.
    -Raïssa Robles

  • BarracudaAKN

    ambassadors of other nations are queuing up to meet with Murad.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Anything as long as there is peace. There are cases when they will realize that being together with the Philippines is better than separate but right now they talk as if Bangsamoro is a different nation from the Philippine nation. If the Bangsamoro nation will prosper beyond Philippines then thats the end of it.

    • p0llux

       Agree. Exactly. Some people here are even sour about Sabah. But Sabah is better off with Malaysia. They have prospered under Malaysia, and that’s what’s important. This so called nationalism is what’s dividing people. We’re living on one planet.

      • OFW28

        agree ako sa sinabi mo, mas maganda napunta sa Malaysia ang Sabah, baka 5 or 10 years from now maunahan pa tayong umasenso ng kinukutya nilang Bangsamoro, dahil andyan ang Malaysia at alam nila na maraming langis sa mindanao, pupunta dyan ang petronas  

      • BarracudaAKN

        Tama! Importanti umasinso ang mga tao mapa malaysian kaman o filipino.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    let us divide the nation para patas! maybe start with bansa ng cordillerans, bansang ilocos etc para kanya kanya na wala namang silbi ang gobiyernong ito!

    • p0llux

       Go ahead then. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that those areas prosper. It doesn’t matter if they are separated.

    • malek_abdul

      You are suggesting a federal form of government. Just like the USA.

    • gwenbot50

       Kami din bansang Ilongo, Iloilo and bacolod, he he he !

    • BarracudaAKN

      posibli yan…in federal form of Government.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XEMXQGFMFW55G53F3ENLSA7X2E Gary

    Central Visayas or the Cebuanos will also apply for Autonomy 

    • malek_abdul

       And it will be called Federal State of Cebu…why not?

    • BarracudaAKN

      malay mo after the bangsamoro mag palit din ng form of Government ang Philippines gawing federal pwedi munang tawaging federal state of Central Visayas.

  • ealicer

    Ano kaya ngaun ang gagawin nila sa mga bandidong ABU SAYAF. abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

  • captainramius

    As a Filipino you cant help but be proud of our muslim brothers of their cause , unlike the noisy and often irrelevant leftists this is one is a homegrown issue  not some foreign influenced movement which has become even irrelevant from the land it was born.  I wish this will be a permanent peace Mindanao has so much potential.

    • BarracudaAKN

      tama ka.. pwedi rin tong maging experiment para mag change ng form of Government. federal style i mean. 

  • Nagagalitna

    Being a Christian, I like peace!
    Thank you so much sa nag bigay ng extra extra effort para magkaroon ng kapayaapaan sa Mindanao.
    God Bless the Philippines!

  • ashleybulls

    Give peace a chance. Destroyers of peace will make all efforts to make this a failure. This requires patience, a lot of understanding, consideration and vigilance to fight those who are against this peace process. People who are against this will draw drastic actions and so safeguards should be made strong for non-believers. 

    • Seroquel55

       We are all for peace! But it has to be achieved properly and justly, not recklessly to the point of giving away the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity just like the Aquino Admin is doing.

  • $23257130

    binenta ni abnoy ang pilipinas sa mga malaysians at mga terorista sa mindanao. pppppwwwweeeehhhh

    • http://www.facebook.com/republika.pilipinas.94 Republika Pilipinas

      I concur.

    • http://www.facebook.com/republika.pilipinas.94 Republika Pilipinas

      Kung binenta ni Trillanes ang West Philippine Sea, isipin  ninyo kung ano siya ni abnoy. He was abnoy’s special envoy. Therefore, he spoke for abnoy. And abnoy therefore sold the West Philippine sea to the chinese. Lip service lang ang mga sinabi ng DFA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/republika.pilipinas.94 Republika Pilipinas

    Bangsamoro? Autonomy? Haha You can’t fool me. But go ahead. Akala ninyo mawawala na yang mga rebelde na yan. Haha Tingnan natin.

    • Marcial72

       Mas lalo kamo dadami ang mga rebelde, they want their share of the pie too!

  • Albert Einstien

    piped dream..false hope…..the backlash would be very unsettling….if the govt cant DELIVER what  is promised!!!

    visit this comment  by 2014 there will still no PEACE DEAL SIGNED!  both sides just used each other for their own interest but it is the majority of peaceful citizens who will suffer!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Kapag nadisarmahan na ang mga MILF, mas dadami ang mga politikos na may private armies at lalawak pa ang kanilang nasasakupan…..Kaya napigilang masakop ng buong buo ang maguindanao ng mga ampatuan ay dahil sa MILF. Ngayon, mas malaya na makakapag hasik ng lagim ang mga politikong may mga private armies at dadami ang mga bandido tulad ng ASG. Ang daming mga armas niyan at saan nila dadalhin, itatago, ibebenta……..Ang mga christian militia groups ay maaaring nag-iipon ng mga armas lalo na yung isasailalim sa batas ng sharia….Tignan natin ang susunod na kabanata! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

    bangsaNPA naman tapos bangsaiglesia, pede rin ba bangsako para me sarili kong bansa LOL. Today I extend a hand of friendship to you Filipinos and to me, sole member of bangsako.

    • Francis81

       Isunod mo na rin ang bangsayellow!

  • Marcial72

     Ang speech ni PM Najib ay very dignified at mas presidential pa ang speech ni Murad kaysa kay Peenoy.  Ang speech ni Peenoy walang kwenta, maliban sa mababaw at puro papuri sa sarili sinisi na naman ang mga nakaraang mga administrasyon at binuhat na naman ang sariling bangko! Di na talaga maka pag move-on ang brat boy na to!

  • victoria_views

    Everything is still a mental picture of peace. I hope it doesn’t remain as such.

  • Garote

    Have you ever wondered why WB, JICA, Malaysia, UN, US, and other countries are interested in our internal peace problem in Mindanao? Do you honestly believe that they are that magnanimous and concern for our country without expecting something in return? Or do they want a-piece-of-the-action like secret done deals for each to get their hands on our rich natural resources located in Mindanao? The last reason sounds more close to reality. So what does this make of PNoy, Leonen, etc., manipulating traitors or political swindlers of the Filipino people?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOE4ERQ4LEWVPFFRNZSAU237BU Bliss

      page11 of the Framework Agreement:
       6.In
      a phased and gradual manner,all law enforcement functions shall be
      transferred from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to the police
      force for the Bangsamoro.__

      Napakasaya ng bagong magiging Ampatuan nito kung sakali man. Kung
      maulit ang pareho sa Maguindanao massacre baka ma-technical na ang AFP
      pag pumasok dito.__

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with the laws we currently have.
      Implementation ang kulang hindi yung pag bigay ng ARMM sa rebelde. Hindi
      rin kelangan ng special agreement or autonomy para maka pagsamba ang
      isang Muslim, kahit saan nga sa Pilipinas may Mosque. In contrast, bawal
      sumamba ang Kristyano sa Saudi, much more magtayo ng simbahan.__

      Ang adhikain na gusto ni Pnoy ibigay sa Bangsamoro hindi naiiba sa
      adhikain ng ibang Pinoy sa labas ng ARMM. Bakit mas mataas ang IRA share
      nila kesa sa iba (75% while the rest at 40%), ibig ba sabihin ba nito
      2nd class citizens na lang mga taong sa labas ng ARMM? Ibig ba sabihin
      nito hindi nangangailangan ng pondo ang mga Pilipinong nasa labas ng
      ARMM? Kung ganun pala – In the interest of Equality and Fairplay,bigyan
      nyo rin ang mga Pilipino sa ibang region ng Autonomy! Tutal kung
      sinasabi nyong Pilipino rin ang Bangsamoro, kami rin naman a. DO WE
      DESERVE LESS?
       

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    “Extend the hand of friendship to the Filipino people” connotes the speaker as not considering himself a Filipino….Scary !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y74B6RY5N37I5JG2KAFGKGFPFA F**kinMO

    “Give peace a chance” and “We support lasting peace in Mindanao”. Really? Who does not want peace, but the things is, You Muslim have a very different interpretation of peace and that is the death and subjugation of infidel (convert, be slave or die) Dar al Islam – the house of Islam where in the country the Muslim is supreme and infidel converted, a slave or they died away and that is your peace and Dar Al Harb – the house of war a constant siege of jihad and that is the Philippines today the house of war. I suggest you people should research it, if the Mohammedans are serious about peace.

    • BarracudaAKN

      Typical pinoy bigot!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOE4ERQ4LEWVPFFRNZSAU237BU Bliss

     The next time the UN visits us will be the time UN Peacekeepers are called to conduct a UN led Referendum on ARMM’s independence. ARMM can be a future Kosovo or East Timor, Pnoy administration just laid the groundwork.

  • Albert Einstien

    malaysia lang ang panalo jan sa paper deal na yan…!! False Hope lng ginawa nila…

    yun backlash ang problema jan..makikita ng mga kapatid nating muslim..nilaro at nagamit lang sila sa election propaganda……tulad dati lagi sila umaasa pero ..palagi rin nadidismaya!
    kawawa talaga mga sundalo natin…mahigit 130,000 ang namatay jan sa rebellion..simula ng ibinulgar ni NINOY aquino yung planong pag-reclaim ni marcos sa SABAH…bloodbath na ang mindanao!! nawalan na tayo ng teritoryo namatayan pa ng sundalo at sibilyan, pati ekonomya bumagsak NO. 2 tayo dati sa ASIA… ngayon tuloy kulelat!
    ONE VISION, ONE BLOOD, ONE COUNTRY , ONE DESTINY!!!
    Perfect Timing………….personal covenant….I will VOTE & CAMPAIGN for any SENATORIABLE who will hand in a CLAIM PETITION for SABAH to the PM of MALAYSIA ..during his visit here….for and on behalf of the FILIPINO PEOPLE…so that they will KNOW that our CLAIM for sabah is still ALIVE…. that senatoriable is DESERVING to be called senator of the REPUBLIC….salute

  • $18209031

    Ayan, mag docking na ang Malaysian Navy sa may Maguindanao. Ang daming pera nila . Mag supply sila ng armas at bala sa MILF. MA jealous naman ang MNLF at hihingi ng tulong sa Indonesia, another muslim country

  • $18209031

    The result of this peace agreement, we will see Malayan investments in Maguindanao and Mndanao as a whole. Konsabo mga ito kay pareng Aquiino.  ANd more Ilocandios and Tagalegs will be moving south , another wave of their socalled christianization move like the old days.

  • $18209031

    Ang kaibigan kung taga Kauswagan ng kristyano ay nakatanggap lang ng isang Balikbayan box ng may 1000 rds of carbine ammo . Galing daw sa kanyang chu en sa tate. Yaterds ra. Handa palagi ito kalaban sa mga muslim. ANg muslims daw ay maraming pera at bili ng bili ng lupa galing krisyanos. Mga krisyanos naman ay nag aalisan na at gustong ma iibinta ang kanilang lupa. Malakas na ang mga Moros ngayon. Sa pera lang ang pinag uusapan walang problema. Galing Malaysia yata …..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    THe way I see it, the MILF chairmain is not speaking as a Filipino but as a new nation.

  • $18209031

    Ang inutil na gobyerno ng Maynila ay hind maka retake ng Sabah, bakit ? Mag kano yata ang share ni Mackoy sa pagremain silent in reclaiming Sabah? Pinag massacre ba ang mga muslims that means there was a secret deal with Malaysia and Marcos that sounded too good, so Marcos abandoned the claim.
    Marcos was a double crosser on the kayumanggi nation once the mention of money for his own taking was offered. He betrayed the muslims or tausug commadoes undergoing traiining. Marcos was a double faced. The conditions of the secret deal with him and the British and Malayos were to stopped all forms of clandestine activities , and in return he will be given shares of oil revenues of Sabah, full US support to rule his dictatorship, etc. Ang tarantadung Ilocandios kasama ay sina Enrile, Ramos, Ver, Espina at mga tuta nila . Ang labaas ay pinababoy ang Pinas. Ayan, nagkagulo lalo ang Mindanao bec Ilocandiong Makoy backstabbed the tausug people in the hope they will be able to retake Sabah, part of their ancestral domain.

    • BarracudaAKN

      alam mo di kayang bawi-in ng  Philippines ang sabah bakit? ang Malaysia may influence na sa mga taga Mindanao takot ang Philippines na e-sponsor ng Malaysia ang mga rebelding Muslim in full force. kahit e ask mo mga taga sabah ayaw narin nilang bumalik sa Philippines kasi mahahatak sila sa kahirapan.

      • $18209031

        The fact Sabah was part of the ancestral domain of Sultanate of Sulu and the Brits had illegally owned and passed it on to their lackey the Malayos. Sabah was illegally taken , period. Of course after the failure of Marcos and the years that passed, the inhabitants of Sabah have now switched allegiance to Malaysia. The old Pino inhabitants have all died and new generation s are now taught in Malaysian history. Ganon lang ka simple , kaya wala nang mga pinoy doon na gustong babalik sa atin. That is very remote and a figment of imagination.

        But Pinas has the right to bring it to the UN for redress.Thats what the UN is for , right?
        Sabah again was stolen by dirty Brits, the source of all things dirty. They remapped so many countries by their whims and caprices causing  more troubles. These greedy whtie people left so much mess. Now they had been gone, the treaties and agreements they made affected so many lives bec ey didnt consider the ancestral aspects of the past. We need to blame the Brits for all the miseries they left behind. Shame on these limies .

      • BarracudaAKN

        let’s say, ok kilalanin ng UN (hope so) ang sinasabi mong bawi-in ang Sabah. in the end UN will ask the locals. do you think the people of Sabah will agree to be part of the Philippines? Big NO! they are not tanga. magulo at mahirap ang pinas alam nila yan. 

      • lyly khalida

        You can ask Sabahan now, I bet none of them willing to be under Philipine now. Malaysia is a prosperous country with great economy progress. Stop dreaming.

      • $18209031

        The inhabitants of Sabah will have to renounce their Malayo citizenship and switch to the Pino Nation. Whether they like it or not, they are on illgotten land. So fck the Malayos. The AFP will retake Sabah. Malayos need to bug out and true katolikong Kayumanggis will move to Sabah , no problem.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Nasaan na yong ipis ng INQ si Abnoysallam? Sumuko na o pinagalitan ng Tito niya na si Murad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D2Y3QXPK7624Q2NDQQG6G7FSXE Joselito

     

    Burden of peace

    Now that we have a frame work, next is
    the establishment of expectations. Equal application of the law
    should be understood and expected to all stakeholder. Policing their
    community should be part of their responsibility. No more shooting
    because of a family feud or mis-encounter with the AFP. “Pag may
    nagpaputok, May mananagot”, Policing means going after people who
    broke the law, regardless of anything else. AFP should be protecting
    our sovereignty and as a support role for our police force, not
    keeping peace between feuding faction within the territory, If
    everybody expect and can fallow this, then we as a nation is ready
    for peace.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Tutal nakikialam na si Malaysia pwede bang isulong na rin natin ang pagbawi sa Sabah. Pagaari yan ng Pilipinas nasa history yan. Lagi sabi ng Malaysia na madami daw illegal immigrants sa Sabah mukhang mali yon sila ang Immigrant doon sa Sabah.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y74B6RY5N37I5JG2KAFGKGFPFA F**kinMO

    Gov’t, MILF seal preliminary peace pact
    And then what another group emerges and is waging war chaos and mayhem and you MILF can’t or won’t control it because it is a “MUSLIM BROTHER” Quote of the Koran says’ “Mohammed is God’s apostle.  Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” Quran 48:29

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

    Kahit ano sabihin ninyo kailangan pa rin ng KAPAYAPAAN para sa PAG-UNLAD ng BAYAN…Ngayon ang dapat gawin ng AFP i-divert lahat ng tropa sa basilan at sulu  para minsan nang durugin ang mga ABU SAYAF para masiguradong walang mangugulo pait ang grupo ni KUMANDER KATO Habang maliit pa ang grupo nila pulbusin na rin kung ayaw nila maki sali sa kapayapaan.

  • Lhoylhoy

    i read somewhere that these rebels asked for the assistance of the americans with conditions! these animals are dangerous

    • BarracudaAKN

      Tama ka..infact they give assistant already in condition na di nila gagalawin ang mga amerikanong sundalo na naka base sa Mindanao. di lang yun they promise more assistant in the future. di lang US ang nag bigay ng money sa MILF EU, Japan, Australia and of course Middle East countries. 

      see the weapons they have? karamihan dyan donation yan as a matter of fact.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Against all negative posters here, I am personally hopeful that the Moros are finally thinking that rebuilding Mindanao will start from the word “peace”. Without peace, they will not be able to create a better society for themselves. I hope Malaysia, Indonesia and other Islamic countries will start pouring their investments into Mindanao.

    If this will be the start of something big for Mindanao, my warmth congratulations to President Noynoy and Team. We are in support of your programs to Mindanao.

  • Garote

    Because Malaysia is for returning of ancestral domain and lands, why don’t Leonin, PNoy, JICA, IMF-WB, etc urge Malaysia to sign with the Phil. a framework peace agreement for Malaysia to return Sabah to the Phil, The Phil. needs whatever natural resources in Sabah to help the many starving Filipinos.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/32ETKGCSEQYGT72WZ4U4EY2KZY Kalel

    Ang daming matatalino dito! Mabuti na lang hindi kayo kasama sa negosasyon. Sigurado walang mangyayari lalo lang magkakagulo. Ayusin nyo na lang mga sarili nyong buhay, para matuwa naman mga asawa o magulang nyo sa inyo! Mga utak talangka!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      Hayaan mo ang sariling pananaw nila..”freedom of expression yan….”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/32ETKGCSEQYGT72WZ4U4EY2KZY Kalel

         Pananaw ko din yan. Kesa palaging mag-utak talangka. Sarili na lang ang ayusin at maging positibo. Kung madalas ka magbasa ng inquirer online mapapansin mo din ang parehong mga tao na palaging negatibo ang mga sinasabi kahit anong balita ang lumabas.

  • Garote

    Because Malaysia is for returning of ancestral domain and lands, why don’t Leonin, PNoy, JICA, IMF-WB, etc urge Malaysia to sign with the Phil. a framework peace agreement for Malaysia to return Sabah to the Phil, The Phil. needs whatever natural resources in Sabah to help the many starving Filipinos. Also for the US to sign a similar agreement with the red skin indians to return the whole US territory to the indians. Would not that be nice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/32ETKGCSEQYGT72WZ4U4EY2KZY Kalel

     Ang daming matatalino dito! Mabuti na lang hindi kayo kasama sa
    negosasyon. Sigurado walang mangyayari lalo lang magkakagulo. Ayusin nyo
    na lang mga sarili nyong buhay, para matuwa naman mga asawa o magulang
    nyo sa inyo! Mga utak talangka!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    OFW’S AND GLOBAL PENOY SUPPORT THE PEACE FRAMEWORK” MABUHAY ANG TAGA MINDANAO AT BUONG BANSANG PILIPINAS”LET’S LIVE IN LOVE ,PEACE NOT WAR”

  • Nic Legaspi

    Sana naman magkaroon na ng totoong pagbabago sa Mindanao pagkatapos ng agreement na ito. Mindanao has too much untapped potential.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

    ano bang nilalaman ng peace framework na yan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/774GDBSB7VKLWOSCFNUWDASE24 Roby

    all out war sa mindanao!

  • $18209031

    Dapat mag demand ang Pinas sa pagbalik ng Sabah sa ating kanluran. Kung gusto nila , ihati na lang ang Sabah , part Malaysia at half sa atin.  Dapat handa ang ating AFP Phil Marines to send marine landing teams to retake Sabah when the perfect time comes. Since we are in peace with the MILF , we can use those forces to retake Sabah.

    • tinots

      tama ang kasabihan na Libre ang mangarap! pero kung mangarap ka man lang na angkinin ulit ang isang Islang nasa mabuting kamay at mabuting pamamalakad, eh sana tanggapin mo na at hayaan na, at huwag na silang guluhin pa!

  • Commentator

    As I understand the agreement will call for a 15-member Transition Commission that will create Bangsamoro Basic Law that will create the Bangsamoro. Iqbal has already 8 people on shortlist of people for the commission. I think this is unconstitutional because the job of creating laws are in the hands of Philippine congress and not to people who were not elected.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

      The law will be sent to Congress as an HB and when approved, will be signed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boy.dalius Boy Dalius

    Bigyan nyo ng lollipop si Misuari the Bully.
    Last week pa umaatungal sa isang sulok. Dapat daw sya daw lagi ang bida.
    KSPing matanda. LOL.

  • $18209031

    Mga Maguindanaoans and Maranaos, prepare for a new influx of llocanos at Tagalegs into your area s of control. Business ang hanap mga ito. This is new opportunity for Mindanao to be christianized again in the eyes of new crusaders like born again and pentacostal groups. The katoliks tried before so its about time for newborn groups to come in and share the gospel… Tapos kayong mga Moros ay magagalit naman kung ang daming mga kristyanos sa paligid ninyo pagtapos mag gyera ulit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Take note:  Initial or preliminary peace pact.  Would there be second or next?  That’s the big question.  No need to rejoice yet.

    • EOJ

      Your knowledge of the document is very superficial. It is a Framework Agreement. This is the basis of further peace negotiations. You can read the whole document which available online for 2 weeks now. Just open the official website of the philippine government. Better to be optimistic than a praning pessimist.

  • EOJ

    Give peace a chance!

  • $18209031

    Ang dami pang darating na developments nito. There will be splinter groups and new money coming in and new leaders. This is not end of all wars scenario, this is just another lows and peace. As long as Kristyanos and Moros live in one island full of natural resources , war is an everpresent reality.  The Kristyanos always want to own it all  and Moros wanted to be left alone to practice their faith. Thus the forces of conflict will outlive us into the future and beyond.

  • anu12345

    Wala namang bayad ang mangarap kaya sige lang.

  • yellow_brigade

     wehhhhhh..gising!!!!

  • isalcordo

    Knowing Filipino Muslims, MILF, MNLF, and MIFF muslims will be fighting and killing each other soon for control over the region’ s resources. This is the curse on them for cursing the name and person of Jesus, mankind’s Savior, Planetary Prince and Sovereign of our universe! Filipino Muslims do not have the culture that Malayasian and Indonesian muslims have.

  • yellow_brigade

     in your dreams..magkaisa muna kayo, sa sariling nyong bayan hirap nga kayo magkasundo, kayo2 nagpapatayan..pilipinas pa inambisyon mo..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3GLUAEMSA7ILO4RFJTR5SOJL64 Rasol A

    Huwag ninyon i General ang Muslim, masama yan

  • BarracudaAKN

    I’m being blunt about this. Over a century after we booted out colonial Spain the prejudices they implanted in our brains about Muslims remain very much alive. Many of us tend to think of Muslims as an “other people” and a most untrustworthy lot. No wonder they want to secede.
    -Raïssa Robles



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