MILF warned on giving up arms

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JORGE MADLOS, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao. AFP

DAVAO CITY – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) against easily giving up arms, even after the Moro group waging an armed rebellion in Mindanao for decades, signed the framework agreement with the government early this month.

Jorge Madlos, spokesperson of the NDFP in Mindanao, in a statement emailed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer over the weekend warned the MILF against the “devious scheming” of the government, telling the armed Moro group to agree on the decommissioning of its Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) only if the terms will not render it useless to protect the rights of the Moro people, nor merely reduce it to police functions under the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“Learning lessons from the past, the MILF should not easily relinquish its effective military strength at the whim of the reactionary government so that it can continue to defend the interests of the entire Moro people,” said Madlos, also known as Ka Oris, whose group the NDFP had entered into a tactical alliance with MILF in February 1999 on the issue of the Moro people’s right to self- determination.

“(The MILF) must hold in high regard, above all else, the very aspirations of the long-suffering Moro people.”

He warned the MILF to be cautious in its dealing with the government.

“While the MILF trusts the workability of such a Framework, it must take caution in proceeding to deal with the Aquino government because, clearly, there are risks to consider,” he said.

“Before any form of ‘decommissioning’ takes place, it must be crystal clear that the terms must never render the MILF’s BIAF incapacitated, without initiative, or simply reduced to take on police function under the control of the PNP,” Madlos.

“Without the BIAF, the MILF will be inadequate and incapacitated to protect the Moro people it represents.”

Madlos asked the MILF never to lose sight of its aim to protect and carry out the Moro people’s right to self-determination even if it signs the peace deal with the government.

He also warned that even before the signing, the government is already “slyly emasculating” the Moro armed group through its long-drawn ceasefire agreement.

He asked the MILF to be cautious, especially on the provisions of wealth-sharing and the decommissioning of the MILF forces in the framework agreement.

“Alarmingly, even without the particular ‘annexes’ with regard to the ‘decommissioning’ of MILF armed forces, the Aquino government has already begun the emasculation, and eventual dissolution, of the MILF’s ‘most important bargaining chip’ by slyly manipulating to place the BIAF in a passive position through long-drawn ceasefire agreements,” Madlos said.

“One must not also be blind to the fact that the AFP, the PNP and US troops continue to be on the offensive and have no intention to back down until MILF and other Moro armed forces completely fold,” he said.

“The framework agreement opens new avenues to the talks, it poses greater challenges to the Moro people it general and it carries with it some risks,” he said.
“The MILF must avoid being inveigled and, in the process, out-maneuvered to fall into the precipice of defeat not only for them, but for the entire Moro people.”

He appealed to the MILF leaders and its forces to be “more vigilant” and to never lose sight of the Moro people’s struggle for the right to self-determination.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    MILF have to SURRENDER their ARMS and those MILF soldiers who will be ENLISTED on POLICE force and SOLDIERS will be ISSUED more MODERN ARMS—
    This MAN is DANGEROUS giving CONFUSION on the FRAMEWORK of PEACE—–
    This PEACE DEAL is about TRUST between MILF and the government—

  • Fulpol

    Gov’t: will you trust me?
    MILF: will you not betray me?

  • monses

    This kind of remarks does not deserve to be reported,this will only create divisiveness.How can you attain peace there when most of you muslims cannot agree to each other.There is so much factions,even if the government signed a peace deal with the MILF,after that maybe another rebel group will come out to challenge the peace treaty.Try to make peace among your ranks in mindanao.

  • daniboy2012

    There will always be devils to try to derail the peace in Mindanao…. but good people of Bangsamoro and Philippine Republic will succeed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Bakit biglang pumasok dito ang NDF?  Epal kaya?
    Nang-iintriga kaya?
    NDF, gayahin na lang ninyo ang MILF sa pagpasok sa isang peace process.
    Or else you continue to be hunted, at marami na silang magha hunting sa inyo!

  • nice_boy

    It is the culture of our Muslim brothers to possess weapons.  We cannot expect them give them up easily.  That is the problem they are having in the newly democratized Muslim countries of Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  We just have to live with their possessing weapons and give them all the reasons not to use their weapons anymore.  

  • calipso_2100

    Inggit lang kayo mga NDF

  • To_Be_Continued

    Madlos’ balls are shaking in fear. He knows that once the MILF is integrated with the PNP and AFP, part of the integration agreement is for these former MILF men to fight side by side with the AFP/PNP and be an integral part of the AFP’s military operations againstthe NPA.

    What Madlos is keeping quiet about is that the MILF-NPA tactical alliance is good only for as long as the communists are not yet in power. But once they achieve victory (which is a mere pipedream having been in the mountains for 40 years) the communists will start annihilitating the moslems. Communists DONT tolerate seccesionist movements. Look at China’s policy on Tibet and Taiwan

    Madlos, keep on dreaming…

  • To_Be_Continued

    The Qs (NDF/NPA) is worried bigtime. Mawawalan na ng ka “Tactical Alliance,” MADADAGDAGAN  PA ng kalaban na tutugis sa kanila under the AFP-MILF integration program.

  • TuwadNaDaan

    ERAP: PULBUSIN ANG
    MILF….!!!

    PNOY: PULBUSAN ANG MILF…!!!

  • dell reyes

    Pahingi naman ng Litson Manok…LOL

  • dell reyes

    COPALS: NPA MAG IHAW KAYO NG MANOK…

  • dikoy321

    Madlos is afraid!

    Forward Philippines !!!

    /…

  • dikoy321

    “Madlos, also known as Ka Oris, whose group the NDFP had entered into a tactical alliance with MILF in February 1999 on the issue of the Moro people’s right to self- determination.”

    Hitler also entered into a “tactical” alliance with Stalin, with their “NON-AGGRESSION PACT” signed between the two countries before WWII.  Well, Hitler INVADED Russia, defeated the German forces under the command of Gen. Von Paulus, before the Germans could even take control of Stalingrad!

    The Muslim brothers ought to be MORE VIGILANT against atheists/Maoists!  The Chinese cultural revolution showed us that even children spied against their parents/elders and vice versa!

    To read between the lines, Madlos is slyly making friends with the Moro nation, while trying very hard to defeat or control the Phil. gov’t.  Once the gov’t is defeated, Madlos and his followers will one-by-one massacre the Muslims.  Right now, Madlos could use the MILF and our Muslim brothers as effective buffer and shield against the PNP/AFP.  And then…?

    All of us ought to be wary of Madlos and his NPA/NDF/CPP.

    DOWN with them!

    P-Noy’s sincerity is clear:  He promised to fight CORRUPTION!  He did!  He promised to run against corrupt former gov’t officials!  He did!

    GMA is now under arrest, although still TRYING HARD to play-act and ESCAPE!

    Forward Philippines !!!

    /…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Sus, di ninyo kailangan pang sabihin iyan.
    Kahit na kondisyon yan sa peace agreement, di pa rin susundin iyan.
    Masyado kasing takot ang gobyerno na di pagbigyan ang gusto ng mga kriminal na iyan.

  • $18209031

    Alam naman natin ang mga Ilocandios at Tagalegs magaling mangbobola ,para kinakain nila yan araw araw nanunuod ng Eat Bulaga noon pa hanggat ngayon . Pati mga kamanders nila ay halos karaoke taga gabigabi. Once the MILF and BIFF are surrendering , the battle is over. The Malayos will have full control of Bangsamoro and the Aquinos will be getting billions in dollars as share of the rubber plantation in Bangsamoro. Pakinggan mo mga bolero at bulatik ng mga Iloncadios at tagalegs, lalabas mga yan in the negotiating table. Dugong backstabbers mga ito kahit sino ang kaharap. Natutuo mga ito sa estilong taga Indonesya at Malayos, sa mga Kastilas at Kano.

  • $18209031

    ANg tanong , sino  ang nag control sa gobyerno at nagpagulo ng Mindanao ? Diba ang mga Ilocandios at Tagaleglegs. Umulbo ang gyera sa Mindanao bec of what MArcos did to Tausug commandoes supposedly to retake Sabah .  He ordered them massacred to the behest of the CIA who was asked by the dirty Brits the masters of the Malayos to stop all clandestine activities. And once the tausugs were expended and massacred, they kept it secret. Ganon ka tarantado ang mga Ilocandios. Pati ang mga tribo nila ay pinag bigyan ng mga lupa sa Mindanao noon.  If the Han  Chinese are the superior race in Tsina, the Ilocandios and Tagalegs are the ones in Pinas.Wake up mga Moros, once you gave up arms tapos na kayo under the umbrella of the Ilocandios at Tagalegs. Bigyan lang kayo ng bulatik at laway na estorya, tapos na kayo.

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