Red carpet awaits Aquino

Moro turf visit historic 1st for a president

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

COTABATO CITY—Some 150 motorized boats colorfully decorated and carrying about 2,000 people will greet President Benigno Aquino III when he makes a side trip to this city before proceeding to the headquarters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in nearby Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, on Monday.

The boats are taking part in the fluvial parade that will start from Taviran River and go all the way to Kalanganan River here to welcome Mr. Aquino, the first Philippine president to visit an MILF stronghold in peace.

The first President to enter the same MILF camp then named Abubakar (now Camp Darapanan) was Joseph Estrada, but that was after the military had bombed peace out of Mindanao in 2000 under his all-out war policy on the Moro secessionist movement.

Mr. Aquino is visiting the MILF main camp in Sultan Kudarat to launch Sajahatra Bangsamoro, a social development program for the 12,000-strong MILF and Moro communities.

After speaking to residents of Kalanganan village, Mr. Aquino will be sent off by well-wishers, including soldiers and Moro officials, to Camp Darapanan during the fluvial parade.

Col. Dickson Hermoso, speaking for the 6th Infantry Division (ID), said the fluvial parade was actually a military-initiated event and was supposed to be held on Jan. 29. But it was reset for Monday because the President would be in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

New approach to peace

Hermoso said after his speech, Mr. Aquino would open a football match between soldiers and MILF rebels at the military’s Camp Siongco in Datu Odin, Maguindanao.

“Other sports activities for the day will also be held with participants coming from government offices and other military and police units,” he said.

Maj. Gen. Caesar Ronnie Ordoyo, 6th ID commander, said the fluvial parade and the games were part of the military’s manifestation of support for the peace process.

“This is a new military approach to winning peace,” he said, adding that negotiations, such as those with the MILF, are the most “humane and inexpensive” formula for peace.

Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF political affairs chief, said the MILF believed in the sincerity of only three Philippine presidents in the efforts to resolve the Moro conflict.

He said they were Mr. Aquino, his mother, former President Corazon Aquino, and former President Fidel Ramos.

Jaafar said the Moro people only got the attention they deserved from President Aquino while his mother started the peace negotiations with Moro rebels.

Ramos, on the other hand, signed a peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front and called on the MILF to do the same, he said.

Enough money

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras announced here on Thursday Mr. Aquino’s visit would be for the launching of Sajahatra Bangsamoro.

CAN’T GET ANY MORE ROYAL THAN THIS “Ginakit” boats, which are traditional water vessels used by precolonial Muslim tribal chiefs for royal functions and in visiting their territorial jurisdictions, are the very same boats to welcome President Aquino on his historic visit on Monday to the heartland of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao. Photo coutesy of Cotabato City government

“We have enough money for peace-building,” Almendras said.

Almendras said the government knew that development and progress are not possible without genuine and lasting peace, the reason that it strove for a peace agreement with the MILF.

The government and the MILF signed a preliminary peace deal, the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, in Malacañang in August last year.

The final peace agreement will be signed this year after the annexes to the preliminary accord have been finalized.

Strong relationship

“I’m so proud of the people on both sides of the table. The people who are firing guns at each other are now sitting together at one table and talking about how to make this work. That is a victory already,” Almendras said.

Mike Pasigan, MILF spokesperson for Sajahatra Bangsamoro, said the government program was “proof of the strong relationship being built by the government and the MILF toward real and lasting peace and development for the envisioned Bangsamoro region.”

“This is a big confidence-building measure in the peace process. The good relationship between the two parties, if it continues, will definitely lead to lasting peace in which the whole country will benefit,” he said.

Almendras said that under the social development concept, “government agencies are pulling their weight, doing everything that they can” to improve the lives of the Moro people.

He said other groups should not be jealous of the attention the government is giving to the MILF and the Moro communities because the programs being implemented for them, such as Sajahatra Bangsamoro, “will also benefit the entire country.”

“There’s even a time dimension; it will not only benefit the people of today but also the generation that will come after today,” Almendras said.

 

EU partner in peace process

The Philippines’ international partners in the peace process are helping to push the framework agreement forward.

The European Union is rolling out new development and poverty-easing programs for Mindanao this year in support of the preliminary peace deal between the Aquino administration and the MILF.

Guy Ledoux, ambassador of the EU Delegation in the Philippines, said he was optimistic about the progress of the peace talks following the signing of the preliminary deal last year.

“As far as I know, since the framework agreement was signed, there have been regular talks between the two peace panels in Kuala Lumpur on a monthly basis. I think they are making progress,” Ledoux said in a recent press briefing.

Ledoux said Mindanao will be a priority area in the EU’s allocation of P2 billion in fresh assistance for the Philippines this year.

He said funding for Mindanao would continue for poverty reduction programs in the region, initiated last year through some P300 million in grants funneled through the World Food Programme.

“We have been very much involved in supporting the political process, as well as providing assistance on the island.  We aim for peace dividends for all the population and [the EU] is likely to put money in those types of projects,” Ledoux said.

Part of the fresh funds will go to health services, particularly to programs of the Department of Health.

Other donors

The European Union is among the Philippines’ largest donors, second only to Japan, with roughly P5.9 billion in aid disbursements in 2011, 90 percent of which are “direct grants rather than loans.”

This is on top of bilateral aid provided by individual European countries, notably the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

Spain also provides development aid to Mindanao, particularly for projects in Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula, according to Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Domecq. With a report from Tarra Quismundo  

First posted 7:43 pm | Saturday, February 9th, 2013

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  • joshmale2004

    I can smell major win for LP in Mindanao.

    • dxdaistar

       All LP Senatorial Candidates including Mar Roxas should join the president in this trip, without any bullet-proof vest to show they are sincere and not afraid…right?

      • 12JEM

        Roxas is the most hated of all present politicians, not even excepting Erap,, by the Muslims.

    • $14141131

      Not so fast… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOCSZLQBWVGXXI2NZJ2P7LMPHA Leond Yobar

    Be carefull Mr President in going to that place as a sign that u are very sincere in your aspiration to end the moro conflict our prayers for your safety. Hope the moro people is also serious about it.

  • dxdaistar

    Seriously be careful Mr. President!!!  of course, all cautions are in place for this event!

  • boybakal

    Aquino to be met by fluvial parade for peace in Mindanao…

    This fluvial parade is an excitement to see, lots of different colors.
    The president will enjoy it.

  • $14141131

    we have enough money for peace-buying with the MILF.. but not for power generation to stop for good Mindanao brownout and for relief goods and medicine for Pablo victims and more not so for the reconstruction of bridges and roads in disaster areas left destroyed by Pablo. 

    Oh, the have much, much money for doleouts to squatters and so-called poor at P45 Billion approved budget to be funded from ADB loans – a saddle to the shoulder of the taxpayers. Had they used this to erect factories for agriculture and fishing, generate power, improve and expand the railway system, hundreds of thousands of jobs can be created. Now the lazy and illegal settlers are benefitting much better than the industrious taxpayers.

    • don681

      Railways, roads and bridges I can agree with. Infrastructure is indeed the responsibility of the Government.

      Factories, fisheries or agriculture no. The government cannot provide for these because these are entrepreneurial endeavors —which are the domain of private entities.

      Peace —bought or earned— is still peace nonetheless. It fosters an economic climate that can provide for private investment. Peace in Muslim Mindanao will attract legitimate investors from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Arab world.

      This I believe will make the Philippines an economic powerhouse the can attract both the West, the Middle East and our South East Asian neighbors that have run further than our country so far. We can be Singapore v2.0.

      As for roads, railways and bridges. Well, think about the savings in military spending peace can bring. A nation with no internal military turmoil is both more marketable and liquid.

      Peace is peace. There is no downside.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

        Mahusay ang sinabi mo kaibigan. Tama ka.

      • $14141131

        As other countries, including advanced ones like America and Japan, put up “stimulus” fund to accelerate the economy, same could be adopted by the Philippine government. A country of 7,100 islands with no strong fishing industry is clearly mismanaged. Agriculture stability is a priority for the country that imports rice from Vietnam and Thailand which are just former “students” of the IRRI in Los Banos, Laguna.

        Having the situation in mind, what is wrong with the Philippines that Vietnam now has left behind? In four years time from now, Vietnam will have its “bullet train” while the Philippines is still using its diesel train. Why? Electric power is short in addition to the absence of fund and right plan ! A “bullet train” is run by electric power. Even ordinary trains abroad are operated by electricity.

        So, instead of using P45 Billion for doleouts, why not use it to fuel the economy to recover and improve? Jobs are what the people need especially in the countryside so people there won’t flock to the cities as squatters and beggars.

  • EdgarEdgar

    Be careful now Mr. President. They do not tolerate sodomy in that part of the Philippines. You know what happened to your homo buddy Anwar Ibrahim. If you get caught with your pants down, there will be h3ll to pay. You have been warned.

    • jgl414567

      You are so rude and your crab mentality so mind-boggling it defies sanity! You must be insane!

      • EdgarEdgar

        Of course you’d say that Joel Lao. Pray tell, how did you fall in love with an ugly, bald, old, gay bachelor like Noynoy?

        And happy new year to you chinga chonga changa chenga chung chung!

      • We love Pnoy. Do as you please

        sama ng tama mo toy

      • batangpaslit

        naks ha…kilala mo pala si JGL

      • To_Be_Continued

        you are so pathetic

    • Mamang Pulis

      loco ka talaga….

    • Danny Bravo

        kung  kaya  mong  gumawa  ng  bagyo  bilib  ako  sa  grupo  ninyo…  hindi  kami ang  gumawa  sa  inyo  pre  ang  creature  ninyo  ay  ako  ang  gumawa  kaya  lahat  ng  movement  ninyo  na  didetect  ko,,,  gusto  mong  subukan  ang  power  ng  aming  god father

    • To_Be_Continued

      you are stupid

    • muddygoose

      Homophobe = Closet queen

  • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

    More power to PNoy! We fully support your good governance and fight against corruption no matter what the crabs and haters say. Go go go PNoy!!

  • bogli_anakdami

    jan magaling ang mga flip gung gongs ~ parada, piyesta, sinulogs, biyuti pajints, sinakulo, etchas tera, etc…

    sana holiday para walang pasok…

    • batangsulpok

      Kaya hindi umuunlad ang Pilipinas ay sa dami ng piyesta o festivals na kahit ipangutang ay maghahanda para masabing hindi mahirap, sabagay, tuwang-tuwa ang simbahan dahil malaki ang kita.

  • boybakal

    Matutuwa nito si Pnoy sa Pagoda, daming banderetas na ibat ibang kulay yon mga banka.
    Parang festival of colors.

  • Mamang Pulis

    punong puno ang mga kamay ng PSG sa kakabantay—-ingat na lang at baka masingitan–mahirap ng si binay  umupo kagad—o si boy bawang roxas—ugh! naloko na…

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha…
      sana, Bro, nag volunteer ka muna as advance party. taga Mindanao ka naman, eh

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RRFGBCEJ6OURIE3PW3I5YCH3FQ Hideki

     PNoy will celebrate with MILF na nang ambush sa 12 sundalo sa AL Barka nung 2011…well thats so nice gesture of our President

    • don681

      Ang pakay nya, para hindi na magkaroon ng ambush na galing sa MILF muli. Tandaan, walang nagawa ang pag-tugis ni ERAP at Gloria, parang kabute lang ang MILF na sumusulpot muli.

      Isa pa, hindi naman yun MILF ang mag-cecelabrate ng pag-dating nya. Local Government ng Cotabato ang tatangap sa kanya dahil sa pinangangakong kapayapaan ng galaw nya. Ang gagawin nya kasama ng MILF ay makikipag-usap para sa kapayapaan.

      Walang pag-kain ng lechon at pag inom ng alak gaya ng ginawa ni ERAP noon matapos ng pag-lusob ng militar sa isang MILF base.

      Kung susuriin, tusong galaw ito at ma-tuwid ang hangarin. Wala ng magagawa ang MILF, mag-dis-arm na at makisama dahil pinakikingan na sila.

      Ngayon, kung gagawa pa muli ng gulo ang MILF sa kinabukasan, kahit na sinong Presidente, si PNOY man o ang mga kasunod nya, ay wala ng dahilan para mag-pigil na bombahin sila hangang sa kawalan.

      Tusong-tuso sa tingin ko. Bravo Mr. President. Wala na silang maga-gawa kundi makisama.

      Parang sa China lang yan e. Nun una, parang pinagbibigyan, matapos ng ilang hakbang –dinemanda na sa UN. Ang baho ngayon ng pangalan ng China, “ang bait” natin e. Tusog-tuso!

      • $14141131

        I hope you had lived in Mindanao since birth so you will realize how and what is it to be with some tribal dealers who use their men to control and dominate areas they wanted. Wait until it seems peaceful then the BIFF and Abu Sayyaf will start their operations following the MNLF and MILF models.

  • kulittwit

    Kahit ano pa sabihin ng mga talangka hindi natitinag si PNoy.hahaha!

  • rodben

    This time favor ako sa gagawin ng Pinas Pres. meaning seryoso sa usapang katahimikan sa mga kapatid na Moro pero sana magpasamaty din sa mga MNLF si Mr. Pres. sa gionawang pag lusob sa mga bandidong Abusayaff……ASALAM ALIAKOM GOD BLESS MGA KAPATID NA PINOY MUSLIM…….PERO MAHIGPIT NA BANTAY BAKA MASINGITAN NG BANDIDONG MUSLIM…

  • Garibaldi_II

    The nation is hopeful that a lasting peace will prevail in Mindanao. A negotiator says, “During peace negotiation, it’s surprising at times to win the trust of the opponent than it is your colleague.” Trust that’s built over time can also crumble in seconds. A few years ago, heralded were mothers shedding tears over the loss of their sons and husbands from the ugly faces of battlefields; armed groups were pushed to the swamps of death to stay alive; others were led in safe convoys to get ambushed.  Military and political leaders have seen pile of dead bodies and smelled their stench to know that war stinks.

  • basilionisisa

    INGAT PO MR PRESIDENT!
    Please! nasa unusual territory po yan…
    May God protect you.

  • RHumabon

    Adundance of caution should be the rule on any Presidential visit to moroland. . .AFP Chief Gen Emmanuel Bautista’s family has a very sad memory of their father who came to negotiate Peace for the government’s side, but instead, lost his life along with his staff through trickery on the insurgents’ side. 

  • amelius23

    This is a welcome gesture for Nur Misuari and his MNLF forces to have rescued 3 foreign captives of Abu Sayyaf. We enjoin the same thing with MILF to try to neutralise other form of banditry in their area of responsibility. We anticipate to see the day that MNLF and MILF bury the hatchet of their long differences and work hand in hand with govt. to attain the long awaited peace in Mindanao where every Christian and Muslim brother has a stake to see a more lasting peace to abound in Mindanao not only at present but also for generation to come. The economic development and tourism industry in Mindanao is long overdue and let this new chapter of MNLF integration and concern for the actual situation in Mindanao will redound to be the beginning of a new light for Mindanao to at last experience the prosperity of a hollowed land which for generation was a hotbed of sectarian war and lawlessness perpetrated by those individuals who do not want peace in Mindanao for their own personal aggrandizement. Let the sincerity of the govt. explore the gripes and concern of the two major stakeholders which are the MNLF and MILF and with their sincere desire to end all hostilities and criminality in Mindanao, at last peace has reach the heartlands of our Muslim brothers. Mr. President as you meet today the hierarchy of the MILF at their own turf to launch the Sajahatra Bangsanmoro  as a seal of your sincerity to end a generation of enmity with our Muslim brothers, may your wisdom and indefatigable aspiration to end war and embrace a new of era of peace in Muslim Mindanao be appreciated by all Filipinos who praise your brand of  benevolent leadership. We can all  indeed stand up and unite to be true Filipinos not only in words but also in  deeds.    

    • catmanjohn

      There is still too much risk for Aquino to be taking at this stage. He has the bigger Marcos/Arroyo rats corned, who knows a good opportunity when they see one. The MILF reps should be visiting Manila instead. Good Luck! and best wishes to the PH for the year of the Snake.

      • amelius23

        Hi!! catmanjohn, This is the risk that president will take to show his sincerity in the continuation of the peace process for Mindanao. He can  never be a good leader that we can emulate if he will not show his presence for  this momentous 
        moment of launching the Sajahatra Bangsanmoro project of the govt. for our Muslim brothers in Mindanao. May the occasion also cement the peace process between the MNLF and MILF and in so doing all of us can say that peace is indeed coming to the heartland of  our long deprived brothers.

      • catmanjohn

        It is not the MILF or the muslim people that concerns me. Judging from past history, it is the Arroyos, Marcoses, Enriles, the corrupt generals, the corrupt heads of PNP, who know its time to face the music as President Aquino exposes them one by one. These cold blooded money hungry creeps will subject the Nation into turmoil for their own personal sins. They have done so in the past, and can do so again, using an occasion like this to pit both ends against the middle.

      • catmanjohn

        It is not the MILF or the muslim people that concerns me. Judging from past history, it is the Arroyos, Marcoses, Enriles, the corrupt generals, the corrupt heads of PNP, who know its time to face the music as President Aquino exposes them one by one. These cold blooded money hungry creeps will subject the Nation into turmoil for their own personal sins. They have done so in the past, and can do so again, using an occasion like this to pit both ends against the middle.

  • pepito gwaps

    Lakas ng loob.. anyway drones are flying over to watch the president safety

    • batangpaslit

      you have faith, eh, Bro. tama, dapat hindi mag pakita na naduwagan tayo sa kaaway

      • pinoyabangtanganaman

        ganun ba ang tingin mo sa mga tao sa mindanao kalaban? tangaka? nabuo po ang milf or mnlf or rebelde dahil ay may hinaing sa governo ndi sa mamayan ng pilipinas<– ang mga muslim sa mindanao ay kaylangan ng pinonong muslim na mag cocontrol sa masasamang gawain na bawal sa islam upang ndi matutunan ng kabataan or hanggang sa apo mo
        ano ba yung bawal sa islam na kasalukayang ginagawa nyo
        1. pagiinum ng alak na kahit saan nakikita ng mga walang kamuangmuang na bata sa tv. man or sa gilid ng kalsada<
        2.kaylangan po na may magbou ng paaralang muslim upang saganon ay umunlad ang kaalaman ng mga bata sa relihiyong islam at ndi pambubuso or pag d'drugs ang matutunan sa ipinapakita ninyo sa tv.
        3.marami pa pong rason about sa mga kabataan sa mindanao na nais matutunan or upang maituro sa kanila ung tamang landas ng relehiyong islam
        KUNG MATALINO KA MAG ISIP ISIP KA<– KUNG WALA KANG MAISIP NA DAHILAN NG GULO SA MINDANAO TUMIGIL KA SA PAG AARAL AT TUMOLONG KANALANG MAG ARARO SAYANG LANG PANG GASTO SAYO NG TATAY MO

      • batangpaslit

        Ikaw, Tsong, ang tanga.
        I spoke about the Land of Promise that may the troubles that grip Mindanao would be over.
        I spoke of enemies.
        The enemies are the people that provokes the destruction not only of Mindanao, but the entire country.
        I have some plantation in Mindanao.
        Read my posts….baka ikaw ang kaaway na tinutukoy ko. You don’t want peace in Mindanao.
        Because if there is no peace in Mindanao, you being the warlord, would perpetuate the control of the people in Mindanao.
        Relihiyng Islam?
        Alam mo ang ibig sabihan ng Islam?
        You don’t know what you are speaking about, Tsong.
        You have the religion, but you are not a true follower of Islam.
        Impostor ikaw….hehehe

      • beerhunters

        “Allah is our Lord, Mohammed is our Leader, Qur’an is our Constitution, Shariah is our Law, Shahadat(martyrdom) is our Desire, Jihad is our Way, to Lie and Deceive the unbelieversINFIDELS and Chop Off their hands and heads wherever we find them is our Bounden Duty.” Allahu Akbar!! 

  • We love Pnoy. Do as you please

    Ingat po aming mahal na Presidente!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Make sure to wear bullet proof vests and to watch your back always. A Muslim rebel will be there plotting on how to kill you, Mr. Aquino. They’re savages and primitives. After all, that’s what their “holy book” says. They kill people who are not believers of their cult, marry gazillions of women, beat up girls who want to be educated, never shave even if you reek yourself out, and detonate a bomb at a plane when they don’t get the seat that they want. They even make their women cover everything except their face, claiming that showing a woman’s hands, legs, or hair is seductive and immoral. I fail to understand how seeing a woman’s hairstyle would give a boner to a Muslim man.

    • catmanjohn

      Not only the crazy Muslims, but also the corrupt who fills the ranks of UNA and Lakyass should be warned of any foul play. 

    • batangpaslit

      When Gen Bautista was the Tabak Commander, to demonstrate his sincerity, he met Ali unarmed with only a radio man and eight others as his escorts, including his driver.
      Patay si General.
      Today, the General’s son is the CoS, AFP
      PNoy’s late Dad suffered death too from an assasins bullet.
      Sana, ang mga nangyari sa kanilang respective fathers, hindi mangyari.

    • pinoyabangtanganaman

       utak butiki ka? pa  english english kapa? pinoyabangtanganaman<— wala po sa qur'an ang pumatay ng taong walang kalaban laban na kahit anog relihiyon man ito? mag basa ka ng(qur'an) at intindihen mo ng mabuti habang binabasa mo?

      • batangpaslit

        wala sa Quran ang pumatay.
        tama.
        bakit ikaw, pumapatay? ibig sabihin, fake na Islam follower ikaw
        hahaha…
        dami akong barkadang Moslem Scholar.
        i even donated cows for slaughter during Ramadan.
        pero, Tsong, ang asal mo, asal ng pekeng Moslem…..hahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

        I don’t read the Koran. It’s an evil book written by a pedophile. Muhammad is documented to have had sex with minors. No wonder hate na hate nyo ang Innocence of Muslims. You just can’t take it upon yourself to believe that you have been duped into a cult all along.

      • beerhunters

        Qur’an, Surah 8:12: Chop Off the hands and heads of unbelieversINFIDELS wherever ye shall find them.
        Surah:13. This is because they contend against Allah and His Messeger, Allah is strict in punishment
        Surah 14: “Taste ye the punishment : for those who resist Allah, Is the penalty of the Fire”
        Safiyah’s husband was tortured personally to death by Mohammed(PBUH=Poop Be Upon Him or Pedophilia By Urge Himself) in order to force him to reveal the tribe’s riches. After killing the husband, Mohammed took Safiyah as a war booty and included her into his harem. Not Satisfied with that the pedophile Mohammed threatened the family of a 9 year old girl, named Aiyisha, in order to make them agree for him, Mohammed, to marry her.

  • Tita Sen

    Just in case, our next President, is, of course, his Excellency, VP Jejomar Binay.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

      The DARK SPIRIT????????

    • batangpaslit

      peligroso ba? eh, sino naman kaya ang pointmen ni JoJo Binay sa Moslem Group?
      pag nadisgrasya ang presidente and the VP assumes, does it follow the Senate President assumes the vacant VP position?

      • Tita Sen

        Siguro nga po ay si Sen. Enrile ng UNA.

      • batangpaslit

        so ano ‘yan Kabayan, Constitutional succession, or the President have the power and authority to designate his VP? or, the Congress has to pass a special joint resolution?

        i may have some reservations of the presidency of PNoy, since his manner of governance is too vintictive.
        but i am not agog for change of leadership via assination or coup d’etat.
        we already had two kukurokuko, yet i see no structural changes and reform in the bureaucracy and civil service despite that the changes of occupants in Malacanang Palace
        sana man lang aangat na ang bayan natin—mawala ang corruption, mawala ang Jueteng, matapos na ang rebellion ng Moslems at ang rebellin ng NPA, at ang nakawan ng mga general sa military establishment and police organization

      • 12JEM

         PNoy, vendictive?     NO NO NO

      • 12JEM

         Hindi.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    Muslims have such a rich history. The rest of Philippines is so watered down.  

  • bongarroyo

    inggit na naman ang mga talangka nito…LOL

    paano naman kasi ang mga hinahangaan niyo ay kundi tiwali kurakot naman.

    para di kayo masyadong mainggit ipadala niyo rin sa mindanao si gloria para salubungin siya ni lolong doon..LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    What a grand celebration of treason. Surrender of Philippine sovereignty should come with the appropriate atmosphere, given that its been sold so cheap.

    • http://twitter.com/neps365 Prince Neps

      If you introduce yourself in peace with your credentials, you might be able to persuade me.  

    • To_Be_Continued

      you have been smoking shabu?

      • 12JEM

         Hindi shabu….dried papaya leaves na may halong cow dung.

  • birol

    Mag-ingat po kayo President P-Noy!

    • batangpaslit

      your written words is a moving and poignant sincere wish for the Commander-in-Chief of the land. carry on…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    JUST BE VERY ALERT BECAUSE NUR MISUARI’S GROUP MIGHT ATTACK !!!!!!!!!!

  • Tita Sen

    Kapag may nangyaring masama sa ating Pangulo ay ang kailangang pumalit sa kanya ay si MAR.  I mean…si JejoMAR.

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    mag ingat sa talangka hindi sa muslims.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    I can only be proud of President Pnoy leading the way towards achieving lasting peace in Mindanao. Onward to peace, Onward to progress in Mindanao. God bless you Mr. President. 

  • batangpaslit

    The father of the incumbent CoS, AFP felled in the hands of the assasins by bullets.
    The father of the incumbent President  felled in the hands of the assasins by bullets.

    May the courage of the orphaned Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the bravery of the orphaned President of the Republic of the Philippines—-prevail over the troubles that grip the island of Mindanao, the Land of Promise.

    May the Almighty keep watch the Philippines…

  • frudo

    pagkakaisa, kapayapaan, tungo sa tuloy tuloy na pagunlad, mabuhay ang PILIPINAS!!! God bless Philippines.

  • catmanjohn

    There can be no Adventure without risk.., but only a fool would risk more than what can be gained…. send Binay down there. Nothing gained, nothing lost.

    • http://twitter.com/dibs_on_tweet Dennis

      you make my day. natawa ako dun. nice one! :-)

  • Love God

    History will remember PNoy as:

    A BRAVE HONEST PRESIDENT AND A CHAMPION OF PEACE.

  • mangTASYO

    SHALOM…SALAM…PEACE — FORWARD PHILIPPINES!

  • filipinaskoh

    This is a GOOD NEWS!

    No one wants war- everyone wants peace!

    Mabuhay! President PNOY! – 
    A job well done- you opted for peace instead of war, when almost everyone clamor for war. You take all the risk for the sake of peace. 

  • yesyesyo

    I am very happy PNoy keeps on going no matter what the crabs say here. Those crabs are indeed inconsequential.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    This is historic if he survives and historic if ended up like his father. I just wish for once that Muslims and Christians could co-exist and live peacefully. Sana walang Muslims peaceful lang sa panglabas pero may mga baril nakatago at gagamitin kung kailangan. 

  • lolo_Jose

    MULA noon hanga ngayon ang mga desisyon mo at hakbangin ay kahanga-hanga
    at minsan nakakagulat PNOY!!! NAGPAKULONG SA ISANG PRESIDENTE,
    NAGPATALSIK SA ISANG PUNONG MAHISTRADO, SINALUNGAT ANG
    KAGUSTUHAN NG KATOLIKO PARA MAISA-BATAS ang RH BILL, PUMASA
    sa kongreso ang SIN TAX, HINDI SUMUKO SA TSINA SA USAPIN NG WEST
    PHIL SEA, at ngayon ang pagpunta sa KUTA ng MILF para maisulong na ang
    KAPAYAPAAN AT PAG UNLAD NG mga kapatid na MUSLIM !!! GABAYAN KA
    NAWA ng LAGI ng POONG LUMIKHA PNOY!!! MAHIRAP NG MAGKAROON PA
    NG isang presidente na gaya mo, O BAKA NGA HINDI NA !!!MABUHAY ANG KAPAYAPAAN!!! MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ANO3BKLCKOL47H7FZJV4RPX2UA Jovy

      d ko inakalang magiging mabuting Pinuno ang ating Presidente..salamat po sa inyo,..kami pong nagpapakahirap sa ibang bayan napakasaya po namin na may mabalitang maganda tungkol sa ating bayan..panahon na po cguro na umunlad uli ang Pilipinas

  • FORTHE GOOD

    PNoy’s political will is truly remarkable. He is clinching record achievements in all fronts of governance.

    God speed President Aquino.

    Win the peace!

    • 12JEM

       FOI is next in the next Congress! ! !

      and maybe some changes in the 1987 Constitution….Re-economic provisions.

  • rjgc

    A president doing a great job. And many Filipinos are supporting him. Today is a Sunday. I woke up at dawn and read this article. I feel thankful for the things happening in my beloved country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ECH7DQFRXHG6OZUPJLXXSLNKJI Joel

    MAG INGAT PO KAU KAY BONG REVILLA, NGAYONG MALAKAS PA KAYO SA TAO, SALUDO SAYO YAN, PAG ALAM NIYANG PABAGSAK KA NA, TATRAYDORIN KA NYAN, SA PELIKULA LANG MAAYOS  PERO SA TOTOONG BUHAY, TAMAD, TRAYDOR, BALIMBING AT INUTIL

    GO FOR BOBONG REVILLA! GO FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PHILIPPINES PAG BINOTO PO ITONG SI INDIOT HAHAHA

    REPORTER: “ANO PO MASASBI NIO SENATOR ABOUT SA MGA NATIONAL ISSUES..”
    INDIOT;” I  USE MY HEART TO MAKE DECISIONS”
    REPORTER: “AND WHAT DOES YOUR HEART SAY ABOUT NATIONAL ISSUES?”
    INDIOT: “ABANGAN NIO NA LANG SA SUSUNOD NA EPISODE, PARA MAY SUSPENSE HEHEHE”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ANO3BKLCKOL47H7FZJV4RPX2UA Jovy

      naku po HARI ng mga BALIMBING YAN….kung gusto nating maghirap ng tuluyan Bong Revilla for Pres…at Chavit Singson for Vice Pres…

  • pcosmachine

    IT IS VERY RARE IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY WHERE A PRESIDENT CAN STAND UP AGAINST CORRUPTION, THE ABUSES AND DECEPTION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE AGGRESSION OF FOREIGN POWERS LIKE CHINA.

    PRESIDENT AQUINO WILL DO ANYTHING WITHIN HIS EXECUTIVE POWERS TO BRING PEACE, STABILITY AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS PEOPLE.

    THIS PEACE PROCESS IN MINDANAO IS BEING HAILED NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES, BUT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD UNDER THE EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP AND DIPLOMATIC SKILLS OF PNOY.

    WE SALUTE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

  • $23257130

    wag na pabalikin sa maynila yan abnoytard na yan. magsama sama sila ng mga terorista buddies nya dun sa bundok, ppppppppppwwweeeehhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww

    • puza65

      ETO ISA PANG CRAB MENTALITY…HEHEHE

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Mas lalo kang “ppppppppppwwweeeehhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww”!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

      Ingit ka lang. what is so wrong about Noynoy that you have so much contempt for him. Are you a Christian? Here is a man who seeks peace and you condemn him! Why? Noynoy is not retarded. He is well educated person and intelligent. How about you. You seem to be another half educated Filipino. You are pathetic. Give me reasons why people should hate Noynoy. He is really trying his best. Give peace a chance.

    • To_Be_Continued

      stupid post

    • ApoLapullapu

      What’s wrong with the President who  is doing everything to achieve peace in Mindanao?

  • carlorocci

    This is what I’am waiting for, a long lasting peace in my homeland of Mindanao.
    We have enough of guns and violence, give peace a chance…..

  • warillaman

    Ingatan lang ang ating presidente, AFP, MILF,MNLF, NPA, and be at peace!!

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

    daming bayaran ni abnoy dito sa inkwayrer. halata mong mga nagbulubulag bulagan sa ngalan ng kwarta

    • desert moon

      May Roby’s tribe be enlightened!

    • puza65

      HEHEHEHE DI LANG PO KAMI CRAB MENTALITY KAGAYA MO…IKAW ANG ABNOY…IKAW MAY NAGAWA NA BA SA BANSANG PILIPINAS…

      • boldyak

        awww inamin na bayaran…

    • ApoLapullapu

      I criticize the President each time something  goes wrong in government.  But I cannot see anything wrong with an official who pursues peace with disgruntled citizens.

  • DurangoJoe

    I hope this is the beginning of lasting PEACE with our Muslim brothers. It’s about time!

  • Randy Reyes

    Sarap pakiramdam pag alam mong bumubuti na lagay ng Pinas. Sarap ng gising ng pinoy! Thanks Mr. President! 

  • calixto909

    Lasting peace in the country can be achieved so long as both sides opposing desires to find ways to end their hostilities and seal it with a compact. Like this agreement with the MIILF, its a healthy sign. However, to the terrorist groups like the NPA and the Abu Sayyaf, the strategy for the achievement of lasting peace is to pulverize them because their ideologies is to topple the government through terrorism. Mr. Aquino must order an all out war against both groups for if he doesn’t then our economic progress suffers. The NPA rebels and the hated Abu Sayyaf will remain a thorn along our nation’s path to progress if both won’t be exterminated for our volatile peace and order situation puts fear to would be investors and tourist even to the local populace, their presence to raise havoc to their daily lives is unacceptable and repudiating. Likewise, these continued fightings had caused the government a huge sum of money not excluding the wastage of life and properties

    • ApoLapullapu

      Some organizations that started as political struggles end up as kidnappers and extortionists when the true color of their leaders appear.

  • Randy Reyes

    Kng puede lang sana another term pa para kay Pnoy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ANO3BKLCKOL47H7FZJV4RPX2UA Jovy

      kung pwede lang sana isang term pa para kay Pres.Noy Noy..

    • MikeCrisologo

      Our constitution should be change to parliamentary form of government so that President Pnoy will stay as long as the people wants him to. All Filipinos with the right mind knows that 6years is not enough for Pnoy to stay . He should lead the country until such time that everything and everyone in the government is fix .

      • tarikan

        Yes, it’s really imperative to change the constitution. I am for a federal, unitary parliamentary form of government. The majority rules the government therefore they are responsible for whatever is the government’s performance. If the ruling party performs well they are voted back to office. If the PM has a lackluster performance or was involved in a scandal he could easily be voted out even by his party mates.  

      • ApoLapullapu

        I am for parliamentary – federal form for equitable representation in government – not to prolong the term of President Noynoy.  In fact, I consider him only as a Transition President.  His popularity can  dwindle anytime especially if the crooks in his Administration finds a chance to abuse or when the people discover that they had been doing so since 2010.

      • boldyak

        politicians are like like diapers, they should be changed regularly……

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELNVF5C4YNIESALJCISSA6GZ5I Ricky Ercilla

      Peace

    • birol

      Sana nga ay pwede pa second term kay Idol P-Noy, kaya nga lang ay di na pwede.
      Pero may pwede magpatuloy ng nasimulan ni P-Noy…iyan ay si Manuel Roxas.
      Iboto natin si Manuel Roxas para s 2016 presidential eleksyon.

  • Wadav

    I didn’t imagine that peace will be achieved in Mindanao in my lifetime! The war started when i was still a young boy and now I’m already a grandpa! Congrats to all who had done their very best in solving this long standing conflict in all of Southeast Asia! Kudos to PNoy for saving a lot of lives in the process! Daghang Salamat sa Inyong Tanan! God bless us ALL! Sana ang papalit kay PNoy ay gumawa din ng mabuti para sa bayan! Sana…..

    • boldyak

      sana ang papalit kay Pnoy ay hindi magkokompara sa mga nagagawa sa nakaraang administration..

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    The bravery and dedication that heroes are made of. Mana sa mga magulang nyang bayani.

    Pagpalain ka PNoy.

  • Commentator

    Since the president is visiting Mindanao, I hope he can also take time to visit Cateel and Banganga in Davao Oriental where I read in Mindanews has classrooms still without roofs and 10 sections of students from grade 3 to grade 6 are conducted in one tent.

    • bryanbrian

      Ano ginagawa ni mayor, governor at congressman? Anyway, you should have taken more concrete steps to remedy that situation like reporting that to the Dep Ed if you really care and want to help.

    • oidkcin

      Hopefully hindi na dahil magpapalusot laang naman tapos ibi blame sa nakaraang admin sabay sabing maraming trabaho at ‘alang nag-aapply har har har.
      Impeach Aquino….& her brother.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley are another story.. It is easier to solve a problem caused by a typhoon than one of deeply rooted complex causes.  There is government action in those Pablo-devastated areas.  But complete rebuilding cannot be done at the wink of an eye.

  • japan2

    ingat po Mr.President!

  • bryanbrian

    Love will overpower hate.

    Peace!!!

    Go PNoy!!

  • BatangSingapore

    heto na pinakahihintay ng mga tsekwa na opisyal na makapasok sa mindanao.  magiingat kayo mga kapatid na moro.

    • dxdaistar

       wow, this is the best analysis I have ever heard. totally correct!

    • beerhunters

      Yes! Aquino is chinese-filipino!!

  • regd

    A football match between soldiers and MILF? What happen to basketball? We don’t stand a chance against them with that sort of game! They are expert in kicking balls (especially peoples head).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003797407661 Brown Ice

    Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF political affairs chief, said the MILF believed in the sincerity of only three Philippine presidents in the efforts to resolve the Moro conflict.

    He said they were Mr. Aquino, his mother, former President Corazon Aquino, and former President Fidel Ramos

  • tarikan

    To EU, USA, and the rest of the Asian democracies: This is where (in Mindanao) you can put your aid to good use instead of giving food aid to that hermit pseudo democracy North Korea. You give these (NoKor) people food they give you in return nuke bomb. Fu**ing “basterds”. Yes, let’s give the Moros a chance to a better life, they deserve no less.  

  • tarikan

    The two clowns Rigo Tiglao and Aman Doronila: What peace? Where? It has not trickled down to the people. 

  • lolo_Jose

    ANG iyong LOLO JOSE higit kaninuman ang naghahangad at nagdarasal na sana
    ay MAWAKASAN NA ANG GULO AT HILAHIL SA PARTE NG MINDANAO, para
    ang mga KAPATID NATING MGA MUSLIM AY UMASENSO AT UMUNLAD NA
    ANG BUHAY,  lalong-lalo na ang mga bata na sana ay mamuhay ng normal na
    may ngiti sa mga labi at kislap sa mga mata pagbukas ng araw…Bawat pamilya
    sana sa parteng iyan ay makatulog ng mahimbing na  walang ingay ng bala at 
    mga kanyon na kikitil ng buhay!!! SANA PNOY HAWAKAN NG DIYOS  ANGIYONG KANANG KAMAY PARA MAPROTEKTAHAN KA SA LAHAT NG
    KAPAHAMAKAN…

  • tagahuron

    This approach between the government and the Moro people is the most effective, inexpensive, and bloodless way to forge peace and healing and bring about true unity among Filipinos. Living side-by-side in peace is better than firing guns at each other.

  • tagahuron

    The Moro people deserves to be given the chance to have a better quality of life than living in the chaos of war. Just be careful with those who wants to sabotage this process. We don’t want dishonest people on both sides of the table.

  • Love God

    THIS IS A FULFILLMENT OF “RESTORATION WORK” INITIATED BY TWO GREAT FILIPINOS.

    NINOY AND TITA CORY INITIATED THE RESTORATION OF:

    DEMOCRACY
    FREEDOM
    TRUTH AND EQUAL JUSTICE TO ALL

    TODAY HISTORY IS IN THE MAKING WHEN THEIR “ONLY SON” ASSUMED THE RESPONSIBILITY TO FULFILL THE DREAM  OF HIS BELOVED PARENTS AND OF EVERY PEACE LOVING FILIPINO.

    GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, WE CAN ALL LIVE IN PEACE & HARMONY NO MATTER WHAT OUR RELIGION OR BELIEF IS….

    • $14141131

      … and large-scale corruption, I suppose. There’s a P45 BILLION for CCT this year after the P21 BILLION for last year. GMA  must be proud that her replacement is treading the same art she started. 

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    MAKE SURE ABU SAYAFF WILL NOT SNEAK IN AND ASSASINATE PRESIDENT AQUINO — I HOPE THE SECURITY IS ALL COVER FROM AIR TO UNDER WATER

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    sa awa ng diyos insha allah

    peace and development in mindanao
    for the people

    united bangsa moro
    to oust the imperialist in mindanao

    and the philippines

    • dxdaistar

       ito na, lumalabas na ang natural!

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

        sa pahirap na dinanas ng mga taong yan plus yung fact na maraming nasawi sa kanila,nadun talaga yung natural na pagka rebelde nila.

      • beerhunters

        Exactly. Misuari before tried to use JoMa by collaborating with him in organizing rebel cells in mindanao. But then JoMa’s group which is the CPP is atheistic while Misuari and his followers aim to establish an islamic caliphate in mindanao. In the end they have to part ways, and when they will meet in the future they will go for each other’s throat!!

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        natural na pro pilipino

        hindi kolonisadong utak
        tulad mo

      • dxdaistar

        hindi mo alam sinasabi mo. overhaul mo utak mo.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        pag inalis mo
        kolonisadong utak mo

        makakakita ka na

      • dxdaistar

        sabi ko ang utak mo pa-overhaul mo kasi may katok na. may talino pa naman sigurong naiwan dyan…hehehe.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        familiar ka sa kondisyon ng utak mo

      • dxdaistar

        oo walang katok utak ko, ok ang andar. eh ikaw, dinig mo katok? kaya overhaul na.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        pang f1 ini

        kolonisadong utak mo
        pang kariton

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    MAKE SURE ABU SAYAFF WILL NOT SNEAK IN AND

    ASSASINATE   MR  PRESIDENT AQUINO
    — I HOPE THE SECURITY IS ALL COVER FROM AIR TO UNDER WATER 

    • ApoLapullapu

      The Abu Sayaff is more than seven  hundred kilometers and five provinces away.  We invite people from Manila to visit Mindanao if Geography books are not enough for them to learn.

  • daniboy2012

    May peace reign in Mindanao forever!

  • Roy Batty

    God forbids it but if there’s going to be war between China and the Philippines we need our Muslim brothers in the South to defend the fatherland against Genghis Khan offspring.

    My God/Allah and Jesus touch the warriors hearts for a truly lasting peace and unity in the South.

    As-salamu alaykum and may God bless us all.

    • boldyak

      you are dreaming…

      • Roy Batty

        People who have no dream will have no future.

  • gravito

    invictus style it will work. black and white people in africa were united through sports and they gained peace. this was the approach used by president nelson mandela. good job mr. president! were proud :)

  • Yobhtron

     Insha’Allah! Hope a lasting peace will come to Mindanao. Miya-miya President Aquino.Allahu Akbar! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELNVF5C4YNIESALJCISSA6GZ5I Ricky Ercilla

    Its tym for charter change para makabalik paxa til gusto xa ng tao

    • boldyak

      wahahaha….napanood ko kanina sa movie ang bida sabi nya…”Policians are like diapers, they should be changed regularly”…sa isip tama dahil pag tuamgal ang polician sa pwesto all he have is s_h_i_t…hahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Do we have to kid ourselves with this kind of “smoke & mirrors” publicity?

    Hahahahahahaha! Ang mga matatalinong Pinoy (daw), inaliw (na naman) at naloko (na naman) ng isang abnoy!
    Hahahahahahahahaha!

    • To_Be_Continued

      you are good in posting nonsense

    • Bekok

      @jose ikaw ba si pandak? pakamatay ka na lang.

      • JuanTamadachi

        in these forums,  “smoke & mirrors or Hahahahahahahahaha!” is usually ignored.

    • Nagagalitna

      IKAW ANG BOBO AT ABNOY KASAMA NG BOUNG ANGKAN MO…MGA WALA KAYONG SILBI SA MUNDO DAPAT MAUBOS ANG LAHI NYO….CRAB!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    The man, himself, is clueless of what he is going into…  He never tackled such publicity strategy before, nor he, has proven to himself to a “negotiator”, nor a “Hilary Clinton”, nor a “Condeleezza Rice”, nor a brilliant Chairman of a Student Council…
    This is another “smoke & mirrors” stunt of a lazy, clueless and boring president…who’s always trumpheting his plan with no scientificallymeasurable achievements…
    Hahahahahahahahahaha!  No shame at all!

    • Yobhtron

      Ang clueless dito ay ikaw. Ginamit mo pa ang pangalan ni Rizal.  Isa kang walang silbing Pilipino na walang ginawa ginawa kundi magkumento di mga negatibo at ginawa mo pang hanapbuhay mo.  Isa kang salot sa lipunan.  Napaka obobs at ogags mo!

    • To_Be_Continued

      first class crab swimming in hatred and envy.  pathetic. nakakaawa ka naman.

    • Nagagalitna

      Your such a very BIGGGG CARAB!!!
      Kawawa ka naman…hehehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2L2RPJS4THJKL35CAIT6ZJWJM apb

      Bok, yung English grammar mo muna ang ayusin mo. Si Jimmy Santos ka no? Aminin…..

      • JuanTamadachi

        LOL

  • ApoLapullapu

    The writers are mixed up. Camp Darapanan is not Camp Abubakar where former President Estrada visited after its capture during his ineffective all-out war.  President P-Noy will be the first to visit the main headquarters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Let’s hope that the peace efforts will yield lasting and sustainable results.

    • boldyak

      they just want a comparison between this administration and the previous…as always…

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Abu bakar yata yung Camp na after masakop ng sundalo,nag dala si Erap ng Litson na Baboy at dun nila pinulutan.Buti kung naka tikim lahat ng soldiers.
      Hindi man lang itinago yung publicity sa pag pupulutan ng litson Baboy sa kuta ng mga kapatid na Muslim,maski magka iba tayo sa paniniwala.
      Sana binigyan man sila ng konteng galang.Yan ang napala mo Erap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OUAAFGHRY2FAREZP7NNSG6ZQUU Marco

    peace to all our Muslim brothers in Mindanao.  Let us all embrace the culture of peace and embrace progress to our Mindanao.  

  • Albert Einstien

    EU,US & MALAYSIA want our GOD ( Gold,gas,Oil & Deuterium…) …especially DEUTERIUM…my COUNTRYMEN PROTECT these resources…we should  NOT ALLOW foreign interests to ROB our reosurces AGAIN….it is our ONLY LEGACY for our POSTERITY & PROGENY…. ..traitors should be hanged….!

    • Nagagalitna

      Bro hindi na ganoon ka tanga at kagahaman at magnanakaw ang mga tao sa Gov’t now ah. We hope na maayos nila ang lahat ng resources natin para mapakinabangan ng taong bayan. Masakit man aminin di pa kaya ng Pinas mag solo eh.

  • $14141131

    The picture is designed to ape and connect to the late hero, Ninoy. Not a cinch to be relative. The son is a far cry from the hero, Ninoy. Maybe, with her late mother is more appropriate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Red carpets awaits for the clueless…
    Hahahahahahahaha!

  • wawa2172

    Let us have peace in Mindanao and we should rejoice. PNoy please wala nang more like of 1M Php gift to MILF leaders. Let us have peace without having to bribe them. Let us make Mindanao as the envy of the whole country or the world by allowing progress to come in and not war.

  • virgoyap

    For me this is a historic visit by a President to his previous enemies. Now he come in peace. Mabuhay si P-Noy! Mabuhay and MILF!!!

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

    magbasa kayo ng manila times , manila standard today at daily tribune para makabasa kayo ng hindi nyo nababasa sa inkwayrer.

    • Nagagalitna

      Oo naman kasi manila time yon eh…hehehe.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KXGZIJDEAZSMYA47D7NDVQFNOQ elmo

    mabuhay ka PNoy….ako ay isa sa mga karaniwang mamamayan na taos pusong sumasaludo sa iyo….

  • Fulpol

    He said other groups should not be jealous of the attention the government is giving to the MILF and the Moro communities because the programs being implemented for them, such as Sajahatra Bangsamoro, “will also benefit the entire country.”
    ———————————————

    how much the victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao have so far received donations from BS Aquino III gov’t?

    my suggestion to them is if they abandon the place, they migrate to Bangsamoro because billions is pouring to that place… is that acceptable?

    • Nagagalitna

      Peace planning is a diff issue, please wag mo gawin pinakbit para masayos.
      Ang pag ayos ng buhay ng mga biktima ng Bagyo may ibang grupo ang gagawa doon…hindi kasi pwde kayanin ng isang tao ang work.

      • bongarroyo

        kaya nga pulpol ang gamiy niyang pangalan dito …

  • hermes miraflor

    the only preside

  • hermes miraflor

    The only President who found a solution to decade old problem. Thank you PNoy

  • caleb manong

    ikaw ang abnoy.

    • Rogers Nelson Uy

      kausap mo si penoy abnoy ano? Aminin!

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    Bring peace but be careful. Remember Patikul.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Ewan,pwede naman niya ipadala si Trillanes at Manong Johnny.Or imbitahin nalang niya yung mga warlords na MILF sa Malacanang,mag dinner sila.

  • barangayboso

    I think this is to show sincerity about the govt’s program.. 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Pnoy,While the MILF maybe able to secure your safety,bear in mind that folks in Mindanao have different affiliations.When they are mixed together,you don’t know who is who.I hope for your safety,but having made peace with them,I don’t think you have to expose yourself to any potential threat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Where’s the confetti for the highly publicized gimmickry (smoke & mirrors).
    Hahahahahahaha!

  • In_Good_Faith

    Mabuhay po kayo at naway pantubayan kayo ng Panginoon sa magandang balakin tungo sa kapayapaan ng ating bansa at gayundin sa lahat ng nakikiisa at namumuno

  • BatchDekada80

    Good achievement for our government, Congratulations. I just hope that the security team prepared well for this event, Our troops should offer one hand for “shake hands”, the other one on the trigger. We don’t want another “Pata Island” like situation happening during this event.

  • ryepim

    “We have enough money for peace” raw ayon kay Pnoy, pero nung nagbisita kami sa mga barangay apektado ng Bagyong Pablo, naghihintay pa rin ang mga tao doon PNOY , no major help on Govt Side.

  • Nagagalitna

    Good job MR PNOY nawa maayos na gulo sa Mindanao para tuloy tuloy na ang pag unlad ng Pinas.
    God Bless the Philippines!

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    Indeed it is possible to be a new Philippines.  I will be glued on the TV tomorrow.  What others have only promised, here’s one who made it happen.

    MY PRAYERS GO WITH YOU, PRESIDENT NOYNOY AQUINO.  MY PRAYERS GO TO THE WHOLE NATION!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Remember Patikul…

  • Observer_din

    Another milestone for the president. GO PNOY!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    This is a good move by Aquino. Truly, the path to peace is clear. Just be wary of Muslim rebels who are out to get you Noynoy. Andami pa rin dyang mga fanatics ng kulto nila that will not hesitate to slash your neck if they see the opportunity to do so. Alam nyo naman, yan sinabi ng evil book nila called Coo-ran: patayin ang hindi naniniwala sa false prophet at pedophile na si Moohaamuhd.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Don’t hurt other people’s sentiment by mocking at their religion.We may differ in belief but we can peacefully co exist and depend from one another in a lot of ways.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    like mother like son… how about those who died without justice in the hands of these bandits? they were given the armm, and what did they do?  nur misuari, their leader then, plundered it to the bone, thus he was sent to jail.  then came the spcpd, and what did they do again? correct, plunder it again to the bone. and now, what are they asking for?

    aquino wake up!!! there is no so-called moro homeland in the philippines!!! mindanao is a jungle developed by settlers from all over the country.  is it now the fault of the christians if the areas were they settled became prosperous because their mindset is business in contrast to the muslims who were war freaks and utak pulbura?

    as a concrete example, sarangani is an arid, mountainous, desert-like place.  but it has prospered because of several industries in it.  in contrast, liguasan marsh is a very rich area, even better than the marshes of bulacan and pampanga, and even better than laguna and taal lake.  but it is the most backward place in mindanao because it is in the center of the so-called bangsa moro homeland.

    go figure!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      may dahilan din bakit maging utak pulbura ang tao ni Muslim o Cristiano.Kinawawa ang mga Moros at dinehado ng todo,natural mag alburuto yan.Tao lang at marunong ding bumaril, ni lalaki o babae.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HURHTRIVVZLV2NZWFGQHNDGPKY isaac

    at last someone BUILT A BRIDGE between my christian and muslim brothers, long live the PEACE.

  • amelius23

    This is a welcome gesture for Nur Misuari and his MNLF forces to have rescued 3 foreign captives of Abu Sayyaf. We enjoin the same thing with MILF to try to neutralise other form of banditry in their area of responsibility. We anticipate to see the day that MNLF and MILF bury the hatchet of their long differences and work hand in hand with govt. to attain the long awaited peace in Mindanao where every Christian and Muslim brother has a stake to see a more lasting peace to abound in Mindanao not only at present but also for generation to come. The economic development and tourism industry in Mindanao is long overdue and let this new chapter of MNLF integration and concern for the actual situation in Mindanao will redound to be the beginning of a new light for Mindanao to at last experience the prosperity of a hollowed land which for generation was a hotbed of sectarian war and lawlessness perpetrated by those individuals who do not want peace in Mindanao for their own personal aggrandizement. Let the sincerity of the govt. explore the gripes and concern of the two major stakeholders which are the MNLF and MILF and with their sincere desire to end all hostilities and criminality in Mindanao, at last peace has reach the heartlands of our Muslim brothers. Mr. President as you meet today the hierarchy of the MILF at their own turf to launch the Sajahatra Bangsanmoro  as a seal of your sincerity to end a generation of enmity with our Muslim brothers, may your wisdom and indefatigable aspiration to end war and embrace a new of era of peace in Muslim Mindanao be appreciated by all Filipinos who praise your brand of  benevolent leadership. We can all  indeed stand up and unite to be true Filipinos not only in words but also in  deeds.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Pnoys effort to bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians is acceptable.However he shouldn’t expose himself into any potential threat.You can’t recognize who’s MILF and who’s not.People looks the same,but they have different ideology and affliations.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Don’t forget to publish the ever famous pride, este, fried corned beef lunch or dinner.
    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNORXCUCTB4CBN2LDLQRJTGQJE taga-masid

    MGA PILIPINO (ano mang kulay at paniniwala) magkaisa tayo na tulungan si P-Noy sa kaniyang pagnanais ng bigyan pag-asa ang kapayapaan sa mindanao. huwag na nating bigyang pansin ang masamang nakaraan, wala na tayong magagawa sa panahong ito. let’s join together to give PEACE a chance in Mindanao. May God bless us ALL…

  • parefrank

    Why they should not welcome Noynoy? He brings the belated gift promised by his mother: Mindanao given to the rebels. No wonder they will treat him like Santa Claus.

  • Pluma Mana

    kung kelan magkakaroon na ng kapayapaan sa mindanao ay saka pa mamiminsala naman ang mga malalakas na bagyo na di naman nangyayari noon.

  • akongednamzug

    PAALALA KAY JOSE RIZAL AT RODGERS NELSON UY. NAKAMAMATAY ANG SOBRANG INGGIT AT LALONG LALO NA SA IYO RODGERS NELSON UY ANG PAGIGING BASTOS AT WALANG GALANG.

  • parefrank

    to isaac
    Which peace? Look at the “arab springtime” in Africa. You can see that muslims (islamists) do not want peace but to take over all powers. From a muslim Mindanao, it is only a matter of time until it spreads to the rest of the country. In Europe, where they can not overthrow the govrnments, they do it by immigration and then produce babies until they are the majority. Muslims have at least 5,6 or more children while, as example, German couples have only an average of 1.5 children. How long it will take util the millions of muslim immigrants will overtake the original Germans? They allowed to build hundreds of mosques while islamic countries suppress or even destroy Christan churches. Peace?

    • tagahuron

      Filipino muslims have never been prohibited from migrating to other places in the Philippines. SO your argument is moot. The reason there is fighting in  Mindanao goes beyond religion. This step of the government and the MILF is in the right direction, so long as both sides are honest enough in these negotiations. If these Muslims on the other side are not honest, it will not be on their interest. We know Muslims practice “taqiya” but they better watchout. In the meantime, this is their last chance at attaining peace. And one way of advancing that is for them to recognize that Mindanao is not just for Muslims but for Christians and other religions to live togethrh in peace.

  • yxoiyiu

    wag ninyong hayagan idisplay ng MILR rebels ang kanilang mga armas.  baka matulad iyan sa nangyari nong panahon ni Cory at ng MNLF noong 1986 na nagsilbing propaganda lang ni Misuari ang peace agreement.

    sa harap ng telebisyon ay nakabalandra ang MNLF rebels, hawak hawak ang kanilang mga armas.

  • rethinking_madness

    This Aquino government knows well how to use the media for its propaganda.

    However, I am for socio-economic and political development of the entire Mindanao. I am for a just and lasting peace in Muslim-Mindanao. These are palliative measures but at least the national government is reaching out in dialogue with the people in Muslim-Mindanao. If I were BS Aquino I won’t make it as a campaign activity for the LP bets. Stop abusing the Muslim people for narrow political ends.

    For a just and lasting peace in Mindanao,
    Kudos, to the Aquino administration.

  • boybakal

    Red carpet awaits Aquino….

    Be careful of the Red Carpet, it might be a carpet of bullets.
    Don’t be too trustful….you might be Sleeping with the Enemy.

    • catmanjohn

      It is not the MILF, or the muslim people that the People should be concerned with. Judging from past history, it is the Arroyos, Marcoses, Enriles, the corrupt generals, the corrupt heads of PNP, who knows its time to face the music as President Aquino exposes them, one by one. These cold blooded money hungry creeps will subject the Nation into turmoil for their own personal sins. They have done so in the past, and can do so again, using an occasion like this to pit both ends against the middle. It seems that these rich corrupt clans always has some flaming bayot in their ranks, and I can see you clearly as one.

      • JuanTamadachi

        LOL

  • imongredneck

    Another Ampatuan monster in the making? Lets see in a decade or so.

  • JasonBieber

    I wonder if this is the President’s first visit to this region. As we’ve seen he usually doesn’t visit areas like this. It makes you wonder if this is just part of campaigning for elections.

    Hopefully some sort of peace will be established in this region and that they will not be forgotten after the elections. We have experienced that the Palace has a short memory when it comes to things not concerning GMA. Often times, like in the case of the over 2 million victims of the Manila floods in August 2012 and the victims of ‘Pablo’, the lowly victims and the poor get forgotten.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Go Pnoy!

    Win the peace!!

    No matter how long it would take, somebody has to lead toward peace in mindanao.

    God speed President Aquino.
     

  • sigena

    red carpet ha. baka gawin ka as hostage

    • LAD

       kaya nga eh di dapat pagkatiwalaan ang mga moklong yan

    • beerhunters

      exactly! there were already incidents before that give credence to your suspicion and fear!
      “Allah is our Lord, Mohammed is our Leader, Qur’an is our Constitution, Shariah is our Law, Shahadat(martyrdom) is our Desire, Jihad is our Way, to Lie and Deceive the unbelieversINFIDELS and Chop Off their hands and heads wherever we find them- is our Bounden Duty. Allahu Akbar!”

      • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

         aiwa, sahe!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFKGCAJJKWVTHSE5DO7YDTOIDU Malaki

    Red carpet awaits Aquino and 12 senatorial bets plus a batallion of soldiers and tax payers money.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Yan ang gusto nya – red carpet. Sino kaya gagawa ng gown?

  • kontra_boohaya

    tThe military officer gladly said, “the people who are firing guns at each other are now sitting together at one table.”  Seer, matagal na silang nakikiugnayan sa isang lamesa, kaya lang sa ilalim nga lang as in “under the table.”   Look closely at the arsenal of the MILf and you can see traces of AFP hardware.  Good one!

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    ha ha kumita/bumenta na itong gimmick na ito, meron din namang pangulo na mahilig mag-travel abroad at ang gimmick ay ang “SPCPD”! at anong nagyari?! balik sa square one uli! at ano ba naman ang ma-pupuna natin dito sa kasunod na “show biz” na ito?! sana mali ang pag-ka “pessimist” ko dito, si’ya nawa! InshAllah! Alhamdullilah! 

  • disqusted0fu

    Just another campaign tactic for Pnoy. More mileage for him and his administration, and for the LP, that’s all. Letting the MILF have their own government is one of the most questionable moves of the Aquino administration. Maybe Pnoy likes them because they share the same passion with guns.

  • edleon

    Natatakot ako sa mga scalawags sa military… baka take advantage nila ito to hit 2 birds in one stone — eliminate the President who wanted to prosecute them and eliminate the whole MILF???  We should pray that God will always protect our President!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAFZIN56TAAM73TEKNPNEBQV3U AdrianD

    I want to see the Arroyos, generals, congressmen get jailed before PNoys term end.

    kasi Pag nanalo si Binay, patay lusot silang lahat!  kun wari ” rule of law’ ang nanaig!

  • Vin Oronce

    A very bold move.  Albeit ill-timed, allowing doubt to be cast on its sincerity.  If I had not been following through on the achievements of this administration, I would be easily swayed to think it’s nothing more than a political stint.  But no politician with ambition would risk his own neck for his party in this dog-eat-dog partisan politics.  And I’ve personally seen the sincere programs already implemented by the administration for the common people of Mindanao.  It’s real.  He’s sincere. The trust bestowed on him by the MILF is a better validation of that than any anonymous internet comment.  His party’s campaign managers would of course use this to their advantage – that’s a given.  But to me, his objective is unquestionable.  And his act heroic.  This will go down in history.  Lasting peace is nigh.  I only pray that this episode ends well.  Merciful God. We need unity, now more than ever. There is a bigger threat out there.  Those who see the glass half full, do give the benefit of doubt, the benefit of hope. Para sa bayan.

  • Dingbravo Bllackjack

    Mabuhay ang buong lahing Pilipino mula Aparri hanggang Jolo, kasama ang mga isla sa West Philippine Sea.

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