Moro ‘royalty’ urged to state what role they want in Bangsamoro

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COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The head of the government peace panel in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has called on members of Moro royalty to unite and come up with a paper on the kind of roles they would like to play under the future Bangsamoro government.

“It would be good if you can give us inputs on the role that you would want to play. Let us make the engagement more positive and constructive,” Ferrer told members of the Maharadjah Tabunaway Descendants Council of the Philippines (MTDCP) during a February 9 peace forum on the Framework Agreement held here.

The council counts the royal houses of Rajah Buayan and Kabuntalan in Maguindanao, Dungun in Tawi-Tawi, Sibugay in Zamboanga del Sur, and Kapatagan in Lanao del Norte.

Ferrer said the rationale for asking the royalty to get involved in the future Bangsamoro government was to make sure they would not be sidelined in decision-making and other functions as traditional leaders.

She said members of the Moro royalty can make their proposals in various consultations for the Framework Agreement and future dialogues to be spearheaded by the Transition Commission.

The 15-member TC is to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the charter that would govern the territory that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The ARMM is regarded by Moro rebels as a failed and sham autonomy.

Hadja Bai Putri Marieta Nor-Aisha Mindalano, MTDCP head, said the holding of government-sponsored consultations on the peace process proved that it was sincere about getting everybody involved.

She said Ferrer’s call could also “accelerate the role of royal houses in the attainment of genuine and lasting peace, which is everyone’s responsibility.”

Mindalano said for one, Moro royals could push for the retention of Moro customary laws in the future charter.

“The customary laws of Moros have long been a cherished part of the Moro culture and jurisprudence. It can define how tradition and cultural heritage are shared and developed to sustain a serene community,” she said.

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  • Albert Einstien

    MUKHANG too late na kayo…di nyo kaya TAPATAN ang pwede nilang makuha sa CHINA…BINASTOS nyo kasi mga tausog ROYALTY pa naman…at isa pa HINDI sila makikisama sa KATAKSILAN sa bansa…bilang tuta ng MALAYSIA..

    TRUTH is SULTAN doesnt NEED MALAYSIA….baka BIGLA sumuporta ang china ke sultan dalhin ang carrier nila sa SABAH…

    WORLD SCENARIO …intelligence agencies your eyes please…

    WITH the BETRAYAL of the IMPOTENT RP GOVT..sultan may CHOOSE to become a chinese citizen….WHAT if SULTAN become a CHINESE CITIZEN & SELL SABAH to CHINA for $ 500 billion can EASILY enforce their sales contract & EVICT ALL residents in SABAH…they can easily replace manpower & labor with their 1.4 billion warm bodies….and in fact china might name SULU SULTAN as governor of SABAH & eventually malaysia & RP…..CHINA with TRILLION of FC reserves can easily do that…china can easily recover the money from GAS & OIL and TOLL FEES for INT’L NAVIGATION…not to mention the LEGACY,PRIDE & HONOR that will accompany such success DEFEATING the ENEMY & INVASION without a SINGLE DROP of BLOOD ( sun tzu ) …the EXPANSION of their EMPIRE and consolidation of ASIA under them…..they can NOW park & dock ALL their submarnes & CARRIERS in sabah..they will make SCS their playground war games with RUSSIA…CHINA will then release it’s DASHING TERRITORY expanded from 9 to 27 DASH LINES …covering pacific & indian oceans….these will ALL happen because of the IMPOTENCE & BETRAYAL of RP govt..QUEEN of UK should intervene now….. & order malaysia to give SABAH to its RIGHTFUL OWNER the RP..

    this is a game for WORLD DOMINANCE….where RP( with IMPOTENT govt ) , SULU SULTANATE ( a BETRAYED royal orphan ) & MALAYSIA ( greedy neighbor ) are chess PAWNS..To WORLD INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES..ANALYZE & advice your govts carefully.. what i’m saying …it may HAPPEN….and it will shocked the world..calculate now before it’s too late… : > )

    UK & US should ORDER immediately MALAYSIA to RETURN SABAH to RP 50 years of LOOTING of resources is ENOUGH. & slavery of our people in sabah is UNFORGIVABLE…. or else this seemingly TRIVIAL EVENT will snowball & ..will lead to the eventual CONSOLIDATION by CHINA of WHOLE ASIA…….

    DRAGON will RISE… time it may no longer silent & a peaceful rise…it may rise as true dragon spewing fireballs…. : > )SULTAN & his HEROIC PREATORIAN GUARDS will be VERY HAPPY to read this POST…..sultan you can ADOPT filipino geniuses … : > )

    TO STAY in SABAH…It’s a MULTI-BIG WIN-WIN situation for the PATRIOTIC SULTANATE ARMY…if they die FIGHTING they will be IMMORTAL HEROES ( 100 lapu-lapus, 100 rizals, & 100 sultan kudarats ..100 legends…it may be a PRETEXT & cause the OIC ,MUSLIM COUNTRIES, DEMOCRATIC countries & FILIPINOS to CONDEMNED & ABANDON malaysia ( a UK puppet ) ..and the ORIGINAL 100 will become 100 MILLION strong ARMY…if they survive by five years or less living in SABAH ….they may get SABAH & its resources on a silver platter..the world SUPERPOWERS will be BEGGING for them to accept it…. coz world economy will SUFFER a lot…or CHINA might BUY SABAH from them for $ 500 BILLION ….the TIDE is TURNING..KARMA is TAKING its course…

    SULTAN sir you can MAKE SABAH the PROMISED LAND & ENVY of the NEW WORLD…!!

    • tunderlulo

      ano ba naman ito out of topic bakit sabah at malaysia ay MILF Bangsamoro ang usapan. Basahing mabuti bago magkomento

    • Alqueen Obe

      nakakatuwa pero may tama ka sir! I think anything is possible and if Sultan Kiram goes crazy due to the stress exerted by a Phil president who does not respect him and given more pressure from the Malaysian president who craves for blood….. add to that an oil-thirsty and territory-hungry rich Chinese waiting at the sidelines…. it may not be a hallucination at all.  Our muslim brothers in Mindanao are not even sensitive to Sultan Kiram’s issues. They are fragmented, self-centered, power-hungry.  We have wasted taxpayers money on a peace process that will never satisfy any of them.  This could have been the perfect time for the president to unite the country for a common cause – win or lose.  We dont want to fight a bloody war but if the negotiating table is never going to be available, are we going to allow our neighbors to just trample on our rights as we cower in fear?  Matapang tayo over the few rocks at Panatag Shoal but we are not interested in income-generating huge Sabah (which could by-the-way be home to the future Bangsamoro in the hope that they will all live in peace)?  Someone must be so stupid here…  We can take this to the ICJ and get a final verdict… we will win this fight peacefully there unless our President has another agenda…

  • Lito

    After they are left out in the agreement? C’mon! give this people a break. 

  • Bayawak

    What?Never heard about  them and never mention by you,until just now.Suddenly,they become your concerned,let them find their resolve and maybe they be better without your involvement.
    MILF are so busy how to divide the power they will get from the government.
    The Sultan have spoken.Next time you have press release make it more convincing or just shut up. Sabah should return to the rightful owner and  that’s the issue.

  • Ottfried Bach

    what is the similarity of u.s. of america gift to the philippines after w-war 2 and sabah by brunie to sulu? both are war reparation,,, roponggi district in japan and sabah in brunie at that time,,DOES THE PHILIPPINES EVER HAVE HAD SOVEREIGNTY OF ROPONGGI? AND ALSO DOES SULU EVER HAVE HAD SOVEREIGNTY OVER SABAH?

  • kilabot

    the framework agreement is bound for the wastebasket. 
    the tausugs don’t want it; 
    and the mindanao christians don’t want it; 
    they are throwing up what was shoved into their throats by noykapon; 
    next time they will shove something into noykapon’s throat that will give him pleasure.

  • batangpaslit

    holding a Summit Conference among the stakeholders is a brilliant idea to explore

  • Alqueen Obe

    It is useless dealing with our Muslim brothers in Mindanao, they are so fragmented and all of them want power.  They dont want to unite, but they all want to rule.  They dont care about Kiram…. the title of Sultan is not important if it does not belong to them or their family.  Give them power, guns and money and they become so oppressive over their own muslim brothers like the Ampatuans.  So how can you expect them to rule in peace and prosperity?  How do you think they will treat Christians inside their territory?  

     Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Albert Einstein

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