We are a concerned group of Filipino citizens—a coalition of local and overseas residents from Zamboanga and Mindanao Region (Color-Zamar)—who can no longer remain silent on a significant issue affecting the lives of our people in Mindanao. We firmly believe that our voice represents the vast, silent majority of peace-loving Mindanaoans who feel that the so-called “Bangsamoro peace accord” is not only unconstitutional, but also immoral, unjust and inequitable.
This is in reference to the news article, “No peace process with MILF without DAP funds, says Deles” (News, 7/26/14). The article first appeared on the Inquirer website on July 23 with a different title, “Deles now attributes Bangsamoro peace accord to DAP” (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/622724/deles-now-attributes-bangsamoro-peace-accord-to-dap). Both articles were written by Germelina Lacorte.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Most Filipinos, looking back on their childhood, will remember a phrase frequently delivered by parents, usually as a prelude to a spanking.
By Yuriko Koike
When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front took up arms in the Philippines in the 1960s, Ferdinand Marcos had yet to become the country’s president—let alone its dictator.
What’s taking so long? That’s the question on the minds, not only of leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, but also of minority lawmakers worried about the delay in the transmittal of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the 16th Congress.