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.
By Miner Generalao
Very inspiring is how Verena Wright Lovett describes the “conversation” between Hana Bendcowsky and Rula Shubeita before the participants of the July 2014 Program of the Bat Kol Institute for Jewish Studies held in Jerusalem.
Ramon Tulfo hit the nail on the head when he stated in his July 17 column: “The President made a mistake in not appointing a Mindanaoan as chief government negotiator” in the peace process.
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 Cielito F. Habito
Muslim Mindanao, now known as Bangsamoro, had been an undiscovered gem in the rough through the years.