Category Archives: MNLF MILF

ASEAN silent on the Rape of Marawi

    As expected, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, as well as world leaders like American President Donald Trump, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang were silent on the just concluded Rape of Marawi as well as the genocide of Rohingyas and the Extrajudicial Killings in Manila and … Continue reading ASEAN silent on the Rape of Marawi

Marawi Tragedy is a humanitarian concern – Abbas

FROM: RANAO STAR PHILIPPINES Sultan Abbas told EU officials: “There must be something wrong” on the Peace Process MANILA, October 17 — Sultan Firdausi Ismail Yahya Abbas, Sultan of Lanao and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Bangsa Mranaw Congress (BMC) met last October 13, 2017 with officials of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium … Continue reading Marawi Tragedy is a humanitarian concern – Abbas

Give me Liberty or give me Death!

  The American colonials still kept hoping that there would be peace in America. But Delegate Patrick Henry knew that the British masters would never give the colonials freedom. In the Second Virginia Convention on March 20, 1775, Mr. Patrick Henry delivered this immortal speech: They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to […]

Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?

 Through the Years   America is back in Mindanao – right smack in the middle of a war against a Mranao family, the Mautes and the full force of the Philippine Armed forces. Ostensibly, the Americans are providing intelligence and surveillance planes. The Philippine government used all its might to bomb Marawi City to kingdom… Read More Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?

PEACETALK: I step down with the pride and honor

(Message delivered by Muslimin G.  Sema when he stepped down as Chair of the MNLF during the Central Committee meeting on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur). To my fellow members of the Central Committee of the Moro National Liberation Front; Assalamu Alaikom Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh; No one could ever […]

Federalism and Other Options

This is a CONTINUATION of Prof. Macapanton Yahya Abbas‘s “Is a Bangsa Moro State within a Federation the Solution?” ******************************************************************************   CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT   The infirmities of the New Organic Law are serious that it must be declared unconstitutional especially the power of control of the National Government over the Regional Government as a Local […]

Injustice to the Bangsa Moro

This is a CONTINUATION of Prof. Macapanton Yahya Abbas‘s “Is a Bangsa Moro State within a Federation the Solution?” ****************************************************************************** Injustice to the Moro Identity The national identity claims of the Bangsa Moro has been given acceptance by no less than the outgoing President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Bishop Orlando […]

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AGREEMENTS and NEGOTIATIONS with BANGSA MORO GROUPS

This is a CONTINUATION of Prof. Macapanton Yahya Abbas‘s “Is a Bangsa Moro State within a Federation the Solution?” OIC RECOGNITION As mentioned earlier, this author was sent as a lawyer to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in February 1972 at the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers of the OIC.  He met with Secretary General Tengku Abdul […]

IS A BANGSA MORO STATE WITHIN A FEDERATION THE SOLUTION?

(Just before he passed away, Macapanton Rashid Yahya Abbas, Jr, wrote a rambling essay on the Bangsa Moro Conflict and was published in the Ateneo Law Journal  Vol. 48  Sept 2003.  Officially, he was designated as Secretary-General of several Moro groups like the Bangsa Moro Liberation Organization (BMLO), the National Coordinating Council for Islamic Affairs (NACCIA), […]

Zamboanga moro-moro ends

FROM: THE SETTING SUN Zamboanga Zarzuela Ends The Zamboanga zarzuela or moro-moro (Philippine traditional stage plays) finally ends its 10-day run in Philippine media. Well, it’s not yet really finished, but what is left is just the epilogue. On Sept. 9, 2013, the media reported that some 200 or 300 MNLF men loyal to Misuari attacked […]

What is PeNoy’s quid for Najib’s quo?

When Filipinos commit murder in foreign countries, the Philippine government go on bended knees asking foreign countries to spare the lives of these Filipinos. When the Sultan’s relatives went to Sabah, which was the home of the Tausugs for centuries, they were immediately threatened and humiliated by the Philippine President. (The Sultan’s and Rajah Muda’s […]

Sabah is part of Bangsa Moro homeland

With the news all about Sultan Jamal ul Kiram III’s men in a stand-off with Malaysian authorities in Sabah, here is an essay on Sabah and the Bangsa Moro by Hadji Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas. FROM: THE SETTING SUN  [(c) Hadji Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas] Sabah And The Bangsa Moro All these news on […]

MILF-GPH FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT: ROAD MAP TO PEACE, WAR or NOWHERE?

FROM: PNOY’S ROAD MAP TO PEACE OR TO NOWHERE?  by Datu Jamal Ashley Yahya Abbas Tomorrow, October 15, 2012, a supposedly historic event will happen at Malacanang – the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) with no less than the Prime […]

Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines

FROM ALJAZEERA Deadly drones come to the Muslims of the Philippines   Washington and Manila should work with the Muslims of the Philippines to ensure full rights of identity and development. Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 11:45   This article is the fifth in a series by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani high commissioner […]

RP Panel sees MILF/MNLF disunity as hurdle to Peace Agreement with MILF

FROM BUSINESSWORLD ONLINE Reuniting both Moro fronts seen as key in addressing Mindanao security instability REUNITING the Moro fronts in southern Philippines is seen as a crucial step to address the decades-old problems of instability and violence in the region and pave the way for Bangsamoro self-determination. This was cited in the exploratory talks in […]