Category Archives: OIC

Martial Law 9/23/72: METROCOM, Big Brother & Me

What happened on Sept 21, 1972? Nothing of much importance. Just like any other day in the Philippines. I was in high school then. On that day, I went to school, as usual. What happened on Sept 22, 1972? Nothing of much importance. Just like any other day in the Philippines. I went to school,… Read More Martial Law 9/23/72: METROCOM, Big Brother & Me

President, Datus, Sultans

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with Abdaham Idjirani, Sultan Phudalun Kiram II, Dr. Charles Chan, Datu Michael Ong Mastura, Sultan Omar Pax Mangudadatu, Pastor Saycon, Mindanao Development Authority Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Alamarim Tillah during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on […]

Moro groups race with time, grope for ‘convergence’ on peace agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 March) – The peace and development agenda of the Duterte administration aims for, among others, “meaningful implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro towards healing in the Bangsamoro,” and “completion of implementation of remaining commitments under the GPH-MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) Peace Agreement for […]

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 […]

COMMENT: IV. BEL: Roadmap and Roadblocks (9)

Last of nine parts Sad notes GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 January)–  But sad notes mar the “only option”. The odds are stocked against “the only option”.  Moro National LIberation two-part article in the MNLF Website (10/18/16 and 11/ 28/16) entitled “Roadmap to MNLF-Duterte Government Peace Talks” In the article, the Moro Problem is blamed on […]

COMMENT: Misuari is back; can he help bring peace to Mindanao?

JAKARTA (MindaNews / 14 Nov) — Nur Misuari, the mercurial founding chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front, or MNLF, is back in circulation, back in the limelight, thanks to an old friend, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, president of the Philippines. In the days to come, expect Misuari to stuff the airwaves with his fiery rhetoric. […]

Bangsamoro peace process back to separate tracks; Congress to “converge”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — Members of civil society are worried and confused at the direction the Bangsamoro peace process is headed with the retention of parallel tracks for the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and the GPH-Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) although only with the faction under founding chair Nur Misuari. […]


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 […]