Category Archives: RSD

INSIDER MEDIATORS: This is about self determination, not determination by others

(Statement of the Insider Mediators, read at the press conference of civil society organizations at the Dapitan Room of EDSA Shangrila Hotel on 17 July 2018. Insider Mediators is a platform for the Bangsamoro from various sectors who try to work within their respective organizations to achieve a wider consensus on major Moro issues such […]

EXPLANATION OF VOTE: “Hindi tutugon ang Substituted HB 6475 sa aspirasyon ng Bangsamoro”

(Explanation of the No vote on the Substituted HB 6475 or the Bangsamoro Basic Law, by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate on 30 May 2018 at the House of Representatives in Quezon City). Kinikilala at nakikiisa ang Bayan Muna sa daang taong pakikibaka ng mamamayang Moro para sa karapatan sa sariling pagpapasya. Ang […]

PEACE TALK. Fatima Pir Allian: “Ang RSD ng Bangsamoro is very much alive”

Fatima Pir Tillah Allian loves to talk about journeys. Her journey as a Moro woman, the journey of her generation, the journey of the Moro people in asserting their right to self determination, the journey to peace.   She was five months old during the “Jolo-caust” (a term Tausug writer Said Sadain used to describe […]


By Tommy Pangcoga The term “right to self-determination” – more popularly known by its acronym, “RSD” – and particularly in the context of Mindanao and the centuries-old struggle of the Bangsamoro people, has been widely misunderstood, especially by the mainstream majority of Philippine society. It…