“As a national university, it is but appropriate that we take up the issue of peace talks. And because we’re coming from the SOS campaign, we know that peace talks should be based on justice.” – UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan
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The martyrs of Bud Dajo and the forgotten Moro heroes
Many Moro heroes in Philippine history have been ignored and forgotten because of a legacy from the colonizers: the alienation between Christians and Muslims.
YEARENDER: Of Aborted Agreements and Dashed Hopes for Peace
The year 2008 was supposed to have marked a milestone in the 11-year history of on-and-off peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Yet this year, the dream of peace in Mindanao has only become more elusive. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO YEAREND REPORT – THE MINDANAO CONFLICT Bulatlat The…
Bishop-Ulama Conference Deemed a Farce
Muslim religious leaders, members of the Jamaah (congregation) at the mosque, students, the academe and civil society groups criticized the Bishop-Ulama Conference (BUC) for its ‘one-sided program of activities’ and alleged ‘malicious and suspicious process’ of event organization. BY LEILA ASANI HALUD Contributor Bulatlat JOLO, Sulu – “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great!) Thousands of protesters…
We are Nearing ‘Boundary Between War and Peace’ – MILF Chief Negotiator
“We are nearing the boundary between war and peace.” This is how Mohagher Iqbal, chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), assesses the status of the armed conflict in Mindanao.
Pretense at Generosity with Full Malice by US Imperialism and the Arroyo Regime
BY PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chief Political Consultant National Democratic Front of the Philippines DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has consistently supported the Moro people’s right to self-determination. This ranges from the right to regional autonomy in a non-oppressive state…