At one point during his interrogation, he was made to strip naked and face his armed interrogators in a room chilled by air conditioning and an industrial fan.
By EFREN RICALDE
A Marawi City evacuee tells of the hardship of searching for his kin under martial law in Mindanao.
Similar tales of forced evacuation from their lands hounded the rest of the national minorities, spurring them to this second Lakbayan.
‘Masbate has no national minorities but its people share with them the same problems of landlessness, militarization, and harsh impact of mining operations.’
“A blood compact united our ancestors way back in history. Now we are united again in one struggle.”
The annual people’s caravan from the regions will be here from Oct. 13 to 21.
“We, Bangsamoros, cannot forgive because those responsible for Martial Law have never been brought to justice.”
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
War has become a business at the expense of the Moros. The Philippine govt and the AFP engender war to obtain a higher budget, treating in the process the lowly soldiers as cannon fodders and the Moro and civilian communities as ‘collateral damages.’ – dislocated Filipino Moros
By LYN V. RAMO
“Justice has been too slow and elusive to the Moro victims of Arroyo’s fascist reign. Many of the victims who belong to the poorest sectors of Moro society have been languishing in jail for 10 years now.” – Moro Christian Peoples’ Alliance
By MARYA SALAMAT
Since the Moro Islamic Liberation Front submitted its draft comprehensive compact in February, the government’s counter-proposal has been highly anticipated, because putting the drafts on the table is expected “to lead to substantive talks,” said the MILF.