The Mindanao problem is ultimately a POWER problem – the power of one group over another. It is a problem of colonization. The fact that there was a law called the Legislative Act 4197 or Quirino-Recto Colonization of Mindanao Act, which was enacted on 12 February 1935 is very telling. The Commonwealth considered the Act… Read More Changing Narratives: Federalism for All
It’s been one year since the start of the Rape of Marawi, referred to by the Media as the Marawi “Siege” and later, the Battle of Marawi. I have refrained from writing about Marawi because it is very hard for me to accept that it was happening / it really happened. It’s really a miracle,… Read More Media Coverage of the Rape of Marawi
Through the Years Here are my posts regarding Independence 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… Read More Independence Day…for the Bangsa Moro?
(If the video won’t play, click here) An estimated 30,ooo Mranaos from all over Lanao marched to the capital, Marawi City yesterday 22 November to denounce President Aquino’s apparent reluctance to resume the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The rallyists gave their go signal for the MILF to revert to Independence… Read More M’ranaos rally in Marawi