AFP young soldiers – Pawns in the Philippine Game of the Generals

In October 18, some 40 Philippine soldiers, mere fresh graduates, were taken out of their scuba dive training and sent into the lions’ den – a remote and rugged village occupied by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). This is the same town where Philippine Marines “entered” in 2007 which cost them 14 lives with… Read More AFP young soldiers – Pawns in the Philippine Game of the Generals

Moros in Video Documentaries

[from my M.A. thesis (2004) with additional notes] The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) produced a one-hour documentary containing four episodes. The first two episodes were titled: “Komunidad Mindanao” and were sub-titled Komunidad Basilan: Peace and Governance Redeemed and From War Zone to Thriving Communities: The Story of Former Camp Abubakar. The last… Read More Moros in Video Documentaries

Bangsa Moro Conflict – Historical Antecedents and Present Impact

In September 2000, I was invited to deliver a speech/lecture on the Social Impact of the Moro Conflict at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. Later, I uploaded the speech in my website and in one web forum I joined. Later, I found out that this speech has been linked and/or re-published in… Read More Bangsa Moro Conflict – Historical Antecedents and Present Impact