What happened on Sept 21, 1972? Nothing of much importance. Just like any other day in the Philippines. I was in high school then. On that day, I went to school, as usual. What happened on Sept 22, 1972? Nothing of much importance. Just like any other day in the Philippines. I went to school,… Read More Martial Law 9/23/72: METROCOM, Big Brother & Me
For the life of me, I cannot understand why some Moros and Christians, including the MILF and government officials, are still calling for the resumption of the “Peace Process”. Peace must always be strived for. But not at any price. Look at what kind of peace the MNLF got from the Philippine government! Does the… Read More What Peace Process?
A few years ago, I was quite shocked to hear a Moro UP professor say that Misuari’s legacy was to give the name Bangsa Moro to the Moros. I simply could not conceive of Misuari doing something that original. Besides, I was already aware of the Bangsa Moro movement in the early 1970s, and he… Read More Jun Abbas and the Bangsa Moro
While browsing through my computer files, I saw the reviews I made of two articles by two Moro UP professors. I wrote this in September 2002 REVIEW OF ARTICLE: The Philippine Muslims: Our Link to Southeast Asia Abraham P. Sakili (2000) Kasarinlan Vol. 15, No. 2 University of the Philippines pp. 27-34 Sakili argues that… Read More Review of Two Academic Articles by Moro U.P. professors
War is again afoot in Moroland. Ustadz Habir Malik of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has just declared Jihad or Holy War against the Philippine Armed Forces. There are again thousands of people fleeing their villages. And to add to the tension between the MNLF and AFP, the non-Islamist and non-Islamic Abu Sayyaf Group… Read More War in Moroland — MNLF commander calls for Jihad (Holy War)