Moro History - Moro Islamic Liberation Front and others

Moro Islamic Liberation Front and others

As earlier mentioned, differences of policies were the main reason for the division of the MNLF into factions. Hashim Salamat a Maguindanao organized his Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is fundamentally Islamic in outlook. And the MNLF Reformist Group (1982) under Dimas Pundato, a Maranao, supported autonomy. In 1978, shortly after the collapse of the Tripoli Agreement, a group led by Central Committee member Salamat Hashim broke away from the MNLF. At first, it called itself the ‘New MNLF’, but in 1984 it formally established itself as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Hashim Salamat explains what really happened:

While the “Front” was still at the stage of organization, a conflict between Misauri and one of the then Cairo graduates (a doctor) broke out as both expressed aspirations to the chairmanship of the “Front.” Sheikh Salamat Hashim, who was the leader of the whole group did not insist to the chairmanship to avoid further dispute and eventual failure. So Misuari became the chairman of the “Front.”

After a few years of the start of the struggle Misauri's inefficiency had unveiled itself and most, if not all, of the field commanders signed a petition that Misauri should step down and give way for Salamat Hashim to assume the chairmanship, but Misauri cunningly insisted to stay and Salamat Hashim has to lead the "front" in accordance with the choice of the majority.

In order to avoid confusion, the members of the Central Committee had decided to replace the word “National” with the word “Islamic” so the true “Liberation Front” aiming at the re-establishment of a sovereign Moro Islamic State was given the title “Moro Islamic Liberation Front.”[1]

But who is Hashim Salamat that he could have been the chair of the MNLF.

Salamat Hashim was born on July 7, 1942 in the municipality of Pagalungan, Maguindanao. He comes from a religious family of seven: four boys and three girls.

Salamat’s first teacher was his mother. . . . At the age of six he started his formal education in the Philippine public school. He finished his elementary education in 1954 with honors and his secondary education in 1958 also with honors. . . . While pursuing his formal education, he enrolled in the village madrasah  where he attended classes during Saturdays and Sundays. He finished ibtida’iyah  at about the same time that he graduated from high school.

In 1958, Salamat joined the pilgrims from the Philippines in journeying to Makkah for the hajj. He took this opportunity to stay behind and study in Makkah under the care of Sheik Jawawi. He attended regularly the halakat  held at the Masjidul Haram  and enrolled at the Madrasatu As-Sulatiyah ad-Diniyah .

In 1959, he went to Cairo, . . . graduated from Al-Azhar’s Ma’had al-Buuth al-Isslamiyah as-Sanawiyah  in 1963. Then he enrolled at Al-Azhar’s College of Theology for a bachelor’s degree program majoring in Aqidah  and Philosophy and graduated in 1967. Pursuing his scholastic inclination further, he took up his postgraduate courses in the same university and finished his master’s degree in 1969. He completed the academic requirements for a doctoral degree, but he was unable to write his dissertation because he had to return to the Philippines by then to organize the Moro revolutionary movement.

Salamat also became interested to learn the English language so he enrolled at the British International Correspondence School and the American University in Cairo.

Salamat was an active student leader. His active participation in different student activities exposed him to various revolutionary trends, both Islamic and secular, which Cairo was known for at that period. This exposure brought him awareness of the colonial oppression his Muslim brothers and sisters were suffering back home, an awareness which gradually transformed him from a scholar to an Islamic revolutionary later on in his life. …It is interesting to note that among the contemporary Muslim thinkers who influence Salamat, two Muslim personalities made a lasting impression on him: Syed Qutb  of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun  and Syed Abul A’la Mawdudi  of Jamaati Islami . It was, however, Syed Qutb’s writings which shaped his Islamic outlook and political beliefs. The impact that Syed Qutb and Mawdudi made on him was what inspired him to plant the seeds of Islamic revolution in the Bangsamoro homeland. . . . As a cover for his mission, Salamat found a convenient employment as provincial librarian of North Cotabato.

In the organization of the MNLF, Salamat served as the first chairman of the Kutawato Revolutionary Committee (KRC), a Committee in charge of foreign relations. Using his contacts and connections in the Middle East, Salamat was able to bring to the attention of the Muslim world the cause of the Bangsamoro struggle for de-colonization of their homeland, thus gaining for the MNLF moral, political and material support.

As a person, Salamat is serious in everything he does. He is well organized with regards to his family and his work. His personal discipline was developed during this spiritual sojourn withSufism .

As an alim , he loves learning so much that even in his jungle base he maintains a library. He is also a prolific writer and lecturer in Arabic, English and Basa Magindanaon, his native language.[2]

Hashim actually comes from an upper class Maguindanaon family. As stated above, he was a leader of the Philippine Students’ Union in Cairo in the 1960s when studying at Al-Azhar, a prestigious center of Islamic learning. After returning to the Philippines in 1970, he became a founder member of the MNLF, and eventually challenged Misuari for the leadership. Hashim was a member of the MNLF panels negotiating with the Marcos government in 1975 and 1976. The organization puts much greater emphasis on Islam than the MNLF, and most of its leaders are Islamic scholars from traditional aristocratic and religious backgrounds.

The following are the stand of Salamat on the issue of Mindanao problem:

1. Salamat Hashim believes that "Any solution [to the Mindanao problem] less than full independence of the Bangsamoro Muslims will not work." To Salamat and the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT, their objective is the reestablishment of the Bangsamoro state, and to continue the building of the political institutions in accordance with the supremacy of the law of God which was impeded with the coming of the Western colonizers. In one occasion he made it clear:

2. All what the Muslims are asserting is their legitimate rights to self-determination, that is independence of the Bangsamoro homeland.

3. Salamat envisions to establish not a secular state but an Islamic state founded on the doctrine of the sovereignty of God, an Islamic government in the Bangsamoro homeland.

4. Salamat believes that government is an instrument for realization and perfection of man’s worship to God. The function of government is to regulate the affairs of humankind so that individually and collectively they can perform their worship to God. Government should ensure that justice prevails and should eradicate all forms of evils and encourage all forms of virtue and excellence.

5. Salamat’s model which shall be considered in the establishment of the Bangsamoro government is the government organized by the Prophet, peace be upon him, when he migrated to al-Madinah. Likewise, the rule of his four immediate successors, al-Khulafa al-Rashidun , shall also be considered.

6. The Qur’an does not recommend a definite form and structure of government. Salamat’s position is that this should be decided through consultation with the people. Experiences of other people, Muslims and non-Muslims, have to be studied to determine what form and structure that may be suited to the political culture of the Bangsamoro.

7. Salamat made known his personal view in favor of a federal system where the Muslims, indigenous inhabitants of Mindanao and the Christian migrants will reach constitute separate autonomous states.

8. In practice, the organizational structure of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is similar to the structure of the Philippine government. The executive functions are exercised by the Office of the Chairman, the legislative functions by the majlis as-Shura  (Consultative Council) and the judiciary by the Shari’ah Court.

9. The position of Salamat is that government should ensure that its citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims, enjoy freedom, justice, equality and democracy, and their human rights are protected and promoted.

10. To the non-Muslims of Mindanao who do not want to join the Bangsamoro state, Salamat commits that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is duty-bound to help them if they opt to be free from the oppression and exploitation of the Manila government.

11. Salamat is of the opinion that the imam  shall be elected. However, the manner of election will depend upon the situation and level of political maturity of the people. If the condition is so that the people can freely choose the leader and they can judge fairly who is the most qualified among the nominees, he is for direct election. If not, the election of the imam shall be delegated to a council called ahl al-hal wa ‘al-aqd , composed of scholars, professionals, thinkers and sectoral leaders.

12. The foundations of governance, according to Salamat, are shura  (consultation), justice and equality. In his view, justice is the natural consequence of shura  and equality is the natural consequence of justice. There will be no equality if there is no justice, and there will be no justice unless the affairs of men are conducted through consultation.[3]

The preceding presentation is very clear that Salamat’s goal is to establish a Bangsamoro Islamic State and government. His theocratic state is no doubt contradicts the constitutional provision that sovereignty resides in the people, because in theocracy God is sovereign. For the Moro Islamic Liberation Front autonomy as an alternative political solution to the problem in Mindanao is no longer feasible and viable as shown by the events that followed after the GRP-MNLF Peace Accord was signed. Salamat believes that the only way that the Bangsamoro Muslims will attain prosperity and development is the implementation of an Islamic government.

In the late 1990s, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front claims to have 120,000 armed and unarmed fighters and many more supporters. Recent Philippine government estimates put its strength at 8,000 while western intelligence sources put it at 40,000. Most members come from the Maguindanaon and Iranun ethnic groups, although Maranaw recruits seem to be increasing. Vice Chair for political affairs, Ghazali Jafaar, says that although the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT respects the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), ‘the Bangsamoro has the final say.’

This is the problem that the Philippine government has to deal with seriously if it has to preserve its territorial integrity and sovereignty. But the government is confident that they can hurdle this obstacle because the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT is not supported by the OIC. According to Malacañang:

Malacañang maintained Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) does not recognize the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as the representative Muslim group in the Philippines and said any foreign government that supports the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will be interfering in the country’s internal affairs.

Presidential spokesman Jerry Barican made this clear in response to reports that the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT is seeking support from Islamic governments worldwide for international recognition. In a statement, Barican said the only Muslim group in the Philippines recognized by the OIC is the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) headed by Gov. Nur Misuari .of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

In 1996, the MNLF forged a peace deal with the government brokered by the OIC, a grouping of more than 40 Muslim countries. "In fact, the MNLF still has observer status in the OIC," Barican added, noting that it was the OIC that facilitated the peace process between the government and the MNLF in 1996. Barican pointed out that the peace process with the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT is purely an internal affair of the Philippines.

"Therefore, any foreign government that supports the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will be interfering with the internal affairs of the Philippine government, aside from contradicting the position of the OIC," he said. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is negotiating a peace agreement with the government, following the success of peace talks between the Ramos administration and the MNLF.[4]

What Malacañang is hiding from the public is the fact that the OIC can help the Moro Islamic Liberation Front officially or unofficially.[5] Official, means the help is approved by the body while the unofficial support is done by individual member nation like Libya.

Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)

Another group that is also giving headaches to the government is the Abu Sayyaf Group that is believed to have some links with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. According to an official report of the US Department as of April 1999:

Description

Smallest and most radical of the Islamic separatist groups operating in the southern Philippines. Split from the Moro National Liberation Front in 1991 under the leadership of Abdurajik Abubakar Janjalani, who was killed in a clash with Philippine police on 18 December 1998. Some members have studied or worked in the Middle East and developed ties to Arab mujahidin while fighting and training in Afghanistan.

Activities

Uses bombs, assassinations, kidnappings, and extortion payments to promote an independent Islamic state in western Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, areas in the southern Philippines heavily populated by Muslims. Raided the town of Ipil in Mindanao in April 1995, the group's first large-scale action. Suspected of several small-scale bombings and kidnappings in 1998.

Strength

Unknown, but believed to have about 200 members.

Location/Area of Operation

The ASG operates in the southern Philippines and occasionally in Manila.[6]

The Abu Sayyaf[7] (‘father of the sword’) group was founded in the mid-1980s to propagate Islam through jihad or Holy War. Its founder and leader was Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani, an Islamic scholar and previously a member of the MNLF but was killed in an encounter with the AFP in December 1998.

Few details are known about this group (as shown by the intelligence report from the United States of America), whose main base is on the island of Basilan. They appear to have little popular support because of their criminal activities. Most non-members describe it as Islamic fundamentalist, and many violent incidents in Mindanao have been attributed to the members. These include an attack on the town of Ipil in 1995 killing 50 people, several bombings in churches and a grenade attack in a Zamboanga department store just before Christmas in 1998, injuring 60 people.[8]

Members of the group are said to be former MNLF guerrillas who volunteered to fight in Afghanistan against the Soviet-backed government in the 1980s. Edwin Angeles, a convert to Islam who commanded Abu Sayyaf military operations in the early 1990s, was later revealed to be deep penetration agent. He left the Abu Sayyaf in 1995, and was killed in January 1999, soon after Janjalani.

MNLF-ICC

Recently, the newspapers headlined the birth of MNLF-ICC or MNLF Islamic Command Council. The mass media appeared to be surprised of the emergence of this group. They claim that they have members from the 13 different Moro tribes in Mindanao. The truth is that, the MNLF was not totally disbanded after the signing of the Peace Agreement with the Philippine government. It did not end the trouble in Mindanao, because the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Abu Sayyaf grabbed the attention of the media. And now when the government and the MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT are on the way to find solutions to end hostilities through negotiations, the MNLF-ICC was launched.[9] The following is the complete analysis by the Stratfor:

STRATFOR.COM Global Intelligence Update

16 March 2000

Warning: Civil War Could Resume Throughout Philippines

Summary

At a recent leadership conference in the southern Philippines, the Islamic Command Council (ICC) announced that it will resume its guerrilla war against the government after nearly four years of tenuous peace. By itself, this single organization cannot re-spark the country's dormant civil war. But there is widespread guerrilla dissatisfaction with the implementation of the 1996 peace accord. The country is also stressed by economic and political problems. The group's announcement appears to presage the return of full-scale civil war to the Philippines.

Analysis

On March 12, the Islamic Command Council (ICC) announced at a press conference in the southern province of Lano del Sur that it would resume its guerrilla war against the Philippine government. The council is a faction of the country's former rebel front, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). At the press conference, a spokesman for the group claimed that it comprised nearly 90 percent of the original 20,000-25,000 MNLF forces. About 100 heavily armed members appeared before the media.

On an immediate level, the ICC is calling for an independent

Islamic state in Mindanao. The group notes that that the Philippine government co-opted MNLF leader Nur Misuari, who signed a 1996 peace accord with the government putting an end to the civil war in exchange for autonomy - not independence - for the Moro people. At the conclusion of its leadership conference, an ICC spokesman warned that "aside from self-determination and the establishment of an Islamic state, the only way out here is through mutual destruction," according to the Manila Times.

By itself, the ICC presents a limited military threat. But the announcement may trigger the resumption of a long-simmering conflict in the southern Philippines; dissatisfaction has risen among other former MNLF guerrillas because of the slow pace in which the peace accord has been implemented. Talks with other separatists have been stalemated. On many fronts, the 1996 peace accords appear to be failing. The government in Manila is striking an increasingly harder line, as well.

Despite claiming thousands of members, the ICC has in fact been a small militant faction since 1995. Government estimates place membership in the low hundreds. The ICC split from the larger front in 1995 during the final stages of peace talks. While the MNLF, led by Misuari, pressed for peace, the ICC, led by Melham Alam – a former chief of staff under Misuari - rejected the government's offer of autonomy. In April 1995, the ICC and the Muslim terrorist group Abu Sayyaf attacked the predominantly Christian town of Ipil in Zamboanga Del Sur Province. More than 100 were left either dead or wounded. Misuari expelled Alam from the front after the attack. In 1996, Alam claimed that the ICC had 300 fighters trained in Afghanistan and Syria, plus 3,000 Muslim rebels.

This small group, however, has a keen sense of timing. The group is stirring as another round of peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front nears a June 30 deadline. Announced by President Joseph Estrada, the deadline calls for a working peace deal - or the launch of a full-scale military assault against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Some in the Philippine government and military are reportedly dissatisfied with Estrada's tough line, likening it to the activities of former President Ferdinand Marcos before declaring martial law in 1972.

There is considerable concern about the balance of forces, in case it comes to renewed civil war. Government forces are stretched comparatively thin. Deployments in Mindanao include 35,000 soldiers and 35,000 paramilitary militia - the largest single deployment in the Philippines. There are calls for a further 15,000 members to be added to militia forces, known as the Citizen's Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU). The Philippine military includes only 74,000 army troops and 9,000 marines.

In comparison, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has about 15,000 fighters and government figures indicate that they have greater access to weapons with 11,350 firearms - up nearly fourfold since 1997. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front may also be able to count on other insurgent groups and former guerrillas who have since been brought into the armed forces - but whose loyalties are questionable. The list of other active insurgencies includes Abu Sayyaf, with 1,500 members and 500 weapons, the ICC and other former MNLF fighters, and the Communist New People's Army (NPA), with 10,600 members. Though they are not allied, these groups have been known to operate together.

The single most important cause of unrest among the thousands of former Philippine insurgents is the slow place of implementing the four-year old peace accord. The process of integrating former guerrillas into the military and national police, as the accord demands, has been slow due to mistrust on both sides. In October 1999, 500 ex-MNLF soldiers left their military training facility, complaining that they were mistreated and inadequately paid.

Straining the tenuous peace in the south, MNLF leaders also hold that the government has not fulfilled its part of the 1996

agreement, by failing to issue weapons to MNLF fighters who are now in government units. The government's reticence to arm the

integrated former MNLF troops was justified in December 1999 when the first 1,000 ex-MNLF fighters promptly disappeared after being issued weapons. The military also has suspended the distribution of weapons to the remaining troops integrated into the armed forces.

For the government, the question is clear. Where do the loyalties of these men lie? With the government or the Moro cause? In

February, two former MNLF fighters-turned-government troops were found among six Muslim guerrillas killed in a clash between marines and the Abu Sayyaf on Jolo Island. Brig. Gen. Orlando Buenaventura, commander of the marines in the area, reportedly said that the military suspects "some MNLF integrees [sic] have been spying on us and telling the enemy about our anti-insurgency plans." He added, "We cannot trust them anymore." Guerrillas who have not entered the military present a clear threat. In January, 100 armed, former MNLF guerrillas occupied a port, demanding that the government hire them as security guards.

Misuari himself has several times warned that if the peace process isn't accelerated, the MNLF may re-launch hostilities. Misuari himself has little desire to break off the peace process but he may have little choice if he wishes to remain in power. Muslim leaders have called for his replacement, claiming he has not fulfilled his role as governor of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. There has been little economic or social progress in the area since the peace accords.

The chief active guerrilla group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, appears headed toward broader open conflict with the government. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is building its membership. Estrada's June 30 deadline for peace is spurring this growth. It is also capitalizing on the numerous rumors of an impending military coup against Estrada, recently announcing that it had captured three government agents who were part of a coup plot. Reportedly, the agents admitted to a plan that would have pressured Estrada into launching a full offensive against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front; Estrada would have then been relieved of his presidency.

For the Moro Islamic Liberation Front such a scenario would serve several purposes: placing blame for attacks on the government, fueling rumors of a coup and engendering distrust between the military and government. These rumors also appear to be undermining confidence between the government and the armed forces. The tactic appears to be working. Armed Forces Chief Gen. Angelo Reyes has insisted that the armed forces remain loyal and warned, "We will not baby any coup plotters." Nevertheless, the government called in the navy's Vice Adm. Luisito Fernandez to account for the loyalty of the navy, reported the Manila Times. In addition, the military is increasingly active on the domestic front. Roles likely include stepped up surveillance.

Each of the separatist groups will likely take advantage of this situation. The possibility of all-out civil war is growing, as are prospects for stepped up operations by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MNLF and Abu Sayyaf in the south, the Communist army in the central region and the north. The ICC's chief area of operation is the urban setting, quite possibly Manila itself.[10]

There can be no peace in Mindanao unless full understanding of the role played by culture in the history of the Moros is achieved. It could not be possible too unless the Moros themselves will accept the fact that Mindanao had been already lost for them already and they have to accept the realities that there is still peace in co-existence and in diversity. The Moros believe that they are victims of “internal colonization” or neo-colonialism process that they were not able to anticipate because they believe that education is a Christianizing agent or what is termed as local cultural-imperialism. This left them behind from the rest of the major groups in the Philippines. If there are a few qualified and educated among the Moros or Muslims, it could not be blamed on the government and the Christians but they themselves. As their fallback, they resorted to Islamic fundamentalism and ethnocentrism to get the support of the Muslim world and their people who only want peace. Nobody, I mean nobody among the Muslims when interviewed by the media would say that they support the Moro Islamic Liberation Front but in reality they provided financial and human resources to the group for fear of retaliation. However they are already fed up and frustrated of the use of religion in the trouble in Mindanao but they could not do anything of the manipulation of their unscrupulous politicians and their religious leaders. Some of those who can afford left their area and find a peaceful job outside Mindanao to be free from the politicization of their religion.

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Reyjasson 6 years ago from MSU Marawi City

This long-term dispute and misunderstanding should be put to an end. You know, it's getting more and more complicated each day and they are the one to blame...

REYJASSON V EGINA, HISTORY 3, Uu1


Ati, Nobaisah A. hist. 3 (PQ2) 6 years ago

Basically,as a muslim meranao woman,I agree to have a separate Bangsamoro state.I think that in this way,it will mark an end of conflict between Muslims and Christians.By this,we can apply the Islamic living through the laws embedded in the Holy Book of the Almighty Allah.

I am not saying that I don`t want Muslims and Christians living together as we are all created by God with purpose.

But,I do believe that this will only the reason to end the ever dying war.


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Ang, Pretzel 6 years ago

The position of Salamat is that government should ensure that its citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims, enjoy freedom, justice, equality and democracy, and their human rights are protected and promoted.

To the non-Muslims of Mindanao who do not want to join the Bangsamoro state, Salamat commits that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is duty-bound to help them if they opt to be free from the oppression and exploitation of the Manila government.

Salamat is of the opinion that the imam shall be elected. However, the manner of election will depend upon the situation and level of political maturity of the people. If the condition is so that the people can freely choose the leader and they can judge fairly who is the most qualified among the nominees, he is for direct election. If not, the election of the imam shall be delegated to a council called ahl al-hal wa ‘al-aqd, composed of scholars, professionals, thinkers and sectoral leaders.

In this statement from the above article, I think that Salamat is a great leader, because he looks on both sides, the christian and the muslim.

But I think the most important thing hee is to stop fighting or to follow what


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Ang, Pretzel 6 years ago

The position of Salamat is that government should ensure that its citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims, enjoy freedom, justice, equality and democracy, and their human rights are protected and promoted.

To the non-Muslims of Mindanao who do not want to join the Bangsamoro state, Salamat commits that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is duty-bound to help them if they opt to be free from the oppression and exploitation of the Manila government.

Salamat is of the opinion that the imam shall be elected. However, the manner of election will depend upon the situation and level of political maturity of the people. If the condition is so that the people can freely choose the leader and they can judge fairly who is the most qualified among the nominees, he is for direct election. If not, the election of the imam shall be delegated to a council called ahl al-hal wa ‘al-aqd, composed of scholars, professionals, thinkers and sectoral leaders.

In this statement from the above article I think that Salamat is a good leader because he looks at he both side of Christians and Muslims.

But for me, the most important thing here is to stop fighting and to follow the martial arts philosophy popularize by Bruce Lee, the art of fighting without fighting. It is a way to have peace here in our country.

Ang, Pretzel M.

His3-Vv1


Sheena Abigail Arienza 6 years ago

Stop war. Start anew. have peace in mind. it is now time to stop war. because there is no benefit that we could get if we are still going to fight. let's apply fighting w/out fighting, i think its a big help to achieve peace that we've been longing for.

Sheena Abigail Arienza of History3; section Vv1


talaroc, jennifer ross l. 6 years ago

I don't know until when we'll be suffering from this "never-ending" argument. I'm sick and super tired of hearing the same issues over and over again. Folks, wake up!! War isn't the solution of these. Sheena's suggestion was a 100% right !! Why don't we hand in hand solve this in a more civilized, bloodless, less injurious way.


Marni Ellazo hist.3 Vv1 6 years ago

for me,if we want this Mindanao to be independent,then we should do it in a peaceful way and not through a rebellion, which cause fighting.Stop fighting..if we want a peaceful living.


Marni Ellazo hist.3 Vv1 6 years ago

for me,if we want this Mindanao to be independent,then we should do it in a peaceful way and not through a rebellion, which cause fighting.Stop fighting..if we want a peaceful living.


TANTUA, ASGAR D. 6 years ago

I think The heaviest and greatest form of Jihad the Bangsamoro Muslims are disobeying Allah’s orders and His will; instead, they are following the dictate of their desire. Inn the previous verse, Allah calls upon them to fight for His sake, but there are only few who answer it thinking that Jihad accelerates one’s death. We the Bangsmoro people, have no reason before Allah for forsaking Jihad. It is unreasonable to say before Him that you have not joined Jihad because you do not know about it. Both Qur’an and the prophetic traditions apparently elucidate the necessity of Holly armed struggle Besides if we cannot understand Jihad through Qur’an and the prophetic traditions, then the history itself will tell us that Bangsamoro people oppressed of everything since time immemorial. Surely, a person who has His own pride and dignity will strive the hardest to throw the yoke of oppression. If Qur’an the prophetic traditions and history combined do not even suffice our understanding sense will surely lead us to clear apprehension. In view of this, we cannot get rid of the necessity and obligation of Jihad. The questions is, being muslims who are religiously obliged to defend their identity and their religion, Are we afraid of confronting our freedom? Our enemy was defeated many times by different foreign invaders, but the latter never defeated us. So, are we going to surrender to the defeated enemy? True muslims are always ready to sacrifice everything and move heaven and earth for the welfare of their land, their people and their religion. The situation of the Bangsamoro people is far worst- our identity destroyed, our being ruined and our destiny to govern an Islamic way impaired. Government supported secretly and openly by some strong countries in the world. It is our honor, the Muslim Bangsamoro people, that we are now fight against this fanatical catholic government supported by America. No, one can deny that if the Bangsamoro did nit do their Jihad they would not have reached the glory they have so far, Is this Bangsamoro prestige a product of the efforts of the politicians and traditional influential leaders? Certainly not, It is the product of sweat , toil and blood of the valiant sincere Mujahideen. It is the product of the tears of the windows and the broken hearts of the fathers and mothers of the martyrs.


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RizPSunio 6 years ago from Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines

In fairness, matalino si Salamat ha...

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Shiela S. Hinay - History3/MN2 6 years ago

As for me, this is the very difficult article I have read since I'm not so much aware of MNLF or MILF.I'm not politically oriented but I try my best to come up with a comment.

Actually, the main point of the article is the pursuance of separation of the Bangsamoro state. I do believe that it is their long dreamed goal that they want to achieve. But, unfortunately, many authorized people who are blocking their way to it.

For me, if that is the case that this separation of the said state is the only way to silent them, why not give what they want? However, these would lead to various destruction and a possibility of disunity would grow.

Thus, I suggest that both parties must fully understand each side and think of it many times. And I also suggest that why not accept the fact of the reality that the island of Mindanao is for everyone who resides in that areas?I think maybe we, the Christians and Muslims could bring about peace and unity if we let ourselves open to others.


TANTUA, ASGAR D. hist.3Uu1 6 years ago

I think The heaviest and greatest form of Jihad the Bangsamoro Muslims are disobeying Allah’s orders and His will; instead, they are following the dictate of their desire. Inn the previous verse, Allah calls upon them to fight for His sake, but there are only few who answer it thinking that Jihad accelerates one’s death. We the Bangsmoro people, have no reason before Allah for forsaking Jihad. It is unreasonable to say before Him that you have not joined Jihad because you do not know about it. Both Qur’an and the prophetic traditions apparently elucidate the necessity of Holly armed struggle Besides if we cannot understand Jihad through Qur’an and the prophetic traditions, then the history itself will tell us that Bangsamoro people oppressed of everything since time immemorial. Surely, a person who has His own pride and dignity will strive the hardest to throw the yoke of oppression. If Qur’and the prophetic traditions and history combined do not even suffice our understanding sense will surely lead us to clear apprehension. In view of this, we cannot get rid of the necessity and obligation of Jihad. The questions is, being muslims who are religiously obliged to defend their identity and their religion, Are we afraid of confronting our freedom? Our enemy was defeated many times by different foreign invaders, but the latter never defeated us. So, are we going to surrender to the defeated enemy? True muslims are always ready to sacrifice everything and move heaven and earth for the welfare of their land, their people and their religion. The situation of the Bangsamoro people is far worst- our identity destroyed, our being ruined and our destiny to govern an Islamic way impaired. Government supported secretly and openly by some strong countries in the world. It is our honor, the Muslim Bangsamoro people, that we are now fight against this fanatical catholic government supported by America. No, one can deny that if the Bangsamoro did nit do their Jihad they would not have reached the glory they have so far, Is this Bangsamoro prestige a product of the efforts of the politicians and traditional influential leaders? Certainly not, It is the product of sweat , toil and blood of the valiant sincere Mujahideen. It is the product of the tears of the windows and the broken hearts of the fathers and mothers of the martyrs.


USMAN,Al-mayrah Zarreen L. 6 years ago

I do not agree to have a separate Bangsamoro state,it's not the solution. just stop fighting and respect each others religion and belief.in this way,both(christians and muslims) will have a freedom to do want they wanted to do..


Nuwayeer Andi 6 years ago

For me SIR,

I can say that, not all Muslims was really scared that's why they are giving funds to the MILF and also some of the Muslims go outside in Mindanao to gain support for the MILF, and for the Mindanao Independence I think there will be no peace unless the peacetalk will be done, and discrimination will be gone, because some of areas in Mindanao that is predominantly Cristian, Muslim are discriminated, like in the case at Kumalarang,Zamboanga del Sur, where the mayor ordered the P.A to kill all Muslims in THeir Municipality......

"Section Uu1"


ABDUL HUSSIEN S. MENOR 6 years ago

for me , i agree with the bangsamoro MILF just because if the some of the municipality in mindanao separate they also become a islamic country in asia and also the constituation is sharia law.


ABDUL HUSSIEN S. MENOR 6 years ago

for me , i agree with the bangsamoro MILF just because if the some of the municipality in mindanao separate they also become an islamic country in asia and also the constituation is sharia law.

section Uu1


Intano, Gwyn A. 6 years ago

it's really been a long time since this issue had started.And it was passed from generation to generation.

Different views have been made,different actions have taken place but until now it has not yet been solved.

I think that if all of us would know the real picture this issue would exist until now.

It grown more complicated, and it became harder for 'the present to cope up and adjust.

I don't believe to what SALAMAT had said that for 'any solutions[to the mindanao problem]less than full independence of the bangsamoro will not work'because i know by means of saying bangsa moro independence the thought of loss of lives will not be denied,I'm not saying this because I'm a christian but I'm just stating this base on my observation.

All i can say is fight without fighting for it will be the way to stop this saga of chaos.

Intano, Gwyn A.

History 3 Vv1


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Ethel Dyane 6 years ago

Generally, I don’t like the Abu Sayyaf Group . They did not helping our country to be in progress. They were the headaches to our government. Abu Sayyaf Group uses bombs and many infrastructures , buildings were destroyed because of their mission to catch up the attentions of the people in the country. Kidnappings were also rampant today because they also want the attentions of the government.

So our country were facing another problem from Abu Sayyaf Group.

Hope that this group will be banished away to have a PEACEFUL COMMUNITY.

Ethel Dyane c. Limbaroc history3 section Vv1


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Ethel Dyane 6 years ago

Generally, I don’t like the Abu Sayyaf Group . They did not helping our country to be in progress. They were the headaches to our government. Abu Sayyaf Group uses bombs and many infrastructures , buildings were destroyed because of their mission to catch up the attentions of the people in the country. Kidnapping were also rampant today because they also want the attentions of the government.

So our country were facing another problem from Abu Sayyaf Group.

Hope that this group will be banished away to have a PEACEFUL COMMUNITY.

Ethel Dyane C. Limbaroc history3 section Vv1


Budiongan, Ethyl 6 years ago

Fighting here in Mindanao seems to be a common activity for it is done for many years already.

Many lives have been sacrificed. Happiness been set aside for this activity.

In this article, Salamat has his own point of view. We can't blame him if they want Bangsamoro to be separated from the Manila government. But as we can see, as this fighting for freedom and independence is continuing, there are lots of lives that have been wasted.

I should say that if they just stop all those fighting, i know they can find peace in living their lives not like a prisoner.


july algen baloyos 6 years ago

..hahai???..

..hope that we can achieve our independence by not doing such criminal actions..because i am really tired upon hearing the word "fighting"..

july algen baloyos history 3- Vv1


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procy liza 6 years ago from Plaridel,Misamis Occidental,Philippines

If we really want peaceful living,we should end up fighting.

We should end this misunderstanding and fix everything that is needed to be fix.I know it's not easy,but we can do it slowly..We don't need to rush thigs..,we should do it SLOWLY BUT SURELY..


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jerielmedija 6 years ago from mindanao state university

Here we are again,talking with this never ending issue! How many times should we convince you to stop fighting!You will not gain on it,in fact,you are just wasting your efforts,sweats and even lives for nothing!All were just in vain!'

In VAIN,NOTHING,USELESS..etc,Gets?Yes, you are brave!But what is bravery if your life is also ruined?Not just your life but also your family!JUST THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

FIGHT WITHOUT FIGHTING!Fighting is not the way to win a battle!

JERIEL T. MEDIJA HIST.3 Vv1


Riselyn PQ2 6 years ago

i really believed that all-out war is not the only way to solve the problems. this issue of rebellion by insurgents would never have been that aged-long if they understand peace and independence properly Independence religiously had been introduced to them but they believe that education is a way of colonizing them by introducing Christianity to them. I think one way of solving this problem is not statistically counting the armed forces of both parties, the government and the insurgents for preparation, if the MNLF help for the progress (socio-economically)of the said land fighting for or they not being terror ad restlessness among their fellowmen and if the government also have lapses in meeting the needs of the people in nation without regard to race and religion.


DOMATO, JOHARA GURO 6 years ago

When I hear the word MILF, the first thing that comes up on my mind is the Muslim rebels who fight for freedom...

It’s proved in this article that it’s really a disadvantage among the MILF side for not having the support of the OIC, the 40 Muslim countries… They’re supposed to help the MILF than the Philippine Government which is the MILF’s enemy!!! They knew what the MILF fights for, so, why did they prefer to support Philippine Government that their own fellow Muslims? Aren’t they too unfair?

On the side of the Abu Sayyaf, do they really need to do such unlawful acts like kidnapping, assassination, and others just to voice out what they want? I think they’re worse than the MILF!! Their criminal activities will only worsen their image... Suppose that they won against the Government, will all of the Muslims accompany them all? I think no!!! For some also feared them on their way of obtaining freedom!!!

MILF fights on Government soldiers… but the ASG fights even innocents will be harmed… such a great differences!!!

But both aren’t that good… if the Government will concentrate on them, progress will be lost! Nothing will happen if they won’t halt the fight…

DOMATO, JOHARA GURO

HISTORY3-Vv1


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cher_09sakura 6 years ago

why not start building unity instead of fighting? there will be no good fruition in doing such fighting. it will only lead to poverty and unstable in life if members of moro islamic liberation front will continue to against the government. government and milf should resumption talks to be serious and intense, so that they can get to the root of the conflict and find out what the capabilities of both sides are in resolving the problem.the government should be sincere in dealing with all the peoples of Mindanao including the milf. We're committed to a peaceful and just settlement of conflict, inclusive of the interests of all. we are all Filipinos living in the same country so unity is very much important to develop a more progressive nation. it's easy to say stop fighting but there should be action to be done not only action of the government but also people all over the country should participate.


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cher_09sakura 6 years ago

the above comment (cher_09sakura) was posted by CHERRY MAE MONTEMAYORES, SECTION MN2.


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Ruffah Macarambon 6 years ago from Marawi City

5 stars for this article.

My attention was caught by the part of this article talking about the advocacy and plans of Salamat. My side is on him. Why? I am a Muslim woman. I have been reading articles, stories and hadiths. This acquired knowledge opened up my eyes that we, Muslims, should stick with the original teachings of Prophet Muhammad, may Peace be upon him. I think that the governance and influence of the other part of the Philippines is really affecting the way the teachings were sent to the new generations. I believe that modern life should be Islamized not Islam is to be modernized. i was crying and so disappointed everytime some of my friends say that this something is allowed because it's not told in hadiths and Qur'an that it was not allowed. I believe that if it is not done by the Prophet Muhammad, then we shouldn't do it as his follower.

That's the message of Salamat why he wants his advocacy to be done or accomplished. I mean, governance of non-muslims triggers the vulnerability of the new generation. I think that as early as the old generation can, they should provide good foundation of Islamic knowledge to the upcoming generation. Salamat wants Imam to lead because Imam has enough knowledge about Islam and no further alterations will be made everytime the Islamic teachings was passed to the upcoming generations. I like Salamat's advocacy of providing Mindanao or the Moros a proposal that could strenghten their faith without influence from the western world. I hope Muslims will stick with the original teachings and not the modernized one.

Rufaida Macarambon History3-Vv1


AMYBETH G> CARNICER xx2 his.3 6 years ago

the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (Arabic: ???? ????? ???? ?????????) is an Islamist group located in the southern Philippines. It is one of two Islamic military groups, the other being the Abu Sayyaf, that claim belligerency against the Government of the Philippines, the United States and its supporters for political corruption. These groups are found in Bangsamoro region, an area in Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago, Palawan, Basilan and other neighbouring islands.MNLF may appear bad record to others because of the ceaseless troubles especially in Mindanao.But they dont know is MNLF is trying to fight for their rights.Since other people are narrow-minded, they criticize MNLF cause of the awakening of grief to them.Ther are organizing rebellions just to preach their feelings. But we can't avoid such troubles happened.Peace wont be possible if our Government wont practice the power of listening to other's feelings.


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katclaire 6 years ago from MSU,Marawi City

Kathryn Claire D. Benitez History 3 Vv1

When I was still in 3rd year, I was alarmed by the issue that arose between Christians and Muslims specifically in lanao areas that had caused many bombings and put many lives into waste and at risk....

The issue is all about the ancestral domain that Muslims are claiming which the Christians don't want to give...

I understand why Salamat wants to separate Mindanao from the Philippines and make Mindanao as a Muslim country...But as Christians,this is not favorable to us..We are made by whoever Creator we believe fairly..Can we just be fair to everyone??? Stop war and let's wake up from this nonsense argument...It doesn't matter how superior we are to others,but,what matters most is we live into the fullest without stepping to someone's back..

I'm sick and tired of this never-ending issue...Can we just stop this and instead talk something that will lead us into betterment??...These acts will never help us in nurturing our country but rather these will be the reasons that will contribute to the total destruction of our nation.

We are all human and we are not created to destroy lives of other people and we never had given any right to do so....So,PLEASE...STOP THIS!!!!


Kissa Claire 6 years ago

Maata, Kissa Claire J. - History3 Vv1

As what I’ve already known before, the MILF and Abu Sayyaf Group are composed of terrorist and rebels. They do bombings, kidnappings, killings, or any violent activities to force the government to give Mindanao independence. And as what I’ve also known, they claim that the land of Mindanao is their property and they are getting it back from the government that’s why they fight until death.


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hariette 6 years ago

Salamat must discuss hi aims to the higher officers. But there are some circumstances for him to consider because he must think of others too not only in moro's side..

I think Salamat could really explain his eagerness to form MNLF.

But their ways to acquire their aims in unreasonable. they use bombs.. Without thinking that they might invovle here innocent civilians.. Kidnapping.

Salamat must also think the risks ecause its unfaire for those innocent beings.

Good day!

Hariette Amyer

Xx2


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xuxii 6 years ago

No one can get what he wants by killing people just to get their independence. "Live life to the FULLEST". Don't waste your time for fighting.

Bombs, guns, violent activities and kidnapping cannot help but it can only make it worst. Stop killing others happiness.

Sushmita Alaba Xx2


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marwan16 6 years ago

We really have negative thoughts about MILF. we dont even know their real motives

Each of us is longing for freedom and security. its just that we have our different ways of achieving those.

Maybe it would be better to stop these destructive fighting. because many innocent beings are killed or wounded.

How i pray for unity among all Filipinos.

Marwan Jaafar -- History3 Xx2


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DragonEyE 6 years ago

Good Day sir,

Yes, I do agree that there can be no peace in Mindanao unless full understanding of the role played by culture in the history of the Moros is achieved. It could not be possible too unless the Moros themselves will accept the fact that Mindanao had been already lost for them already and they have to accept the realities that there is still peace in co-existence and in diversity.

But i disagree to their independence. we are all just the same . we are Filipino and why do you need to be independent?. to follow your culture?... but you still can do your things even without it. and is there a need to kill people's lives in order to get want you want....

through that way... you can never get what you want.. it will only be worsen...

John Jerry D. Pacheco

Hist.3 Xx2


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DragonEyE 6 years ago

Good Day sir,

Yes, I do agree that there can be no peace in Mindanao unless full understanding of the role played by culture in the history of the Moros is achieved. It could not be possible too unless the Moros themselves will accept the fact that Mindanao had been already lost for them already and they have to accept the realities that there is still peace in co-existence and in diversity.

But i disagree to their independence. we are all just the same . we are Filipino and why do you need to be independent?. to follow your culture?... but you still can do your things even without it. and is there a need to kill people's lives in order to get want you want....

through that way... you can never get what you want.. it will only be worsen...

John Jerry D. Pacheco

Hist.3 Xx2


almirah sarip 6 years ago

The most important thing here in our country is to stop fighting. There is no benefit that we could get if we are still going to fight. For the Mindanao Independence, I think there will be no peace if there is no unity and peace talk will be done.

The government should ensure that its citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims, enjoy freedom, justice, equality and democracy, and their human rights are protected and promoted. I agree to this statement. We must all be fair.

So let’s stop fighting.

Almirah R. Sarip History 3-Vv1


BANDINGAN 6 years ago

This aspiration of freedom is not only for Muslims but also for others as well. so why not go for it?????????????????


rhaw 6 years ago

ahmad aiman batuampar hist3PQ2

the MNLF or MILF are not always in a bad side sometimes there are in a good side. i can say that because not all of what they have done was to destroy our government but they are doing that to let the government hear their needs. i am not in the side of MILF nor the government i am just saying that to have peace we need first to understand each other we need first to hear the opinions of each side to find out the real problem. in negotiating we don't need guns we need the opinion and the speeches of the people. we should let each side hear their own opinions. we don't need guns to achieve peace but understanding.


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sharzi_nogan 6 years ago

Moros should accept the fact that they have loss what are they fighting for. Mindanao should have the full understanding and will have the unity in us. So that we will totally experience freedom. Stop fighting and killing people. And for me I don't really want Mindanao will be separated in the Philippines.


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jude16 6 years ago from MSU,MARAWI CITY

Peace is the absence of war. If we want peace then we must work for it. As a Christian I don’t want to end life with these conflicts at hand. How I pray that these groups would stand for something useful, peaceful. I believe that peace will not be attained by simply separating two parties, but, I believe that peace is at hand when two different people are fused together to create something productive.

VINCENT JUDE ALMARIO HISTORY 3 Vv1


Mohammad Siraji M. AbdelGafur 6 years ago

Every conflict there is a corresponding solution. Maybe at the end, our natives will realize that their trouble have no solutions and it is unending. they are just wasting lives. let us just live freely in order to attain peace. can we just live combined. can we just help one another(christ and muslim). in order for us to gain more goods. Let us respect our deference...

SEC. MN2 History3


dejolde grace c. 6 years ago

Why is it that Bangsamoro pUrsue to separate AND BUILD ANOTHER REPUBLIC?iNDEED FOR ME IT IS NOT THE SOLUTION SO THAT WE WILL BE UNITED.the only solution for it, is just to give respect from one another rights because if everyone respect the rights of others there were no troubles aise. And discipline in own self is also needed so that we can get peace because as what I understand in this topic it only site a peace as a whole...


Maminta, Jamil B. 6 years ago

there is no need to be liberated in order to gain peace and development. maybe if there is a unity, we can gain peace and development. i'm not saying that i don't want to be independence but if that happen, what will happen to those non muslim citizens living here?

MN2, Hist. 3


Ala Abdani D. 6 years ago

there is no need to liberated because they have less benefit and if ever the mindanao has been liberated they have no peace in all muslims in mindanao and no improvement and development in mindanao.


ann ravelo 6 years ago

For me, there is no need to prolong these burddens. There is no such difference if we do what the rebels want or not. It will do no good if persuaded or not. It will just add insult to the injury.


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Diane Carol Canoy 6 years ago from PBB dormitory, MSU marawi

Since I was a kid I have Lived peacefully in Mindanao but that peace ended because of the war that was growing between us CHRISTIANS and MUSLIMS, what is this war all about? where is this KILLING lead the Killers? When will this STOP? that even the innocent people that do not want to be involve were killed. Why do we need to sacrifice for this? Is it because of power? well if that's the case it is all useless for everything that we want to have in this world is only for temporary bases it will never last forever because ones we DIE WE DIE!!!!! History3 Vv1


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czarlhy c",) 6 years ago from msumain, marawi city

as far as i know, the people in the upper portion of the Phil. is not favor of the idea of separating mindanao as another state from the Phil. itself. one of the reasons why because we have the resources in terms of food, electricity, water etc... and we (generalize) are cpable in defending ourselves from any invaders.

i could still remember (if i'm not mistaken)thre was once,Mayor Duterte of Davao city and other representatives from mindanao while a confernce in manila stand-out and declare that "if ever the our personnels there at the upper portion of our country will not be united in solving the national-issues, then it would b better that mindanao will b separated. for the reason; from time to time we're affested by the issues that they themselves have made just to cause personal attacks towards their opponents." which is also true! and ever it happens it will be our advantage.

in terms of war, the bible reveals that in the latter days there will be no-ending of wars then shall the end will come...


nor-ain habib 6 years ago

as a muslim and a follower of muhammad s.a.w., we are bound to fight our rights. as he said in his hadith, "Do not oppressed and do not be oppressed.". i think, MILF is just doing what they think is right. Fighting for Allah's cause is the greatest life ever. we only want peace, but if we are being abused and treated as an animals, then maybe it's time for us to fight. Allahu Akbar!!!

Nor-ain Habib MN2-History 3


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seventhree 6 years ago

Many misunderstands the objectives of the MILF. They do not get what Mr. Salamat’s advocacy and plans are. They disagree without considering and knowing everything about it. As a Muslim, I stand by him. What he belives in makes a point. This does not only about freedom and principle but preserving of religion as well.

Nowadays, many of our Muslim brothers and sisters forget about the true essence and principles of Islam. Other parts of the Philippines is really affecting the new generation. Yes, that’s not government’s nor the Christian’s fault but what Salamat thinks is that if we can do something to prevent it, why not do it? He has been fighting for what he believes in for more then three decades already. I agree with Ruffah, it is the modern life that should be Islamized not Islam be modernized. In preserving the numbers of Muslim and the want to increase the number of Muslims in the world, we, Muslims, should stick with the original teachings of Prophet Muhammad, may Peace be upon him. Allah Subhana WataAllah is above all. He is The Greatest and He is The Creator. And we should follow these because these are His orders.

Sittie Hanniya busran lomondot Macarambon

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asnaira mamintal 6 years ago

The problem between the Philippine government and the MILF has been the most serious problem in the whole Philippines.

It kills a hundred of innocent people

and destroyed more than a hundred of property especially in Mindanao.The members of the MILF were fighting for their independent Islamic state while the government of the Philippines is trying to prevent them for it was too complicated for the people in the Philippines to exchange places just because of separation of Mindanao.

well,for me it is better to stay as a one group,I mean there's no need to separate because if the reason why the MILF wanted to separate is to have a true Islamic culture and to strengthen the Islam religion to maintain morality in a place well they can achieved that aims by means of accepting differences like christian or in another way be a true Muslim and Christian because if you are true to GOD OR ALLAH you will realize that there is no need to fight one another for the sake of religious motive.

THEREFORE,since we have the same aims but different principles we could never achieved the peace but if we will have the same principles and ways we can produced a stable state and country.JUST be open-minded and always think for the general welfare both Christian and Muslim.


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cher_09sakura 6 years ago

FROM: CHERRY MAE MONTEMAYORES

SECTION: MN2

Muslim filipinos and Christian filipinos must unite to retake Sabah through the international courts. Lets stop these secessionist movement now. Malaysia is our real enemy not each other. ( not filipinos kill filipinos ) its time for truth to reaveal that malaysia is the traitor of ASEAN...


grechille 6 years ago

Yes, I do agree that there can be no peace in Mindanao unless full understanding of the role played by culture in the history of the Moros is achieved. It could not be possible too unless the Moros themselves will accept the fact that Mindanao had been already lost for them already and they have to accept the realities that there is still peace in co-existence and in diversity.

But i disagree to their independence. we are all just the same . we are Filipino and why do you need to be independent?. to follow your culture?... but you still can do your things even without it. and is there a need to kill people's lives in order to get want you want....

through that way... you can never get what you want.. it will only be worsen...


grechille 6 years ago

Yes, I do agree that there can be no peace in Mindanao unless full understanding of the role played by culture in the history of the Moros is achieved. It could not be possible too unless the Moros themselves will accept the fact that Mindanao had been already lost for them already and they have to accept the realities that there is still peace in co-existence and in diversity.

But i disagree to their independence. we are all just the same . we are Filipino and why do you need to be independent?. to follow your culture?... but you still can do your things even without it. and is there a need to kill people's lives in order to get want you want....

through that way... you can never get what you want.. it will only be worsen...


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hadJara 6 years ago

Settie Hadjara A. Polangi - MN2

The Philippines, like so many countries in Asia, is filling up with returnees from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab sheiklets. Those who do return, and not in a box, or who simply disappear never to be heard again, bring back tales of cruelty, rape, violence, at the hands of their Muslim Arab masters, and all over those countries where mass poverty requires hundreds of thousands to continue to take the risk, and to go off to the Arab oil states to work as domestic slaves and sex-slaves for Arab masters, return and tell, in no doubt cleaned-up fashion, the real story of how Muslims allow themselves to treat others, but especially non-Muslims.

None of it should be forgotten. Much of it should be written up and disseminated, or testimony offered on Youtube. This has to be widely understood in the West, where some who refuse to see Muslim behavior as dangerous, and refuse to grasp the nature of Islam, will listen to those from the Third World when they will not listen to fellow members of what they regard as the (illegitimate because white, European, colonial, whatever) West.

Have a PEACEFUL Life :)


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Shaima Abdulmanan 6 years ago from MSU-UTC

I agree that war in Mindanao must be stop in a good way. We as Filipino people we have a responsibility to help to solve this problem. We must understand each other and respect each individual freedom so that there’s no more people will suffer.


Nhor'ain Datumolok/MN2 6 years ago

For me it is not good to have bangsamoro republic,I am not saying that i don't like this but of course I am just thinking what will happen to our christian brothers and sisters if it will be bangsamoro country.


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RizPSunio 6 years ago from Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines

It's really a shock that a VERY WELL educated person like him, who was nurtured with knowledge and was given a chance to study abroad, would set up a revolutionary rebel group. I mean, a coalition group, for me, is just too informal and unethical,not chivalrous based on an educated person's point of view, not to mention the various crimes, cheats and injuries it had committed.

Setting up a rebels' group who often crosses the boarders of their primary existence are worthless and trash for me. If they fight for a cause, and yet, stumble on the rights and peace of others, they should just eliminate the group completely because it's existence is just fighting and contradicting itself.


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jhorry canta 5 years ago

CANTA, JHORRY S.

HISTORY 3-Cc2

the unfinished business of war here in Mindanao is made by the Muslims itself..as we see in the headlines specially when there's an election, it's expected that the mindanao in particular to the ARMM region would always be the center of the media bec. violence herein arises,troubles and conflicts will be made and even killing by their same blood as muslims is not possible just to have a power and the position (like on the maguindanao massacre)

they have contributed nothing to islam but distructing its image that's really visible even in the msu campus alone at present time--that killing, rape and kidnapping is practice and seems as normal..

f muslims want to be respected then gain even a little respect from themselves 1st

the separaion of the bangsamoro s not the answer

but the throwing of arms owned by them and the decreasing of pride is really a must to achieve peace.


jowsan 5 years ago

Why do rebels want to fight againsts the government and kill many innocent lives wherein fact they can do other means like peace negotiation.If they are angry with the government they must not include other people who are the one being affected on what they've done just like killings and others.They are also living in this place,why do they want to destroy the place and its people.They are so pitiless and unmerciful human being.If they want to separate from us then they will do it by peace talks or in other good way.GOD BLESS US ALL.. JOWIE BAGARES HISTORY 3 Uu3


Norshidah Didaagun 5 years ago

Hope this will not happened again...All Filipinos should love one another...And also the war that was happening last year will not happen this year of 2011...


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Nor Shidah 5 years ago from MSU, Marawi City

All of us are Filipinos so why would they fight one another they didn't ever think that they should stop fighting what if the next generation will do this again, what if they fight one another again that means Mindanao will never be peaceful?Oh common stop fighting it also can cause the children who was growing up now.If this war will never be stop Mindanao will no longer be peaceful now. We student never experience having a school trip because of kidnapping,raping, and snatching and many crime that happening now we didn't even see the Lake Lanao because were scared that what if we never come back to our homes.Hope the fighting that happening now won't happened the naxt year,hope Mindanao will be peaceful again.

Didaagun, Norshidah P.

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aripa macala 5 years ago

Hashim Salamat is a very nice person. now, I know his background. His name is very familiar to me.

I hope, all of them, all of us will think nothing but only PEACE.. PEACE.. PEACE. Our country is very problematic in financial and so on. if we continue fighting, we just adding the problem of our country! Philippines is crying for what happening on his area. Mindanao is so tired for this war that can't solve and they don't able to solve..

Uu3.


april love ado 5 years ago

we must have our unity for us to solve this conflict..we must look in our different religion but we must look our find a way on how we can solve this.. because when time went longer not just old but the new generation will also be affected...!!!


immanuel cruzado 5 years ago

it is very clear that there has never been an administration capable of solving the conflict in mindanao since the time of dictator marcos.for mindanaoans to expect stil from the government to provide an honorable and peaceful settlement in mindanao,is a dream if not a nightmare. in my view the matter must be taken at hand by the tri-people of mindanao themselves, the lumads, the moros and the christians. if they cannot build peace among themselves, then the only way to end ths conflict is to go in the battlefield and finish this war once and for all so th future generations wil be spared of it.


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SirGanz 5 years ago from MSU Marawi City Author

The conflict in Mindanao is a CONSPIRACY, that is why PEACE is illusive.


Futamarka 3 years ago

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DoveFreexrolo 6 months ago

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