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Big mistake EDITORIAL 08/11/2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Big mistake

EDITORIAL
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08/11/2011
Noynoy Aquino is placing the Philippines in great peril by forging a peace accord with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels, and obviously on their terms and conditions, which are, among others, the creation of a Moro substate with awesome state powers and an expanded territory while granting the rebels a national identity of BangsaMoro nation, said to be composed of not just Muslims, but Lumads and Christians who reside in the substate.

Christians and Lumads, neither of whom are Muslims, are to be known as BangsaMoro nationals under the rule of the MILF even in Christian settlements, such as Zamboanga Sibugay?

The MILF claims that secession is out of the picture as its people will remain Filipinos, but demands a substate with state powers, including having a BangsaMoro police force under its control and command, and expects a peace accord to be finalized in two years time.

Noynoy is apparently swallowing this MILF line, as already he is talking about the grant of greater autonomy for the MILF through a plebiscite, as though such a move would finally bring peace to Mindanao, assuming the high court will rule such an accord as constitutional..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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