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Too good to be true FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 08/27/2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Too good to be true

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
08/27/2011
Something just doesn’t smell right in what the Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders are saying with regard to the rebel group’s placid rejection of the Noynoy government peace panel proposal, which cancelled out any move to create a substate that the MILF is demanding from Noynoy.

The group even went to the extent of saying that there is hope as long as the peace talks continue, as well as claiming that the MILF’s rejection of the government’s expanded autonomy offer won’t result in the same way the MILF reacted violently to the rejection of the Supreme Court of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MoA-AD), where the group of Ameril Umbra Kato launched several bloody attacks in areas populated by both Moros and Christians.

A report said that despite the MILF’s rejection of the government proposal in the peace negotiation, the MILF leadership does not see a repeat of the 2008 massive atrocities in Central Mindanao which killed hundreds of civilians triggered by the SC’s declaration of the MoA-AD as unconstitutional.

MILF spokesman Von Al Haq stressed the MILF leadership has not monitored any disgruntled group within the organization except for the group of renegade commander Ameril Umbra Kato, who was declared “bughaat” or rebel by the MILF Central Committee..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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