- Written by Ninez Cacho-Olivares
- Friday, 13 July 2012
She said that both parties — the MILF and the government — have already agreed to the creation of a new autonomous political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), with the entity expected to provide genuine autonomy for the Bangsamoro people, which she added, addresses the root causes of the armed conflict in Mindanao.
Malacañang may call it a “political entity” even when it will have the size, shape and its own political, economic and religious system under a sub-state, which is what the MILF demands.
First off: How can a political entity for the MILF replace the ARMM, which is the existing body that the Constitution mandates for Muslim Mindanao?
It is presumed that as the MILF is Muslim, the territories now an integral part of the ARMM are the same territories that this “new political entity” that is the MILF, which will exercise control..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune