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One ray is not enough

To the MILF, this is not an ordinary gesture of fairness; it is more than that. It is greatness in the making. Many a man, even the most rational, has great difficulty in admitting a guilt. Add that he is not a full-blooded Filipino, because of his American-Jewish roots, makes it more astonishing why he has the gut to sponsor this kind of bill, which will have far-reaching implications on the...

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Legacies to the next generations

The legacies we are referring here are the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), and the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The FAB and CAB can be likened to titles of lands which vested us rights to them which can be asserted. They were signed by the parties with third party facilitation. Similarly, the BOL, although not yet a perfect law,...

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BOL’s supports snowballing!

The next to come forward were local executives of Tawi-Tawi led by Governor Rasidin Matba, but they have yet to meet leaders of the MILF led by Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim formally. But a source close to the governor disclosed that it is only a matter of time before such meeting takes place. ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman also reiterated his commitment to support the BOL.In Maguindanao,...

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Register and ratify BOL

But this time, after the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), members of the MILF are duty bound to register and vote for yes, which is a requirement for the ratification of the BOL. Without this ratification, the BOL will not become a full law that is final and executory. Worse, non-ratification will mean the uncertainty that prevailed before in conflict affected areas will...

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