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Saving Mindanao… and the Nation
Posted in Headline, Pinas Now!, Viewpoint on 23 August 2008

Another great take on the ongoing crisis in Mindanao and the current political situation of the Philippines in the hands of Gloria Arroyo. These are sad times for the Philippines. Just when you think things are slightly looking up, a glimpse of hope appears- it is shattered by developments such as the issue in Mindanao.

At these trying times, we can’t help but call on divine intervention. There seems to be no way to resolve this. Only He can lead the way. We need a miracle! We need it now…

Mindanao Blackmail
Posted in Headline, Pinas Now!, Viewpoint on 4 August 2008

This article was forwarded by email just yesterday and we felt compelled to republish it because it concerns us, the Mindanaoans. We didn’t want to discuss Politics on this blog but from time to time, we see the need to and this write-up must be read by as many people as possible…

A somewhat difficult and long read, Mindano Blackmail is an eye-opener and refresher to what has been happening to Mindanao of late, specifically with the Bangsamoro (Moroland) led by the Muslim separatist rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

In gist, the Philippine government just concluded the six-year old dialogue with the MILF on July 18, 2008; And again, reaching an agreement with the group by according them the power and control of an additional 712 villages in the island of Mindanao! As if their existing coverage in Mindanao isn’t big enough!! This furthers MILF’s political and economic powers even more! How did this happen? You have to read the article…

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