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MISUARI-KATO MEETING
NOVEMBER 17, 2011

 

Chairman NUR'S Message
on the 45th Occasion of
Bangsamoro Freedom Day

Chairman NUR'S Message
on the 44th Occasion of
Bangsamoro Freedom Day

MISUARI, MOROS & MARCOS

by Farouk Luqman

 MNLF PEACE SUMMITS & MEETINGS OF 2011

Notes on the
Philippine-Bangsamoro Conflict
by O. S. Miharbi

 
THE KORONADAL DECLARATION

Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Sept. 9, 2002

ARCHIVES
OF HISTORICAL
PHOTOS

Books on Bangsamoro Struggle & History

Declaration of the Enlarged Central Committee National Leadership Meeting, Kabacan, North Cotabato
23-24 July 2002

Declaration of the Extra-Ordinary Session of the Bangsamoro People's National Congress
Cotabato City

Declaration of the Fifth Bangsamoro People's National Congress

FEATURED LINKS

  Organization of the         Islamic Conference
  Muslim World League
  The United Nations

The Fourth Tripartite Meeting of GPH, MNLF, and the OIC held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on February 22-23.

 




 MNLF CHAIRMAN’S GREETINGS
ON THE CELEBRATION OF EID'L FITR 201
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The 46th Anniversary of the Bangsamoro Freedom Day - March 18, 2014

CHAIRMAN MISUARI'S MESSAGE ON THE CELEBRATION
OF THE 46th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BANGSAMORO
FREEDOM DAY

On behalf of the MNLF Central Committee leaders, freedom fighters in the war zone of Mindanao and the oppressed Bangsamoro people, we are again appealing to the conscious humanity of nations, particularly the 57-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and all Peace Advocate and Humanitarian Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to join us even only with silent prayers and moral suport in the celebration of our Bangsamoro Freedom Day on this auspicious day of March 18, 2014 (16 Jamadil Awal 1435H). Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

The 40th OIC-CFM Resolution on Muslims in Southern Philippines

THE 40th SESSION OF THE OIC COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS
held in Conakry, Republic Of Guinea
(06 to 08 Safar 1435H, 09 to11 December 2013),

1- Renews its support for the Peace Agreement between the GPH and MNLF initialled on 30 August 1996 in Jakarta and officially signed in Manila on 2 September 1996;

2- Calls for quick and full implementation of the provisions of 1996 Final Peace Agreement on implementation of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement concluded between the GPH and the MNLF with good intention and genuine interest so that just and lasting peace and comprehensive development can be achieved for the Bangsamoro people; (READ FULL RESOLUTION)

The 40th OIC-CFM, Republic of Guinea, 9-11 December 2013

CHAIRMAN MISUARI TO ATTEND CONAKRY 40th OIC CFM AND 5TH IRAQ OIC THINK TANK FORUM

MNLF HAS LISTED BIG DELEGATION TO ATTEND 4OTH OIC COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS (CFM) MEETING IN CONAKRY, 6-8 SAFAR 1435H

In response to the invitation of the Government of Republic of Guinea through the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to attend the 40th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers...  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

From the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation 21 November 2013

IN THE MIDST OF THE MNLF RENEWED FREEDOM STRUGGLE: OIC ASKS MNLF AND PGH TO CONTINUE PEACE PROCESS

CONTINUING FREEDOM STRUGGLE AND PEACE PROCESS

After the 19-day war in Zamboanga City last September, 2013 between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (soldiers) and the freedom fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) led by Ustaj Khabir Malik, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has issued notice to continue the peace process to find a comprehensive solution to the Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao.

 The Bangsamoro Grand Mufti, Al-Ustaj Abdulbaki Abubakar, who is the Secretary-General of the MNLF Foreign Affairs Committee, has provided mnlfnet.com  with the OIC communication to this effect. Full report is the following:

(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 19 November 2013

FROM THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE OF FILIPINO-COLONIZED MINDANAO - AN OPEN LETTER to President Benigno S. Aquino III, Secretary Manuel Roxas II, Mayor Maria Isabel Climaco and Governor Mujib Hataman

In Facebook, the OPEN LETTER of one of the few Bangsamoro intellectual icons of Filipino-colonized Mindanao (never mind the famous name) instantly received enthusiastic approval ('likes'). The OPEN LETTER directly addressed two national Filipino colonialist leaders, President Benigno S. Aquino III and DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas II and also two Mindanawan political collaborators, Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabel Climaco and ARMM Governor Mujib Hataman. It involved both an inquiry and appeal surrounding the 19-day September AFP-MNLF... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 03 November 2013

FILIPINO-MORO WAR IN MINDANAO: PATHWAY TO
FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

"O believers, fight in the path of Allah without fear of death and bear in mind that Allah hears and knows everything." (2:22)

In keeping with this Qur'anic injunction, the indigenous Muslims with the support of the Animist Lumad natives and the conscious Christians of Mindanao have to continue waging the freedom struggle against the oppressive Filipino colonizers of Luzon.

  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 05 October 2013

AFP BURNING OF ZAMBOANGA 10,000
HOUSES/MOSQUES IS LIKE JOLO'S INFERNO IN 1974
AFP-MNLF WAR

"To: President Aquino,

We, the Muslims of Zamboanga City strongly condemned the work of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in burning down the masjids (house of worship) in Barangay Campo Muslim, Rio Hondo and Mariki."

"This is an act of terrorism. We as Muslims are entitled to our right for freedom of religion."

  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 26 September 2013

AQUINO GOVERNMENT HAVE CHOSEN WAR, NOT PEACE FOR MINDANAO

It is recalled that the continuing 4-decade Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao was designed by the Philippine Commonwealth regime of President Manuel L. Quezon, who proudly declared the colonization and occupation of the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) with the enactment of the draconian law National Assembly Legislative Act No. 4197 otherwise known as the Quirino-Recto Colonization Act.

  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Questions & Answers 22 September 2013

QUESTIONS ON THE ZAMBO SIEGE

1) Is it true that the MNLF set the houses on fire and that they barred the firemen from putting out the fire because of MNLF snipers? I heard claims on the contrary.

2) Is it true that the MNLF has high-powered firearms that include 90 RR? Mar says these, aside from mortars, were among those recovered by military troops during clearing ops. May financial backers daw ang MNLF that provided the logistics to wage the uprising?

  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 12 September 2013

AQUINO GOVERNMENT HAVE NO RESPECT FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 1996 GRP-OIC-MNLF JAKARTA PEACE AGREEMENTS

CAUSES OF THE SUDDEN ERUPTION OF FILIPINO-MORO WAR IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

The Filipino-Moro war raging now in Zamboanga City between the colonial Philippine occupation soldiers and the Bangsamoro freedom fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) could not have occurred if the present Aquino government respected only the September 2, 1996 MNLF-OIC-GRP Jakarta Peace Agreements.  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 23 August 2013

BANGSAMORO CONSTITUTION:
ROAD MAP TO INDEPENDENCE AND NATIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION

In a gathering of MNLF political, religious and military leaders from the different state revolutionary committees and mass supporters from all over the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan (MINSUPALA), a revolutionary government constitution was unveiled. This led to the proclamation of the establishment of the United Federated States of Bangsamoro Republik (UFSBR), embracing the islands of Mindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Palawan...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial (Republished 19 August 2013, 1st Published 17 December 2011)

BANGSAMORO HISTORICAL NOTES

 CALL FOR BANGSAMORO UNITY AND THE CALL
FOR BANGSAMORO MARTYRDOM

Clearly, Allah has taught the believing humanity: "O believers! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not but as true Muslims. All together hold fast to the rope of Allah (Faith of Islam) and be not divided among yourselves." (Surah 3, Al-'Imran: 102-103)

"Be not like those, who became divided into sects and who started to argue against each other after clear revelations had come to them. Those responsible for division and arguments will be sternly punished." (Surah 3, Al-'Imran: 105)   

Truly conscious of Bangsamoro unity, the patriarch of the Moro freedom struggle against Philippine colonialism, Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), has now taken the initiative to unite the Bangsamoro people, including the freedom fighters and the civilian masses. Barely a few weeks ago, the MNLF Chairman conducted a personal dialogue with Chairman Al-Ustaj Amiril Umra Kato of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) in central Mindanao. A new revolutionary group that separated from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF) under Chairman Hj. Murah Ebrahim, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 14 August 2013

WHO IS AFRAID OF MINDANAO INDEPENDENCE?

PROLOGUE 

A strong loud advocacy for Mindanao independence from the unproductive clutches of Philippine colonialism has been lately raised again a moral issue by Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) only last week of July 2013. This was after finding out on July 25 from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that the Philippine Aquino government was terminating the MNLF-OIC-GRP peace process on the complete and final implementation of the September 2, 1996 Jakarta Peace Agreements.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 14 July 2013

WHY DID AMERICA CONDEMN FILIPINOS AND MOROS TO THE MINDANAO WAR?

(Series of 4 Parts)

PART IV - ILL-EFFECTS OF AMERICAN COLONIAL POLICY UNDER AMERICA-CREATED PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM 

On July 4, 1946, colonial America State terrorism was passed on to power-hungry Filipino colonizers to unleash upon the Mindanao and Cordillera natives. The dreadful Philippine State terrorism was terribly felt by the Muslim and Lumad Animist natives of Mindanao as well as the Igorots of the Cordillera ('Mountain Province'). This was the  formal establishment of America-created 'Republic of the Philippines' that involved the highly immoral annexation of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) and the Cordillera Region.

 

Today, under America-installed Philippine...

              (READ FULL ARTICLE)

The Battles of the Prophet Series                                            Next: The Conquest of Makkah

THE BATTLE OF MU'TAH

They went on their way as far as Ma'an in Syria where they heard that Heraclius had come down to Ma'ab in the Balqa' with 100,000 Greeks joined by 100,000 men from Lakhm, Judham, Al-Qayn, Bahra and Bali. When the Muslims heard this they spent two nights at Ma'an pondering what to do.   (READ FULL ARTICLE)

 

OTHER BATTLES:

The Great Battle of Badar

The Battle of Uhud

The Battle of the Trench

The Battle of Banu Quraisha

The Battle of Khaibar

Guest Editorial 25 May 2013

WHY DID AMERICA CONDEMN FILIPINOS AND MOROS TO THE MINDANAO WAR?

(Series of 4 Parts)

PART III - DARK ROAD TO AMERICA-DESIGNED PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM 

In 1935, the U.S. government colonial policy in condemning the Filipinos and Moros to the future bloody Mindanao war was revealed with the establishment of the Philippine Commonwealth regime. This was the political stepping stone for the Christian Filipinos to be given independence and freedom, but also a political scheme towards the dependence and unfreedom of the Muslim and Highlander natives of Mindanao.

 

In the closing years of American occupation of the triumvirate Islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 23 May 2013

WHY DID AMERICA CONDEMN FILIPINOS AND MOROS TO THE MINDANAO WAR?

(Series of 4 Parts)

PART II - COST OF AMERICAN-FILIPINO
WAR IN MINDANAO

The strong resistance against the American invaders occurred not only in Jolo Island but was also felt in the other domain of the Moro natives in mainland Mindanao. The 'Battle of Bayan in Lanao' on May 1902 registered to be one of the most significant Bangsamoro armed struggles against American colonialism. This was followed by the series of fierce battles in Taraca in 1904, Sisiman in 1921, Tugaya and Garassi in 1923 up to 1935 until 1941. The American-Moro hostilities were characterized by the 'cota wars' around Lake Lanao when the first...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 19 May 2013

WHY DID AMERICA CONDEMN FILIPINOS AND MOROS TO THE MINDANAO WAR?

(Series of 4 Parts)

PART I - BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN GREED FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER

It is recorded in global history that the government of the United States of America (USA) has committed "two monumental crimes against humanity."

 

Firstly, America has perpetrated the massacring of tens of millions aboriginal Indians ('native Americans'), including the gradual land-grabbing of their ancestral domain that apparently constitute now large part of so-called United States of America. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 11 May 2013

AFTER MALAYSIA GE13, IS THERE PEACE TO
SABAH WAR?

The strange conduct of Malaysia's Election Commission of the May 5, 2013 General Election (GE13) marred by reported irregularity of massive 'flying voters' from Sabah and Sarawak fearlessly casting votes in the federal states has now defined why the Sabah war has to be created by the UMNO-led government of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. The election result of GE13 has blown off the cover of the need and necessity for the Malaysia-Sulu Sultanate war to take place in Sabah. Possibly, the Sabah war was to instill fear and terror in the hearts and minds of the Sabahans in order the... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

SSNB Press Statement 03 April 2013 (Guest Publication)

PRESS STATEMENT

“O Believers!  Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not but as true Muslims.  All together hold fast to the rope of Allah (faith in Islam) and be not divided among yourselves.” (Surah Al-Imran : 3:102-103)

 

1    The events that transpired from February 9, 2013 and onwards to this date cannot just be mere coincidence...  or a conspiracy as others like to speculate. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

MNLF Official Statement 26 March 2013

MNLF CONDEMNS ABDUCTION AND POSSIBLE
KILLING OF SHEIKH BASHIER B. MURSALON AND
OTHER HARRASMENT

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is alarmed by the tragic situation prevailing in Zamboanga City, involving the abduction and possible killing of a respected and religious Muslim theologian, Sheikh Bashier Bantal Mursalon, on January 21, 2013.

 

A married man, 36-year old Sheikh Bashier is a peaceful resident of Labuan, Zamboanga City. A graduate of Khartoum University, Sudan, he is credited to have established an Islamic learning center (madrasah) in Labuan and Patalon Barangay, Zamboanga City. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 13 March 2013

3/1 KAMPUNG TANDOU MASSACRE: DEFINING TRAGIC SAGA OF THE SULTANATE OF SULU ANDNORTH BORNEO (SSNB)

HOW TO MASSACRE HISTORICAL LAND-OWNERS?

The war in North Borneo ('Sabah' now changed by Malaysians) between the federal state of Malaysia and the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (SSNB) started with the peaceful visit of the Sulu Sultanate crown prince, Rajah Muda Azzimudin Kiram, some family members and Tausug civilian constituents to Kampung Tandou, a small village of ten houses 60 kms. from Lahad Datu, on February 9, 2013.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 26 February 2013

PR0LOGUE TO

WHY DID QUEZON COMMONWEALTH REGIME DESIGN
ECLIPSING BANGSAMORO SULTANATE?

The injustice most foul committed by both Philippine and Malaysian colonialism in land-grabbing the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA cannot be forever hidden to a mere footnote in history. Certainly, an immoral and criminal activity of this magnitude has to surface to haunt and scare the perpetrators that a grievous injustice has to be rectified. Otherwise, it will always end humiliating the colonizers even though using the majesty of law in legitimizing the crime against an oppressed humanity.

 

This is the case today of what is happening in Lahad Datu, Sabah (North Borneo originally) that the Tausugs ("Orang Suluk" in Malaysian Constitution) of Sulu archipelago have always considered an integral part of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (SSNB).

 

On February 9, Raja Muda (Crown Prince) Datu Azzimudin Kiram, ...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 09 February 2013

1976 TRIPOLI PEACE AGREEMENT, 1987 JEDDAH PEACE ACCORD, 1996 FPA AND 2012 FAB:
STATUS QUO FOR FILIPINO LAND-GRABBERS?

What are the Filipino and Malaysian colonialist land-grabbers up to now?

 

On the blatant and shameless land-grab of the Bangsamoro ancestral homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) by the Christian Filipino invaders, Joseph E. Fallon ["Igorot and Moro National Reemergence (The Fabricated Philippine State"), 1999] illuminated:

 

 "In 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines was formally established. Under the Quezon administration an escalation of Filipino colonization of Moroland commenced...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' Conference

THE 12th ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE
held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt

(15-17 25-26 RABI' AL-AWWAL 1434H 6-7 FEBRUARY 2013

Editorial 07 February 2013

REVISITING THE FEBRUARY 7-8, 1974 BURNING OF JOLO

Thirty nine years ago today, around 20,000 Muslim, Christian and Chinese civilian residents of Jolo perished in the wild inferno of the burning of the central commercial town caused by repeated land, sea and air bombardments by the lethal Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) war machine of mass destruction. They were caught in the cross fire between the two-day battle of the colonial AFP occupation soldiers and the freedom fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) right in the town center of Jolo.

 

Recalling now their anguish, pain and suffering until their final death on the hands of the Filipino invaders,...(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 27 January 2013

THE ROLE OF PHILIPPINE MEDIA AS A MOUTHPIECE
OF PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM IN MINDANAO WAR

 In any democratic and free society in the world, the mass media play a big role in achieving and maintaining peace and harmony to ensure cordial, pleasant and peaceful co-existence amongst the communities. Indeed the people actively involved in media use truth and conscience as fundamental guideline. But this is not simply the case in the American-fabricated Philippine Republic.

 

In the present ever-proud "Catholic Filipino nation", one has to be guided by what the popular American African human... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Guest Editorial 20 January 2013

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM
BETRAYED MINDANAO PEACE?

 Philippine colonialism under President Benigno S. Aquino III declared a public commitment in Luneta Park, Manila, on June 30, 2010, defining boldly and vividly the lofty program of his government to finally end the 4-decades long Philippines-Bangsamoro war in Mindanao that has resulted in the deaths of more than 200,000 combatants and civilians, and countless material losses. His point of emphasis:  "We are committed to a peaceful and just settlement of conflict, inclusive of the interests of all - may they be Lumads, Bangsamoro or Christian." (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 19 December 2012

PHILIPPINE AND MALAYSIAN COLONIALISM:
AFRAID OF BANGSAMORO FREEDOM?

Today in Southeast Asia, the wickedness of brutish colonialism is masked still by Philippines and Malaysia. While Philippine colonialism is still exploiting shamelessly the mineral, agricultural and aquatic riches of the Filipino-occupied Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA), Malaysian colonialism is also comfortably basking in the land-grab of North Borneo (Sabah), which historically and rightfully belongs to the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (SSNB).

 

Thus, deeply analyzing the colonial situation, how does this impact on the Bangsamoro struggle... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 13 December 2012

PHILIPPINES-BANGSAMORO WAR IN MINDANAO:
ORIGIN AND AFTERMATH

The Philippines--Bangsamoro war of attrition in Mindanao in modern history originated from the political and economic greed of Filipino politicians, like Manuel L. Quezon, Claro M Recto, Elpidio Quirino, among others, who used the "law of the jungle" that "might is right" in concocting the "legalised land-grabbing" piece of legislation in the 1935 Philippine Commonwealth regime Legislature (National Assembly) known as "Legislative Act 4197" or the draconian "Quirino-Recto Colonisation Act."(READ FULL ARTICLE)

OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' Conference

THE 39th SESSION OF THE OIC COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS
held in Djibouti, Republic Of Djibouti

(15-17 November 2012. 1-3 Muharram 1434)

Chairman Nur's Special Privelege Speech at the Conference

IT'S A LIE!
IT'S A BIG LIE, MR. CHAIRMAN!

Editorial 10 November 2012

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT: OCTOPUS PORTRAYAL UNMASKED

It is baffling to note that since day one in 1974, at the heights of the fierce Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao, the Philippine government under President Ferdinand E. Marcos had invited the Organization of of Islamic Conference [now 'Organization of Islamic Cooperation'] (OIC) to mediate in achieving peace in the colonized Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA). But in the course of the peace process the government has  always portrayed the jelly role of one big-head octopus with a variety of loose tentacles. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 09 November 2012

WHY BANGSAMORO, NOT FILIPINO?

Why is the Christian Philippine government imposing the sinister policy of Filipinization as a subterfuge for Christianization over the colonized Muslim and Animist native inhabitants of the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA)?

 

Is the threat of Filipinization or Christianization under Philippine colonialism really endangering the mental and physical well-being of the Muslim and Indigenous peoples of Mindanao?

(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Pictorial

THE 17th MNLF GRAND SUMMIT
Crocodile Park, Davao City, October 21, 2012

PICTORIAL

SPEECH

Editorial 11 October 2012

THEN SEPTEMBER 2, 1996 MNLF-GRP PEACE
AGREEMENT, NOW OCTOBER 15, 2012 MILF-GPH 'FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT', IS IT A SOLUTION OR ANOTHER DECEPTION?

In recalling the colonial annexation of the historical independent Moro Nation (Bangsamoro), from the beginning since the time President Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1935 declared the 'colonization' and 'occupation' of the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA), it also proclaimed ominously the forthcoming bloody Filipino-Moro war in the colonized territory. Clearly, it was pure and simple land-grabbing strategy.

 

Motivated by political and economic greed to presumably 'legalize' the colonial policy, the early Filipino politicians under the American-installed Commonwealth government contrived to enact a draconian 'law' in the National Assembly codified as 'Legislative Act No. 4197' otherwise known as 'Quirino-Recto Colonization Act'.

 

(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 08 October 2012

HISTORICAL AND "HUMAN WRONG" OF PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM: HOW NOT TO RESPECT HISTORIC-HUMAN RIGHTS OF BANGSAMORO AND CHINA?

Given the current dispute between Philippines and China over actual ownership of the islands in South China Sea and the unending Philippines-Bangsamoro war in Filipino-occupied, there are two fundamental questions that need crystal clarification, to wit:

 

Firstly, can Philippines respect the historical and human rights of the colonized Bangsamoro people and the peace-loving Chinese people?

 

Secondly, can the Luzon-based Filipino colonizers cease to perpetrate injustice against the historically-sovereign Moro Nation (Bangsamoro) and now emerging super power China?


(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 06 October 2012

THE TRAGEDY OF PHILIPPINE'S "STATE VIOLENCE":
IS MASS KILLING INVITING DIVINE WRATH FOR PHILIPPINES?

The conception from the beginning of "Filipinas" (Philippines) as the King Philip II-related "cursed nation" into the American-inspired "fabricated Philippine State" in 1946 and presently into a showcase window of "state violence" has ominously made the Philippines a country of perils varied and war-mongers attracting divine wrath. Thus, the proudly proclaimed "Catholic nation in Asia" has always experienced the pangs of war and other unwarranted social crisis. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 23 September 2012

MYTH AND REALITY OF
'BUSINESS PARTNERS' AND 'AMBASSADORS OF PEACE'
UNDER PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM

COMMERCIALIZATION OF PHILIPPINES-BANGSAMORO WAR AND MINDANAO PEACE
UNDER PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM

Now that the bloody Philippines-Bangsamoro war in war-ravaged Mindanao has been raging for more than forty years and more human killings and wanton destruction are forthcoming, Philippine colonialism under President Benigno S. Aquino III has given it a new face to distinguish it from the ugly Marcosian 'New Society' (Bagong Lipunan) carnage outlook.

Under the political cliche 'Straight Pathway' (Matuwid na Daan) brand of governance, the surreal political mirage is prime-timed with the introduction of 'business partners' and 'ambassadors of peace' as new commercial components to end presumably the longest war in Southeast Asia second only to the Vietnamese-American war in the past.
(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 19 September 2012

DOWN UNDER PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM:
WHY BANGSAMORO PEOPLE SUFFER MISERY OF WAR,
POVERTY, HUNGER, CORRUPTION, ETC.?

PHASE II - WHY DO BANGSAMORO PEOPLE HAVE TO SUFFER THE MISERY OF WAR,
POVERTY, HUNGER, CORRUPTION, PROSTITUTION, ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER ILLS
UNDER PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM?

 Since the formal imposition of Philippine colonialism in the Bangsamoro homeland Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan in 1946, the miserable lives of the peace-loving Muslim and Indigenous Peoples have become unbearable and appalling. They are not only exposed to the pangs of genocidal war executed by the colonial Filipino military occupation forces all out to terrorize, kill, worst, massacre them in cold blood in their own ancestral homeland, but they are also made to suffer the misery of pervasive corruption, mass poverty, rising hunger, alcoholism/gambling, prostitution and other human inequities and deprivations under the Philippine government.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 03 September 2012

DOWN UNDER PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM:
WHY BANGSAMORO PEOPLE SUFFER MISERY OF WAR,
POVERTY, HUNGER, CORRUPTION, ETC.?

PHASE I - WHY THE MALPRACTICE OF COLONIALISM BY THE CHRISTIAN
PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC?

 

In history, the birth of Philippine colonialism is credited to the Spanish, American and Japanese colonizers, who took turns within the period of more than three hundred years terrorizing, abusing and exploiting the Muslim and Indigenous peoples of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA). 

As willing and mightily proud inheritor of the oppressive policy of the piratical foreign invaders imbued with the sinister machination to kill and even to massacre the native inhabitants of MINSUPALA just to land-grab their ancestral homeland, and to convert them into colonial slaves, Philippine colonialism has chartered the same evil scheme over the Muslim and Highlander natives of Mindanao for more than six decades now.
(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 24 August 2012

PHILIPPINE STATE TERRORISM VIS-A-VIS BANGSAMORO
FREEDOM STRUGGLE

On July 4, 1946, Philippine colonialism reared its ugly head in the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) through direct courtesy, alas, conspiracy with American Imperialism. Tragically, it is recorded in global history that America committed two monumental crimes against humanity, involving the massive massacring of the aboriginal Indians and deceptively land-grabbing their ancestral homeland and also the inhumane enslaving of the 'African Americans' in American soil for myriad of years.

(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 11 August 2012

IMPACT OF POSSIBLE CHINA-PHILIPPINES WAR
WITHIN FILIPINO-MORO WAR IN MINDANAO

SHORT PROLOGUE

What is the possibility of Philippine colonialism going to war with powerful China while still waging a genocidal war against the colonized Bangsamoro people of Mindanao?

Can Philippines afford to battle with both the colonized people of Mindanao and the emerging global superpower China whose historical rights, respectively, on Sulu Sea and South China Sea are being usurped and challenged by a "corrupt" and "fabricated Philippine State" from inception?

 (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 27 July 2012

RECLAIMING BANGSAMORO HUMANITY FROM FOREIGN COLONIZERS

The Philippine-Bangsamoro war in Mindanao, causing massive humanitarian disas-ter every time the Moro freedom fighters and the colonial Philippine military occupation soldiers engaged in ground widescale mortal combat, has not perma-nently ended to date. This is despite the efforts of the stakeholders to achieve peace.

 Why? Is this due basically to the insensitivity and indifference of foreign cons-pirators, like Spain, America and Japan... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 17 July 2012

Open Letter to US President Barack Obama

Dear President Barrack Obama,

The United States of America (USA) under your leadership are so proud of declaring to humanity that Human Rights are of paramount importance to American idealism and history. But this is not true to the sad case of the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao under Philippine colonialism for a quite number of decades now. The injustice most foul committed by America against the oppressed...  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 04 July 2012

MNLF-MILF CONVERGENCE DIALOGUE: PART II

The unity-conscious members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) pursued again the 'discussion on convergence of views and actions' in another meeting on June 30, this year, at the Waterfront Hotel, Davao City. The Bangsamoro colleagues-in-struggle came all the way from the different areas of Filipino-occupied Mindanao and some from Luzon to attend the MNLF-MILF convergence dialogue. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in Marawi City, Lanao Sur, but was shifted to Davao due to lack of accommodation in the purportedly  venue meeting. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 22 June 2012

MNLF-MILF CONVERGENCE DIALOGUE ON UNITY

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) called for the unity of the Bangsamoro people to enable both the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to come to terms with the stark reality that the oppressed Muslim and Highlander natives of Mindanao must solidify their freedom struggle as a single and formidable representative of social change for peace and development. This too may include the Christian settlers who have considered the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) their home. Thus, peaceful co-existence is of paramount importance for all Mindanao stakeholders, including the Filipino colonizers in Luzon. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 04 May 2012

ANALYSIS ON: "BANGSAMORO STATE GOVERNMENT"

After the recent Kuala Lumpur peace talks in April, this year, between Philippine colonialism and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a document was signed embracing "ten (10) decision points on principles", serving as "general directions of the substantive negotiations" in order to formulate a political settlement to the more than four decades Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao. The MILF-GPH peace talks are separate political overtures vis-a-vis the MNLF-GRP peace negotiations undertaken by Philippine colonialism to end the Mindanao war that started in the 1960s under Dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos. In 1968, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari launched the freedom struggle of the Bangsamoro people against the murderous Marcos regime. In 1974, Dictator Marcos was compelled to seek the mediation... (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 18 March 2012

MNLF 44TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATES
BANGSAMORO FREEDOM DAY

From March 18, 1968 today, covering forty four (44) years, the heinous Jabidah massacre of hundreds Bangsamoro Tausug youth trainees took place in Corregidor Island perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soldiers. The globally-known day of infamy also inspired the historical birth of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to start launching the freedom struggle of the oppressed Bangsamoro people of Mindanao against Philippine colonialism under the murderous regime of Dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos. Significantly, March 18 has been annually celebrated Bangsamoro Freedom Day, marking the official proclamation of the struggle for independence and self-determination of the Bangsamoro people under Philippine colonialism in 1968. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 29 February 2012

 WHY DOES PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT NEED MNLF AND
MILF PEACE AGREEMENTS TO END MINDANAO WAR?

TWO (2) PEACE AGREEMENTS! WHAT FOR?

It is quite a marvel to note that Philippine colonialism is still playing its own game of dividing the Muslims and Highlander natives as well as the Christian settlers of the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) to end the Filipino-Moro war. It is strange that the concept of the Manila government to find a comprehensive solution to the Mindanao conflict is to sign two peace accords with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). But is the colonial design workable enough to bring 'just and lasting' peace to war-torn Mindanao?

WHY THE DELAY TO IMPLEMENT THE GRP-OIC-MNLF PEACE AGREEMENTS?

Up to date, the Philippine government has engaged 38 years the MNLF in peace talks, including signing three (3) peace agreements, specifically the 1976 Tripoli Peace Agreement, 1987 Jeddah Peace Accord and the 1996 Jakarta Peace Agreement. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

BMNews 1 February 2012

 PUIC APPROVES MNLF AS OBSERVER IN
PALEMBANG MEET

BMNews, PALEMBANG. The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC) has officially approved the request of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for Observer status of the MNLF-Bangsamoro People's Congress during the plenary session of the 7th PUIC conference in Palembang, Indonesia. The scheduled 2-day 7th PUIC meeting was held in Palembang, Indonesia, from January 30-31, this year, under the auspices of Indonesian President Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is composed of all the Speakers and Parliamentary Heads of all governments and observer communities and organizations of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Executive Committee of the PUIC, in its 26th Meeting held in Ankara, Republic of Turkey on 20th November 2011 agreed to recommend granting the Moro National Liberation Front Observer status to the PUOIC.  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Editorial 19 January 2012

BANGSAMORO HISTORICAL NOTES

 MNLF REVITALIZATION: FROM ORIGINAL
TO UPDATE VISION

Revisiting The Original Vision

It is now written in global history that the original vision of the founding leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is to regain the complete freedom of the oppressed Bangsamoro people of Mindanao from Philippine colonialism through defensive armed struggle. Since the first dawn of the conception of the Moro National Liberation Front in the late 1960s as triggered and inspired by the heinous Jabidah Massacre of March 18, 1968, the founding MNLF Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari and the first 90 batch Moro trainees consequently  always repeatedly proclaimed their solemn pledge right in the huge Matalam rock inside their training camp. In unison, they always pledged passionately and loudly the liberating words of martyrdom: "In the name of Allah, in the name of our oppressed people and in the name of our homeland! Victory or to the Graveyard!   

Indeed, the intensity of the cold-blooded massacre in Corigidor Island of around sixty eight (68) recruited Muslim trainees from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officers as sanctioned by the Marcos regime alarmed and radicalized the Bangsamoro people. This was compounded by the succeeding genocidal extermination depredations against the Muslims by the AFP and its armed para-military troops in other areas in mainland Mindanao, particularly in Cotabato, Lanao, Zamboanga and Bukidnon, resulting in massive dislocation and wanton land-grabbing of the lands of the Muslims by the Christian settlers supported by the Manila government.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

Bangsamoro Youth Corner 24 January 2012

 FILIPINO-MORO WAR, CORRUPTION,
WARLORDISM, ETC.

THE 3 MOST CORRUPT PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTS - According to a survey by Pulse Asia, Inc. - October, 2007


Since day one the Filipino colonizers, like Manuel L. Quezon and gang, learned the art of plundering and land-grabbing trade from the imperialist American warlords in 1935, corruption has become a way of life for the government officials in the Philippines. The early Filipino politicians up to the present crop have had educated themselves to believe that corruption pays, although a moral crime. Thus, nowhere in the world today can you mention the Filipino nation without relating it to graft and corruption.  (READ FULL ARTICLE)

                      

Editorial 01 November 2011

 WHY DID QUEZON COMMONWEALTH REGIME DESIGN ECLIPSING BANGSAMORO SULTANATE?

INTRODUCING INJUSTICE AGAINST THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE

"The time has come when we should systematically proceed and bring about the colonization and economic development of Mindanao. A vast and rich territory with its untapped natural resources is a temptation of enterprising nations that are looking for their excess population...if, therefore, we are resolved to conserve Mindanao for ourselves and posterity, we must bend all our efforts to occupy and develop it and guard it against avarice and greed. Its colonization  and development will mean increased national wealth and greater national security...their provinces and Luzon and Visayas that are already populated..." (Peter G. Gowing, 1979)(READ FULL ARTICLE)

SULTAN OF SULU AND NORTH BORNEO ONBOARD SHIP TO VISIT NEW YORK, USA: (L-R 3rd) Sultan Jamalul Kiram II of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (SSNB) visited New York, United States of America, in October, 1910.

DECLARATION OF PHILIPPINE COLONIALISM OVER BANGSAMORO HOMELAND IN THE FIRST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY by President Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippine Commonwealth regime in June 16, 1935.

BMNews Headline 30 October 2011

 UNDER P-NOY WATCH: PEACE CALL TURNS TO 'ALL-OUT WAR' AND 'ALL-OUT JUSTICE'

BMNews, Zamboanga City- "It is really strange that the civilian Philippine government now is beholden to its military branch," said Prof. Daim Abadi, head of the Bangsamoro Strategic Research Center (BSRC). "It is like the Philippines and today's civilian leaders have not taken off from the ugly vestiges of Martial Law declared by President/Dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1972 that ultimately ended when he was bolted out from power in 1996," he further explained.

Does this  mean that the newly-created Armed Forces of 'Pabaon' (AFP) officials can declare an "All-Out War" anytime of the day even under a popularly-elected Philippine president? This is apparently the case now when suddenly All-Out War break loose in Sulu, Basilan and Zamboanga Sibugay orchestrated by some AFP officials to  prove that they're in control of the situation and need money fast to sustain any declared war. Also, any time too, they can always claim and declare "victory."(READ FULL ARTICLE)

OV-10 bombers used in bombing MNLF & MILF Camps in Jolo, Basilan
 & Zamboanga Sibugay.

BMNews Headline 20 October 2011

 MNLF CHAIRMAN CHALLENGES STATE LEADERS
ON ANTI-KIDNAPPING CAMPAIGN

BMnews, Jolo, Sulu- Chairman Hj. Khaid Adjibon of the Lupah Sug State Revolutionary Committee (LSSRC) of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has recently proclaimed the launching of an anti-kidnapping campaign against the lawless elements in Lupah Sug (Sulu), including trouble-making groups patronized by the colonial Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) occupation forces in Sulu to create chaos and terrorize the local populace, particularly the rural civilian residents.

"The LSSRC-MNLF will not tolerate anymore any unIslamic activities committed by trouble-makers making Lupah Sug a haven of kidnappers. Kidnapping is haraam in Islam and the MNLF is going to conduct a relentless campaign to eradicate this anti-Islamic activity that has stained the integrity of the Muslims in Sulu," said Chairman Adjibon Khaid.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari in a visit to Camp Jabal Uhud, the stronghold of MNLF Cmdr. Habir Malik

State Chairman Alhaj Khaid Ajibon of the Lupah Sug State Revolutionary Committee


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MNLF-LSSRC Launches Anti-Kidnapping Campaign in Sulu

Editorial 09 October 2011

BANGSAMORO HISTORICAL NOTES

 BANGSAMORO UN OBSERVER: FROM OIC FULL MEMBERSHIP

Now comes the Bangsamoro Question! After the Palestine problem, the most controversial issue usually discussed in the annual OIC Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference (ICFM) meetings is the Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao that until now is wanting comprehensive solution. Despite the forging of the 1976 Tripoli Peace Agreement, the 1987 Jeddah Accord and the 1996 Jakarta Peace Agreement concurred with the active participation of the OIC, the Bangsamoro Question remains still a thorny issue in the OIC.  Unresolved. Chaotic. Threatening. Still courting humanitarian disaster for the colonized Bangsamoro people under Filipino occupation since the Philippine Commonwealth regime in 1935.(READ FULL ARTICLE)

MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari with OIC Sec-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the OIC Foreign Ministers Conference held in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Sultan Jamal ul-Azam of the Sulu Sultanate interviewing French Visitors in the late 1800s when the Bangsamoros were free and sovereign.

Editorial 15 September 2011

 

Bangsamoro Youth Corner  18 December 2011

Bangsamoro Historical Notes
Philippines-Bangsamoro War in Mindanao:
Comprehensive Solution?

The comprehensive solution to the Philippines-Bangsamoro war in Mindanao is still hanging in suspended animation. The active stakeholders composed of the Philippine government, Bangsamoro freedom fighters and the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) have yet to reach consensus in solving the social crisis that has crippled the growth and development not only of war-ravaged Mindanao, but as well the whole Philippine nation. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

The Padiwan Massacre in Sulu - Feb 1, 2005. Reported by the Concerned Citizens of Sulu, allegedly done by the elements of 53rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army under command of Colonel Dennis Villanueva. The Philippine Army raided the house and massacred the Padiwan family. (Photo-theislandsofpearls.blogspot.com)


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MINDANAO PEACE VISION OF
SENATOR BENIGNO 'NINOY' AQUINO, JR.

By: R. Rayhan R.

The tragic demise of the late Senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino, Jr., thanks and no thanks to the dreadful Marcos Dictatorship, was shared by both the Filipino and Bangsamoro masses as a great loss. While the notorious President/Dictator Ferdinand Marcos figured in the brutal suppression of the fundamental human rights of the battered Filipinos and the genocidal extermination of the Muslims of the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA), Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. symbolized a democratic icon to the Filipino society. He also batted for the self-determination of the oppressed and colonized Bangsamoro people based on justice, peace and freedom. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Ninoy Aquino: His gentle heart was opened to the national self-determination of the Bangsamoro people and their ancestral homeland.

Noynoy Aquino: Can he realize the vision and legacy of Mindanao peace that his father wanted to enshrine for the sake of total justice and harmony? 


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MNLF condemns 9/11 raid on its Basilan camp

THE Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committee headed by Chairman Nur Misuari on Tuesday has strongly condemned the 9/11 attack (September 11) perpetrated by the Army Scout Rangers in their Basilan camp where former Moro rebels suffered three deaths, and one seriously wounded.

The raid resulted in the burning of the MNLF camp, its flag including the flag of the 57-member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the new name for the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
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History Revisited

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