the transformed (old (Marcos) and new (Ramos)) Armed Forces
of the Philippines into the Armed Forces of 'Pabaon' (AFP)
military generals exemplified by one suicide soldier, former
AFP Chief-of-Staff and Defense Secretary General Angelo
Reyes, Jr., who was also Secretary of the Department of
Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Natural
Environment and Resources (DNER) and Department of Energy
(DE) under the 'most corrupt in Asia' Arroyo regime.
Strangely indeed, both the Philippines-Bangsamoro war
and the AFP-NDF/NPA war are now a show business feature
punctuated by the active involvement of 'business
partners' and movie personalities as 'ambassadors of
peace.' The eventful dramatic charade was even
highlighted in Malacanang Palace to effect a showbiz
appeal and glittering impact.
However, what is really the political motivation of
President Benigno S. Aquino III in introducing this side
of commercial real and reel artificiality into the
on-going peace process, which is only anchored on
preserving the colonial slavery of the Bangsamoro people
and continued land-grabbing of their ancestral homeland?
Does this signal a clear message to the Hollywood and
European show business industry that both the
Philippines-Bangsamoro war in Mindanao and the AFP-NDF/NPA
war in the Catholic Filipino nation is one attractive
field of multi-million U.S. dollar investment because
local 'business partners' and movie stars, like Anne
Curtis, Gerard Anderson and prominent others, have been
commissioned as 'ambassadors of peace'?
Indeed if the political intention of President P-Noy is
to end the nagging Mindanao conflict with 'just and
lasting' peace imbued with nobility and sincerity then
there is positive cause for the colonized and oppressed
Bangsamoro people and other stakeholders to Mindanao
peace to be optimistic and happy. But if Mindanao peace
per se is only based on unilateral terms as dictated by
the Luzon-born Filipino colonial leadership closeted
merely on preservation or perpetuation of Philippine
colonialism in war-torn Mindanao characterized by the
manufacturing of the farcical Autonomous Region in
Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other Filipino-version phony
autonomy concepts then the sinister move is only to
delay and to make more money out of the whole process.
Such colonial course of action is beneficial only to the
Manila government or 'imperial Manila'.
Thus, this will only but prolong the Philippines-Bangsamoro
war in Mindanao, cashing in more human killings and more
catastrophic humanitarian disaster situations, which are
only good money-making film materials for the local and
foreign movie makers to ensure box office hits to
improve the sagging Philippine tourism and movie
On this sickening note, the Philippine government,
thanks to the Office of Presidential Affairs on Peace
Process (OPAPP) manuscript, has commercialized and
featured well the war fronts between the money-conscious
AFP soldiers and Bangsamoro freedom fighters and as well
the NDF/NPA revolutionaries into a successful big-budget
money-generating theatres of 'more fun' and total
entertainment for the war-freaks and 'ghost
Thus, it is certainly expected that 'terroristic
activities', such as kidnappings of local and foreign
tourists, bombings of Muslim communities and public
transport and shopping malls in urban centers, etc., are
again to feature the dreadful 'AFP-created Abu Sayyaf
group' (according to former Senator Aquilino Pimentel,
Jr.) to spice the complete commercialization of the
longest wars in the Philippine widescreen theatre.
On the other side of it all, is the Malacanang
production of 'business partners' and 'ambassadors of
peace' filming of the Bangsamoro-Philippines war and
AFP-NDF/NPA war undergoing a correct and valuable
transformation to net peace dividends for the war-weary
Filipino and Bangsamoro peoples?
Is this the final end of total militarization for the
Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA)
that has totally commercialized the Mindanao war,
enriching some of the Armed Forces of 'Pabaon' (AFP)
military generals engaged in the two-war fronts theatre
of ideological conflict?
Does this merit glorious accolades for the Catholic
Filipino nation to be proudly known worldwide as a
tourist destination of 'more fun' in war time for
war-mongers rather than total harmony and accord in
lasting durable peace for the peaceful stakeholders and
Congratulations to the economic and power greedy
Filipino colonizers, like OPAPP Secretary Theresita
Deles and gang! You have again made a landmark point in
history commercializing further the sanctity of peace!
But as consciously said by Oscar Romero of El Salvador:
"Peace is not the silence of the cemeteries. It is the
generous contribution of all to the good of all."