Misuari faction in Maguindanao: dream Bangsamoro Republik lives on

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 30 March) – Followers of  Moro  National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari on Saturday said their dream for a Bangsamoro Republik lives on even as government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27.

The MNLF members, led by Suhod Ebrahim, commander of the MNLF’s 6th Sudarah Brigade, met members of the press at their camp in Barangay Raguisi, Sultan Kudarat town, a few kilometers away from the MILF’s Camp Darapanan.

The  group didn’t display any firearm but the red MNLF flags, Ebrahim said, are symbols that their dream Bangsamoro Republik lives on.

He said they have nothing to do with the CAB and have no plans of supporting it.

The Moro National Liberation Front-Maguindanao led by Suhod Ebrahim at their camp in Sultan KUdarat town. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera

The Moro National Liberation Front-Maguindanao led by Suhod Ebrahim at their camp in Sultan KUdarat town. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera

A tarpaulin on display in the camp features the photographs of US President Barrack Obama, the secretary-generals of the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, and Misuari, who is wanted for rebellion and crimes against international humanitarian law following the bloody 21-day standoff with government forces in September.

He said Misuari relayed the information about the allege support of the three prominent personalities to their bid for independence and that they are just awaiting fMisuari’s directive on the action they would undertake such as the possibility of a siege similar to Zamboanga.

Ebrahim said  “this (siege) part 2  (is) not yet scheduled… It depends upon President Misuari.”

Misuari is referred to by his supporters as “President of the Bangsamoro Republik.”

Ebrahim said their only hope is the promise of independence that Misuari allegedly said will be realized with the help of America and the United Nations and the implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement, two entities that have been supporting the GPH-MILF peace process.

In a press statement issued in the evening of Thursday, after the signing of the CAB and reception at Malacanan Palace, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said the United States “will continue to be a major development partner in Mindanao and in an effort to help bring about a successful outcome” of the CAB.

“We believe the CAB can benefit the people of Bangsamoro, and all Filipino citizens,” Goldberg said.

In Washington DC, the State Department in a statement said it “fully supports the ongoing peace and reconciliation process, and we encourage all parties to continue their efforts to ensure a future of peace, prosperity, and stability in the southern Philippines.”  (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera / MindaNews) 

URL: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/03/31/misuari-faction-in-maguindanao-dream-bangsamoro-republik-lives-on/

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  • bagi bagi

    Maki-isa nalang kayo mga MNLF, sinabi naman ni His Excellency Alhadz Murad Ibrahim na makikinabang naman lahat sa tinatayong bangsamoro government, anu paba ang hiniling nyo, wala ng maniniwala sa inyo subok na eh, sarili lang nyo ang initindi nyo, hindi yong maraming tao, baka makukulong pa kayo nyan dahil ang ini idolo nyo may kasong rebellion.

  • bagi bagi

    Maki-isa nalang kayo mga MNLF, sinabi naman ni His Excellency Alhadz Murad Ibrahim na makikinabang naman lahat sa tinatayong bangsamoro government, anu paba ang hiniling nyo, wala ng maniniwala sa inyo subok na eh, sarili lang nyo ang initindi nyo, hindi yong maraming tao, baka makukulong pa kayo nyan dahil ang ini idolo nyo may kasong rebellion.

    • benchayunan@yahoo.com

      pano magka isa yan dmi na nila fuction wla nmn mga armas,si misuari ngayun naubos na nang lamok sa katatago.kya bumulosok na pbaba ang mnlf na yan,mga traidor yan sila ayaw sa kapayapaan,piro pag spcpd ang pag usapan jan cla mgaling pera kasi eh.styl nila bulok

  • bagi bagi

    Maki-isa nalang kayo mga MNLF, sinabi naman ni His Excellency Alhadz Murad Ibrahim na makikinabang naman lahat sa tinatayong bangsamoro government, anu paba ang hiniling nyo, wala ng maniniwala sa inyo subok na eh, sarili lang nyo ang initindi nyo, hindi yong maraming tao, baka makukulong pa kayo nyan dahil ang ini idolo nyo may kasong rebellion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JORPee Rltr. John R. Petalcorin

    MNLF RIGHT OF REPLY to “Misuari faction in Maguindanao dream Bangsamoro Republic lives on” (MindaNews 31 March 2014).

    H.E. Nur Misuari recognizes the support of and embraces Suhod Ebrahim, commander of the MNLF’s 6th Sudarah Brigade.

    The notion of “MNLF faction” is a common error of Philippine mass media writers. There is only one MNLF and it is under the leadership of Nur Misuari.

    While it is true that the MNLF flag represents the dream of an independent Mindanao, that it is true that H.E. Nur Misuari is already the Head of State of the independent Mindanao, and that it is true that MNLF have nothing to do with the CAB and have no plans of supporting it, there is no truth to the allegation that MNLF seiged Zamboanga City, and no truth to the speculation that MNLF will seige Zamboanga or any other peaceful town for that matter.

    MNLF Commander Habier Malik, MNLF Leader Nur Misuari, and all members of the Genuine MNLF are not participants in that chaos in Zamboanga City of September 2013. No MNLF was hurt, arrested, injured, or killed in that incident. Going out of hometowns in small, medium, or large troops movement to conduct a terroristic transprovincial invasion of peaceful towns and cities is not a fashion of the MNLF. It is not a practice of MNLFs to “caddy” civilians out of armed conflict zones or take cover behind civilians — whether in serious way or in playful manner. MNLFs neither hid in houses, nor burned houses. MNLF did not loot anything in Zamboanga City.

    Nevertheless we have Zamboanga City resident MNLFs who were displaced because they had to evacuate out of Zamboanga City in response to the evasive orders of the MNLF via FB/MNLFpage. The children of the displaced MNLFs, including that of Malik and Misuari have left school and they are scared to go back to school because of the stigma.

    Those alleged MNLFs by the name of “Bas Arki” and “Assamin Hussin” neither have record of membership in the MNLF, nor were they listed in the persons who support the Mindanao Independence. We picked up an unofficial list of names of the alleged MNLFs who are now under the custody of GPH for their alleged participation in the Zamboanga chaos of Sept 2013; we verified the list via background check in the grounds and the investigation rendered negative result, meaning, no one in the list is a MNLF. We published our findings and someone in the AFP commented that the list we have are all alyases — okay, granted — and we hope that the GPH will interrogate those persons to get their real names because we are willing to re-open a field investigation to ascertain if these are MNLFs.

    I have asked the GPH to transmit to me the digital file of the information of the cases so I can facilitate a formal reply, which would include a video-taped interview with Misuari, but I did not get a response. I asked for a copy of any Warrant of Arrests for any alleged Genuine MNLFs (including Nur Misuari) who are still at large so we can start counting a one-year period of Hijra before we turn them over to the Courts, but I did not get a response. I assume we are on the same page that innocence is presumed until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Whoever alleges, it is their task to present evidences, and there is no need for the accused persons (especially Nur Misuari) to cooperate.

    Trial by publicity may be advantageous to the GPH because of the stigma against the MNLF that it will create, but stigma will cause alienation and fear among the MNLFs and will backfire against the peace process. Not only humans, but even animals that are scared and cornered by the stigma will act violently in line with self-defensive and self preservation. The GPH is leaning its sharp elbow on the MNLF while writing the MILF-GPH deal — it hurts.

    Since day one, 9 September 2013, we maintain the position that the chaos in Zamboanga City of September 2013 was purely a squatter demolition operation (an act of destroying the entire community to remove the human settlers who don’t possess land titles) by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and simultaneously a “False Flag Operation” (a military operation of doing terrorist acts while wearing the opponent’s flag) of the GPH to smear dirt on the face of MNLF and the Mindanao Independence Movement. The implementers of the squatter demolition merely used MNLF actors (counterfeit MNLFs) to act as running rabbits to ignite chaos that would provide reason for the squatter uprooters to move into the designated demolition zone. It is an open secret in Mindanao wherein GPH Military and GPH Police manufacture counterfeit MNLF uniforms, recruit poor uneducated boys, and ask them to wear the MNLF uniforms to do dangerous money-making activities such as extortion, squatter demolition, false flag operation, and even stage-play armed conflict in order to get AFP Medals or PNP Medals (for example: search the internet for article titled “Army officer na nagpapagawa ng MNLF uniform, iniimbistigahan”).

    By the way, we have received a question from someone allegedly from AFP. They were asking if the PMAer who died in that chaos in Zamboanga City of September 2013 was an MNLF because the dead body was wearing an MNLF uniform. With due respect to the family of my fellow PMAer, I have replied that he is not MNLF. He merely may have only followed orders to act as MNLF to pave the way for the False Flag Operation. Since we have no MNLF informants in the middle of that chaos, we have no idea who burned those houses; but a lot of people saw military trucks leaving the area will sacks of loots that looked like large brass decorative plates, flat screen TV. We have read in the news that some AFP personnel were administratively charged for looting. I hope these looters in uniform are part of the charge. Try searching Google for articles titled:

    “5 soldiers jailed for looting Zamboanga councilor’s house” (24 Sept 2013),

    “5 soldiers arrested for looting in Zamboanga City” (24 Sept 2013),

    “Soldiers accused of looting during Zamboanga crisis face …” 5 nov 2013),

    “AFP wrapping up probe on troops tagged in Zamboanga …(5 Nov 2013),

    “Palace: Soldiers found looting in Zambo will be punished” (25 Sept 2013).

    The chaos of in Zamboanga City of September 2013 was a squatter demolition that was long planned by the LGU of Zamboanga City under the leadership of Zamboanga City local government Mayor Bheng Climaco, who is under the direct supervision of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, in line with real estate development in Zamboanga. They are also hoping to rake in millions of humanitarian donations. Zamboanga City now is like a Philippine style death wake where cadavers are displayed in the coffin for months to extend the opportunity of asking wake alms and donations. If you are into humanitarian aid and charity work, I recommend you search and read the following articles:

    “Boy’s death latest in Zamboanga City shelter”. Inquirer. 23 March 2014.

    “Long after MNLF siege, death toll still rising”. Inquirer. 24 March 2014.

    “Zamboanga folk rally: ‘We’ve had enough’”. Inquirer. 3 April 2014.

    If the evacuation was a result of a real armed conflict, a ceasefire that we proposed through Vice President Binay should have been applicable, but it was not applicable because it was no real armed conflict.

    If the evacuation of the people of Rio Hondo Zamboanga City in September 2013 could have been a result of a real armed conflict involving the MNLF, the uprooted people who are temporarily sheltered in evacuation camp in the Zamboanga City Grand Stand should have long been allowed to return to their lands after the supposed armed conflict. What is going on in the evacuation center now is like a Nazi Concentration camp, over 100 evacuees have already died by diseases. Zamboanga City local government Mayor Bheng Climaco, who is under the direct supervision of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, is using scare tactics to prevent the displaced from returning to their origin. Climaco is also using profiling tactics to single out people she wants throw out of the city for the day — one by one she throws them out of the city in different places like unwanted newly-born stray cats to avoid herself from getting entangled with the obligation of just compensation. Secretary Mar Roxas was also proud of the prejudice against Muslims when the Armed Forces of the Philippines (APF) required the evacuees to recite the Lords Prayer (…Our Father) upon entering the evacuation center. For reference, please search Google for news article titled “MNLF rebels try to blend in with hostages — Roxas”.

    Even on this date of commenting, the uprooted people (Badjaos and Muslim minorities) are being disallowed to return to their lands — the human rights violation issue in relation to the uprooting is what the mainstream media and the Philippine government is turning a blind eye or perhaps hiding. The voice of those people says: “They are killing us slowly by keeping us here,” said Jalnari Hadjirul, a 61-year-old Badjao leader at Cawa-Cawa. “I think they should send us home now, or we will all die.” Can’t you hear their voice?

    To end this note, please be reminded that Nur Misuari, the leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is a United Nations Peace Prize Awardee and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. For the record, starting the date of Mindanao Declaration of Independence of 15 January 2012 in Valencia Bukidnon, Nur Misuari is now in the history book of Mindanao as the first Head of State of the independent Mindanao. How you guys in Government of the Philippines treat Misuari will determine the foreign policy of Mindanao on Philippines in the near future — either we will be friends or we will shut the doors of opportunities to your disadvantage — so please help your President make a good decision.

    John R. Petalcorin
    Director for Communications, MNLF

    • benchayunan@yahoo.com

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