Armed And Dangerous

  • Page Views 4162
  • Aquino said the MILF, together with its supposed breakaway faction the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and a “private armed group” were responsible for the carnage in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao. He fell short of condemning the MILF as he urged the nation to wait for the results of parallel probes by both the secessionist group and the Philippine National Police. But he emphasized that the SAF men were “heroes” on a legitimate law enforcement operation, with standing orders to enforce several arrest warrants for the two wanted terrorists.

    armed-and-dangerousThe attack has raised questions about the sincerity of the MILF and shaken confidence in the fragile peace process. With President Aquino insisting that the process has come too far to be aborted, his administration must at least make sure that the MILF will commit to laying down its weapons and renouncing violence.

    The massacre of the SAF men is being seen as an indication of the brand of justice that may be applied in the proposed Bangsamoro entity if it is governed by armed men with a weak sense of public accountability. The attack was so vicious, with the SAF men finished off with gunshots to the head as they lay wounded or dying, that some quarters are saying it is a crime against humanity that deserves to be tackled by an international tribunal. The corpses were mutilated, looted and stripped of boots and clothing apart from weapons.

    Last night the President urged the MILF to demonstrate sincerity in the peace process. If this peace initiative is to be saved, among the most significant gestures of sincerity that the MILF can make is to lay down its weapons. (This editorial was from Phil Star)

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 January 2018
      5 hours ago No comment

      GSIS plans more overseas investments

      State-run Government Service Insurance System ( GSIS ) is planning to invest $800 million overseas to diversify its investments and take advantage of good returns. In a press briefing, GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas said the state pension fund is planning to further increase its overseas ...

    • 20 January 2018
      7 hours ago No comment

      New CEO Hired to Lead Innovation Boulevard

      Innovation Boulevard is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Turner as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2018.  Louise will be responsible for all operations while she leads Innovation Boulevard into its next phase of growth and development. “I’m delighted that we have attracted such a knowledgeable, experienced ...

    • 20 January 2018
      9 hours ago No comment

      How Facebook’s new algorithm will change the way users see content

      FACEBOOK never claimed itself to be a media company. It maintains it is a social network to connect people to other people. Those familiar with Facebook when it started in 2004 will know how it has changed from a story-sharing, people-connecting platform to one that curates and distributes content ...

    • 20 January 2018
      11 hours ago No comment

      Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City VM

      Paolo Duterte resigned as vice mayor of Davao City last Christmas. Out of delicadeza he said. OK. Let him follow what he think is the right move to do after his ‘skirmishes’ with his daughter via social media that let netizens around the world knew what kind of a ...

    • 19 January 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

      The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating ...

    %d bloggers like this: