Bangsamoro Basic Law: A Filipino Disaster From The Very Beginning

Manila, Philippines: Support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress has been shaken in the wake of the death of 44 elite policemen in a clash with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Sunday, January 25th. in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The MILF counted 64 policemen killed.

Abnoy and The MILFThe BBL would have fulfilled the terms of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamaro signed by the government and the MILF, aimed at ending the group’s decades-old fight for secession in Mindanao.

This story – like so many others – simply confirms the selfish nature with which the Muslim south will use to do whatever it takes to get the deal signed.

The simple fact is this. If the deal is struck. And these terrorists get what they want (for now), it will open the floodgates to allow the other terror groups fumbling about in the country, to start screaming, “We want our cut as well!”

For decades the Filipinos have been whining, “Never again.” When referring to former President Marcos, or the idea of a Dictator. Yet, they have allowed their politicians to publicly negotiate with known terrorists. Organizations that even Washington DC and the FBI have acknowledged for years as a serious threat.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Murad Ebrahim
Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Murad Ebrahim (in the suit) with some of his troops.

Communist Muslim factions have been plaguing the Philippines for over 50 years now. And still, nothing worthwhile has been done to combat the ever-growing nightmare. In the early 1970’s, former President Ferdinand Marcos implemented Martial Law in an attempt to quell the increasing Communist threat. Yet, after the 1986 People Power revolution. It was largely ignored until the term of Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada, and his decision to wage an “all-out” war against these militant bandits. And in the process, nearly eradicated the situation.

So why then, negotiate some kind of questionable — and Constitutionally illegal — peace deal with these militant trouble makers?

Which leads me to ask…

“Why allow China to continue their land-grabbing activities against the Philippines. While simultaneously giving away a massive part of the country to known terrorists?”

Some say it’s just a political smoke screen for something we have yet to see. Others have claimed it’s just President BS Aquino carving a notch in his pistol before he steps down in 2016. And amazingly, many believe it to be a sad attempt on his part, to capture a Nobel Peace Prize.

No matter what the reasoning. This fact remains. Whether or not this deal is finally signed. It is only going to lead to bigger problems. Recently, the MILF have publicly stated. “Sign the BBL now, or face the consequences!” That sure sounds like a threat with selfish means. As opposed to a diplomatic resolution of things.

Thus, if the deal falls through. They continue their war against anyone — government, military or civilian — who apposes their way of living. And if the deal is cut. They will eventually want more and more.

Undisciplined, bratty children always do.


Just a regular "Joe" who decided the rat-race in the states was getting to ridiculous for words, and made the move to the Asian side of life.

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