We gather today at a turning point in the history of Mindanao—where this region’s complete transformation from the Land of Promise to the Land of Promises Fulfilled is close at hand. In the past, generations of Filipinos could only talk of the vast potential of Mindanao, but the next step—fulfilling that potential—always seemed elusive.
MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Star) -- Malacañang yesterday allayed fears over the threat of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to establish an independent republic in Mindanao if the government implements the Bangsamoro framework agreement signed by the administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Star) - Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. vowed swift action on the proposed Bangsamoro law that President Aquino has promised to submit soon to Congress.
COTABATO City, Philippines (Philippine Star/26 July) - Officials are keen on turning over to a new Bangsamoro government a “reformed” Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to prove it might not have become a “failed experiment” if not for decades of mismanagement and neglect of its more than two million Moro constituents.
Mindanao Cross -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had wished the Bangsamoro people would get a big share in the proceeds of whatever natural resources are found in their proposed southern homeland for its residents to have enough fiscal strength to rebuild a community so left behind if compared to more development Mindanao regions.