The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the government and the MILF wasn’t a good idea to resolve the long conflict in Mindanao as things gets out of hand. The government officials should’ve thoroughly analyzed and anticipated the outcome of what I’d call a “Treaty” whereas it should’ve not been that way in the first place.
As you’ve seen lately in the news, MILF’s forces and the government’s troops have been battling it out in Mindanao for quite some time now, not minding the innocent lives that had been lost. Now, MILF chief Ebrahim Murad seeks help from Malaysia to bring back the stalled peace talks as they’re the one who are hosting peace negotiations between the Philippines and the MILF.
"War is among the options. It is part of the struggle. The MILF is determined to continue that struggle," said Murad in a meeting with reporters at a MILF camp near his town in the southern Philippines.
MILF chief Murad wants peace talks to halt both groups from blasting each guts off however, government’s spokesman Anthony Golez said that "they cannot use peace negotiations as a shield for their criminal acts."
That’s exactly what I had in mind! They urge to advocate peace talks but it’s obviously just a diversion. They tend to deceive the people by having peace talks so that they can hide their root reasons and get away with their faults.
Murad wants peace talks so badly but how come he can’t advise his primitive and barbaric troops (MILF) to drop their weapons so that the war would end. Murad mentioned that war is among their options, then how are you supposed to exercise peace whereas one of your options is war!
They should be the one’s who should take the initiative since they are so eager to revive the agreement by having peace talks.
Kindly answer the recent poll if you think the war will end in Mindanao if the governmernt tries to negotiate with the MILF by giving them what they want? Thank You!
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