Fight for UsAugust 18, 2008
The government has recognized the Muslim rebel attack against residents in Lanao del Norte.
The President herself has sanctioned the military and police forces to “defend every inch of Philippine territory against MILF forces and immediately restore peace in the affected areas in Lanao del Norte”.
Yet sadly, the MILF has already done much damage to the province. Bloodied bodies are lying in roadsides. Many of these show hack wounds done by machetes. Yet as of now, the rebels are still running loose.
A sub-commander of these rebels have also declared jihad, effectively declaring holy war against the Christian residents of the province. The attacks and the jihad proclamation has prompted Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Alexander Yano to consider the situation as a “virtual declaration of war”.
So let us scrap the peace process! The MILF has betrayed the peace treaty of 2003! They cannot be trusted! They do not deserve to be given the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE)!