Showing posts from October 8, 2011

PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM AN ONLINE CAMPAIGN: "We Support Constitutional Amendment for Bangsamoro Substate"
October 6, 2011, Mindanao

It is disheartening to note that Filipino politicians pound upon the peace panels never to go outside the framework of the constitution like it is the most treasonous and blasphemous thing to do. Yet, both leaders of Senate and Congress have just recently announced that they are open to charter change in order to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. Why can these political leaders on one hand, cater to the corporate interests and foreign investments while on the other hand, stubbornly insist that the Moros never ever go out of the same Constitution that they want to change anyway? Isn’t this the height of arrogance and double standard? Isn’t this a clear case of tyranny of the majority?

It is high time to make a stand in the peace process. In so far as the Bangsamoro question is concerned, there can be no more pretension for neutrality…