This editorial cartoon is another response to the much-heated issue on Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain and the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BMJE) that met criticism from the people. I tackled the issues in my previous post. The MILF insisted on the implementation of BMJE that demanded for the goverment to recognize areas as Moroland even bigger that the current areas under the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). By the way, MILF does not recognize the ARMM setup which resulted from the peace pact signed between the Moro National Liberation Front and the Ramos government in 1996.
In the morning of Thursday (August 7), an armed clash between government forces and alleged members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had occurred in Aleosan (
A stern warning was issued by the government for the MILF to vacate the aforementioned areas within 24 hours. Instead, armed skirmishes ensued after the government sent forces there. Lates tv reports claimed that many residents have been fleeing as armed clashes between government forces and MILF elements continue.