Philippines & the Hudna With Muslim "Rebels"

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Philippines to sign truce with Muslim rebels Koranimals  (al Jizz)

Moro Islamic Liberation Front set to sign peace plan with the government aimed at ending a decades-long uprising.

The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines is set to sign a landmark peace plan with the government aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency in which 150,000 people have died.

President Benigno Aquino is due to host Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Murad Ebrahim at the presidential palace on Monday to oversee the signing of the accord, which outlines steps towards a final resolution to the conflict by 2016.

The United Nations, the United States and other countries have welcomed the roadmap, achieved after 15 years of on-again, off-again negotiations between the MILF and various Philippine administrations, as a rare chance for peace.

In 2002, the US launched Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines; nine years later, the campaign there continues. ( 05-Oct-2011 )

Under the plan, the 12,000-strong MILF would give up its quest for an independent homeland in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao in return for significant power in a new autonomous region there.

However the MILF’s leadership, as well as independent observers and foreign governments, have warned the path towards peace remains littered with obstacles, and that Monday’s signing does not guarantee an end to the conflict.

“We feel honoured to be welcomed in Manila, but I must stress this is just the beginning of the peace journey,” Ebrahim’s deputy for political affairs, Ghazali Jaafar, told AFP news agency on Sunday before flying to the nation’s capital.

Independence struggle

Muslim rebel groups have been fighting for full independence or autonomy since the 1970s in Mindanao, which they consider their ancestral homeland from before Spanish Christians colonised the country in the 1500s.

The estimated four to nine million Muslims are now a minority in Mindanao after years of Catholic immigration, but they remain a majority in some areas.

Muslims would be a majority in the planned new autonomous region.

The conflict has left huge areas of Mindanao, a resource rich and fertile farming region covering the southern third of the Philippines, in deep poverty.

It has also led to the proliferation of unlicensed guns and political warlords who battle over fiefdoms, while smaller but more militant Islamic separatist groups have been able to create strongholds in lawless areas.

Most of the 150,000 people estimated to have died in the conflict were in the 1970s, when an all-out war raged.

A ceasefire between the MILF and the government in place since 2003 has largely kept the peace, but outbreaks of deadly violence have occurred over the past decade.

The MILF is the biggest and most important remaining rebel group, after the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) signed a peace pact with the government in 1996.

That peace pact led to an autonomous region in Mindanao but Aquino described it last week as a “failed experiment” because of massive corruption and worsening poverty there.

The planned new autonomous region would replace the old one.

Obstacles to peace

Some of the MNLF’s leaders have voiced anger at seeing their powerbase dissolve, and have warned they may be prepared to take up arms again.

Fresh attacks by the MNLF or small Islamic groups who still want independence are among the potential obstacles to the peace process.

Another is potential opposition from Catholic politicians and business leaders. The nation’s parliament will have to approve the laws of the new autonomous region.

However Aquino, who is one of the most popular presidents in the country’s history, has invested a lot of personal political capital in pushing for an end to the conflict.

Experts have said that, unlike the unpopular Arroyo, Aquino may be able to convince the country’s Catholic majority to support autonomy for Muslims.

The two sides have set 2016 as a deadline because that is when Aquino is required by the constitution to stand down after a serving a single six-year term.

The formal peace talks have been held in Malaysia, and last week’s announcement by Aquino that the “framework agreement” had been achieved came after months of intense negotiations in Kuala Lumpur.

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  1. Philippines’ OIC Observer Status Bid Gets A Boost


    From now on they will be told by the OIC which way the wind blows.

    October 15, 2012, 7:42pm

    KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – The formal signing on Monday of a ground-breaking peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) may give the country the needed boost in its bid for observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a top Kuwaiti official said.

    Speaking with international reporters at the sidelines of the opening of the first Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held in this city, Kuwait Minister of Information and Minister of the Cabinet, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said he believes the signing of a framework agreement calling for the creation of a Bangsamoro political entity is a positive development that could help the Philippines in its bid for observer status with the influential Islamic organization.

    He said it would be much easier for the Philippines to negotiate now with the members of the OIC as one entity as a result of the signing of a peace deal, “as opposed to having one entity comes to negotiate and another entity blocking the approval.”

    “If there will be any effect (from the signing of a peace agreement with the MILF) it will increase your chances (to have an observer status in the OIC). Once all parties reach an amicable agreement then it will be much easier for us to negotiate with one entity,” the Kuwaiti official explained.

    But while the country waits for the OIC to grant its application for oberver’s status in the OIC, Mohammed Abdullah expressed support for the Philippines in ensuring peace and stability not only in Mindanao but also in the Southeast Asian region.

    “We hope and look forward to the end of cessation and spilling of innocent blood not only in Mindanao, but also across the Philippines and the world,” Mohammed Abdullah said.

    “I think the signing of the agreement will be historic not only to the Filipino people, but also for all the people of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the wider Asian region, because the stability of the Philippines is important to all of us,” he added.

    In 2003, the Philippines applied for observer status in the OIC, but it was only during the 36th CFM that the OIC discussed the application for the first time, upon the initiative of supportive OIC member states.

    Officials said the Philippines’ observer status bid will allow closer engagement with the Middle East countries which host two million Filipino workers. They said this will also encourage more investments of Arab countries in the country, particularly in Mindanao.

    In 2008, then Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Nur Hassan Wirajuda proposed that the Philippines be granted observer status during the plenary session of the 36th Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, adding that the expected decision has been long overdue.

    Kuwait, as well as, Malaysia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Morocco, Libya, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Iraq, Turkey, Uganda, Bangladesh, and Brunei Darussalam, earlier expressed strong support for the Philippines’ observer bid.

    The government’s bid for OIC observer status, however, was blocked by both the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for the government’s perceived failure to address the conflict and worsening poverty in Mindanao.

    Both Islamic secessionist groups are seeking wider and effective implementation of the peace agreement signed in 1996 that created the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

    The MNLF has been an OIC observer since 1977.

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