Warina Jukuy, a civil society representative from Sulu, likened the peace talks from the Tripoli Agreement of 1976 to the present as an “eternal cha cha. Two steps forward, two steps backward.”
“While waiting for cha cha to end – the national dance should be cha cha – I opt for something vey easy but hard to do: destroy political parties and oligarchs,” adding that for as long as they are around, there will always be a “systemic failure” and “ matuwid na landas will never come to be.” (Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews)
Author: Carolyn O. Arguillas
Date Published : 2012-04-01
Fr. Mercado to GPH peace panel: Abandon the “3 for 1” formulaCOTABATO CITY (MindaNews) – The executive director of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) here wants the government peace panel (GPH) to abandon the “3 for 1” formula it proposed to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), claiming it is merely a formula to reform the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“’Three for one’ is not a formula for peace agreement but a formula to reform ARMM,” Fr. Eliseo Mercado, Jr., told a workshop on “Building the Bridge: ARMM to RSD (Right to Self-Determination)” Thursday afternoon.
Judge Soliman Santos, on the other hand, told a roundtable forum at the Ateneo de Davao University on Wednesday that the GPH panel “should not just think of the current PNoy (President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino) administration and its doables or what it can do up to 2016; it should think also of leaving a more strategic legacy beyond that,” adding, “it is the centuries-old Bangsamoro problem that we are solving here, not just its fate under PNoy.” READ MORE..... website:http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2012/04/02/fr-mercado-to-gph-peace-panel-abandon-the-%E2%80%9C3-for-1%E2%80%9D-formula/