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Pamamahayag at Panawagan ng CBCS Ukol sa Insidente sa MAMASAPANO

Pamamahayag at Panawagan ng CBCS Ukol sa Insidente sa MAMASAPANO

Posted on 26 February 2015 by Musa

Pamamahayag at Panawagan ng CBCS Ukol sa Insidente sa MAMASAPANO

01 February 2015

10504808_253271288203455_3604567661048889863_o1. Isang pangyayari na hindi natin gusto ang ngayon ay naging hamon sa ating katatagan upang ituloy ang pagsulong sa isang proseso ng malawakang kapayapaan sa Mindanao at buong bansa;

2. Ang nangyari sa Mamasapano na ikinasawi ng mga pulis, MILF at mga sibilyan ay isang malagim at hindi inaasahan. It is an unfortunate event. Ito ay ating kinokenda. At kami ay nakikidalamhati sa mga naulila at pamilya ng mga biktima maging sila man ay pulis, MILF o sibilyan.

3. Ang pinakabiktima ng pangyayaring iyon ay mahigit sa 8 libong sibilyan na ngayon ay nasa mga evacuation centers;

4. Nanganganib din ang proseso ng kapayapaan na maudlot kung di tayo magpapakatatag sa ating paniniwala na walang solusyon sa problema sa Mindanao at Pilipinas kundi ang Kapayapaan sa Bangsamoro;

5. Silang lahat, pulis, MILF, mga sibilyan ay biktima ng isang hindi inaasahang malagim na pangyayari. They are victims of unwanted harsh circumstances;

6. Ang pangyayari na hanggang ngayon ay iniimbistigahan pa kung paano nangyari ay nagdulot ng iba’t ibang reaksyon mula sa mamamayan. May nagagalit at sinasabing hindi mapagkakatiwalaan ang mga Muslim. May mga miyembro ng kongreso na ayaw nang ituloy ang pagbalangkas sa BBL. May gustong ipadeklara uli ang all-out war laban sa mga rebelde. Tumitindi uli ang prejudice laban sa mga Muslim.

7. Pero, ito ba ang tamang pamamaraan upang maayos ang problema? Hindi ba nararapat lang na bago tayo gumawa ng mararahas na desisyon at maghusga ay dapat muna magkaroon ng masusing imbistigasyon sa insidente mula sa isang indpendenteng grupo?

8. Sa mga nanawagan ng all-out-war, alam ba nila kung ano ang mga nararanasan ng mga biktima ng giyera? Sila ba ay nakaranas na ng paglikas at gutumin sa mga evacuation centers? Alam ba nila kung ano ang mangyayari sa kalusugan at pag-aaral ng kanilang mga anak kung sila ay naglilikas?

9. Sa mga nanawagan ng pagsuspende sa pagbalangkas ng BBL dahil sa pangyayari, mayron ba kayong alam na ipapalit sa peace formula na matatangap ng dalawang party na naguusap? Naging solusyon ba ang all-out-war ng dating pangulo ng Pilipinas?

10. Sa mga nagagalit sa mga MUSLIM at sinasabing di sila mapagkatiwalaan. Kung kasalan man yon ng ilang Muslim, kailangan bang idawit ang MGA MUSLIM? Hindi ba ito lalong makapaghati-hati sa mamamayan at maging sanhi pa ng kaguluhan? Ano ang nagagawa ng ceasefire at peace talks ng MILF at GPH sa loob ng 6 na taon mula ng matapos ang MOA-AD conflict?

1. Nagkaroon ang mga mamamayan ng pagkakataon na bumalik sa kanilang mga lugar at muling makapagtrabaho na hindi natatakot;

2. Nabawasan ang paglikas na naging sanhi upang makapagaral ang mga kabataan ng maayos;

3. Bumuti ang relasyon ng ibat-ibang grupo, ang tri-people sa Mindanao ay nagtutulungan upang itaguyod ang peace process;

4. Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na maglunsad ng mga programang pangkabuhayan, imprastraktura at maayos na daloy ng social services, lalong-lalo na sa kanayunan;

5. Nagkaroon ng interest ang mga dayuhan na lumagak ng puhunan sa Mindanao na maaring pagmulan ng trabaho ng ating mamamayan. Iilan lang ito sa naging dividend of peace sa loob ng 6 na taon na may ceasefire at peace talks. Gusto ba natin na sa isang iglap dahil sa insidente na hanggang ngayon ay iniimbistigahan pa kung paano nangyari, ay mawala lahat ang bunga ng kapayapaan?

AMING MUNGKAHI (CBCS):

1. Magkaroon ng mabilisan at independenteng imbistigasyon sa insidente upang lalabas ang tutuo at ang puno’t dulo nito upang mapanagot ang sino mang lumabag sa kasunduan o ang hindi gumawa ng dapat na gawin; ang imbistigasyon ay dapat susuriin din kung anong karapatang pang-tao ang nalabag at sino ang may pananagutan nito.

2. Samantalang ito ay ginagawa, huwag muna tayo manghusga at gumawa ng mga disisyon na maging sanhi pa ng kaguluhan na lalo pang magpatindi sa sitwasyon;

3. Iwasan nating magbitiw ng mga salita na makakahati sa mga mamamayan at maaring pagmulan ng di pagkakaunawaan at gulo;

4. Isulong at suportahan ang pagbalangkas ng isang BBL na katanggap-tangap sa Bangsamoro upang magkaroon ng pagtutulungan ang pambansang pamahalaan at ang Bangsamoro autonomous government sa pagsugpo ng krimin, terorismo at iba pang karahasan sa rehiyon;

5. Huwag gawing hostage ang peace process o ang pagbalangkas ng BBL ng insidente sa Mamasapano sapagkat ang dalawa ay magkaiba;

6. Huwag natin iwan ang pagsulong sa kapayapaan at dapat nga ito ay bilisan pa . Nawalan na tayo ng mga mahal sa buhay dahil sa insidente sa Mamasapano pati ba naman kapayapaan ay mawawala pa rin sa atin? Ang aming paniniwala:

1. Ang pinakamagandang mangyayari ay kapayapaan at hindi karahasan;

2. Walang nagwawagi sa karahasan, lahat ay nagwawagi sa kapayapaan;

3. Ang pagsulung sa proseso ng kapayapaan at ang pagbalangkas ng isang basic law na matatangap ng Bangsamoro ay ang tamang daan sa kapayapaan.

 

AMING PANAWAGAN:

1. Nananawagan tayo sa lahat ng mga sector na panig sa katotohanan at kapayapaan na magkaisa upang ituloy ang pagsulong sa proseso ng kapayapaan at ipaalam ito sa buong bansa kung gaano kahalaga ito sa buhay ng taga Mindanao;

2. Nananawagan tayo na maging COMBATANTS FOR PEACE upang labanan ang mga nag-iisip ng karahasan at kaguluhan sa Mindanao;

3. Nananawagan tayo sa kongreso na wag gawing collateral damage ang pagbalangkas sa isang BBL na naaayon sa pangangailangan ng Bangsamoro, dahil lamang sa insidente na kasalukuyan pang inaalam ang puno’t dulo;

KAPAYAPAAN SA BANGSAMORO, KAPAYAPAAN SA BUONG BANSA!

Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society, Inc. KFI Compound, Doña Pilar St. Poblacion IV, Cotabato City E.mail: http://bangsamoroconsortium.org/ Tel. #: 421-1686

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A Letter from Majeed Usman

A Letter from Majeed Usman

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Musa

Dear Bangsamoro People

I am Maajeed Usman, an ordinary Bangsamoro. I just would like to lay down my personal statement about the just concluded senate hearing about Mamasapano Bloody Incident

I am deeply saddened by statement loosened out by Senator Allan Peter Cayetano recently during the Senate hearing on the Mamasapao Bloody Incident held on February 12, 2015. In his manifestation, he had been mentioning repeatedly that MILF is a TERRORIST ORGANIZATION as he cited many documents he gathered as basis of his interpretation, stating those bombings happened in Mindanao. In this junction, it was not clearly defined whether or not the MILF as the one who instigate the series of bombings, there was no – nothing in the middle of the discourses has been said categorically, that MILF admitted the case as Senator Cayetano clearly taking and dictating the momentum, continuously tagging MILF as Terrorist Group which to me, a baseless one, an statement that adds to the already lingering gap between Muslim and other faith particularly the Christian majority.

The “ratatatatatatatatat” Senator AP Cayetano known for being insensitive with his words was then temporarily halted as BTC Mohager Iqbal opened up those important narratives and milestones as to how the Bangsamoro Struggle in Mindanao started and progresses. He was informed then that indeed Bangsamoro people by history were deprived to many rights; thousands of moro people were massacred and brutally executed in several instances, in different forms and extent under military rule. Iqbal further disclosed that “armed struggle is only the measure and option that we think very necessary to combat the unending oppression against Bangsamoro”. After Sen AP Cayetano listens to the input from Mohager Iqbal, noticeably, his line of questions suddenly shifts and he begins to rekindle his thoughts and later, appreciates the value of struggle of Bangsamoro people in Mindanao.

I was deeply hurt; it was painful and unacceptable “term” especially now when the peace process is already making a wave, why now? When resources and best efforts between and among parties involved are already poured in. why such statement? When GPH already recognizes the legitimacy of MILF in seeking political settlement for the Bangsamoro, Why such? When Bangsamoro Basic Law is about to be deliberated in congress, why? When everyone in Mindanao is already in high spirit, why? When the trust and confidence are already far-reaching. What is clear to me, those demonstrations made by Senator AP Cayetano and its cohorts are nothing but an expression of insensitivity, a bit of display of arrogance and ignorance of history, nothing but an intention to confuse the public and above all, his objective to become the ‘STAR” a “HERO” for those people who already against with the BBL. What a world!!!!

 I am saddened and a bit teary-eye seeing Mohaqer Iqbal at the center, being castigated like an offender”. I don’t like the manner, tenor and lines of questioning that are being thrown – and the way it was done.

I am also saddened that Mamasapano incident is now being equate to the peace process but on the other hand, I feel sorry for people who make a lot of criticisms in social media because its either, they don’t understand the history of conflict in Mindanao or simply they are being fueled up by hatred because of those accounts being associated to Muslims as violent or terrorists.

I am saddened that many people refuse to look at the bright side of the peace process and its purpose.

The attitude the way Sen “ratatatatatatatatat” have shown is the version of a person who truly do  not know the context of Mindanao, who do not know what OPAPP and MILF have been talking and engaging with. I am sad because, this condition fuels up the gap that we already have in the ground and or even complicate the understanding of the majority on the status of the peace process.

Despite of all, I am personally extending my grand appreciation to BTC Chair Mohager Iqbal for being able to respond all the issues thrown against MILF, I admire his steadfastness and composure while receiving mounting criticisms from different resource speakers at that time particularly the “ratatatatatatat” senator. I admire his ability to compose himself in the midst of arguments. I pay respect for his brilliance and capability to argue on conditions affecting the peace process and MILF as an organization.

I therefore appreciate deeply the undying commitment of MILF as a gesture of a truly committed organization to achieve a lasting peace in Mindanao.

I would like also to give countless likes and thumbs up for Governor Mujiv Hataman as he was able to rebut Senator Cayetano in the middle of his manifestation and immediately make his own discussion and analysis with regards to “terrorism”. He was able defend it with semblance of self-control over his emotion.   In this trying time, I found few people who have heart for peace, committed and willing to risk their lives. .

I urge everyone to let us all exercise utmost tolerance at this point in time as the peace process approaches to a critical stage. Let us also confront peace spoilers by providing the right avenue where they can articulate their issues and concerns and make them understand eventually the intent and extent of peace the process.

On the other hand, I appeal to every citizen not to judge the MILF, its intention and commitment to the peace process and do not make the Mamasapano incident as condition or ground for inadmissibility of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in the congress. I strongly believe that if ceasefire mechanisms were strictly observed, incident should have been avoided.

I hope and pray that before everyone will make a comment or issue statements, they should consider using appropriate words particularly at this point in time where tension in the ground is looming and where the peace process is on the verge of turmoil.

May those spoilers be enlightened with peace.

Let us give peace a chance…..

 

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