Tuesday, March 10, 2015

All-out War or The Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law?

By Alon Calinao Dy: We have learned from the veteran military personnel like Muntinlupa City Representative Rodolfo Biazon and others that an all-out war is not the solution for a lasting peace in Mindanao. But, why other people actually declaring an all-out war in Mindanao? What is the root of the problem?

Many Filipinos are so judgmental when they call "Muslims as terrorists" because there are lots of peace-loving Muslims in Mindanao. Sadly, we just can't see it. 

On the other hand, there are Muslims who are unwilling to accept Christian peoples' viewpoints. And so, they don't want to speak about it and settle their differences which become wounds and scars that leads to a real war.

If a person is dedicated to peace and supports the proposed BBL, then he should stand for the principles of peace by not threatening that he will go to a combat if the deadline is not met. If real peace is in your heart, and so you are going to live and die for it. Don't stick to the dirty influence in politics, but follow the principles of peace.

If an individual is against the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, it is better to say all your fears and those "what ifs" so that the present regime would be able to know your concerns. 

The government should listen to the fears of the protesters and don't be in a hurry to  pass the new law as this would result a big dismay among the majority of the Filipinos who do not fully understand about the BBL.

Don't make me say it again! But I have to say it again to all protesters of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, don't stick to the dirty influence in politics but follow the principles of peace. We all know that politics is a dirty game, and you should know your own tactics to overpower it.

Now it's up to Filipinos to decide whether they want an all-out war or the proposed BBL. 

I want a durable peace in Mindanao, but I totally disagree with the decision that the BBL should be passed immediately without more studies and approval from the majority of the people. I believe if the BBL is a true solution of war in Mindanao, I am also confident that Filipinos were ready to listen and forget about all the failed peace agreements in the past.