The Midsayap Debacle

Its pretty sensitive out there that a scratch could, maybe, lead to OV10s bombing villages. Peace has been there, almost, but has remained elusive. No, its never really unreachable.

And amid an impasse on the informal peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on territory strand of the ancestral domain issue, this one in Midsayap popped up.

No its not a new issue. Land conflicts, probably, is the problem anywhere and ever since. And the CVO issue also happened in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao last year.
But when you get one party warning against an escalation of a bigger war and another reporting ceasefire violations —you’ll get your share of worries, too.

Good thing there are mechanisms that work, and a big prospect for improvements in peacekeeping. Three days of fighting has stopped. You may read this report.


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A Journalist from Mindanao

One response to “The Midsayap Debacle”

  1. Nick Nichols says :

    Nice report, Walter. Tough issues to sort out, di ba?

    So many people don’t appreciate the complexity – or should I simply say the facts and details – of what’s going on here, on the ground, in Mindanao.

    This type of article helps move us toward better understanding. Facts and details; facts and details. We need more of that.

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