The senator was convinced that the MILF has links not only to the breakaway group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) that has coddled international terrorists but also to the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group. Umalis sila, naiwan kami rito(These words were uttered, although only in a movie. They left, but we are still here.)In reality, it's a national debate that has pitted Muslims against Christinas.With that gesture, she reminded everyone that she is the daughter of a man who endeared himself to the Muslims because of movies that appreciated their culture and understood their fight for equality in a country dominated by Christians. Sabi ng mga Muslim: noong dumating ang Kastila, lumaban kami. The Muslims said: when the Spaniards arrived, the Muslims fought. While the Philippine National Police (PNP) condemns the MILF for the 'overkill' of the Special Action Force commandos, the MILF insisted it was a "misencounter" that could have been avoided if only the cops coordinated with them properly.
As she grilled the cops for failing to coordinate with the military and the military for its slow response to rescue the cops, Poe asked the MILF to put in place a mechanism that will give MILF leadership better control of its men on the ground.Padilla was referring to senators questioning the BBL and the overall peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), one of the groups that figured in the botched Mamasapano operation on Jan. Because of the deaths of 44 policemen during the a so-called misencounter with the MILF, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and other local groups, public perception on the government’s peace agreement with the MILF suffered.A recent Pulse Asia survey showed that 44 percent of Filipinos disagree with the passing of the BBL, which remains stalled in Congress.“Kung may mga Muslims na ayaw magsuot ng hijab, karapatan nila ’yon.Kung may mga Christians naman taking Arabic classes na hindi comfortable gumamit ng hijab sa loob ng Madaris (plural form of madrasah) karapatan din nila ’yon.