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Geo-political expert says PRRD deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for ending Moro conflict

President Rodrigo Duterte | Photo from ABS-CBN

Adam Garrie, a geo-political expert has declared the necessity to award President Rodrigo Roa Duterte with a Nobel Peace Prize since the Bangsamoro Organic Law would create a pave a way in ending the centuries-long conflict with the Filipino Muslims of Mindanao.

The “internal conflict in Myanmar, the Kashmir conflict and the Israel-Palestine conflict” is pale in comparison to the length of our local Moro conflict for it began back during the time of the Spaniards.

Yes, the Moro resistance began before the 19th century, fighting the Spaniards whom colonized the country. They also engaged the Japanese during their World War II occupation of the Philippines. When the country was free from colonization in 1946, the Moros still kept resisting and this justifies their fight as the longest running conflict to date.

But it is all coming to an end since President Duterte is about to deliver them the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
This law, which he had congressmen rush during his recent 3rd State f the Nation Address, would create a platform for the Moro leaders of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Vice Chair for Political Affairs Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari to reconcile with the government through the finalization of the law.

Thus in return would end years of distrust and bloodshed once and for all.

How come Duterte actually had this all end?

Well the President is of Mindanao descent, the very first President from the region. He has Moro relatives in his extended family which he respects dearly. And lastly, he is putting his Presidency at stake in order to actually achieve peace, a feat that none of his predecessors would even think of.

There was also unity with the MILF and MNLF in eradicating the ISIS-aligned Maute threat that put the entire city of Marawi in shambles. Moro fighters joined the Philippine Army in fighting for the liberation of the city through sieging it hand-in-hand. And to everyone’s surprise, he gave the Moros, that were forced by poverty to fight for the Maute, amnesty!

President Rodrigo Duterte | Photo from CNN

With the Bangsamoro Organic Law, Moro fighters are given the choice to be absorbed into the police and the army, which can be confirmed by what President Duterte stated that,

“There will be no regional armed forces or police. I will not agree to that. If we are all Filipinos, why will you have your own army? My army is your army. My police is your police. The (MILF), they can help, they can be absorbed in the armed forces for those willing. So goes with the MNLF. But there will only be one armed forces.

…And if by 2020, we can have a new president or a Moro president for the Republic of the Philippines, the better for us. After all, that person would be a Filipino”.

This is a masterstroke of politics in order to achieve peace, having everyone under one flag, fighting for the development and future of our united country. Furthermore, he is giving them a reason to stand together, efforts that they themselves would reap.

Why wouldn’t you want to end the conflict when it is a win-win situation?

You get to lead your people and have your own government all while having the support of the entire country on your back.

This is the electoral promise that Duterte is made and he held his end of the bargain, not with just the peace in Mindanao but also in other aspects such as the peaceful relationship with China and the eradication of drug and blood-stained streets. All of which his predecessors were nowhere close to achieving.

Now with all that being said, with compassion that President Duterte has shown the Moros since day one, peace will finally be achieved within Mindanao. Hopefully the communists see this too.

When the law has been signed and officiated, it should be about time we give this man his Novel Peace Prize.


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Source: Adam Garrie