GOVERNMENT negotiators have announced a breakthrough in peace negotiations after the Moro Islamic Liberation Front conceded to adopting the government’s draft agreement on ancestral domain from where the word “freedom” has been dropped.
This paves the way for the holding next year of plebiscite in 712 villages to determine if they agree to become part of the Bangsamoro homeland under the MILF control, according to Hermogenes Esperon Jr., presidential adviser on the peace process.
pero sabi ni DJB:
Since there are only 3 million Muslims and at least 30 million non-Muslims in Mindanao, it is highly doubltful that in FREE and FAIR plebisicite, any of the above places would vote to come under the heel of the MILF warlords and politicians.
Nah, they're 20 percent of the Mindanao population Dean, according to 2000 census (and i don't expect to see a spike in those numbers anytime soon.)
(and Filipino Muslims comprise about 5% of the total Philippine population.)