current events, political

Taking a Truthful and Factual Look at Marcos and the Martial Law Legacy

JSAP Statement on Marcos's Martial Law We live in an era of Fake News, Alternative Facts and Historical Revisionism. As we remember September 21, 1972, the official date of the declaration of Martial Law, let us remind ourselves of the facts surrounding this dark period in our history. As educators and media practitioners, we ask… Continue reading Taking a Truthful and Factual Look at Marcos and the Martial Law Legacy

Bangsa Moro, History, political, socio-cultural

America and the Bangsa Moro through the years

The so-called Moro Conflict in the Philippines, which arguably does not end with the creation of the Bangsa Moro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), can be traced back to the United States of America. The various Moro Sultanates did not have a shared history with the conquered peoples of Luzon and Visayas. The Moro… Continue reading America and the Bangsa Moro through the years

current events, political

M for Madness and Martial Law

Thanks to Internet Archives, I found some of my old blogs and blogposts.  I found this blogpost from my first blog M-Reality. This is about the Madness of Martial Law of Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Again, it looks like history is repeating itself. I find this post very apropos for the present political situation.  … Continue reading M for Madness and Martial Law

Bangsa Moro, culture, political

Bangsa Moro Files

I have been planning / wishing / dreaming to publish a collection of my blogposts on the Bangsa Moro. Tentative title is Blogging the Bangsa Moro. I started developing my own websites in 1996, before blogging was invented or became popular. i wrote just about everything but mostly about the Bangsa Moro (Moro Nation). I… Continue reading Bangsa Moro Files

culture, current events, Media Studies, political, socio-cultural

PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

For the past few weeks, the Filipino public has been bombarded with a barrage of propaganda on the side of the President's men about the alleged violations of ABS-CBN radio-TV network. On the other hand, ABS-CBN's cable channels have been bombarding the viewers with interviews and testimonials of people claiming that their lives would not… Continue reading PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

Bangsa Moro, History, Newspaper article, political, socio-cultural

Bud Dajo Massacre

Last March 7 was the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Bud Dajo, the massacre of some 600 Moro men, women and children by the officers and men of the United States Armed Forces, with some (Christian) Filipino soldiers. In 1999, I wrote a newspaper article on this episode of Moro history to commemorate the… Continue reading Bud Dajo Massacre