Moro groups mark the 102nd year of the Bud Dajo massacre,

call for an end to US hegemony in Mindanao

and the ouster of Arroyo

 

Davao City

 

March 6, 2008

 

 

 

 

Members of Suara Bangsamoro, Liga ng Kabataang Moro and Khadidja Women commemorate the 102 years anniversary of Bud Dajo massacre as a day of prayer and protest against relentless massacres and state-sponsored crimes against the Moro people in Mindanao.

 

For the Bangsamoro, March 6 is a day to commemorate the historic and infamous Bud Dajo massacre which took place in Jolo, Sulu, a hundred and two years ago. This bloody incident that claimed killed more than a thousand Moro lives including women and children was perpetrated by the US Troops under the command of US Major General Leonard Wood.

 

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PRESS RELEASE
March 6, 20008

 Moro groups commemorate 102nd years anniversary of Bud Dajo

 massacre, call for an end of US hegemony in Mindanao and

 GMA's ouster.

Davao City-- For the Bangsamoro, March 6 marks as the day to commemorate the historic and infamous Bud Dajo massacre that took place in Jolo, Sulu, a hundred and two years ago. This bloody incident that claimed more than a thousand of Moro lives including women and children was perpetrated by the US Troops under the command of
US Major General Leonard Wood.

In Davao City, members of Suara Bangsamoro, Liga ng Kabataang Moro and Khadidja Women will commemorate the 102 years anniversary of Bud Dajo massacre as a day of prayer and protest against relentless massacres and state-sponsored crimes against the Moro people in Mindanao.

Abubakar Uy, Suara Bangsamoro Secretary General in Southern Mindanao Region believes that the struggle of the Moro people is endless unless the hegemony of US in the country will be put to an end.

He said that the on-going Balikatan Exercises led by the US troops in Mindanao and Luzon are just enough reasons to be vigilant and be always ready to fight against atrocities it will inflict to our people and to our land.

"We should never forget the lessons of our past, we will not betray our ancestors who shed their lives to defend our land and drive away those who intend to enslave us" Uy said.

He also denounces the recent massacre in Maimbung, Sulu that killed 8 civillians including two (2) children and a pregnant woman.

His group strongly believes that this incident was under the command of the US troops who are in charge to train the Filipino soldiers in the area.

Uy lambasted GMA for shamelessly selling our sovereignty to the US in exchange of military aids that her administration has been brazenly corrupting.

He said "Our children, our brothers and sisters were ruthlessly massacred in the midst of all these US Humanitarian missions and other aids that US and GMA have been dumping to most areas of the Lumads and the Moro people"

Meanwhile, Uy is also challenging the Arroyo administration to persecute the perpetrators.

According to Uy, in Shari'ah Laws, the said crime committed by the Philippine soldiers is punishable of death.

"GMA is liable to this crime not only as the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines but also as the number one architect for the continuous Joint US-RP military training in the Philippines.

Suara Bangsamoro is also persistently protesting for GMA's ouster.

For reference:

Abubakar Uy

Secretary-General

Suara Bangsamoro-Southern Mindanao Region

Mobile number: 0910.409.8442
 

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