Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
The former ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) is now BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) as of January 21, 2019 and as an added bonus for the transition, 63 baranagays from the No. Cotabato province was added to the ever expanding territory of the Moros (Muslims).
The official flag of the Bangsamoro has no reference to the official flag of the Philippines. It represents the religion Islam and the power of the sword for take over and dominance over the Philippines.
The name itself (Bangsamoro) speaks volumes about its intention, purpose and will. Bangsa (Nation) and Moro (Muslim). Muslim Nation or Nation of Muslims = Bangsamoro. Yet the non-muslim filipinos are oblivious to this. Ignorance of the non-muslims keep the Muslims strong and powerful.
The constitution of the Philippines upholds the “separation of church and state”. However, the constitution of the BARMM upholds the religion of Islam and promotes Sharia Law. The BARMM defies the separation of church and state.
Article 10, section 2 of republic act 11054; “Shari’ah courts within the Bangsamoro territorial jurisdiction shall form part of the Philippine judicial system subject to the supervision of the Supreme Court.
The regular courts within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region shall continue to function under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The Congress of the Philippines may create additional Shari’ah courts in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region upon the recommendation of the Supreme Court.
It may also create Shari’ah courts outside the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in areas considerable number of Muslims reside.” Section 3. Sources of Shari’ah.
The following are the sources of Shari’ah: Principal Sources:
(a) Al-Qu’ran or the Koran;
(b) Al-Sunnah or the traditions of Prophet Muhammas SAW;
(a) Al-Ijma or Consensus; and
(b) Al-Qiyas or Analogy.
This BARMM created a homeland for Islam within the Philippines. Paid for by the government of the Philippines.
Islam in Russia
According to world statistics, the population of Muslims (followers of the religion of Islam) in Russia is about 6.5% of its population or close to 9.5 million.
Since Russia embraced “glasnot“, the freedom of worship has been openly accepted by the government. Religions enjoy the freedom to expand their base. Russian Orthodox is still the dominant religion in Russia with about 41% of the population as members. One would think that with 41% of the population, the religion would have more influence and power over the government. But that is not so, because the Russian Orthodox Church does not impose its belief on others. It does not have an “exclusive” lobbying group for its purposes. On the other hand the religion of Islam is always vying for the position of power. So even at only at 6.5% of the population, it has a solid grip on the Russian government.
Islam is the only religion is Russia that has a state for itself in the Federal government of Russia. This land base is called the Republic of Dagestan. It is a subsidized state of the Russian federal government. Approximately 80% of its funding comes from the federal government. So as of now Dagestan is beholden to Mother Russia. The Muslim leaders of Dagestan are kept at bay because of Federal funding. Even then Sharia law is still practiced in Dagestan. In the capital city of Dagestan, Makhachkala, they even created a “sharia” beach for women.
The population of Dagestan is about 2.9 million. About 85% of that is Muslim. Sharia law dictates the lives of the followers of Islam. In this remote area of Russia, Sharia law rules supreme.
As mentioned before funding from the federal government is keeping the Muslim leaders at bay. So the Muslims practice tolerance. They can’t win yet. They are working towards a goal. They are not getting what they want. They wait for the opportunity to break away to be free or to conquer. They lost the war in 1999, but they are building up their forces again for another try in the future.
The Philippines violates the separation of church and state, a constitution mandate
Not Islamophobia, just the truth.
The Philippines claims to be a Christian country and that it has the freedom of religion and upholds the “separation of church and state”. Yet the Philippine government blatantly violates its constitutional mandate to uphold the separation of church and state by financing the religion of Islam.
A Filipino(a) does not have to be born indigenous to be indigenous, just be a Muslim and he/she is automatically an indigenous Filipino. Amazing!
Ask the religious leaders and politicians of the Philippines for their opinion on the “separation of church and state“, their answer is: “It’s working just fine”. Then you ask them, “is it a violation of the constitution of the Philippines for the government to financially support the Muslims (Islam) and not other religions?”
Their answer: “No, the government does not support Islam”. Then you ask them about the budget for the “ARMM (Bangsamoro) and NCMF”. Oh! they say. That’s ok because the Muslims are indigenous people here in the Philippines. OMG!!
Even the Catholic church leaders specially the Jesuits, totally support the financing of the religion of Islam in the Philippines. Why? Because, the Catholic church has schools and they do not want to lose business by pushing away Muslim students. The 5 Jesuit presidents of the 5 Jesuit universities in the Philippines went as far as to sign a petition to the government supporting the creation of the Islamic nation within the Philippines (Bangsamoro).
The Philippines is the only country in the world (85% Catholic), that created five(5) laws “favoring”, “respecting” and “financing” the religion of Islam. Then made it unlawful to finance any other religion. The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government’s expense, paid by the taxes of non-muslims.
February 4, 1977: Immediately after the Tripoli Agreement, Presidential Decree 1083 was signed, effectively upholding Sharia law in the Philippines. This law upheld the FINANCING of Islam in the Philippines and it gave the Muslims the impetus to push forward on the move to take back the Philippines.
1989 Organic Act: Republic Act No. 6734 August 1, 1989, creating the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – ARMM. Finally the Muslims managed to have the Philippines not just finance them but now also give them a territory. The propaganda is working and the push continues. From 5.7 hectares in 1965 to 4 provinces, so far so good.
2010 NCMF: Constant lobbying by the muslim leaders finally caused the final approval On February 18, 2010, Republic Act No.9997 which Created the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3482 and House Bill No. 4253 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on December 16, 2009. This was the evolution of the CNI in 1957 to the SPDA in 1975, to OMACC in 1985, to OMA in 1987 and to finally the NCMF in 1987. The NCMF has the mandate from the president to spread Islam throughout the Philippines with the financial support from the government. This commission serves only Muslims. The FINANCING of the religion of ISLAM just keeps getting stronger.
2016: May 11, 2016: Republic Act No. 10817 “it is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote the growth and ensure the integrity and quality of Philippine Halal exports.”
August 22, 2019: President Duterte signed and approved Republic Act No. 11439. An act providing for the regulation and organization of Islamic Banks. This ACT was introduced last July 23, 2018. Constant islamic lobbying finally got it passed.
Here is an information that most Filipinos do not know. Every structure, every resource in the Philippines, and every citizen within the Philippines is within the barangay system. Yes, even the Malacañang Palace is within a barangay. Does the current president acknowledge or respect this fact? NO! Did the other presidents before him give this respect to the barangays? NO.
Most city halls and municipality halls, provincial capitols, government offices, hospitals, and businesses do not mention the barangay name within their addresses. The Filipino driver’s license asks only for the Street no., City or Municipality, and Province. The barangay name is disregarded. Only in a few cities do they “accidentally” place the barangay name as part of the address. But it is not an official mandate.
The Philippines department of tourism does not promote the barangays. All their promotions about the tourist spots or resorts rarely mention the name of the barangay where the resorts are located. Only the name of the city or municipality or province is mentioned. Yet that very same business can’t acquire a business license without a barangay clearance.
Who is to blame for these errors? Not just one person. All the elected government leaders are to blame. The biggest blame rest on the heads of the barangay officials. Why put the blame on them? Because they are the leaders of the barangay and yet they are quiet about it. The barangay officials allow these errors to continue.
Here is a barangay who upon my recommendation, kagawad Alden Cabalfin convinced his barangay to create a resolution #8 on June 21, 2015: it reads as such:“A resolution that mandates every individual which includes all business, public and private organizations, institutions and other sectors which are resident and located at barangay Baguingin-Lanot to use the name of the barangay as compulsory in all lawful acts, transactions and other purposes” Baguingin-Lanot is the first barangay in the Philippines to create such a mandate. I sincerely hope that their example will be followed by all the 42,036 barangays and by the President of the Philippines.
The Philippines is uniquely organized, and its constitution empowers the smallest local government unit with its own COUNCIL. Even Barangay 630, Sampaloc, Manila, with a population of only 48 people as of 2010 census has a Barangay Chaiman/Captain and 7 councilors.
Every member of the council is elected by the registered voters of the barangay residents and each of these officials receive a monthly salary from the government. They are paid to serve the people.
These barangays belong to municipalities and cities and each municipality and city elects a barangay chairman/captain leader from the pool of barangay captains and the winner gets the title of “ ABC (Association of Barangays Council) President“. The ABC president then gets a position in the municipality/city council. This position gives him/her the same power as the rest of the elected city/municipality councilor and with the added bonus of the same yearly salary of a city/municipality councilor. This is a very powerful political position.
There are 1,634 ABC (Association of Barangay Council) presidents in the Philippines. Derived from the 1489 municipalities and 145 cities. Each of these ABC presidents have the power of a city/municipality councilor and has an office within the city/municipal council.
These group of ABC presidents are then de facto members of the “Liga ng Mga Barangays” or “League of Barangays of the Philippines”. These members then get together to elect the officers for this “Liga” or “League”. Then the officials of course get augmented salaries and traveling expenses for running this organization. This is one heck of a powerful government organization. Here is a link to its constitution and by-laws.
There is only one official “Liga ng Mga Barangays” government organization. However there are several Facebook pages for “Liga ng Mga Barangays”, here are some:
Many are complaining that the budgetary system of the Philippines is centralized. That Metro Manila grabs most of the yearly budget. The fact of the matter is, the budgetary planning system of the Philippines is decentralized. Here is a link to the 130 page “Local Government Code of the Philippines of 1991”. It specifically states that “Toward this end, the State shall provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization whereby local government units shall be given more powers, authority, responsibilities, and resources.” Our provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay leaders simply need to enforce their authority over their autonomy.
The barangay officials are the true peace keepers of the Philippines. They have their fingers on the pulse of the nation.
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Water Pipeline, USA, East to West: Keep Lake Meade full and the Colorado river estuary vibrant with life
East to West Water Pipeline. Prevents flooding, drought and saves lives.
President Donald Trump said in his state of the union address last Tuesday, January 30, 2018: “Together, we can reclaim our building heritage. We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land. And we will do it with American heart, American hands, and American grit.”
In 2015 former President Obama said: “While no single drought event can be traced solely to climate change, the fact of the matter is with a warming climate we’re going to see more frequent and more severe droughts in the West in the future. That’s one of the reasons my administration has been focused on helping communities prepare for the effects of climate change.”
In order for life to prosper, water is needed. Water is a source of life.
Waterways: Build the East to West water pipeline from the Mississippi river to the head waters of the Colorado river to minimize flooding in the eastern states and relieve the drought suffering states in the west. Farmers of western america will no longer suffer from lack of water and disasters due to flooding in mid-west flood zones will be drastically reduced. Building the water pipeline will provide jobs. Water pipelines will not cause much of an environmental impact. Maybe a few leaks here and there. Just water. Nothing hazardous. It will in fact help the wild life.
The Colorado River and its tributaries provide irrigation to farmlands in the seven basin states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, California, Nevada and Arizona. Irrigation to almost 6 million acres of farmland, and not to mention the over 40 million people who require the water for their survival.
According to the California Agricultural Production Statistics over a third of America’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. They are already depleting the Sacramento river and San Joaquin river. The salinity of the San Francisco Bay is increasing yearly. Already much of waters of So. California for irrigation is taken from the Colorado river. The water distribution of the Colorado river water is controlled mostly by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
As the Colorado river flows through Nevada, most of it’s water is contained in Lake Mead.
Lake Mead located in (Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada) is at its lowest as of 2015. The hoover dam depends on the water level of lake mead. The water level of lake mead has been gradually depleted. The reservoir stores water for parts of Arizona, Southern California, southern Nevada and northern Mexico — all of which have endured a 15-year drought.
This pipeline guarantees that Lake Mead will stay full at all times. With the availability of water, the fertile lands of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah will produce enough food to feed America and still be capable to produce enough surplus for export to other countries. To accomplish this the water pipelines must be built.
Lake mead is totally dependent on rain, snow and the flow of the Colorado river. The cycle of drought will never go away. And the consumption of water will just always increase. As more water from the Colorado is consumed, only a trickle of water is left to flow down to the sea of cortez. The estuary of the Colorado river is mostly dry now, located in Baja California, Mexico. This is where the Colorado river meets the sea of Cortez.
The Cucapa (Cocopah) indians who farmed and fished here, no longer can sustain their way of life. The desert is taking over the area. The lush wetland is gone. The Cucapa (Cocopah) lived in the delta for over 1,000 years and lush flora and fauna sustained them. Now most of the tribes people have left and there are less than 200 left and within a few more years they will be gone, unless the water pipelines are built. Before the great reservoir and the hoover dam was built, boats from the sea of Cortez sailed up to the mouth of Colorado river.
With this sustainable water management, the fresh water from the Colorado river will abundantly meet the salty water of the Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California once more. The fishing industry for the community in that area will flourish again as it did. Nobody loses in this water pipeline project. The entire United States of America benefits. Even the country of Mexico will benefit, specifically the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur and the state of Sonora. Not to mention the revival of the ecology in the estuary. This is Universal stewardship.
Every year flooding disasters happen in central and eastern United States. Lives are lost. We can’t put a dollar value to peoples lives. Some of these flooding can be avoided if these pipelines are installed. The excess water can be diverted.
IMMEDIATE BENEFITS FROM THE WATER PIPELINE:
✅ Lake Mead will always be full.
✅ Hoover dam will never be at risk of running out of power.
✅ The Sea of Cortez estuary will flourish as it has flourished prior to the construction of the hoover dam. Since the construction of the hoover dam, the salinity of the sea of cortez has risen and many wildlife at the estuary can’t be found anymore. There isn’t enough water to sustain the wildlife.
✅ The vegetable and fruit growers of Southern California can flourish and expand without worry of water supply.
✅ Farming can flourish in Utah, Southern Nevada, Southwestern Arizona and western New Mexico. The desert can be easily irrigated.
✅ Farming can flourish in Baja Califonia, Mexico north of the estuary.
✅ The fishing industry in the delta will flourish.
The pipeline will start in Davenport, Iowa – 580 feet above sea level.
Davenport, Iowa is a flood zone. Flooding in Davenport, Iowa cost lives and millions of dollars to the government and private industry. Building the water pipeline will eliminate the flooding in Davenport, Iowa and other counties and states as the Mississippi flows to the sea.
Only excess water will be drained from the mississippi river. So the the mouth of the pipes will be sealed and only opened when waters are predicted to reach flood levels. Pumping can start to prevent flooding.
The water pipeline will be approximately 868 miles long. At 5,280 feet per mile the pipe line will be about 4,583,040 feet long. The average current cost of a “36 inch x 20 Foot Corrugated N-12 Pipe” is $14,000.00. The pipeline will need about 229,152 pipes at an approximate cost of $3,208,128,000.00 billion dollars. Using concrete pipes will be much cheaper. About a third of the price. The pipeline will need two of these lines. This will bring up the cost of the pipes to $6,416,256,000.00.
Centrifugal Pump stations, powered by vertical wind turbines will be installed every 4 miles to pump the water to the higher elevation. These vertical wind turbines (centrifugal pump stations) will also generate electricity. Plunger type pumps are not needed. Construction cost, legal fees, and all the other costs will more than likely more than double the cost. Even tripling the cost to $20 billion, this project is still worth the investment.
Diminishing the disaster and flooding costs in the east coast which is already well worth the $20 billion to be spent on the pipeline. Not to mention the billions of dollars per year that the states of California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico will generate. Plus the farming profits of the country of Mexico that will be generated from this abundance of water.
The loss of the fresh water that flowed freely to the estuary have reduced the delta wetlands to only about 5% of what it used to be. The native forest of cottonwood and willow is gone.
An ongoing struggle between two communities less than a mile apart illustrates the challenges California faces as it tries to deliver clean, affordable drinking water to more than 1 million residents without access to what the state has called a “basic human right.” Read the article on the fresno bee>>>>
Government Scholarships: must be reciprocated with service
Governments around the word provide free college education to the qualified scholars. It is a great program.
The scholars need to understand that it is not actually the government’s money that was spent on them. It is the people’s money collected in the form of taxes. Yes, the scholars deserve the free education. But, they also need to understand the meaning of the word GRATITUDE.
Students who graduate from college with government scholarships or grants, must not be allowed to leave the country immediately and work in foreign countries. They must work in their homeland for at least 2 years. This will minimize “BRAIN DRAIN”.
Many brilliant scholars getting free education, even before graduation, are offered jobs in foreign countries. This causes the homeland a severe “brain drain”.
The two year moratorium is much needed. These are the intelligent people who can help develop the homeland and help make it prosperous. Their bright new ideas can be implemented in the homeland vs in the foreign county.
What prompts a graduate to leave his/her homeland? Funding of course. But if the country is prosperous, there would be no need to leave the homeland to find prosperity elsewhere.
Manila City, Iloilo City and Zamboanga City are farther away. They are over 1,000 kilometers away from Kalayaan.
Here’s a fact that most Filipinos do not know. Kalayaan is the most governed municipality of the Philippines and part of the Spratly group of islands which is in an international controversy with China. As of 2015 census Kalayaan had 184 people. Kalayaan has only one barangay (Pag-Asa). It’s population is the same as Kalayaan. Everybody lives in barangay Pag-Asa.
This may peak your interest. Even with a population of just 184 people. Kalayaan has a Mayor, vice-mayor, and 8 councilors. It’s barangay (pag-asa) has a barangay captain, 7 council members, Youth chairman and 7 members. All public servants and elected by the people. All with government salaries and sworn in to protect the Philippines.
So 10 elected officials for the municipality and at least 14 elected officials for the barangay. All together 24 elected officials to govern and protect the municipality island of Kalayaan, Palawan within the Spratly group of Islands that is in an open dispute with China.
The municipality has its own police force and government employees. It has the same amenities as most cities and municipalities in the Philippines. It has a hospital, a school system, dept of highway, etc. etc.. Heck it even has its own airport (air-strip). Yet China just walked in and took over a nearby island within the kalayaan boundary. What happened to the security system?
The entire island group (8 islets, reefs and keys) is less than a measly 80 hectares. Less than 1 square kilometer. All within a human’s swimming distance. Yet the Chinese just went there and took over? Really??!! Malacañang only found out when the Chinese already finished building the landing strips? The Mayor of Kalayaan didn’t know? I bet he did. I bet he even visited while the construction was in progress.
If somebody puts up a tent in your backyard, please don’t tell me that you will just ignore it. The majority of the adult population of Kalayaan works for the Philippine government.
We hear from the president of the Philippines, but there is no report from the government of Kalayaan. They are in a HUSHHHHHHHH MODE or possibly received hush money from China.
Tour de Zamboanga
Tour de Zamboanga is a “Mountain Bike Race” open to amateurs and professionals. Road bikes (racers) or hybrids are not allowed. Only mountain bikes are allowed in this race.
Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
This is a 5 stage (5 days) race and about 740 kilometers. Each stage will take up one day.
Route of the TOUR OF ZAMBOANGA:
First stage: Starts in Zamboanga City and ends in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
This is about a 200 kilometer race. The race will probably start in Boalan or Divisoria Zamboanga City via the west coast highway through La Paz, the municipality of Sibuco and ends in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. A grueling terrain that may make a beginner think of quitting.
The second stage will start in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and will end at the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City.
This is a 143 Kilometer race. This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
128 Kilometers: This third stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
The fourth stage is from Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
The fifth and final stage: Ipil to Zamboanga City.
130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Boalan.
Categories of Tour de Zamboanga
Must be at least 14 years old.
Must be at least 14 years old.
Under 16 years of age
Racers in this category must have a release authorization form signed from a guardian or parent.
Must be 14 or 15 years of age.
50 years and over
We invite the cycling oficionados to join the race. Just finish the race and it makes no difference whether you finish last, you still get a prize of 1,000 pesos and a certificate of completion.
Prizes for these categories are as follows: 15K 1st, 10K 2nd, 5K 3rd. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 4 categories.
Type of Bicycles Accepted in the Race
Roadbikes or Road bicycles (racers) will not be allowed in this race.
What is a Road bike (racer): click here to see the definition of a Road Bike
Only Mountain bikes or other bikes other than roadbikes (racers) will be accepted.
All Cyclers from around the world are invited to participate in this open bicycle race.
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Every religion has the right to establish its own banking system. It is also their right to lobby any government to follow their religious laws. But it is never the right of the government to impose religious practices upon its people with diverse cultures, race and creed. The separation of church and state must be upheld.
The Philippines just recently, again, violated its constitution and the rights of its people by upholding the religion of Islam and created another republic act favoring Islam, republic ACT 11439 President Duterte signed and approved Republic Act No. 11439 on August 22, 2019. An act providing for the regulation and organization of Islamic Banks. This ACT was introduced last July 23, 2018. Click on the link and read for yourself. The ACT refers to the Quran and Sharia law as “divine” law.
The Non-Muslims of the Philippines are oblivious to the implications of all these republic acts that are being churned out specifically to favor the Muslims (Moros). This continued march forward of Islamic influence in the Philippines is documented in the “snapshot of the history of islam in the Philippines“.
Zamboanga siege (9_09_13): By Muslim (moro) terrorists
They all talk about the Zamboanga City Siege (September 9, 2013). They talk about the MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front). They talk about the heinous atrocities of the moros. They talk about terrorists. But they do not associate these muslim terrorists with Islam. Nobody wants to talk about the Islamic plan of take over of the Philippines, with the Philippine government financing the religion of Islam.
Not one community leader, priest, teacher, lawyer, politician, media personality or pastor will dare go against the “Philippine government financing the religion of Islam“.
All these educated Filipinos seem to be in denial. They see it. They know it is the truth. Yet, they refuse to accept it.
The Philippines created laws to respect and uphold the religion of Islam, then made it illegal to do it for all other religions.
National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (RA9997): Specifically to help only the followers of the religion of Islam. This commission has offices all throughout the Philippines. All paid by the government. Even the HADJ (yearly pilgrimage to Mecca) is part of the help. Qualified assistance is provided and it is paid by the Philippine government.
Bangsamoro or the ARMM – From 5.7 hectares in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga city given to the Muslims in 1965 to now 5 provinces in Mindanao with available contiguous territory to be added upon approved plebiscites in the future.
Sharia Law (Presidential Decree 1083) – A law created just for Muslims. The court itself, judges, lawyers, and clerks all paid by the Philippine government. The court does not serve non-muslims. It is created exclusively for the Muslims.
Salaam TV (Philippines) (Muslim TV network): Paid by the Philippine government.
One of the stupidest reason for allowing the above 5 laws is that the Muslims are indigenous people. Muslims or Moros are the followers of Islam. Any race can follow Islam. Yet this educated pinoys continue to believe that Muslims are indigenous people. Go figure.
These same educated Non-Muslims will immediately condemn me for writing this article. They will accuse me of being Islamophobic. Really?!!!! All I am writing about is the truth. I believe in the freedom of religion. This is one of our basic human rights, and that is the right to choose. But the Philippines must adhere to its constitution and follow the separation of church and state.