• OPAPP and MILF – Curiouser and curiouser

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    IN Chapter 2 of Alice in Wonderland we find the delightful “Curiouser and curiouser” quote.

    “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice–for she was now becoming so tall and “opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!” For when she looked down at her feet they seemed to be almost out of sight, getting so far off).

    But it’s in Chapter 5 (Advice from a Caterpillar) that the words fit the problem of OPAPP and the MILF’s Chairman Murad and Chief Negotiator Iqbal.

    The Caterpillar asked Alice. “Who are you?” And Alice, who had been bewildered by the things that were happening to her, replied in embarrassment, “I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” The Caterpillar sternly said, “What do you mean? Explain yourself!” And Alice replied, “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir, because I’m not myself, you see.”

    That’s how we imagine Government Panel Chief Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and MILF Chief Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal will end up answering when they are asked to explain:

    1. The revelation Prof. Ferrer told congressmen–per Davao City Rep. Davao Karlo Alexei Nograles, who chairs his chamber’s Labor Committee–that she and officials of the Aquino government knew all along that the MILF leaders they were dealing with were using fictitious names and signing agreements using those fictitious names.

    2. Why Murad and Iqbal, who are known to travel a lot and seen to be arriving in various countries, specially Malaysia for meetings with the Philippine government panel, do not have any record of their departures from the Philippines in the Bureau of Immigration.

    Congressman Nograles came to be curious about these things because of the disclosure or claim made by former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan that Murad and Iqbal are not Filipinos but are Malaysian citizens. Alunan posted the information in his Facebook page on Friday. He said the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Immigration might already be aware that the two MILF leaders are carrying Malaysian passports.

    Immigration sources have told The Times that Murad and Iqbal’s names don’t appear in the BI data bank. They said that these two MILF leaders must have been using other names and/or foreign passports.

    The only other way their departures are unrecorded by Immigration is if they always leave illegally through the Mindanao backdoor used by fugitives and bandits, like the Abu Sayaff and Islamic extremists and jihadists.

    Rep. Nograles’ concerns are valid and important.

    If Murad and Iqbal are Malaysians, then the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (if passed) are instruments for which President Aquino, the OPAPP and the whole Congress should be charged with treason.

    If the MILF signatories of agreements have signed the documents with fictitious names, then the agreements are invalid.

    We have always said that the MILF has been funded, trained in warfare and sponsored by Malaysia. And we questioned the MILF leaders’ loyalty to the Philippine Republic and our Constitution. But we never thought that Murad and Iqbal are actually Malaysians– whose true identities the Aquino administration does not know.

    Curiouser and curiouser.

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    1. The Islamic doctrine of Al Taqqiyah explains all these so well, that is, the principle of deceit, pretense, lying, even denying Islam, IF IT ADVANCES ISLAMIC GOALS…

      Thus is based the distrust the world have on the Muslims, because they are ordered by the Koran to lie…

      Muslims do not, and WILL NOT owe allegiance to any state, or country, only to the ISLAMIC UMMAH, or community, hence, they are brothers to all other Muslims, regardless of nationality…they don’t even consider themselves Filipinos..

      We have been had, thru the collaboration of traitors Deles, Ferrer, Leonen and Pnoy..

      And all lawmakers who will support the BBL…let us give them fair warning that we will
      charge them for treason…NO to the BANGSAMORO.

      We need it like we need a hole in the head…

      The QURAN (Koran) is available online, read it yourselves and learn the deceit..

      To understand it easier, read first THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD…that will shock you, alright..

    2. Gunter Prien on

      This is outrageous. We cannot open bank accounts with fake or fictitious names, but people in our government can sign pacts with “fake people”? The officials who entered into transactions, deals, or negotiations with Murad and Iqbal should be suspended and charged, and the BBL should be scrapped. A law built on false pretenses is a false law.

    3. If they signed agreements using false names, then the agreements are invalid. The distrust of the MILF grows everyday.

    4. Aquino is selling us particularly the resource rich part of Mindanao to Malaysia including assigning the Sabah claim to back burner is so reviling and treasonous in return of a peace pact legacy he wants before his term ends. Congress should instead investigate Aquino and impeach him. Please mga kongressmen maging mga patriot sana kayo at huwag masilaw sa pera. Gusto nyo ba mahiwalay ang Mindanao later sa Philippine Republic?

    5. Benigno Simeon is just continuing the Aquino family’s history of treason, treachery, and betrayal of Filipinos.

      Look how soft he is to China’s grabbing Philippine territory and how he persists on selling us out to Malaysia.

    6. Until when will Aquino and his student cabinet members stop bungling and committing blunders upon blunders? Also when will the Filipinos’ patience end?

    7. What? If those two muslims are using fictitiious names, why do abnoy, deles-kirat and ferrer continue to deal with them? Are they dealing with masked terrorists? And if they are malaysians, why negotiate with them? Have we become a virtual appendage of Malaysia?

      And if the report is true that malaysia has been the sponsor of these troubles in mindanao, over the years, what are we doing? Pretending that everything is alright? Why don’t we severe ties with these malaysians, give them ultimatum to stop meddling and failing that, wage war to reclaim sabah by force. Or nanginginig tayo sa takot?

    8. the whole world is laughing at us Filipinos.Imagine OPAPP on behalf of the Phil Govt.signing a peace agreement with Milf using fake names/fictitious..All along Prof Ferrer and Deles knew that Mohamad Iqbal and Murad are fictitious character.Both Ferrer and Deles are in cahoots with the 2 fictitious characters in deceiving Congress and the 100m Filipinos.I just wonder how come Congress and the Senate were not aware of such deceitful manner(or are they also equally ignorant/or hoodwinked by the Peace panels).Such malicious move automatically abrogate/nullified any signing by the OPAPP/MILF?

    9. Didnt they (milf) meet with PNoy in Japan a few years ago that started all this peace thing? Why cant the DFA ask the japanese govt what travel documents did Iqbal, Murad & Co use?