A Time for Reckoning for the Bangsamoro Struggle

Abstract / Excerpt:

Can we reverse the legitimacy deficit of an imported state by recognizing its renewed claim for legitimacy grounded on its role today today as provider of security on its territory? Conventional diplomatic technique proves inept where nonstate actors carry out partly the security function or contest the right of the state to uphold and keep it. How did the Bangsamoro come to play, albeit partly, a security function within what is claimed to the Philippine territory?

To recognize diversity in the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) Philippine Facilitation Project is to draw a political matrix of diversities, wherein you rediscover that the Moros are still here to endure. The spirit of past and current generations is bound to the Moro homeland that was once a partner in covenant with the United States of America. In America's dealings with the unincorporated territory of the Philippine Islands, the Moro Question constituted a major factor for Filipino full independence. This Question remains to be to be of interest today because it still puzzles political identity that attracts loyalties in domestic politics and in the articulations of spatiotemporal relations.

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Source JournalTambara
Journal VolumeTambara Vol. 24
AuthorsDatu Michael O. Mastura
Page Count15
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateNovember 1, 2007

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