The proposed facility for US troops in Cotabato City would be seen as an intrusion into the Bangsamoro homeland and would be regarded as “direct US intervention in Mindanao”, a militant Moro group said.
Filipino media and human rights groups described as arrogant the remarks of President Benigno Aquino before a Belgian audience on the state of the country’s human rights in the course of the government counterinsurgency campaign.
Sampag said “they do not know what they are doing and must be convinced to stop serving the military.”
The draft law was submitted to Congress by panels from the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last week.
Hanimay Suazo, Karapatan Regional Secretary General, said that it is not surprising when Palparan sought to be transferred to AFP’s custody.