Mindanao 2020: Anti-Moro

7 March 2012
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A major part of Mindanao 2020 is the suppression of armed revolutions in Mindanao. The MinDA and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) are focusing on pouring funds for assisting and rehabilitating those affected by the war between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the regime's armed minions. They pay particular attention to the Cotabato basin, where rich mineral deposits are found. The regime has already allotted P718 million for this area. The implementation of the bogus anti-poverty scheme Programang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino is prevalent in various communities.

To address the people's widespread opposition to mining and fake development projects in Mindanao, the MinDA set up the Mindanao Peace and Development Security Committee (MPDSC) in December 2011 as a security mechanism for the entire island. It is composed of representatives from the MinDA and Mindanao Principals: governors and mayors under CONFED Mindanao and chairmen of the Regional Peace and Order Councils, the security sector (AFP and PNP), the private sector, civil society, NGOs and representatives of the Bishops-Ulama Conference.

In the final analysis, Mindanao 2020 aims to end the Moro people's armed resistance. In fact, the US directly intervenes in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF. It is also engaged in relentless public relations drives in Moro communities by pouring in funding for "development" projects.