From the Zamboanga Today (Jun 17): NLF-SP opens recruitment for its royal security forces
The National Liberation Front – Southern Philippines (NLS-SP) is now recruiting members to become royal security forces to the long lost professed Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo.
Development Program Officer Master Nestee Luis said the applicants must be physically fit at least high school graduate with good moral character.
NLF-SP Chairman and Deputy Sultan of Sulu Prof. Sharief Mohammad Abubakar said the NLF-SP was created as security force and Royal soldiers to defend the King and Queen of the legitimate Sulu and North Borneo Sultanate.
“This is intended not for warfare purposes but for peace and economic development in the country particularly Mindanao,” Abubakar said.
He said they already organize national level offices with thousands of members and officers to be distributed throughout Mindanao including Maguindanao, Cagayan and Davao areas.
Luis said the applicants will also undergo training and Puñada martial arts with free identification card and uniforms.
All applicants may submit their resume at 1043 Mayor Jaldon Street, Canelar fronting Manang Terry’s Chicken Inato w/ landline number (062) 990-1367.
“Why now it is called negotiation when the government especially Secretary Teresita “Ging” Deles merely referred to it as ‘conversation,” Khaled Musa, deputy chair of the MILF committee on information, asked.
Asked about the motive behind it, Musa merely shrugged off his shoulders and say: “It is a pressure to the MILF to accept a lesser bargain especially on wealth-sharing. This is a form of driving a wedge between Moro groups.”
Musa scored the government for talking with someone (Nur Misuari) who is already part of the government and whose clout as a leader is very much suspect.
He likened the meeting as similar to a cat playing with its own tail.
Misuari ran for the governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) during the last May 13 elections and landed a poor third place behind Mujib Hataman and Datu Pax Mangudadatu.
This is the third time Misuari ran and lost the elections in the ARMM.
Hataman won over his rivals handily.
The meeting between the MNLF and government representatives is supposed to take place at the Indonesian Embassy in Manila on June 17-19 but source close to the government disclosed that it is postponed indefinitely.
There was no reason given for the delay, except that it was attributed to lack of material time to prepare everything for the meeting.
According to the source, Misuari will lead the MNLF team while OPAPP Secretary Teresita “Ging” Deles the GPH group. Their focus of discussion would be the implementing rules and guidelines on the provisions of the Final Peace Agreement, signed on September 2, 1996.
For years the MNLF has protested the failure of the government, since the time of President Cory Aquino, to fully implement the FPA. Only the P-Noy government has promised to completely carry out the terms of the agreement, in consideration of preserving and enhancing its relations with the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, specifically the oil-rich states led by Saudi Arabia.