March 6, 20008
Moro groups commemorate 102nd years anniversary of Bud Dajo
massacre, call for an
end of US hegemony in Mindanao and
Davao City-- For the Bangsamoro, March 6 marks as the day to commemorate
the historic and infamous Bud Dajo massacre that took place in Jolo, Sulu,
a hundred and two years ago. This bloody incident that claimed more than a
thousand of Moro lives including women and children was perpetrated by the
US Troops under the command of
US Major General Leonard Wood.
In Davao City, members of Suara Bangsamoro, Liga ng Kabataang Moro and
Khadidja Women will commemorate the 102 years anniversary of Bud Dajo
massacre as a day of prayer and protest against relentless massacres and
state-sponsored crimes against the Moro people in Mindanao.
Abubakar Uy, Suara Bangsamoro Secretary General in Southern Mindanao
Region believes that the struggle of the Moro people is endless unless the
hegemony of US in the country will be put to an end.
He said that the on-going Balikatan Exercises led by the US troops in
Mindanao and Luzon are just enough reasons to be vigilant and be always
ready to fight against atrocities it will inflict to our people and to our
"We should never forget the lessons of our past, we will not betray our
ancestors who shed their lives to defend our land and drive away those who
intend to enslave us" Uy said.
He also denounces the recent massacre in Maimbung, Sulu that killed 8
civillians including two (2) children and a pregnant woman.
His group strongly believes that this incident was under the command of
the US troops who are in charge to train the Filipino soldiers in the
Uy lambasted GMA for shamelessly selling our sovereignty to the US in
exchange of military aids that her administration has been brazenly
He said "Our children, our brothers and sisters were ruthlessly massacred
in the midst of all these US Humanitarian missions and other aids that US
and GMA have been dumping to most areas of the Lumads and the Moro people"
Meanwhile, Uy is also challenging the Arroyo administration to persecute
According to Uy, in Shari'ah Laws, the said crime committed by the
Philippine soldiers is punishable of death.
"GMA is liable to this crime not only as the Commander-in-chief of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines but also as the number one architect for
the continuous Joint US-RP military training in the Philippines.
Suara Bangsamoro is also persistently protesting for GMA's ouster.
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