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Teka Muna

January 28th, 2015 Comments off

Isipin mo ng matagal
Isipin mo ng malalim
ang kawastuhan ng
istratehiyang digmaan.

Hindi ba
mas maraming magagawa
mas maraming aanihin
kapag may kapayapaan?

Ang bunga ng digmaan
ay kapayapaan ng libingan.
Ang bunga ng kapayapaan
ay kasaganaan ng bayan.

Isipin mo ng matagal
Isipin mo ng malalim
para sa kinabukasan
digmaan o kapayapaan?

c r i o c k s z
01.28.2015. DC

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January 17th, 2014 Comments off

Hayaang magliwaliw sa ambon at maligaw sa fog ng masayang kahapon ang aking isipan, at muling lasapin ang dampi ng malamig mong hangin. Hello again, my MSU.

MSU Campus, Marawi City 1.17.2014

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Agusto Singko, Cotabato

August 13th, 2013 Comments off

Walang habas na karahasan.
Walang katumbas na kasamaan.
Tingnan mo ang mga larawan,
panoorin mo sa TV
mga katawang lasog sa
kalsadang naligo sa dugo
mula sa sumabog na puso
ng mga dumaan lang at
hindi na nakapagpaalam.

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Lupang Pangako

June 12th, 2011 Comments off

Dito mas marami
pang naitanim na
bomba’t bala,
kesa palay o gulay.
Sa malawak na mga lupaing
hinayaan na lang
Walang makakapansin
sa parating na tag-ulan.

May 31, 2011
On the highway travelling
from Cotabato City to Davao City


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World without buildings

June 11th, 2011 Comments off

Cruising rain drenched highways along sleepy towns.
Where there are no tall buildings.
Only tall trees and the wide, lush field of dreams.

May 31, 2011
(highway to Davao city from Cotabato city)

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MSU on my mind

January 7th, 2011 Comments off

Sitting on a tee mount
at the golf course,
while the cool breeze
blows over the grass
and carries the smell
of new cut grass
right at you.

My Man, to feel the fresh dew,
the wonderful smell of grass,
and the glorious sight to behold
will blow your mind.
MSU campus will stick
to your memories – like roaches
that you always keep,
to fumble and look for

– criocksz –

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An Open Letter

August 25th, 2008 Comments off

An Open Letter
24 August 2008

My reply email was interrupted by a brownout amidst my composing thoughts I wanted to convey to our readers at the Mindanews website besides Luwaran website. Hopefully someone from the editorial box of the national dailies (in particular PDI) will pick as news items warranting some space the legal views of lawyers (like me) who represent MILF as the real Party in interest across the GRP-MILF negotiating table.
The series of full page ADS in PDI 08/22/08 and PD 08/23/08 of former senate president Frank M. Drilon simplify and focus on perceived infringements to the 1987 Constitution. Those two Q & A pages make up powerful arguments for the continuing extension of what I call the “colonisibility status” of the Bangsamoro people, posing the matter of immediate infringement as a danger.

If we think rationally out of the maddening reactive anti-Moro sentiments generated by opinion-editorials and hardly balanced media coverage of the Government-MILF peace process, it makes me reflect the ‘triumph of diplomacy’ in our era of postmodern states. [N. B. this phrase is taken from the title of a book on how the Moro rulers of the Magindanaw sultanate and the Sulu sultanate had survived the era of treaty-making with Spain, an imperial power, and Holland, a commercial power, of the time and the United States up to 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson enunciated seminal ideas of the right to self determination.] Thus, there is no occasion to speak of Balkanization of this ungovernable part of the region.

Now the Country (el Pais)—Las Islas Filipinas—has just awakened to the depth of the Bangsamoro legitimate GRIEVANCES. Instead of killing the ideas—the CAUSE (or SABAB)—embodied in the MOA-AD, the representatives of Government must face up to the Agreed Text as STATECRAFT. It vindicates the JUSTNESS of the ORIGINAL POSITIONS to fix in constitutional construct. Traditional Moro negri (statehood) ‘earned sovereignty’ is encapsulated by the Republic in its present form and structure as an autonomous entity presently in existence before the family of nations since 1946.

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