Ex-MNLF commander urges OIC intervention in Zambo
CEBU -- A former commander of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) suggests that the government ask the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help resolve the standoff between the MNLF faction led by Nur Misuari and government security forces in Zamboanga City.
Dr. Abdurajack Sandag, also known as Jack Moro, said the MNLF is recognized by the OIC.
A lot of Muslim groups around the world are also part of the OIC.
Moro is confident that Misuari will listen to OIC.
He said the loyalists of Misuari should not be underestimated since they are the kind of followers who are ready to die for them to achieve the independence they desire for Mindanao.
Moro said the government can also count on Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte since Misuari also listens to him.
Duterte can facilitate a possible negotiation, he said.
Moro also suggested that Mindanao be divided into two regions, one of which can be under the MNLF.
Moro was the vice chairman of the MNLF in Tawi-Tawi for 14 years.
In 1998, he decided to quit when former President Fidel Ramos offered him a position in the government.
Moro is now the chief wharf manager at the Bureau of Customs in Cebu.