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4th Quarter 2000

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Moros: JUETENG For Deliverance?

Understanding The Mindanao Conflict
Samuel Tan

Ethnic Cleansing In Mindanao
Fred Hill

Compensatory Justice For Mindanao
Patricio Diaz

Is Federalizing The Republic The Solution To Mindanao?
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.

Constitutional Accommodation of a Bangsamoro Islamic Region
Soliman Santos, Jr.

Mindanao Movements
Nash Maulana

Sulu Saxophone
Carolyn Arguillas

Explaining Erap's
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Said Sadain, Jr.

The Palestinian Intifada
Zafar Bangash

Creative Writing Section
What's Inside:

A Muslim's prayer for peace
by Aminah Sharief Goling

In my own Mindanao
by Geejay Arriola

Abdul on the eve of an ambush
by Said Sadain, Jr.

Then & Now
by Macario Tiu

Death On The Tarmac
by Fr. Picx Picardal
Spirits In The Box
A Short Story

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Death on the Tarmac
by Fr. Amado "Picx" Picardal, CSsR

You sprawled on the tarmac
like a dove in flight
that that has been nailed to the ground.

They finally stopped you.
Or so they thought.

The bullet that pierced your skull
pierced our frigid hearts.
The shot that echoed throughout the archipelago
continues to reverberate
in our wounded hearts.

No bullet can ever kill a dream.
It will only break the vessel
from which the fragrance is released.
It will only crack the dam
from which the rising waters
will break through.

Ninoy,
your death has freed us from our fears
and sparked a fire in our hearts
that will continue to rage through the night
until the dawning of the new day.

You died
that we may rise.

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Written in September 1983, Fr. Picx Picardal recently posted this poem to the Mindanao1081 and Neveragain e-groups in memory of the ideals and sacrifices of the assassinated former Philippine Senator and opposition leader Benigno Aquino.

 

Other Poems In This Issue

Waiting For Deliverance?

A Muslim's prayer for peace
by Aminah Sharief Goling
In my own Mindanao
by Geejay Arriola
Abdul, on the eve of an ambush
by Said Sadain, Jr.
Then & Now
by Macario Tiu
Spirits In The Box
A Short Story

 

 

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