Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy. Some 2.8 million people in the Mindanao region are being asked if they back a plan by separatists and the government to create a self-administered area known as Bangsamoro. A clear ’yes’ vote is widely expected, which would grant executive, legislature and fiscal powers to a region.

KCooper
KCooper
Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

Granting them autonomy is not going to improve that shithole. Too much money have been poured in that part of the Philippines but it all went to corrupt political dynastic families. This isn't the first time it's happened too. They have the ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) and that didn't do shit.

Lets be Honest
Lets be Honest 1 year

Please no

DKO
DKO 1 year

When dealing with a violent Muslim minority becomes such a hassle, even the most blatantly murderous head of state in modern times just gives up and lets them take part of the country...

Hermit T Mog
Hermit T Mog 1 year

The way forward. Just break off a piece of the country for them. I am sure decades from now there will be no problems and they will be content with a small piece of the whole. Surly there is no historical examples of Islamist movements taking over countries. It's not as if giving up a piece of the country lends credibility to extremist movements. Maybe this tactic could be used elsewhere in the world where tensions between Islamists and local populations have led to difficulties. What's that Sweden? Non Muslims are not welcome in the recently formed Muslim ghettos? Just give them autonomy and stay the hell out. What could go wrong?

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