“It is time to open our eyes to the impunity by how the Moro Islamic Liberation Front disregarded, not only the rule of law, but the value of human life in Sunday’s gruesome killing of our policemen,” Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement released to press. The senator earlier withdrew support on Bangsamoro Basic Law.
“We should wake up. We are focused on peace but the government is surrendering to the MILF. What is clear is that this is an indication of how they would act in case the BBL is passed into law, which is to run their areas like a dictatorship,” he added.
“This early, it is clear that the MILF’s plan is to set up a totalitarian kingdom, which will also be safe haven for terrorist and violence. If the BBL is killed where it stands, it is because of the MILF’s lack of sincerity,” Cayetano said.
Senator Cayetano believes that “there will only be true peace if government is in control and there is one law applicable to all.”