Muslim Filipinos seek ceasefire as Ramadan begins

Today, September 01, is the start of RAMADAN.

For one whole month, Muslims will abstain from food, drink, sex, and ill-doings from dawn to dusk in a mandatory process aimed at building in them self-restraint towards spiritual perfection. This is a time for full meditation in professing their Islamic faith. Thus, for 1 whole fasting month, Muslims are expected to be on a tranquility.

Ironically, Muslims in Mindanao are suffering from the unending war between the government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Muslim Filipinos, along with their leaders and government officials seek a ceasefire between the struggling forces. But this is quite difficult because lately, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced that that pursuit operations against the renegade MILF will push through even during the Ramadan Period.

Will the government implement a ceasefire or will they continue pushing the operations?! Well, I just hope that during this 1 month Ramadan, the MILF will stop their heinous acts in their seek for liberation.

"Christians against Muslims; Filipinos versus Filipinos"