I grew up in southern mindanao and i still live here (south cotabato in particular), and i must say the moros here dare not incur the ire of the christians.
we do not care if they kill each other (as they always do, they do it all the time the police no longer bothers to investigate the crime since blood money will be paid anyway) but if one muslim kills a christian... its like 10 of them die. we see floating bodies without heads in the local creek with the heads found at the gate of the local mosque.
its tragic that Imperial Manila has betrayed us in signing that god-awful MOA-AD bull****, but hey, if these ****ers try to declare an independent muslim state, be prepared for genocide, because that is what the christian civilians are going to do to the local muslim population.
i already have my own private armory just in case it happens on my lifetime.
anyway, based on my experience being surrounded by these ragheads, if we want to win this war, we better be prepared to do terrible things, and i mean terrible things. these people cannot be taught, cannot be assimilated, insist their own crooked ways are correct and impose them on others with the fervor of adolf hitler and josef stalin combined and amplified tenfold, to such a degree that they will kill you for your car just because its pretty and you wont sell it to them. they want your job, and you dont want to resign, BANG, your dead, he takes your job.
their children will continue this since this is the way they are. they wont accept nothing less than a talibanic country smack in the middle of Mindanao.
I love my country, even willing to die for her. My ancestors arent even of Filipino Descent, My family on my mother's side is Chinese, My father's side, Italian. But i am a filipino, all the same and i will kill with my bare hands anyone stupid enough to rip this country apart.
The time for bargaining with these people has gone and passed. they are as determined to get rid of the Christian Stench in mindanao, i say we get rid of the Islamic Stain in our country
my recommendations (these may be police state methods but these are the only things left that would work):
1. Put all muslims in concentration camps for processing and "re-education"
2. All muslims found to be loyal to the republic can enjoy full citizenship
3. muslims who even think of secession should be considered an enemy of the state and be executed
4. the MILF should be exterminated like the cockroaches that they are.
5. any foreigners caught helping the MILF should be treated as enemy combatants and be shot as one.
before we do any modernization for external threats, lets finish the reds and these ragheads first!