Rosa Cordillera Castillo: "The Mamasapano clash, memories of violence, and the politics of Muslim belonging in the Philippines"
In the early hours of May 31, 2018, the Philippine Senate voted 24-0 in favor of a version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that contains significant amendments from the one proposed by the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). The BTC is composed of representatives from the government, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), settlers, lumads [the collective term for various distinct non-Islamised indigenous peoples in Mindanao], and other sectors. It was formed in 2013 and expanded in 2016.
Cordillera Castillo, Rosa. 2018. "The Mamasapano Clash, Memories of Violence, and the Politics of Muslim Belonging in the Philippines." New Mandala, hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.