UP ex-president Jose Abueva’s urge to support the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law insults Filipinos’ intelligence

There is something fundamentally wrong in what former University of the Philippines president Jose V. Abueva says today in his Inquirer column Let’s calm down and move forward

Nevertheless, so many more peace-loving Christians and Muslims nationwide are praying and working for enduring peace and development in Mindanao by establishing the Bangsamoro autonomous region. The revered Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo urges all of us to support the [Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)], reject our biases, and show our deep trust in our Muslim brothers and sisters. For they have paid so dearly and so unjustly for many decades.

Examine the above words carefully. What Abueva is essentially trying to tell us is;

(1) That “establishing a Bangsamoro autonomous region” is pre-requisite to all Filipinos seeing “enduring peace and development in Mindanao”;

(2) That an urge to “support the BBL” coming from some Cardinal necessarily makes that position the right one; and,

(3) That there presumably exists a “deep trust in our Muslim brothers and sisters” that only needs to be “shown” by all Filipinos.

Former UP President Jose Abueva: What kindergarten did he graduate from?
Former UP President Jose Abueva: What kindergarten did he graduate from?
Framed this way, this most recent attempt to persuade Filipinos to see things in the nonsensical way Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III prefers comes across as a clever but sad insult to Filipinos’ already banktupted intelligence.

As I mentioned in the previous article, nobody wants war. But if we look around us, the only people illegally bearing arms around here are a bunch of Islamic terrorists that the Philippine government under BS Aquino’s leadership was appallingly foolish enough to sit on a negotiating table with. To add insult to injury, it has even emerged that the so-called “leaders” and “representatives” of this band have all the while used false names while dealing with the Philippine government’s “peace” negotiators and, worst of all, hinted at an allegiance to Kuala Lumpur first before the Filipino people. And the worst of the worst of all is that they (we seem to have forgotten now) are the prime suspects in the massacre of 44 Filipino police officers!

Cop killers!

These, supposedly are the foundations of the “biases” the venerable former UP president would like Filipinos to “reject”. Holy cow!

Trust is not something you gain from another by repeatedly poking her with your “urges”. You need to earn trust, Mister Abueva.

One can’t help but wonder what kindergarten Mister Abueva attended. You’d think most graduates of kindergarten would have that sort of intuitive grasp of the notion of trust. To think this guy was once “president” of the Philippines’ premiere state universtity. Sorry, the State University.

Calm down?

Tell that to the Marines. Literally.

[Thumbnail photo courtesy Philippine Life.]


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I must say, I am appalled to read that Abueva is actually supporting the BBL… Granted, he is not exactly one of the most loved of U.P. presidents (I graduated under his term); still, this comes as a shocker. Has he gone senile, or what?!

.Oh gosh, I hope I could see the new PR brief from Malacañang. The strategy seems about enlisting big names. The brief must have been prepared by same strategists as those during the Corona impeachment. That cost us a lot of DAP money being “porked” towards senator-judges and congressman-prosecutors. I wonder how much this new PR strategy will cost us. Abueva, is it senility, or a million reason sometimes mis-labelled as honorarium? (You must have had a mis-encounter with some PR agent.) Sorry, for the ad hominem, but you invite this. P-Noy is now a pariah, and it is very… Read more »

Never trust anyone, especially the people you admire. Those are the ones who will make you suffer the worst blows.

kebak o3

You should learn more about their Culture before telling us to calm down !!!!


The Evil Tentacles of Aquino even reached the inner sanctum of the Roman Catholic Church, and the UP Academia.

The Aquinos use religion in their politics. Now, they are using a former President of UP.

What brothers and sisters, is Cardinal Quevedo talking about? Brothers, who massacred 44SAF and mutilated their bodies?

Abueva does not know ,what he is talking about. Maybe, he is beholden to the Aquinos, to his former position as UP President. A debt has to be paid. Even selling your country, to the Islamic Radicals.

Religion and Academia, combined; Aquino thinks, he can fool everybody.


Hmmm…Many are not surprised that these guys were paid by BS Aquino and his minions by the millions in both local and foreign currencies (or billions even) to put support on this stupid silly BS law.


WHo gives a shit what this clown thinks? He is entitled to his opinion, just like everyone else, SO WHAT?

Ben Leaño

I agree with Abueva. The peace process and the BBL is the biggest casualty of the Mamasapano debacle. That of course further translates to the whole country. We have a problem with our leaders and most of us makes it even much worse than it is.

rosita david

no to BBL


The Somalia’s Al Shabab, an Al Queda and ISIS affiliate, has just killed 150 Christian student in Kenya. The terrorists attacked a University, in Kenya. They separated the Muslim students, from the Christian students. Then, murdered the Christian students.

This will happen in our country, if the MILF, BBL will be given powers, and territories.

Dale Gozar
ACADEMICS usually are non-practicing Professional who would rather teach like Professor or College Dean (w/Masteral or PhD). So mostly have limited experience in the field and actual execution or application of knowledge (IDLE or lazy). Thus, the tendency is to rely on theories from books and concerns only the aquisition of knowledge in a pariticular field, experience or situation. The clash in Mamasapan clearly show just how situation on ground is more complex, hence may require Negotiator who have direct experience @ battleground not @academe. “Practice makes Perfect”, but “When you’re not practicing someone else is getting better” Allen Iverson… Read more »
Gagong Lipunan

Insulting Filipinos’ intelligence…?

…as if most of us have that.