I have lived in the Philippines for the first 23 years of my life and have witnessed the conflicts and prejudice between Muslims and Christians in my country. The Philippines is about 5% Muslims. I am a Christian. There are reasons why the Muslims revolt. In the case of the Filipinos Muslims, they want equality and equal footing with the 95% of the population who are mostly Roman Catholics, including land ownership. I'd like to share with you a speech given by one of our intellectuals to the university graduates in July, 2006. His name is Mr. Tony Meloto. His solution to eradicating poverty and unrest in the Philippines is helping to build sustainable communities for the poor including our Muslim brothers. Please go to my website: http://my.opera.com/cyberagnes/blog/ The title of the speech is THE FILIPINO CAN DREAM AGAIN.
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