Tani Basman


Observing Basilan’s Special Elections in the Southern Philippines

June 16, 2010


When I was asked to observe the special elections in Maluso town on Basilan island in Southern Philippines, the first thing that came to my mind is that it would be an eye-opening, informative experience. First, the place, part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), is known to be a bailiwick of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf… Read more