Bangsamoro Republik

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United Federated States of Bangsamoro Republik
Unrecognized state
Area claimed by the Bangsamoro Republik     Land claimed in the  Philippines
the islands of Basilan, Mindanao, Palawan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi
     Additional land claimed according to Emmanuel Fontanilla in  Malaysia
states of Sabah and Sarawak[1]
Capital Davao City (de jure)
Languages None
Demonym Bangsamoro
Government Republic
 •  2013 Nur Misuari
 •  Declared August 12, 2013
 •  Recognition None
 •  Defeat in Zamboanga September 28, 2013
Preceded by
Succeeded by

The Bangsamoro Republik, officially the United Federated States of Bangsamoro Republik (UFSBR)[3] was a former unrecognized breakaway territory in the Philippines. All countries consider the Bangsamoro Republik to be part of the Philippines. Nur Misuari, the chaiman of the Moro National Liberation Front declared the independence of the Bangsamoro Republik in Talipao, Sulu. Davao City is declared to be the capital of the state.

It was said to be a federal republic.[4] The government was in exile.[1] According to Misuari, the republic's territory covers the islands of Basilan, Mindanao, Palawan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.[3] These are places where the Bangsamoro traditionally lived. But according to Emmanuel Fontanilla, Bangsamoro Republik also includes the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Fontanilla is Misuari's legal counsel.[1][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Misuari declares independence of Mindanao, southern Philippines". Gulf News. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
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  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bangsamoro Constitution: Road map to Independence and National self-determination". MNLF official website. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. "MNLF returns to rebellion | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star". 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  5. By Roel Pareño, The Philippine Star (2013-08-16). "MNLF returns to rebellion". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2013-09-08.