It seems to me that Deannie Bocobo assumes, all too easily, that the appropriate response to the barbaric beheadings in Basilan is to stop talking peace with the MILF. For reasons I explain in Inquirer Current, I have to disagree.
Let’s agree on one thing. Indulging our fully justified sense of outrage, and calling on the government to stop the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front because of last Tuesday’s barbaric ambush in Basilan, is the easier option. The harder (indeed, for some, almost impossible) choice is to keep one’s head.