It’s a just cause for my homeland,
a fight for the sake of those I love:
my children, grandchildren, parents, siblings
neighbours, my Tausug brethren who's
been suffering in silence for so long.
Oppression breeds pain and should not
reign in a land of peaceful people.
and I know I will die as people do.
But this I say today: I will fight for
peace 'til my last breath
I fight for peace, but always
in peace. Nothing good can be achieved by
raging war, and countering war
with war. With violence comes nothing but
more violence. This is not what Tausugs want.
Anyone has the right to embrace peace.
Like my elders before me, I’ve been wanting
peace. Amid this war that’s seemingly endless
I caught a glimpse of it. It exists, I know.
We’ll find this piece of peace soon.
But only when we do so together,
and in peace.
I love you peace.