The 1996 pact on the other hand was inked during the time of President Ramos which he has recently reminded President Aquino of. It’s somewhat complicated but one that every resident in Mindanao as well as Filipinos in the mainland should study and understand: is this the shape of autonomy we envision for the region? if yes, has there been progress on the provisions? if no, well, were the people – those masses of people who are and will be affected by the decision – consulted? Just some thoughts to ponder about before Part 3.