Saturday, March 29, 2014

JINGGOY: GPH-MILF AGREEMENT HERALDS PEACE, PROGRESS FOR MINDANAO

I am one with the nation in its hopeful anticipation of a more peaceful and progressive Mindanao region as heralded by today’s signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
 
The landmark peace pact is expected to signal long lasting peace and stability in the region, which for many years has been plagued by terrorism, abject poverty and underdevelopment. I hope that the final peace agreement will ultimately realize this cherished goal held not only of our brothers and sisters in the southern Philippines but the entire Filipino nation.
 
This definitely marks a new era in Philippine politics.
 
As described in a roadmap, there is still a long way ahead of us towards the creation of the Bangsamoro. There is a need for the Congress to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law and for the people to approve the same through a plebiscite. Nevertheless, I look forward to witnessing the birth of a new Mindanao at the end of it.

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