Thursday, September 13, 2012

BIAF Western Front disseminates Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call

From the Website of LUWARAN - MILF

BIAF Western Front disseminates Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call

September 13, 2012 News: The Western Mindanao Front of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces  (WMF – BIAF) started its information and education campaign (IEC) on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call.
A staff of the Front Commander of the WMF – BIAF relayed this, saying “the BIAF General Staff gave the Front Command the go signal to incorporate in its continuing advocacy programs on the progress and prospects of the GPH – MILF peace process the dissemination of the MILF Deed of Commitment.”
“We have a new Front Commander for WMF from Basilan and very busy with his peace advocacy programs in the area of responsibility covering the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga Peninsula,” he said.
Few days ago, hundreds of MILF members from civil-political committees and BIAF units attended the WMF – BIAF peace advocacy in Lamitan, he pointed out.

The next peace advocacy will be at MILF Camp Salman Al Farishi in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay. MILF CCCH will coordinate this undertaking with its counterpart with GPH CCCH.
“The entire Front Command is fully supportive of the peace process and we are very glad of the result of the last peace talks between the government and MILF in Malaysia last week,” he said.

“Our team who attended the Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Deed of Commitment under the Geneva Call for total ban on anti-personnel mines and for cooperation in mine action are tasked for the dissemination drives to the forces on the ground,” he added.
The TOT conducted by Geneva Call, BIAF General Staff and Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS) at the Training Center of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) last July 7, 2012 was participated by some 40 representatives from the General Staff, Front Commands and Base Commands of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) - MILF participate in the ongoing training. 

Under the Deed of Commitment, the MILF is enjoined to 1. Issuances of written Orders and Directives to the BIAF from the General Staff for strict compliance to the Deed of Commitment; 2.  Effective information dissemination to the BIAF rank and file; 3. Changes in BIAF military doctrines to remove the use of anti - personnel mines (APMs);  4. Conduct of various trainings starting with technical briefings and seminar-workshops for BIAF General Staff and field commanders, mine and humanitarian education programs which reach the foot soldiers; and 5. BIAF military disciplinary actions for violations or non-compliance.

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