Friday, April 18, 2014

MILF-BIAF 116th Base Command in Lanao holds thanksgiving for the signing of CAB


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MILF-BIAF 116th Base Command in Lanao holds thanksgiving for the signing of CAB

The historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27, 2014 at Malacanang ground after a tumultuous 17-year peace negotiations were hailed not only by the Bangsamoro people but also local, regional, national and world leaders and even Non- Muslims or non-Moros in Mindanao. Local and international peace and development partners also expressed the same tone of appreciation and thanked the Philippines Government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the very significant progress in the peace talks. 


Fulfilled and elated with the inking of the CAB seen by many as the ultimate solution to the four decades of Moro struggle for peace and self-determination, the 116th Base Command based in Butig, Lanao del Sur held a thanksgiving or “kendure” in the vernacular on April 12-13, 2014 at its headquarters as a celebration and expression of gratitude first, to the Almighty Allah and to the GPH-MILF and all local and international peace partners that supported the peace process. The theme of the program-celebration was “Working together for Peace and Development in Bangsamoro”.

The CAB is viewed by both patricians and laymen as the first step towards achieving lasting peace and comprehensive solution to the Mindanao question and they are fully cognizant of its daunting tasks ahead particularly during implementation stages of the agreement.

The two –day program was attended by BIAF top brass officers, base commanders and their ground forces that manifested their unwavering support for the smooth and full implementation of CAB.
Some BIAF officers from the MILF main camp at Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, members of the Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH – MILF), members of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) were among the invited guests who witnessed the affair.

Messages from different sectors were also delivered such as:

“I am hoping that in the Bangsamoro Government the living condition of the farmers and their families will be improved and the problems on land disputes will be addressed”, a farmer sector’s head said.
“It is prudent that the two Moro Fronts, MNLF & MILF must unite since both have been struggling for the same cause and  their unity can pave the way for the realization of the Moro dream for long lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro region”, one youth leader said

A Shari’ah Lawyer and fiscal in Butig Municipality explained in summation the contexts of Ministerial form of Government and the impact of graft and corruption that have menaced the region of Mindanao.

“The CAB is our last chance to address the Bangsamoro problem”, the local government of Butig is fully supportive of the CAB”, he stressed.

Official guest from the Office of the General Staff in Darapanan elucidated the salient points of the CAB and other updates particularly on the Annex on Normalization.

Other guests shared their hopes and supports to CAB and expressed their optimism that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may pass the scrutiny of Philippines Congress when it is forwarded to it by the Office of the President.

After the program, Maranaw foods and delicacies were served and enjoyed by everyone at the program venue.




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