My Google Page Rank

Peace groups hold rallies in Mindanao supporting GPH-MILF talks

PDFPrintE-mail

Thousands of peace advocates from different areas in southern part of Mindanao held peace rallies Tuesday in support of the peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The simultaneous peace mobilizations, which included a caravan for peace, are spearheaded by the Mindanao People's Caucus; Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP), Bangsamoro Center for Just Peace; and the Datu Piang Alliance for Peace from Datu Piang, Maguindanao.

In a statement, the group said that these actions were intended not just to show massive support on the peace talks but also to demand concrete results from the negotiations.

The two-day peace talks between the government and the MILF will start on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The peace rallies and mass mobilizations were held in cities of Cotabato and Kidapawan in Southwest Mindanao; Maguindanao province in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); and Davao City in Southern Mindanao.

The group has urged both panels to deliver results of a negotiated political settlement in the next 12 months.

“Such period is the fair estimation of the peace panels within which to accomplish their mission of coming up with a peace agreement. Given this timetable, it is crucial that the public will be prepared to support the necessary outcome of the talks,” the group said.

It also urged the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to continue the consultations and sustain the information drive to make each stakeholder regularly informed and updated on the status, issues, and possible "compromises" in the negotiations.

The activity started off with a "Walk for Peace" in Datu Piang town and later a peace caravan, which will culminate later today in Kidapawan City. (PNA)




Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

WestMinCom troops honor fallen marine soldier

24 Mar 2017 Hits:11 Be the first to comment!

A fallen soldier from the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT)-2, who was killed during a clash with communist rebels, was honored in a send-off ceremony before he was brought to his hometown in Barangay Masilakon 1, Lugait, Misamis Oriental. Private Albino B. Bahian III, 24, who died during a clash with the New People’ Army (NPA) last March 20, 2017 in Barangay Hinalaan, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, received a salute from Western Mindanao Command Major General Carlito Galvez, Jr. and other to military officials of the Joint Task Force Central. During a simple ceremony, Galvez spoke before the family of Bahian and the troops the other day. He said: “Our salute to Private Bahian and the nine wounded soldiers for their gallantry in [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Six alleged drug pushers arrested

24 Mar 2017 Hits:13 Be the first to comment!

Six persons, including a minor, were arrested in a series of buy-bust operations conducted by the different police stations of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Team [...] Read more


MGB-9 orders stoppage of illegal gold mining in Baliguian town

23 Mar 2017 Hits:51 Be the first to comment!

Local small-scale miners looking for gold ores were ordered to stop illegal mining activities in Pigbogololan area in the rural town of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte early this month after [...] Read more


Globe myBusiness gives tips to working in the comfort of your own home

23 Mar 2017 Hits:62 Be the first to comment!

Many business owners enjoy working from home, but there’s a challenge that automatically comes with it.  There are certainly many perks, like being in charge of your own time, dressing [...] Read more


Cocolisap funds await PCA, City Hall coordination gab

22 Mar 2017 Hits:60 Be the first to comment!

Funds to rehabilitate the coconut industry following the cocolisap devastation cannot be released as of yet until after the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) regional office 9 and the city government [...] Read more


Koko sees okay of free internet access, six key bills this year

22 Mar 2017 Hits:92 Be the first to comment!

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Congress is expected to approve this year the bill on free internet access in all public places and six other key priority measures [...] Read more


Ateneo shines anew in Physician Licensure Exam

22 Mar 2017 Hits:101 Be the first to comment!

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine (ADZU-SOM) once again came up with an impressive performance during the recent Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) given by the Board of Medicine [...] Read more


Globe At Home Customers Meet the Cast of Wicked

21 Mar 2017 Hits:71 Be the first to comment!

The year is just beginning, but one of the highlights of 2017 is the staging of the Wicked, the West End musical, which transformed the Theatre at Solaire into the [...] Read more


Zambo harvests 80 gold medals in ZPRAA

21 Mar 2017 Hits:88 Be the first to comment!

The Zamboanga delegation ranked second in the secondary level and third in the elementary level in the recently concluded Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) meet held in Dipolog City [...] Read more


Lamitan in state of calamity

18 Mar 2017 Hits:136 Be the first to comment!

The city council of Lamitan, last Wednesday, declared a state of calamity in the entire city. Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay said, the City Council concurred with the request of the barangay [...] Read more


Double barrel reloaded nets four more

18 Mar 2017 Hits:127 Be the first to comment!

Four more suspected drug pushers were arrested in another Project Double Barrel-Reloaded operation in Zamboanga City, last Thursday. Arrested were Gilbert Johnston y Dagoy, 48, single, of Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Pasonanca; [...] Read more


SSS releases March differential of P1,000 additional benefit

17 Mar 2017 Hits:118 Be the first to comment!

The state-run Social Security System on Thursday said it has already released about P2.1 billion to its partner banks for the release of the last tranche of the retroactive P1,000 [...] Read more


Aboitiz, DTI partner anew for Matigsalug livelihood project

16 Mar 2017 Hits:113 Be the first to comment!

AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI), has tied up with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 to implement a comprehensive crafts [...] Read more


6th InfoCar meets with 100 IDPs

16 Mar 2017 Hits:100 Be the first to comment!

Some 100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) met with local and government agencies for a half-day engagement to discuss the progress and developments of the City’s rehabilitation and recovery efforts. Spearheaded by [...] Read more


Forwarding company robbed

15 Mar 2017 Hits:119 Be the first to comment!

The office of a forwarder company was robbed by unidentified burglars who carted away computer accessories, bank checks and cash. Police Station 11 report showed that the officer-in-charge of the Overseas [...] Read more


PAGASA forecasts late El Niño

14 Mar 2017 Hits:152 Be the first to comment!

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts the probability of El Niño in the country sometime in the later quarters of 2017. Chief Meteorological Officer Maribel G. Enriquez [...] Read more


NGCP launches program for aspiring transmission line personnel

14 Mar 2017 Hits:112 Be the first to comment!

System operator and transmission service provider, NGCP, formally introduces the Line Ranger School, a program that seeks young individuals who want to become the new generation of transmission line experts. During [...] Read more


NGCP to continue massive facility improvements in 2017

13 Mar 2017 Hits:118 Be the first to comment!

In its continuing pursuit of upgrading and strengthening the country’s power transmission network, NGCP is poised to undertake several major facility improvement programs this year. “When we took over, it was [...] Read more


Beng commits to Duterte’s order to use powers toward peace

13 Mar 2017 Hits:152 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has strongly committed to implement President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for mayors and governors to fully exercise their powers and supervision over the police and help him maintain [...] Read more