Mindanao Bishops, Ulama to GRP-MILF: resume talks

Here’s a report by MindaNews’ Carolyn O. Arguillas on the sensitive peace process:

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 September) – Mindanao’s Catholic and Protestant
Bishops and Muslim Ulama have appealed to both government and the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels to “return as soon as possible to the
negotiating table and resume talks through peaceful and respectful dialogue.”

“Dialogue, however long and tedious is the only human and humane way of
resolving human issues and problems,” the Bishops-Ulama Conference said in a
statement issued Wednesday night (September 27).

Established in November 1996 following the controversy over the creation of
the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development, the transitory
implementing mechanism agreed government offered to the Moro National
Liberation Front in the September 2, 1996 peace agreement, the BUC is composed
of 23 Catholic Bishops, 18 Protestant bishops and pastors, and 24 Muslim Ulama
in Mindanao.

“We and our people have waited with interest the results of the peace
negotiations since they started. We are dismayed and concerned that they have
been discontinued due to an impasse or an unresolved bone of contention. Urged
by the urgent needs of our respective constituencies, we respectfully appeal
to both peace panels to return as soon as possible to the negotiating table
and resume talks through peaceful and respectful dialogue,” the BUC said. Read story here.

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One response to “Mindanao Bishops, Ulama to GRP-MILF: resume talks”

  1. Shaastra says :

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