IN PHOTO- Chairman Mohagher Iqbal of MILF PIP (Center), in his right, an MNLF Misuari Faction representative, in his left, Noraida Chio, Officer of TAF, with the participants during the culminating day of the training workshop in Davao City

Iqbal describes MILF, MNLF Struggle as “One People, One Aspiration” towards RSD

MILF Information Chief, and Chair of the MILF Peace Implementing Panel Mohagher Iqbal graced the third and final day of the Training Workshop on Writing News and Peace Messages in Davao City which culminated on November 18, 2017.

Through power point presentation, Iqbal discussed the Status of the” Struggle of Moros for Their Rights”.

He reviewed the historical annals pertaining Islam and it's coming to the Archipelago now Philippines which served as the legitimate basis of the Moro people's assertion of nationhood. Both MNLF and the MILF took the same historical narrative in their protracted struggle for right to self-determination of the Bangsamoro.

That's why, "our struggle did not came out of the blue," stressed Iqbal.

"There is only one Bangsamoro struggle," Iqbal explained as "we talk about the same people, the same homeland and the same aspiration," he said.

As such, "there is really a necessity for convergences among us in our common political aspiration," ended Iqbal.

The training workshop is held in support to the MNLF - MILF Convergence initiative funded by The Asia Foundation and the Australian Aid. The participants are a mixture of MILF, MNLF members, the BTC, BLMI, BDA and local NGOs Maguindanao, Cotabato City, and Sultan Kudarat Province.