Passing a CAB-Compliant BBL will correct Historical Injustices– Abdula

DATU PAGLAS, MAGUINDANAO (June 20, 2018) ----In a peace advocacy held in this town, Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute President Prof. Esmael A. Abdula said that “Passing a Comprehensive Agreement for the Bangsamoro (CAB)-compliant Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will correct historical injustices committed against the Moro People.”

‘’We need to act together, push for the passage of a CAB-Compliant BBL so that a political solution to the Bangsamoro Question can be achieved,’’ Abdula emphasized.

Abdula added that Moro people would not accept a law on BBL that is not CAB-compliant or a BBL that will not truly address the Moro grievances”.

“The Moro people will exert all peaceful means to achieve their right to self-determination to attain lasting peace in Mindanao”, said Abdula.

Abdula further said that nothing can appease the Moro People except the passage of a BBL that is acceptable to Moro people.

The CAB was signed between the Government of the Philippines (GPH), and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Manila on August 27, 2014 in the presence of President Benigno C. Aquino III, then Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the Malaysian Third Party Facilitator, members of the cabinet, the diplomatic corps, and leaders of the MILF led by Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.