Sulu and Tawi-Tawi acknowledge call for peace during the Mindanao Summit

Jolo, Sulu- The fifty (50) participants from the Provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi who attended and witnessed the “HWPL-MILF Mindanao Peace Summit” at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao acknowledged the call for peace in Mindanao and throughout the world.

The peace summit was jointly organized by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) assisted by the Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP) headed by Dr. Abdulmanam Gayak.

MILF Chair Murad Ebrahim welcomed the Honorable Chairman Man He-Lee and Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and their delegation.

The participants from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi Islands voluntarily came just to witness the significant event.

The Base Commander of 117th Base Command for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi led the delegation of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) and his three deputies.

The chair of the MILF Municipal Political Committee of Sulu also graced the big event at Camp Darapanan.

The Base Commander said that their presence proved that the people of Sulu wants peace to be restored in the said island and nearby Moro-dominated island provinces of Tawi-Tawi-Tawi and Basilan.

However the Base Commander noticed that the islands of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi were not included in the map on the peace monument. He suggested that both islands be shown on the monument.

After the program at the BIAF’s Military Academy Ground, the two South Korean peace activists along with MILF Chair Al Haj Murad signed the covenant binding them to mutually cooperate in pushing forward all peaceful means of addressing conflicts in Southern Mindanao.

 HWPL is a non-governmental, non-profit organization registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs that transcends differences in culture, belief and region to engage leaders and youth in sustainable and comprehensive solutions for peace.

HWPL is committed to community development through volunteer outreach, women advocacy, and cultural and religious exchange through International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and youth engagement through International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).

It strives to facilitate comprehensive grassroots peace building that involves diverse voices of the community: leaders in education, governmental and religious sectors as well as non-profit organizations and youth to create sustainable solutions and empower individuals and communities to be an integral part in global peacebuilding.”

HWPL goal is to end war and restore world peace.