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9January

A good BBL will give justice to Bangsamoro question: MILF officer

An officer of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said that once a good Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is approved, the Bangsamoro question is given justice.

“Once a good BBL is approved, it is not only economic development that will be taking place in the Bangsamoro but of the political, cultural and social development will propel. Above all, the Bangsamoro question is given justice,” Toks Ibrahim, MILF Administrative Chief said in his welcome message.

Ibrahim refers the “good BBL” to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)-compliant BBL, a measure that will give the Bangsamoro people a defined territory with their self-governance attuned to the Bangsamoro culture, belief and situation.

He welcomed the attendees during the service presentation ceremony of Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Assistance Program (FAP) for the six previously acknowledged MILF Camps held at the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute at Simuay, Sultan Kudarat Maguindanao on January 6, 2015.

“The real BBL in the House of Congress is not the barometer to continue the economic development of the Bangsamoro communities because development is hand-in-hand responsibility of every leader,” pointed out.

FAP is a program that provides the necessary assistance to farmer beneficiaries to boost agricultural production in the target communities.

The development intervention for the MILF communities is an initial confidence-building measure under the Bangsamoro peace process as stipulated in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed between the MILF and the Philippine government.

 “This is a good beginning to work the miles of peace journey. We believe that peace will not end on taking, but on action,” he added.

DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, turned-over to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agricultural equipment, inputs and has also pledged capability-building training for farmer-beneficiaries aimed to transform six acknowledged MILF camps into peaceful communities.