BIAF 109th Base Command Holds Peace Orientation

CAMP BUNAWAN, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat ---- The Inner Guard Defense of the 109th Base Command of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) held Peace Orientation with the theme: “Understanding, and Supporting the GPH-MILF Peace Process, and the New Bangsamoro Basic Law 2017” on January 13, 2017.

Deputy Base Commander of the Inner Guard Defense of the 109th Base Command, BIAF explained the aim of the program. He said the rank and file of the BIAF must understand the essence of the GPH-MILF Peace Process, and its gains to be able to strengthen their support to the MILF Leadership and manage their frustrations. 

“This Orientation can help us to level off our understanding about the gains of the GPH-MILF Peace Process. Every Mujahid must serve as a role model in performing their task so that they can strengthen the support of the masses to the immediate passage of the new Bangsamoro Basic Law 2017”, emphasized Abas Bukol, Base Commander of the BIAF 109th Base Command.

Guest speaker Professor Esmael A. Abdula, BLMI Training Officer, and KPI President lectured on “Understanding of the GPH-MILF Peace Process. He emphasized that the “Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) is a political document signed by the GPH and the MILF Peace Panels purposely to end decades of armed conflict in Mindanao.” 

“The Bangsamoro people aspire to have their own government that reflects their culture, belief, customs and traditions”, Abdula added. 

Abdula said that a CAB-Compliant Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is the best solution to normalize Mindanao situation where the Bangsamoros suffered for a long time due to armed conflict.

BIAF 109th Base Command unit commanders, and their staff under the Deputy Commander of Inner Guard Defense, local residents, MILF sympathizers attended the peace orientation.