Educating people for peace and order is part of struggle -- Paguimanan

PANDAG, MAGUINDANAO (February 17, 2018) - “Educating people for peace and order is part of struggle,” Abs Paguimanan, 109th Base Command Deputy Commander of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) said,

During the Bangsamoro Symposium organized by the MILF Damakling Political Committee, Paguimanan emphasized the need to maintain peace that starts within oneself.

“Enjoining what is good, and forbidding what is wrong is one way of promoting peace and order in our community”, he further said.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to help the government secure, promote and maintain peace, and order in the communities prone to various forms of social problems.

Prof. Esmael Abdula, Executive Director of Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute (KPI), explained the stages of Bangsamoro Struggle for right to self-determination. 

“The MILF is now in the stage of political struggle as the practical means of seeking lasting peace in Mindanao. The MILF sustains its gains from the Peace Process with the Government of the Philippines”, Abdula said.

Lasting peace is our aspiration to build peaceful communities”, he added.

“The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is the legal document that addresses the Bangsamoro right to self-determination, for it will establish the Bangsamoro Political Entity”, Abdula further said.

The BBL will provide for the basic structure of Bangsamoro government set forth in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro signed between the Government and the MILF in 2014.

The symposium was attended by the local political leaders, BIAF senior, and field commanders, women sector, religious sector, and MNLF commanders, and members of political committee led by Mokaledin Kido.