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23January

“GPH, MILF remain resolute in pursuing Bangsamoro Peace Process”: Atty. Julkipli

“The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) remain resolute in pursuing the Bangsamoro peace process”, Atty. Al Julkipli, a member of the legal team of the GPH peace panel said on January 21 while in Iligan City, OPAPP said in its report.

“No one is giving up. Both parties are still working towards achieving the objectives of the peace process, which is to pass a meaningful BBL that (will) address the two main problems (of keeping security and improving governance) in Mindanao”, Atty Julkipli said.
 
“If these two problems would be significantly addressed, we believe the entire Philippines would ultimately benefit.”
 
“That is why we are still continuously coordinating and lobbying with the legislators. We are always ready to provide our support and technical assistance in defense of and in explaining the contents of the BBL in its original form,” Julkipli further said.
 
While in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, the following day, Atty. Julkipli told an audience at the Provincial Capitol that the BBL could still be passed by Congress despite the limited time remaining before it adjourns for the election campaign.
 
“We continue to trust the wisdom of Congress in passing the BBL into law before it adjourns,” he said. “We also continue to urge everybody to continue supporting the peace process, to not give up, to lobby with our congressmen in support of the BBL. We have to be able to make our voices be heard directly from the people,” Julkipli added.

 Atyt. Julkipli also emphasized that regardless of what happens to the BBL, “we should remain calm. We should approach this in the most active and most passionate way, in the most peaceful way that we can.”