Moro people urged to support the proposed enabling law for Bangsamoro

A Maguindanaon Datu urged the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF),  members of the royal houses, civil society organization and other Muslim sectoral leaders to support the proposed enabling law that will provide for the establishment of autonomous Bangsamoro government.

“Like if we travel altogether, we need to sit in a carriage pulled by buffalo rather than we walk ahead of that animal,” Datu Ansar Kudanding of Sugoda Buayan Royal House told fellow participants in a consultation.

Kudanding was one of the attendees  during the Provincial Bangsamoro CSO’s and Sectoral Leaders Consultation on Bangsamoro Unity and Solidarity held in General Santos City on Tuesday (Sept 27).

He urged the Moro people regardless of affiliations to support the undertaking by the MILF with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) on the Bangsamoro Peace Process under the Duterte Administration.

The delegations of local Moro leaders coming from the provinces of Sarnagani, Sultan Kudarat,  South Cotabato and General Santos City were oriented in the consultation on the two tracts of the Bangsamoro peace process namely the crafting of Bangsamoro law enhanced by the 1996 GPH-MNLF peace accord and charter change towards federalism.

The consultation was spearheaded by the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS). 

CBCS Chair Guiamel M. Alim stressed the importance of unity among the Moro people and help the peace process to succeed.

He warned there are road blocks or challenges along the Bangsamoro peace road map, thus there must be more efforts to let the public know the importance of the peace process in order to draw massive support.

The MILF leadership mulls the passage of an enabling law compliant with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that was signed in 2014. 

The CAB provides the passage of the BBL that will lay down the foundation of a Bangsamoro government with genuine autonomy.