- Posted March 24, 2014 by
Peace pact to end Muslim revolt in Phl?
SENATE President Franklin Drilon on Monday said the scheduled signing of the final peace accord on March 27 between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will end the four decades of Muslim rebellion in the country.
Saying the government will ensure that the historic accord can effectively realize the promise of long-sought peace and development for Southern Philippines, Drilon also hailed the agreement as a “remarkable triumph towards unity and progress."
"The signing of the Bangsamoro agreement is not only for our country, it is also a testament to our Asian neighbors and to the whole world that though shaped by our diversity, we are much more defined by our common dreams of peace, equality and prosperity as a nation," Drilon said.
He stressed that the scheduled signing is a moment of immense pride, relief and joy throughout the entire Philippines, where Filipinos have arrived at a new era of understanding, security and opportunities - be they Muslim, Christian or members of indigenous groups.
Drilon said the country can now better devote its efforts towards social, economic and political development, amid growing aspirations for regional strength and inter-state solidarity throughout the entire Southeast Asian region.
He said the success Filipinos have made are not limited within the nation as the Bangsamoro plays an ever-crucial role in ASEAN regional security.
It can be recalled that the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, a breakaway of the MILF, continues sowing violence in Southern Philippines.