Moro Leader-Turned-Solon Eyes Peace, Development in Mindanao
A neophyte Muslim solon, who spent most of his life for the Bangsamoro welfare, has batted for cohesive steps that would redound to the reign of meaningful peace and development in Mindanao, notably their embattled southern communities.First termer Sulu Rep. Tupay Loong, a former Moro leader-turned-politician, delivered a privilege speech in Congress on August 4 batting for the "silencing of guns" in Mindanao in the light of what he described as "bright prospects" for imminent resumption of peace process with Moro rebels under the Aquino administration.Loong urged the 15th Congress to act as a partner in the quest for peaceful settlement of the Mindanao rebellion, particularly with the Bangsamoro rebels, through constitutional means.He also appealed to his former comrades in the Bangsamoro rebel forces to "silence their guns in exchange for meaningful autonomy" amid the growing intercession of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaderships to harmonize their aspirations.The Tausog solon, likewise, urged his fellow Muslim leaders to "exercise their utmost sense of statesmanship- to work for the collective interest of the Bangsamoro people" in view of the agreement forged by MILF and MNLF leaders on May 18, 2010 on the harmonization other their …
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Publication information: Article title: Moro Leader-Turned-Solon Eyes Peace, Development in Mindanao. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: August 14, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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