Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (Chair, GPH Peace Panel) shakes hands with Mohagher Iqbal (Chair, MILF Peace Panel) as they conclude the signing of the Normalization Annex of the FAB, held last 25 January 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Joji and I are so happy that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was able to negotiate the ‘Bangsamoro’ with the Government of the Philippines (GPH).

In the road map released by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), step 10 says there will be an election of the Bangsamoro Government by 2016.


In this coming Bangsamoro election, anyone from among the various Moro sectors, families, or groups can organize their political party and can launch a political campaign to be elected as the Government of the Bangsamoro. They can be a party led by any of the MILF personalities (Murad, Jaafar, Iqbal, Mastura, etc.) or a party led by any of the MNLF personalities (Misuari, Sema, Cerveza, etc.) or any of the current Moro political families (Mangudadatu, Ampatuan, Tan, Dimaporo, etc.) or a party led by Moro NGOs (Kadtuntaya, Swara Bangsamoro, Kapamagogopa, Tulong Lupah Sug, etc.).

What the MILF had planted can be harvested by any Moro sector, family, or group.

Those of us who truly seek genuine transformation towards the peace of the Moros, Lumads, and Migrants in Mindanao, must start praying for, and supporting Moro-led political parties that reflect the justice-oriented and reconciling peace of our beloved Mindanao and the Philippines.

We specially call on the Christian community in the Philippines and around the world to give this peace process a maximum chance!

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