Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mindanao Council Holds Peace Forum In South RP's Jolo Island

JOLO ISLAND (Mindanao Examiner / 26 Jun) - A peace advocacy forum sponsored by Mindanao Peace and Development Council (MPDC) was recently held at the Sulu State College.

The forum with a theme "Updates on GRP-MILF peace process" was spearheaded by the MILF provincial committee under the chairmanship of Hj. Mahmur Estino, of Northern Sulu and Ahiri Ajiji, of Southern Sulu.

The weekend affair started at with motorcade of some 250 vehicles around the town of Jolo and participated by hundreds of people from the different municipalities in the province of Sulu.

Different speakers rendered their respective topics during forum. Jun Mantawil, head of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel secretariat, spoke on the updates of the GRP-MILF peace process, while Bobby Maulana Alonto discussed the role of the professionals in nation building.

It was followed by speaker Abdullah Camlian who explained the MILF-Moro National Liberation Front unification process.

Mantawil later met with provincial committee members of the MILF in Sulu and discussed about the issues and concerns regarding the MILF struggle for self determination. (Contributed by Hassan Hatab)

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