Peace rally in Pagadian set today PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 May 2014 14:04

PAGADIAN CITY — At least 5,000 people from different sectors are expected to join today. May 4, a peace rally here in support of the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The Mindanao Alliance for Peace (MAP) and the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) will lead the peace rally that will start at 8 a.m. at Plaza Luz located in front of City Hall.

CBCS Chairman Guiamel Alin said Saturday the peace rally dubbed as “People’s popular ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law” will be participated in by the Bangsamoro people.

Alin said the participants will come from the nearby provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur aside from those from this province’ 26 municipalities and one city.

Alin said the peace rally will be held simultaneously with that in other Mindanao areas particularly in the proposed Bangsamoro Region and in neighboring provinces outside the proposed region “to show our support to the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).”

“We strongly endorse the adoption of the proposed BBL by the Congress; It reflects the century-old dreams and aspiration of the Bangsamoro people for meaningful autonomy and self-determination,” he said.

Bangsamoro Transition Commission member Atty. Raissa Jajurie said the proposed BBL was the product of the series of consultations and recommendations of the different sectors of the society from the proposed Bangsamoro Region as agreed in the Comprehensive Agreement of Bangsamoro (CAB).

Jajurie said the proposed BBL was already submitted to President Benigno Simeon Aquino, III for review and for the Chief Executive to certify it as an urgent bill before submission to the Congress for ratification.

Jajurie was the resource speaker Saturday during the information education campaign on CAB and proposed BBL held in this city.

The activity was attended by the different moro-community leaders of this province and that of the nearby Zamboanga Sibugay province. — HDC