500 MNLF veterans gather, support peace process PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:09

Around 500 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Commanders, combatants and their family members gathered in Languyan municipality in Tawi Tawi province to give support to the crafting of a new Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The affair was attended by Moro Islamic Liberation Front Peace Panel Representative Mohagher Iqbal.

The participants, collectively called Gagandilan, are senior MNLF members who were responsible for the separation of Languyan municipality from the two other municipalities of Tandubas and South Ubian in Tawi Tawi province.

In an interview, Iqbal said that the gathering shows the support for peace of the Bangsamoro people, seen as the end game of the peace process.

He also expressed optimism that the senior MNLF members can influence the youth in their objective to attain peace.  Some of the participants in the gathering are descendants of MNLF commanders and combatants.

Iqbal also said that they are expecting the President’s strong endorsement of the new Bangsamoro law this month.

We are expecting a strong endorsement that the Bangsamoro law will be passed, Murad said in an interview. (Remus Ong)