OIC to hold seminars on BBL PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 August 2018 13:58

by ELY DUMABOC

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) will be  holding  workshops and seminars in Manila and other key  cities in Mindanao as a show of  support to the recently signed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Moro National Liberation  Front (MNLF)chairman Yusop Jikiri said  that Saidu Mohammed Dodo of the Department of Political Affairs of the OIC was tasked to conduct the workshops.

Jikiri said the OIC  will be inviting the main parties to the peace process,  the government peace panel (GPH), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the MNLF.

It is expected that top leaders of the  two major fronts,  the MILF and the MNLF, will attend the seminars.

In a message sent to Jikiri, Dodo said “This is to let you know that in its continued efforts to the peace process in the southern Philippines, the OIC  will organize some workshops and seminars in Manila and other cities in Mindanao region in order to support the successful passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.”

Dado also said in his letter  to Jikiri “The OIC wishes to reiterate our solidarity with the Bangsamoro people in their just cause.”

Dado requested Jikiri for information on how the seminars can be organized and the time of the Secretary General’s visit to the Philippines.

Your views would guide the OIC regarding its program on the peace process, according to the communication sent to Jikiri by Dado.

For his part, Abdul Sahrin, the MNLF Secretary  General said the move of the OIC is very laudable and  a clear indication that the OIC is sincere in their efforts to bring  peace to the Bangsamoro land.

Adding that the seminar can also serve as a guide to the officers and members of the two major fronts.

He said many  of them are now looking forward to attending the seminar. (Ely Dumaboc)