NGO calls for sobriety amid tension in region PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2011 14:56

The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society, Inc. (CBCS) , a non-government organization (NGO) striving for the attainment of Christian-Muslim solidarity and advocating for permanent peace in Mindanao, yesterday called on all citizens, Christians and Muslims alike, to maintain sobriety and composure amid the prevailing tension caused by the recent armed encounters between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Western Mindanao.

The CBCS strongly maintains that the “No All Out War” policy of President Aquino must be observed and the continuance of the peace talks be given a chance as these are the best measures yet to resolve the protracted insurgency in Mindanao. In maintaining this postures, the CBCS considers military solution to the insurgency problem and peace and order problems as not the best solution.

The CBCS, in the meantime, expresses its condolence to the families of those who died in the encounters and compassion to the displaced persons now suffering in “refugee centers”. And, it finally prays for the government and the MILF to consider peaceful means to end the wasteful loss of lives and sufferings of innocent people.