Many want to invest in Basilan, see its tourism potentials, but... PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:13

Secretary Teresita Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process revealed that many people in the country and abroad want to invest in Basilan because of its fertile land and rich fishing grounds and many others want to see the beautiful white sand beaches and waterfalls and for  eco-tourism activities, but because of the volatile peace and order, they are reluctant to do so.

Deles said this in her message during the signing of the peace covenant between the family of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao OIC Governor Mujiv Hataman and that of Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar yesterday morning  at the Basilan State College.

According to Deles, the signing of the peace covenant will be long lasting and a testimony that all people and officials will stop using violence and will also stop the proliferation of loose  firearms.

She express optimism that the signing of the peace covenant will end hatred and anger in both sides and will serve as a model and inspiration for the future  generation.

On the other hand, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said the signing of the peace covenant will become useless unless tranquility and prosperity in Basilan will now prevail in reality after the event.

Robredo explained that people from all walks of life should treated equally.

He urged both families to stop reminiscing the violence that happened in the past because it is not productive and it will go nowhere.

The DILG secretary expressed hope that peace and development will prevail in the province for the children and their children 

“All the people should preserve and nourish the peace covenant for common good,” he said.