CMC urges probe on OPAPP role on peace process PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:09

The Crisis Management Committee (CMC) has called for a legislative inquiry on the role of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in handling the peace process.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Roel Natividad was approved by the CMC during a meeting Sunday morning in the light of the ongoing crisis in Zamboanga now on its 17th day. It is addressed to both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The CMC is of the belief that OPAPP should have properly addressed the concerns of the MNLF as it also attended to the issues of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The committee lamented that the conflict could have been thwarted if the concerns of all groups have been properly addressed.

Meanwhile, the CMC headed by Mayor Beng Climaco also approved two other resolutions during its meeting Sunday, in a bid to help alleviate the plight of Zamboanguenos amidst the ongoing crisis.

The CMC has asked the Department of Transportation and Communications-Security (DOTC-Security) to beef up security in the 96 finger wharves in the city, which could be used as entry or exit points of lawless elements.

Posting government troops and regularly monitoring activities in these private wharves will lessen possibility of using these facilities for illegal activities.

The other resolution is requesting the immediate transfer of the captured and apprehended MNLF rebel from local prisons to Bicutan in Taguig. — Sheila Covarrubias