The Bangsamoro Transition Commission is set to intensify its consultations with the people on the prospective Bangsamoro basic law in the coming weeks, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said Thursday.
BTC Chairman and MILF peace panel head Mohagher Iqbal voiced hopes the dialogues and advocacy activities would lead to a deeper understanding of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which the BTC is drafting.
Some 160 public consultations targeting 7,280 people would be headed by eight organizations that have partnered for the project dubbed "Building Peace in
The BTC and Conciliation Resources, a member of the International Contact Group (ICG) for peace negotiations between the government and the MILF, signed a memorandum of agreement on the intensified consultations last Nov. 30.
Iqbal signed the agreement in behalf of the BTC, one of whose functions involves coordinating and conducting public consultations.
Kristian Herbolzheimer, Director of Philippine Programs, signed for Conciliation Resources, a UK-based group that supports people living in conflict and helps prevent violence and build peace.
The MILF said the project partners include MindaNews, Bangsamoro Leadership & Management Institute (BLMI), United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), Mindanao Business Council, Mindanao Association of State Colleges & Universities (MASCUF), Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organization (TLWOI), Nisaa ul Haqq Fii Bangsamoro and The Asia Foundation (TAF) as associate partner.
Iqbal expressed appreciation to the Conciliation Resources for helping to reach out to the grassroots of Bangsamoro and even non-Bangsamoro communities.