Saturday, October 31, 2015

MILF: CSOs Staged Rally in Defense of FAB and CAB

Posted to the MILF Website (Oct 31): CSOs Staged Rally in Defense of FAB and CAB

CSOs Staged Rally in Defense of FAB and CAB

Manila, PhilippinesThe United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) along with other peace advocate groups and civil society organizations staged a rally outside the Supreme Court last October 27, 2015, here in Manila.

Kamim Macmod, Luzon Regional Cluster Coordinator, disclosed that the said activity is in support to the lawyers led by Atty. Michael Mastura who filed a motion before the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday to defend the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which were challenged before the High Court. 

“UNYPAD is among other groups that sent its members from different chapters in National Capital Region to join the rally to show its unwavering support to the peace process in general and the initiative of these lawyers to defend the FAB and CAB in particular,” he said.

“Again, we as peace advocates have joined with groups that have been appealing to lawmakers to preserve the FAB and CAB as revoking them will destroy the whole peace process,” said Joharto Ali, Chief of the Committee on Campaign and Advocacy of UNYPAD NCR Chapter.

He appealed to good Justices of the SC not to junk the CAB as CAB, he said, is the life of the peace process. 

“Earlier, the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) asked the Supreme Court to nullify the FAB and CAB, and this initiative pushed the believers of peace to initiate a counter-move in order to save the peace process,” Ali pointed out.

Ali said that the rallyists from different groups repeatedly chanted “Peace in Mindanao, Now na! Now na, Peace in Mindanao.”

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