The officers, members and partners in peace advocacy of United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), a Moro Youth organization based in Cotabato City are in deep grieve with the fatal shooting of UNYPAD-Quezon City Chapter Chairman Yasser Mangelen in Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City on Saturday night at around 8PM.
The angle being look at by the police for the senseless killing of Mangelen is ‘tribal feud in the area among residents who belong to various ethnic tribes.
Yasser is a peace advocate and a very active young Moro leader in Quezon City whose roots are from Mindanao.
Along with his colleagues, he participated in various peace demonstrations in support to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the two Chambers of Congress during the Aquino administration.
He also initiated clean-up drive community out-reach activities that included relief operations and organized capacity building programs for their officers and members in Barangay Culiat.
Yasser has left four children with his wife. They are calling the authorities to give justice for his death.
The UNYPAD family with various chapters in Mindanao is mourning his death and asked the Quezon City Police to conduct an impartial investigation and put those who were involved in the crime behind bars.