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Kadtabanga Foundation facilitates Community Orientation on the Peace Process

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Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao – A Community Orientation on the Peace Process was conducted by Kadtabanga Foundation on December 13, 2015 at Sitio Sawa Madrasah, Barangay Tuka, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao to educate residents on the gains of the peace process.

Kadtabanga Foundation Executive Director Giobay S. Diocolano said in her Opening Message that the orientation is part of the activities of a project they are currently implementing in selected municipalities of Maguindanao entitled “Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks or B-BANGON.”

“Generally, this project seeks to ensure that the peace process is more credible and widely supported by all stakeholders, and strengthens local mechanisms for averting the escalation of violence that could affect the progress of the peace process. It was implemented by four local CSOs, such as Kadtabanga Foundation, Moro Women Development and Cultural Center (MWDECC), Mindanao Action for Peace and Development Initiatives (MAPAD), and Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines (BCJP) in partnership with Australian Government and The Asia Foundation (TAF),” she elaborated.

“This project is being implemented in the 23 municipalities of Maguindanao with Peace and Development Communities (PDCs) and/or those areas where settlers and indigenous peoples (IPs) are predominant,” she added.

Prof. Raby Angkal briefly discussed Bangsamoro History and some salient provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Open Forum followed to give chance to the participants to share views and ask questions. Continue reading

Security Sectors in Maguindanao express full support to GPH-MILF Peace Process

Written by Baina T. Samayatin

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Camp Siongco, DOS, Maguindanao – Some 90 officers and men of the Maguindano Provincial Police Office (PPO) of PNP PRO-ARMM and that of the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army participated in the Peace Dialogue with Security Sector conducted on October 29, 2015 at Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The dialogue was organized and facilitated by a cluster of four local civil society organizations (CSOs) spearheaded by the Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC), Mindanao Action for Peace and Development (MAPAD) Initiatives, Inc. Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, Inc. (KFPDAI) and the Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines, Inc. (BCJP).

Mr. Samsodin C. Amella, MAPAD Executive Director, said in his opening remarks that the said dialogue was aimed at raising the awareness of the participants on the progress of the peace process particularly on the Normalization Component and gathering their commitment to continuously support all peace-related undertakings of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“It is one of the series of activities we are currently implementing under the “Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks (B-BANGON)” project in partnership with the Australian Government and The Asia Foundation (TAF),” Amella said. Continue reading

MWDECC, BCJP Conduct Community Forum on the Peace Process

Posted on July 29, 2015

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Community Orientation on the Peace Process was conducted yesterday (August 27, 2015) at Brgy. Mapayag, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao to educate the residents of the barangay on the narrative and status of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The more than one hundred residents of the said barangay that attended the activity coming from different sectors such as women, youth, farmers, elders and others.

Ms. Jehan A. Usop, Project Officer of MWDECC, said that the activity was organized and facilitated by Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines, Inc. (BCJP) and Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC) in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Datu Anggal Midtimbang.

“This is one of the series of activities under the “Popularizing the Peace Process” component of the B-BANGON Project we are currently implementing in the different municipalities of Maguindanao,” she said.

Topics on the History of the Peace Process, Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) were discussed by the different resource persons invited by the facilitators. After the discussion, there was an Open Forum to let the participants ask questions and clarify things that are not clear to them.

Mr. Tungko B. Tadtagan, Executive Director of BCJP, said that the leadership of the municipality expressed their appreciation to the organizers of the activity for their efforts in educating their constituents regarding the status of the peace process especially the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

“This is an opportunity for them to understand the real situation regarding the peace process between the GPH and MILF and the ongoing deliberations on the BBL. Most of the participants expressed their hope that the Philippine legislators such as House of Representatives and Senate will pass a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that will be acceptable to the Bangsamoro,” he said.

“The B-BANGON or Building Autonomous and Stable Institutions and Communities for Bangsamoro Advancement through National-level and Grassroots Organizations and Networks is a project that aimed to ensure that the peace process is more credible and widely supported, and the local mechanisms for averting the escalation of violence is strengthened,” he added.

Author: A’shadieeyah Faizeen

Source:  http://www.luwaran.com/index.php/new/item/547-mwdecc-bcjp-conduct-community-forum-on-the-peace-process

Various Sultanates in the Bangsamoro ask Congress to Pass BBL Agreed Version into Law

Posted on July 27, 2015

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Dialogue w/ Traditional Leaders

July 24, 2015 – The Traditional Leaders and Royal Ladies of the Bangsamoro representing various sultanates in the Bangsamoro core territory were gathered for a Peace Dialogue   on July 22, 2015 at the Alnor Convention Center, Cotabato City came up with a Manifesto calling on congress to immediately pass the agreed version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted by the Office of the President.

“We are now worried, however, by the fact that the document crafted by the BTC and agreed upon by the Office of the President is now substituted with another version – HB 5811 – whose provisions are inconsistent with the CAB,” Manifesto said.

“There are also provisions that will inevitably result to a Bangsamoro government that is even less autonomous than the present ARMM, it further said.”

The group is firm in their stance that the amendments made are unacceptable.

“We want a basic law that will address the legitimate grievances of – and correct the historical injustices committed against – the Bangsamoro.”

The dialogue was organized by four local CSOs led by the Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC) together with Mindanao Action for Peace and Development Initiatives, Inc. (MAPAD); Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, Inc. (KFPDAI), and Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines, Inc. (BCJP).

Baina T. Samayatin, Executive Director of MWDECC, said that this is one of the series of activities under the “Popularizing the Peace Process program” that are currently implemented to ensure that the peace process is widely supported by all stakeholders.

Samsodin C. Amella, Executive Director of MAPAD, said that the dialogue is aimed at hearing the views and opinions of the participants on the peace process.

“The participants were composed of various Sultanates such as the Sultanate of Buayan, Sultanate of Kabuntalan, Sultanate of Dikaya, Sultanate of Linatangan Dar us-Salam, Paramount Sultanate of Linantangan Buayan Dar us-Salam, Society of Empowered Royal Ladies in Cotabato Empire, among other principalities in the Bangsamoro core territory, he disclosed.

Author: A’shadieeyah Faizeen

Source: http://www.luwaran.com/index.php/new/item/499-various-sultanates-in-the-bangsamoro-ask-congress-to-pass-bbl-agreed-version-into-law


MWDECC facilitated the TPMT meeting with women CSOs

10846208_749730208446624_4664853559375926796_nOn December 5, 2014, the MWDECC facilitated the meeting of the Third Party Monitoring Team (TPMT), the body tasked to monitor, review and assess the implementation of all signed agreements between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) especially the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and its Annexes, with the different women CSOs operating Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Cotabato City held at Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City.

10612914_749730738446571_6959396770994508342_nThe meeting was conducted to gather the views and concerns of the women CSOs and leaders on the progress of the peace process in pursuit of the TPMT’s monitoring work. The TPMT is an independent body composed of 5 members, i.e. the Chair, an imminent international person who act as convenor and spokesperson; representatives from local and international NGOs nominated by GPH, and representatives from local and international NGOs nominated by the MILF.

MWDECC conducted a Bangsamoro Women Leaders’ Forum on the GPH-MILF Peace Process

 

2011-11-10 09.23.38A Bangsamoro Women Leaders’ Forum on the Peace Process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was held on November 10, 2011 at Community Training and Resource Center, KFI Compound, Cotabato City organized by Moro Women Development and Cultural Center, Inc. (MWDECC). It was participated by 13 civil society organizations composed of Bangsamoro, Indigenous People (IP) and Settlers coming from Maguindanao and Cotabato City. Some International NGOs were also present in the activity.

The objectives of the forum are: (1) to provide an open space for Bangsamoro Women Leaders to discuss how they can actively support the Peace Process, and (2) help advocate the call for the GPH and MILF peace panels to fast tract the negotiation and signing of a peace agreement that will be truly responsive to the Bangsamoro Problem. Its theme is: “Advancing Peace Process through Women’s Participation”.

At the end of the said activity, a Statement of Support to the Peace Process was adopted to be submitted to the peace panels. They said that they are acknowledging the supremacy of a peaceful resolution to the Mindanao conflict. They urged the GPH and the MILF to fast tract the signing of a political settlement to resolve the Bangsamoro problem.

2011-11-10 15.33.34“We call on the GPH to exercise its full authority and consider the creation of a Bangsamoro Sub-state as a solution to address the long standing instability in Mindanao. The Sub-state encompasses the recognition of the rights of all people in Mindanao including the Indigenous People and the Non-Muslims,” they said.

“We, therefore, call on all national and local leaders in the government, the civil society organizations, concerned agencies, institutions and individuals to join us in strongly urging the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the MILF to fast tract the signing of a political settlement to once and for all resolve the Bangsamoro Problem,” they added.