Picong, Lanao del Sur (August 28, 2011) – Mayors, generals, soldiers joined thousands of residents in the provinces, cities and municipalities of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga de Sur and Lanao del Sur in signing up for the One Million Voices for Peace (OMVP) in the Philippines campaign launched by the Davao-based regional advocacy organization, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID).
Picong, Lanao del Sur (27 August 2011) — Maranao residents came out in droves to welcome the 48-person contingent of the Run for Peace and Solidarity for Mindanao as the epic run from Zamboanga to Cotabato passed through municipalities dotting the coast of Zamboanga del Sur and Lanao del Sur on its 7th and 8th days.
Not even a heavy downpour could douse the enthusiasm of the Municipality of Buug in Zamboanga Sibugay yesterday when they welcomed around 50 runners and their support crew in the ongoing Run for Peace and Solidarity for Mindanao that is on its 4th day today. This reflected how the Buug community as well as the other municipalities along the route taken by the runners went all out in embracing the runners coalesced under the advocacy group Bisayang Dako Alang Sa Kalinaw (BISDAK, Genuine Visayans for Peace).
Practically the entire town of Tungawan in Zamboanga Sibugay accompanied around three dozen runners participating in the ongoing Run for Peace and Solidarity for Mindanao that is now on its third day to the next town of R.T. Lim some six (6) kilometers from the town center while formal talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended early today as the MILF announced that it will take back the government proposal to their Central Committee for discussion.