I am a citizen who believes in peace.
Peace that silences the guns, puts food on the table, allows the poorest child to go to school, provides jobs, gives every woman, indigenous person, elderly, individual with disability a voice and a chance to build and realize her/his dreams.
I am a citizen who takes pride in Mindanao.
A Mindanao of diverse cultures and ethnic communities that coexist, respect its peopling and recognize the indigenous peoples as original custodians; with beauty and abundance shared by those who have tilled and nurtured the land, rivers and mountains for generations together
I am a citizen who honors a rich history in the struggle for Change.
After 40 years of war and human suffering, and 17 years of negotiating to end the armed conflict in Mindanao – I now understand, respect and embrace what self-determination for the Bangsamoro people means.
I am a citizen who supports the Bangsamoro Peace Process.
I celebrate and affirm my vigorous support for the final agreement that has just been sealed. So that finally, communities shackled by war can rise up from the years of trauma and abject poverty. But the deed is not yet totally done. The pursuit for peace is a continuing project.
I am a citizen who fully commits to a just and peaceful future for Mindanao and the Philippines. I pledge support to a peace process that “listens”; where all voices are heard, respected and considered; where no one will be left behind.
I take this pledge as a citizen peacemaker :
To continue to guard the gains we have achieved and to remain resolutely vigilant that the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) realizes the aspirations and rights of the poorest of the Bangsamoro citizenry and other diverse peoples of the region– the indigenous peoples, migrant Christians, and other social groupings.
And finally, I take this oath as a believer of Change. Give peace a chance for change to happen in the Bangsamoro and beyond.
Salam, Kalinaw, Paghidaet, Kapayapaan, Peace!!
Signatories to date:
- Mindanao Peaceweavers
- Initiatives for International Dialogue
- Waging Peace / Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)-Philippines
- Agong Peace Network
- Aksyon Mindanaw
- Aksyon para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan
- Al Qalam Institute –Ateneo de Davao University
- Ateneo Human Rights Center
- Ateneo School of Government
- Balay Mindanaw, Incorporated
- Bisayang Dako Alang sa Kalinaw – Dumaguete City
- Center for Peace Education – Miriam College
- CSO in Lanao del Norte Partnership for Peace & Devt
- Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace – Zambo.
- Kalimudan Foundation, Inc
- Maryknoll Affiliates- Davao Chapter
- Mindanao State University – Faculty Union, Gen. San City
- Mindanao Youth Development Center
- Notre Dame Center for Catechesis (NDCFC) Cotabato City
- Paghiliusa sa Paghidaet – Negros
- Pakigdait, Incorporated
- Pax Christi Institute
- Peace Advocates Zamboanga
- Peacemakers Circle
- Philippine Misereor Partners, Incorporated
- Reach Out to Others Foundation, Inc
- Redemptorist Center for Social & Ecological Concerns
- Saceda Youth Lead – Dumaguete City
- Saceda Youth Lead School – Dumaguete City
- Women CORE
- Women Engaged in Action 1325
- Women in White
- Abp Antonio Ledesma, SJ – Archdiocese of CDO
- Amenodin T. Cali
- Amina Rasul
- Atty. Raizsa Mae Anayatin
- Deanie Lyn Ocampo
- Dr Grace T. Rebollos
- Earl Martin — former Mennonite Central Committee
- Ednar Dayanghirang
- Emma Leslie
- Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR
- Fr. Angel Calvo
- Fr. Giulio F. Mariani, PIME
- Karl Gaspar, CSsR
- Len Manriquez
- Malou Pantua-Juanito
- Marrio R. Mapanao
- Myra Tambor
- Nathaniel George A. Hipolito
- Notre Dame Center for Catechesis (NDCFC) – Cotabato
- Prof. Aurora Javate de Dios
- Prof. Ompong Rodil
- Sharon Kniss – Kroc Institute for Int’l Peace Studies
- Sr Cres Lucero, Sfic
- Stella-Marie Llerin, O.N.D