Dean Marvic Leonen’s appointment augurs well with the ongoing peace talks between the GRP and the MILF. He brings with him not only an impressive credential to the post, but more importantly, a solid experience, empathy and grounding on the issues and rights of the indigenous peoples, the upland communities, including those in Mindanao. His new post also buoys up a lot of hope and raises high expectations particularly from the peace and people’s movements regarding the prospects of the peace process in Mindanao.
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Peace organizations frustrated by the ongoing conflict in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao have tabled their own proposals to help end the insurgency.
The proposals include the formation of a peace commission and the drafting of a national peace policy.
Mindanao peace organizations have listed 15 proposals under a so-called Mindanao People’s Peace Agenda to achieve a lasting peace in the region, said Claretian Father Angel Calvo of Peace Advocates-Zamboanga.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Peace advocates in Mindanao are urging incoming President Benigno Aquino III to create a national peace commission and a national peace policy to address the recurring problem of peace and order on the island. Father Angel Calvo, lead convenor of the Mindanao PeaceWeavers, said the creation of a peace commission and the drafting […]
Davao City (25 June) — After a year-long consultation with various concerned sectors in Mindanao, the Mindanao Peaceweavers is set to launch the Mindanao People’s Peace Agenda on Friday (June 25). It is the product of discussion, consultation, and sharing amongst different groups to come up with a Mindanao peace agenda that is owned by […]