BMG Board call for peace amidst Mamasapano tragedy

The Balay Mindanaw Group Board of Trustees meeting at the Rey Magno Teves Hall.
The Balay Mindanaw Group Board of Trustees meeting at the Rey Magno Teves Hall.

“While we will not surrender our advocacy for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), let us move forward to think how we can prevent the escalation of violence in the conflict-affected areas.”

In sum, this was the call of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Balay Mindanaw Group. Last February 17, they had their 2nd Joint BOT Meeting and reflected on the conflict and peace processes in Mindanao over time. Each shared their thoughts and insights after viewing a short video documentation about the history of conflict and peace processes in Mindanao which cited Balay Mindanaw’s peacebuilding efforts. But altogether, they agreed to continue community-based dialogues, particularly in North Cotabato and Maguindanao, do more peace education campaign in our institutions, in schools, in our communities – “to further understand the history of Mindanao, its conflicts and the Bangsamoro people.” Continue reading “BMG Board call for peace amidst Mamasapano tragedy”