Balay Mindanaw, Archbishop Ledesma, Tulay KAMI host MILF chief peace negotiator

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc., which acts as secretariat of the Tulay Kalinaw Mindanaw (Tulay KAMI), successfully hosted the chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during his visit to the City of Golden Friendship on March 25.

Called “a man of peace” by no less than Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, Iqbal sat with leaders from the Church, civil society organizations, academe and the media in a candid Peace Conversation at the archbishop’s official residence that was facilitated by Balay Mindanaw’s own Kaloy Manlupig.

The Peace Conversation was initiated by Tulay KAMI, a multi-sectoral peace conversation among civil society organizations (CSOs) and agencies working and advocating towards peacebuilding and conflict resolutions in Northern Mindanao.

During the Peace Conversation, Iqbal reiterated the MILF’s commitment to peace and that no matter what happens to the BBL the MILF will not “dis-engage” from the peace process.

Below are the links of the stories generated during the Peace Conversation:

http://www.xu.edu.ph/site-map/archived-news/1900-archbp-ledesma-welcomes-iqbal-a-man-of-peace-to-cdo

http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2611427340495/archbp-ledesma-welcomes-iqbal-a-man-of-peace-to-cdo-

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2015/03/25/milf-pursue-bbl-even-beyond-aquino-s-term-399490

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/459254/news/nation/look-milf-chief-negotiator-visits-cagayan-de-oro-archbishop

http://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2015/03/25/iqbal-peace-no-matter-what-happens-to-bbl/

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/459254/news/nation/look-milf-chief-negotiator-visits-cagayan-de-oro-archbishop?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=GMANewsFacebook

http://themindanaocurrent.blogspot.com/2015/03/archbp-ledesma-welcomes-iqbal-man-of.html

http://www.businessweekmindanao.com/2015/03/26/oro-bishop-welcomes-iqbal-man-of-peace/

http://retiredanalyst.blogspot.com/2015/03/milf-chief-negotiator-visits-cagayan-de.html

http://www.goldstardailynews.com.ph/more-top-stories/its-going-to-be-peace-with-or-without-bbl-iqbal.html

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/107812/iqbal-milf-will-push-for-peace-no-matter-what