We assert that peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and between the GPH and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) should be relentlessly pursued. Moreover, the resulting peace agreements, as well as all previously signed peace agreements between the GPH and other armed parties must be fully and persistently implemented.
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Our Peace Pledge: Primacy of the Peace and Human Rights Agenda In the 2013 Elections and Conflict Settlement
On the unfolding tragedy now threatening parts of Sabah, we urgently call upon President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia, the Sultanate of Sulu and its heirs led by Jamalil Kiram III, together with any and all individuals, organizations and networks who disavow violence and conflict, and who support dialogue as their primary mechanism for peace, to now unite and work towards bringing all the involved parties together in seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues at hand.
We, the eighty (80) Tribal Leaders coming from the B’laan, Dulangan Manobo, Erumanen ne Menuvu, Higaonon, Kulamanen, Lambangian, Manobo, Langilan Manobo, Mangguangan, Matigsalog, Monuvu, Pulangiyen Manobo, T’boli, Tagakaolo, Teduray and Tinananon Monuvu tribes gathered here in the “Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on the Peace Processes in Mindanao” in Midsayap, Cotabato on November 3-6, 2012, strongly assert our inherent, inalienable and non-negotiable right to self-determination and commit to engage all Mindanao peace processes.
With agreement reached on both the tone and content of the landmark peace framework between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), we members and supporters of the Mindanao Peace Weavers (MPW), celebrate together with the whole of Mindanao, and the entire country on the nascent promise this pact brings. Our member networks, peoples’organizations, individual advocates and support secretariats who, despite the odds and past let-downs, now have cause to mark this promise-filled milestone.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.