Multi-sector groups hold ‘Walk for peace’ in Kabacan, North Cotabato

  • Friday, Apr 24 2015
  • Written by  Abo Hajams

An astonishing size of multi-sector groups walked for peace on early morning of April 23, 2015 at Kabacan, North Cotabato. The theme of the event was, “An appeal to the Congress of the Philippines to expedite the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) without diluting of the mutually-agreed text of the GPH-MILF draft”. 

The crowd estimated at a thousand individuals marched from Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato towards down-town passing the perimeter of the town plaza, then to the main thoroughfare of the municipality and to the periphery of the University of Southern Mindanao. 

The activity synchronized the same affairs in Central Mindanao and in many other parts of the Southern Philippines. They were mostly uniformed in green t-shirts composed of businessmen, farmers, professionals, students, drivers, labourers and others. Men, women, children and adults joined the walk. Once in a while, they chanted the words: “Congress, please enact the BBL without dilution”; “Congress, BBL means peace”. 

They brought with them cleaning tools such as brooms, dust pans, and garbage sacks and later proceeded and cleaned the dirty areas of Barangay Poblacion after their march. 

In an interview with one of the marchers, Datu Mosy Malanan said: “The only way to solve the Mindanao crisis is the passage of an undiluted BBL”. He further said: “Once the BBL is enacted, lasting peace and development will be sustained”.

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