Friday, January 30, 2009

“PADAYON, KALILINTAD!”

(This position paper was sent and being circulated in email from our colleagues in Mindanao).

POSITION PAPER





“PADAYON, KALILINTAD!”

A CALL FOR PEACE AND HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION





The present conflict between the Government of the Republic of Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has displaced more than 700,000 innocent people who continue to suffer in misery, hunger and unsecured lives. The conflict has left millions of people in emotional distress and uncertainty, and has caused damage to properties, structure, investments and previous efforts of communities to rebuild a broken land.

It is a cycle of war and continuous armed conflict which threatens to rip apart our families and communities that we want to STOP NOW!

Hear the VOICES of our women and men, our TRIBE, our PEOPLE, our CHILDREN. RESUME PEACE TALKS AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS!

We are a community-based alliance of peace advocates represented by the Sindaw ko Kalilintad coming from different cultural identities and backgrounds in Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat who yearn for PEACE in our lands;

We condemn the continuous violations of human rights experienced by our Muslim, Christian and Lumad brothers and sisters;

We condemn the massive displacement, innocent killing of people caught in the crossfire, burning of houses and the irreparable damage wrought upon victims who are crying for peace;

We are alarmed by the growing incidences of kidnapping and harassment of those who sacrifice their lives as they continue to work for humanitarian protection and we urge the authorities to immediately get to the root and act on this problem;

We do not want another “All-out-War” to happen! We seek to sustain the peaceful initiatives that we have collectively woven together!

We believe that a hundred times of peace talks are better than a day of battle. Together with other peace-loving individuals and groups, we therefore appeal for a resumption of the peace talks. We call on the newly composed GRP-panel to build on the gains of the peace process and pursue in-depth analysis and study of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Ancestral Domain. We also call on the MILF to be open to a more thorough and inclusive discourse on the issues surrounding the MOA-AD which should reflect the diverse voices of the many ethnic groups whose identities seek to be recognized in the continuing pursuit of self-determination.

THIS IS OUR CALL. CEASEFIRE, LISTEN AND NEGOTIATE. PEACE IS THE ONLY WAY.


Fiesta Cotabato Restaurant and Pensionne House, Cotabato City

28 January 2009


ORIGINAL SIGNED.


1. Hadji Quirino Oranto BOD Chairperson – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

2. Amina Pualas President – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

3. Hadji Casim Zaman President – IFABN

4. Taha Diron President – BMPDI

5. Abdalawi “Allan” Pagrangan President – BUA

6. Bedis Kudarat President – IDBM

7. Nestor Empal President – SMMMI

8. Hamza Oranto President – CTFOI

9. Desdemona Oranto Chairperson – LIKHAAN Mindanaw

10. Edilberto Villaruel Mindanao Coordinator – CO Multiversity

11. Jessie Tiwan Tribal Council – Titulok, Bagumbayan

12. Noeme Dignadice Treasurer – DRTPFI

13. Omar Anting Brgy Chairman – Bayanga Norte, Matanog

14. Madid Sampiano Brgy Chairman – Barorao, Balabagan

15. Isabelita Dignadice President – TPWO – DRTPFI

16. Zenaida Mohamad President – BLKM

17. Bashit Imam Vice President – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

18. Hermelinda Loreno Secretary – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

19. Jimmy Tribiana BOD Member –Sindaw ko Kalilintad

20. Moamar Acbar SB Member – Municipality of Kapatagan

21. Hashimion Aratuc Vice President – BMPDI

22. Mudzaime Habib President – IDBM Youth

23. Princess Jasmin Pagrangan Secretary – LIKHAAN Mindanaw

24. Romie Guialil BOD Member – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

25. Nor-ain Anting Treasurer – IFABN

26. Fatima Baulo BOD Member – IFABN

27. Omar Abas BOD Member – SMMMI

28. Wilma Pagrangan BUA Women’s Organization

29. Salama Oranto Secretary – CTFOI

30. Luminog Dipatuan Chairman of the Board – IFABN

31. Saidamen Sabino President – IFABN Youth Organization

32. Fatima Macasasa Manager – CTFOI Consumer Cooperative

33. Macapando Oranto BOD Member – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

34. Arlan Norodin Secretary – BUA

35. Capsa Aminodin President – Bangsabae

36. Norma Ansao Vice President – BUA

37. Dima Mama SB Secretary – Kapatagan

38. Sultan Ali Omar BOD Member – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

39. Sino Bara SB Member – Kapatagan

40. Guiaria Maulana President – IDBM Women’s Organization

41. Agrifina Ayob Business Manager – IBDM

42. Kash Lauto Project Officer – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

43. Pilot Abas BOD Member – Sindaw ko Kalilintad

44. Noemi Pimentel RDO – CO Multiversity

45. Farida Ambang BUA Women’s Organization

46. Rocman Abdul Racman BOD Member – BMPDI

47. Moslemin Abas CO – CO Multiversity (Buldon)

48. Elizabeth Gallardo CO Trainer – CO Multiversity

49. Malik Adil CO – CO Multiversity (Barira)

50. Madette Gardiola – Virola Freelance Consultant

51. Jacquiline Arat CO – CO Multiversity (Matanog)

52. Jo-annee Lopez CO – CO Multiversity (Kapatagan)

53. Badrudin Guiadel CO – CO Multiversity (Bagumbayan)

54. Adah Masukat CO – CO Multiversity (Balabagan)

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Edilberto "EVHOY" B. Villaruel
Mindanao Coordinator
Community Organizers Multiversity (CO Multiversity)
Sampaguita Rm. MTRC Bldg., DMSF Cmpd. Bajada, Davao City
(082) 2258763

MAIN Office:
18 Marunong St., Barangay Central Quezon City
(632) 9220246/9270794

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