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Publication on Bangsamoro peace process under Aquino to be launched

PASIG CITY – A publication containing a collection of selected speeches and statements made in the course of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be launched on  Thursday, 9 June, in celebration of the achievements of the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III in  advancing peace in Mindanao.
 
Entitled Junctures: Selected Speeches and Statements, the book features the speeches made by the President in key junctures of the process, and those delivered by GPH chief negotiator Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and MILF panel chair Mohagher Iqbal in several forums and discussions on the Bangsamoro peace negotiations held under the Aquino administration. Produced by the Government Peace Panel Secretariat, the book is published by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.
 
Also included are speeches delivered by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, GPH peace panel member Senen Bacani, MILF panel member Professor Abhoud Syed Lingga, and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao in landmark events. Major statements issued during the same period make up the second part of the book.
 
 “The book is a tangible record of the thinking and sentiments of the main actors in the negotiations and implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) through the good times and the bad. Junctures will provide readers with an insider’s look of our journey the past few years from the signing of the Framework Agreement that preceded the CAB in October 2013 up to May 2016, with the signing of the Declaration of Continuity of the partnership between the government and the MILF,” said Ferrer of the publication.
 
Ferrer underscored the important role played by the President and the Executive Secretary in steering the direction of the peace negotiations. “Kaya naging matagumpay ang peace process natin sa ilalim ni President Aquino ay dahil naging bukas ang linya sa pagitan niya't ng kanyang opisina  at ng MILF, at maraming napag-usapang tuwiran at diretso na may tiwala sa isa’t isa (The peace process succeeded under President Aquino because of the openness between him and his office and the MILF, which  allowed matters to be discussed directly, with trust in each other),” she said.  ###