GPH-MILF FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO HIGHLIGHTED AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING
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GPH-MILF FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO HIGHLIGHTED AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lucena : Philippines | Oct 19, 2012 at 7:19 AM PDT
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino (left) shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim

The signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was highlighted during a meeting on October 17 of the Security Council at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, described by the Permanent Mission of the Philippines as “a clear victory for peace and justice in our corner of the world.”

In his statement during the Security Council meeting on the agenda item on “The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security,” Mr. Eduardo Jose de Vega, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (CDA) of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN, underscored that the rule of law “is a cornerstone of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s programme of good governance.”

“The strict implementation of the rule of law demonstrates our Government’s commitment to carry out its responsibilities and obligations in a democratic environment,” CDA de Vega said, adding that “Adherence to the rule of law has contributed to the further strengthening of our democratic institutions and processes and has translated into significant inroads in economic growth” and has “allowed us to act responsibly as a member of the community of nations.”

CDA de Vega pointed out, that “our country’s adherence to the rule of law includes our commitment to settle differences and conflicts not by resort to arms but through positive engagement and negotiations” and stressed further that this commitment was “demonstrated in the historic signing on October 15 of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).”

The Framework Agreement was signed in the presence of President Benigno S. Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. It was also witnessed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.

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Members of the southern Philippine rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), at Camp Darapanan
Members of the southern Philippine rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), at Camp Darapanan
Bessy60 is based in San Pablo, Southern Tagalog, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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