MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT BACK BONG GO FOR SENATOR
BY ROGER M. BALANZA
“He deeply understands the problems of the Bangsamoro people and the importance of addressing them to ensure just and dignified peace in Mindanao. He is profoundly aware of what is needed for the attainment of the socio-economic prosperity of the country.”
For this, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front )MILF) is supporting the senatorial bid of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Lawrence Christopher “Bong” Go in the 2019 mid-term elections..
The MILF is at the homestretch of signing a final peace agreement with the Philippine government.
President Rodrigo Duterte has formed the MILF-led Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), that would create a new Bangsamoro homeland in Mindanao.
Ghazali Jaafar, MILF First vice chairman and BTC chairman, in a statement of support for SAP Go’s run for the Senate, said SAP Go served as facilitator between the BTC and President Duterte and government agencies.
Through SAP Go, the BTC was able to expedite the legislative process of the BBL in the Senate and the House of Representatives, said Jaafar.
With his significant contribution, the BTC leadership believes that SAP Go deserves to be endorsed and supported in the coming 2019 senatorial race, said the MILF leader.
As Senator, we believe that SAP Go can contribute more to our shared goal to ensure the success of the future Bangsamoro government and ultimately achieve lasting peace and prosperity in Mindanao, said Jaafar.