Galvez, mananatiling peace adviser ‘in holdover capacity’

Galvez, mananatiling peace adviser ‘in holdover capacity’

July 9, 2022 @ 5:00 PM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines- Mananatili si Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. bilang pinuno ng Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) hanggang katapusan ng taon.

Ito’y upang masiguro na walang “interruption o disruption” sa peace programs at activities.

Ang memorandum order na natanggap ng OPAPRU, araw ng Biyernes, mula sa Office of the President, may petsang Hunyo 30 at nilagdaan ni Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez, ay binibigyan ng kapangyarihan si Galvez na “continue in office in a holdover capacity until December 31, or until his replacement has been appointed or designated, whichever comes first, unless he is reappointed in the meantime” at “shall take effect immediately.”

Sa kabilang dako, sa kanyang mensahe sa pagdiriwang ng Eid al-Adha, araw ng Sabado, sinabi ni Galvez na determinado ang administrasyong Marcos na ipagpatuloy ang implementasyon ng komprehensibong Philippine peace process, lalo na sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

“Today, we honor the sacrifices made by millions of Hujjaj from all over the world as they conclude their annual Hajj or holy pilgrimage in the blessed land of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” ayon kay Galvez.

“As nations across the globe confront the challenges caused by armed conflict, poverty, inequality, and the current health crisis, may all of us be inspired by the remarkable journey made by members of the Islamic faith,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Ang Eid al-Adha, Arabic term para sa Feast of Sacrifice, ay annual festival na tanda ni Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham in Christianity and Judaism) na isinakripisyo ang kanyang anak na si Ismail dahil nakiusap si Allah (God) na gawin niya ito.

“When they converged in the Kaabah, the Muslim people demonstrated that despite differences in their nationality, culture or station in life, they are united by their faith in The Almighty Allah,” ayon kay Galvez.

Umaasa naman si Galvez na ang ” solidarity” na ipinakita ng Ummah (Islam nation) ay nagsilbi bilang “shining example” to the Filipino people and encourage them to remain united and work together in pursuit of the “collective vision of achieving a just and lasting peace in our country.”

“The Marcos administration is inspired by the lessons imparted by the Eid al-Adha,” ayon kay Galvez sabay sabing “May this blessed day bring peace, unity, harmony, and spiritual renewal among the Muslim Ummah around the world.” Kris Jose