VP Sara naniniwalang ‘peace harvest season’ sa Mindanao

VP Sara naniniwalang ‘peace harvest season’ sa Mindanao

November 12, 2022 @ 2:00 PM 3 weeks ago


DAVAO CITY- Sinabi ni Vice President Sara Z. Duterte nitong Biyernes na ‘peace harvest season’ sa Mindanao dahil matagal-tagal na ring tahimik ang lugar.

Sa kanyang talumpati sa Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2022, binanggit niya na bagama;t kailangang harapin ng pamahalaan ang mga grupo sa likod ng terror attacks sa Mindanao, kabilang na ang pagpapasabog ng bomba sa lugar kung saan ilang sibilyan ang nasawi noong 2016 at pinaigting na military campaign laban sa New People’s Army, hindi nagpapadala ng maraming mga sundalo sa Mindanao para sa all-out-war ng pamahalaan.

“We have been told that there’s a time for everything. I believe it’s ‘peace harvest season for us now in Mindanao,” pahayag ni Duterte.

Binanggit din niya ang peace initiatives sa lugar ng dalawang dating Pangulo na sina Fidel V. Ramos at Benigno Aquino III.

“Both presidents are no longer with us, but I believe that some of those who worked with their Peace Doves continue the Mindanao peace advocacy works even today. After the signing of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Philippine government in 2014, there have been no major wars in Mindanao,” ani Duterte.

“The seeds of peace that you have planted all these years, the seeds of peace watered by the blood of Filipino martyrs who fought against each other, the seeds of peace nurtured by your sacrifices and bravery and that undying fire I see in your eyes — they have grown and their flowers now in bloom,” patuloy niya.

Pinuri rin niya ang kontriusyon ng Kusog Mindanaw sa pangunguna sa pagtitipon ng peace advocates, former combatants, government officials, private organizations, grassroots representatives, civil society groups, at international organizations na sumusuporta sa Mindanao Agenda.

“Over the years, Kusog Mindanaw and its partners provided the country and the international community with a platform to look at Mindanao from the perspective of the Mindanaoans, highlighting the struggle for recognition of the Moro and Lumad rights over their lands and territories, the longing for peace and the end of wars, or the dream of experiencing meaningful development and progress,” ayon pa kay Duterte.

Hinikayat pa niya ang Mindanaoans na magtulungan sa pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan sa Mindanao na nananatiling nangunguna sa Mindanao agenda.

“If ignored, a terror group’s activity, although it might appear harmless on the surface, could explode into something deadly — and may reduce a proud city into decay. War in Mindanao should be remembered only to remind us of why we should all work together and commit, protect, and defend peace at all costs,” dagdag niya.

“You have all the reasons to be proud of the tremendous job that you have done for Mindanao and your fellow Mindanaoans,” sabi ni Duterte. RNT/SA