Bangsamoro Basic Law Dialogue in Ateneo de Davao University with Mohagher Iqbal
“Conversations with Mohagher Iqbal”, a dialogue about the Bangsamoro Basic Law, was hosted by the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) on the campus’ Community Center of the First Companions, Pakighinabi on the morning of April 7, 2016. Mohagher Iqbal, the Chairperson of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Peace Panel, answered questions about the perspective of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
The discussion was centered on the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the MILF’s actions and reactions towards it.
Iqbal, along with the university’s President, Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, headed the event. Gus Miclat, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), facilitated the discussion.
The dialogue was attended by representatives of various peace groups like the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID), Inter-Cultural Organizations’ Network for Solidarity and Peace, Inc. (ICON-SP), National Anti-Poverty Commission Sectoral Representative Council (NAPC SRC), Mindanao Civil Society Organization Platform for Peace (MCSOPP), Madaris Volunteer Program, Peace Builders, and many more.
The issues discussed were about the ongoing process for peace in Mindanao specifically in the Bangsamoro area, Iqbal’s side on the Mamasapano incident, the presidential candidates’ stand on the BBL, the upadates of the MILF’s progress in achieving peace, and more.
By: Randrew Christian Mendrico and Jahmir Nur