Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Peace caravan for Mindanao kicks off

More than 100 people from different religious groups gathered in Quezon City on Thursday morning to kick off a one-day peace caravan calling for the cessation of hostilities in Mindanao.

Organizers of the interfaith event met at Miriam College and called on the leaders of the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels to go back to the negotiation table and end the war in Mindanao which, they said, had displaced thousands of residents, most of them children who were forced to stop going to school.

On board several vehicles, the group will go to a Muslim community in Taguig City and hold a mass at St. Joseph’s Church later in the day. (By Marlon Ramos; INQ.net()

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