Our good news is that the Government of the Philippines is now talking with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) concerning the peace issues in Mindanao. Similar efforts are also expected to be pushed with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army/National Democratic Front.
Peace in Mindanao and the entire country is a serious matter that all parties should strive to happen. For one, genuine development will not happen if the political condition remains unstable.We don't cast aspersion to these efforts. For we believe peace is really possible but only when all the parties are sincere to put an end to the armed conflict that has displaced thousands of homes, caused countless innocent lives and shattered dreams of the children especially those who were in the war-torn areas in Mindanao and other regions in the Philippines.
The reasons of these on-going conflicts were political. We know that there are already political points that do not jibe. We are apprehensive that these same reasons will jeopardize the initial talks if all parties will continue to be adamant with their respective political agenda.
But what if instead of focusing on the differences, we give peace a chance to blossom within a considerable period of time. Within that period, we work to understand all our differences.