Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP)-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas expressed approval on the recent Supreme Court decision junking the proposed Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP)-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD).

Treñas said he was with Mayor Laurenz Cruz of Iligan City during the gathering of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in Manila and he was informed that the Mindanaonons are very happy with the decision.

“I support the junking. I think there has to be consultations among affected local government units,” he said.

The Supreme Court decision written by Associate Justice Conchite Carpio Morales has emphasized the significance of public consultations and directed that such should be done ‘in accordance with the right to information, with respect to any further peace negotiations with the MILF.’

Iloilo City lone district Rep. Raul Gonzalez, Jr. even cited that the decision of the SC might have disappointed some of President Gloria MAcapagal-Arroyo’s critics.

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  1. DJB Rizalist Says:

    Please join the lively debate and discussion on this topic over at Filipino Voices

    Supreme Court Absolves Arroyo on MOA-AD

    Index of Cotabato versus Republic [Supreme Court website links]

    Rebuking a President…

    Supreme Court Declares MOA-AD Unconstitutional

    We’d love to hear your VOICE on the MOA-AD, on Mindanao and the Peace Process. All points of view are welcome.

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