‘MANILA, June 6, 2015 – Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohager Iqbal topbills this Monday’s Tapatan sa Aristocrat on June 8, 9:00 a.m. at the national landmark, The Aristocrat, along Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Invited panelists will discuss whether the pending Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remains the only road to peace. Expected to interact with Iqbal is former Philippine Public Safety College president Margarita “Tingting” Delos Reyes Cojuangco and Sultanate of Sulu spokesman Abraham Idjirani.
Former Constitutional Commission member and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Atty. Christian Monsod will represent the Friends of Peace during the public affairs forum.
Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, former Secretary-General of the Bangkok-based Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences is also expected to join the discussion. A firm believer in inter-religious dialogue, Quevedo, in previous engagements with the media, said he believes the BBL will bring peace and development to the backwaters of Philippine society.
Also to attend is Teduray community leader Jennevive Cornelio, who, while not opposed to the BBL, would like the assurance that the Indigenous People’s Rights Act will be incorporated into the proposed measure.
Tapatan sa Aristocrat is a joint undertaking of Areopagus Social Media for Asia and The Aristocrat. (Melo M. Acuña/CBCPNews)