• Catholic schools support Mindanao peace process

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    THE Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) over the weekend held a national convocation to discuss problems and challenges of the newly signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

    Fr. Joel Tabora, chairperson of CEAP-National Advocacy Commission, said the two-day dialogue was organized for member-schools to be actively involved in the peace process and to show their support in this area.

    CEAP is an umbrella organization of catholic schools, colleges and universities in the Philippines.

    “The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro has been signed into law and Catholic students today should be aware of this and contribute to the peace process. This is important because the peace pact is a national event,” Tabora said.

    “During the dialogue, we had a very stimulating discussion and we received different opinions. We do not have one homogenized Moro community but different voices,” he added.

    Tabora urged teachers at Catholic schools to discuss the history of Filipino Muslims.

    “This will give students an insight on the injustices committed to the Muslim people,” he said.

    Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga, member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel, thanked the CEAP for the event.

    The convocation was held on May 22 at St. Paul University, Malate, Manila, and on May 23 at the Hotel Fortuna in Cebu City.

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