MUSLIMS and non-Muslims in Maguindanao on Tuesday expressed support to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), crediting the province’s development to the signed agreements between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu gathered peace stakeholders in a two-day forum in General Santos City to show their support on the current peace process in Mindanao.
The forum attended by representatives of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, chair of the government’s peace panel negotiating with the MILF, discussed issues and concerns in the BBL that is being deliberated by the Congress.
Mangudadatu underscored the low crime rates and continuous arrival of investors in the Maguin-danao which were attributed to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the BBL draft.
“Since the signing of CAB, FAB and the drafted BBL, we are continuously gaining good gains in terms of peace and order and investments,” Mangudadatu said. “We want our investors to be safe.”
Maguindanao recently invited Malaysia’s UNIVEX and the local-based Al Mujahidoon to invest in multi-million dollar banana and palm oil plantations in the province’s vast idle lands.