I am happy with this [peaceful agreement ]

Philippines
October 15, 2012 2:20am CST
Hello Lotters, I CLAPPED AT THIS ONE I haven't read this agreement yet but i have been aware of this for the last few days because it's been years since this has happened. there are some critics about this new bangsamoro entity recognition. but the government had been doing their best in reaching a peace conclusion with the Moro Rebel groups. thanks to the mediating help coming from Malaysia Government, i think there's a hopeful road for the Mindanao because creating a concrete peace deal. am glad that the President hired the people who knew how to make this work. I don't want to feel negative about this agreement. this will help a lot of civilians in Mindanao to see a peaceful future in Mindanao. [i] what is your view on this matter? [/i]did you know that people in mindanao, specially in war zone areas doesn't experience the peaceful days the way we do here. and muslims outside the palace and thanking allah for this recent development. for now, these are PLUS points to the President, KUDOS
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
I wish you I could say the same. All I can say for now is, I hope this works better than the previous one. But then again, I have my doubts. I wish the president and all senators would live here in Mindanao, for at least 6 months and then they decide what to do.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello Choybel, I don't want to have doubts, the president has hired one of the best experts in terms of peace and stability. so, there's no doubt that they are working hard for peace. unlike the last administration, there wasn't much involvement on other groups as to why the armed conflict remains. well, i think there is progress and i don't want to let go of that.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I have lived here in Manila all my life, set aside a few weeks of vacations to Luzon and Visayas and there was never a time I have heard such thing to be really effective. Seriously, in my opinion, these are all just the same, only in different names, and definitely just politics. Don't get me wrong, I would love for it to work out, but I highly doubt that true peace could be achieved this way. Without proper reform, I am almost sure this will only lead to greater conflicts.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Forgive me for my error here. In my first sentence I meant "Mindanao" and not "Manila".
@eileenleyva (8865)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I didn't clap, I went mouth agape when I first heard the news, and yesterday, when I was listening over the radio, and the MILF head Al Murad was expressing his emotions, I couldn't help but look back at my grade school when one of my classmate's dad, General Bautista, was killed in Mindanao, in an act of betrayal. He was eating with comrades in arms in a carinderia, and friendly citizens, ones they trusted, terminated their lives. I remember my aunt also, and my cousins, who cried and wailed shamelessly when my cousin, a soldier, was laid to rest. He was killed in combat in Mindanao. Am I happy? Not just. I am relieved, I am hopeful, I am at peace with this framework agreement. Peace comes to those who ask for it.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello Eileenleyva, I am sorry for your loss here, am sure a lot is relieved in this situation. we are one Filipino but i am still vague by their having this mentality. yeah, let's just pray that this will be finalized, i just wanted to see some development in mindanao because if there's going to be a huge domestic supplier, that would be mindanao. make that island stable, the whole country follows
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• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Thanks Knight. I agree with you, Mindanao is full of natural resources that could really help the country.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
I'm really happy for this wonderful event. i heard the news about this last morning. This is another great accomplishment for President Noy and his admin. well to think that people in Mindanao mostly the Muslim or Bangsamoro really trust our President. of course when there is a postive there is also negative. im talking to Nur misuari who doesn't approve the agreement and warns the people that terror may start in mindanao or even in manila. im just so disappointing that as a leader of MNLF he is against this new step towards peace. If that is what he is talking, well I do think that he might be a terrorist. It's clear that Nur doesn't want to have PEACE in Mindanao.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello mrssuniega, I don't think he should be taking arms again because of his thinking of the good old glory days of armm that doesn't work at all. the fighters shouldn't listen to a has been who doesn't really care about the future, it's unbelievable for what he said there because there hasn't been that much peace when he was the leader i saw violence over and over and little peace was known.
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
15 Oct 12
I feel any peace agreement anywhere is good. At least its a good start. lets hope it works for everyone there.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello mariaperalta, I hope they will finish what they have started because if it doesn't end the way we expected to, that will be a sad thing for our economy. i don't want to hear any more of them struggling for another conflict because i really hate seeing mindanao destabilized. have anice day.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct 12
I am not 100% sure if that we consider an accomplishment and the exact solution for what Bangsamoro people longing for how many decades. Even the rebels are not united with their principles, how can the government give one by one on their demand. Let say, the agree they have sign now agreed by MILF. The whole group satisfy of what the government promises. What is the reaction to other group? Of course they are against on the agreement and now they start criticizing the government and said their version of solutions for the problems face in Mindanao. Anyway, let say and cross all our fingers that hoping it will works so that no more war will be happen in Mindanao after they sign the said agreement.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello Julyteen, I don't know about the other group, but i hope the MNLF will follow since it started with them in the office. I hope the other groups are going to follow because this war is very tiring already, nur missuari only thinks of war and doesn't really care about peace. Have a nice day
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 12
This is one great achievement by our Malaysian president to negotiate an amicable peace for the Muslims in southern Philippines. The news about the signing of agreement to be witnessed by our prime minister was on news in most channels here last night. This could be a political mileage for our prime minister who is facing an uphill task to win the next general election in a few months time. He no doubt has good diplomatic ties with other world leaders but back home he is being fiercely criticized by the opposition.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello Zandi458, I've heard that this is just the first phase for the bangsamoro entity which they have been struggling to have it recognized. So, he did help us for his own political benefit to your country? eh? hehehe. well, nice to know that the government from your country is helping and some filipinos there might get the chance to go home. have a nice day.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
Funny thing about this is that the first ARMM peace accord was created by no other than her mother who was by then the President of the Republic. Now here he is trying to abolished the ARMM to Bangsamoro peace agreement. I do hope that what we learned mistakes from the past would not be repeated again in this accord. I am sincerely hoping that this would pave development in Mindanao which is really a very promising island but because of insurgency they are not able to enjoy this.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello Rsa101, I think the Bangsamoro agreement has been the core reason of what they have been fighting for over the last 40 years of struggle. large Island mindanao is with so many good investment coming along. I hope and praying that the insurgency will end one day.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
15 Oct 12
Good to hear some countries working toward the peace. I am happy to hear this. i did not know what is going on in your country and government but when it comes to making peace, it is wonderful to even hear such things happening. All the best to your country. Thanks so sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Hello riyauro, No one knows, what's sad about this thing is that they are news media who actually reported it too late. but am glad i heard them say it's a moment that people should look forward to. yeah, all the best that my country would have a unity and soon there would be progress for the Filipino people. well, have a nice day to you.
• Cebu, Philippines
16 Oct 12
The first thought on my mind after watching over the news was KUDOS. This is a long over due move by our government in general.Both sides have kept on postponing this for one reason or another. Looks of contentment, relief and excitement are shown on the faces of the Moro rebel group members after the declaration that the agreement was finally signed. Of course agreement to the finalization of their dream is not 100%. I look at those people who does not want the agreement to push through as lovers of war or probably there is some truth to what I heard that more than anything else WAR is a lucrative business to some parties.