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BCJP Press Statement RE: SULU CRISIS
Press Statement
April 23, 2007
BOOBY BENITO
Executive Director
Bangsamoro Center for JustPeace in the Phils. Inc.
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GIVE PEACE A CHANCE IN MINDANAO;RESOLVE THE WAR IN SULU NOW!
The Bangsamoro Center for JustPeace in the Phil’s. Inc. (BCJP) is appealing to the Philippine government for an immediate ceasefire with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and come up with immediate steps to prevent the escalation of the armed conflict in Sulu and respond to the humanitarian needs of some 50,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from eight towns of the island province.BCJP also appreciate the initiative from the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and from the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) for their united stand in this issue: calling the government and MNLF to cease fighting and talk to resolve their differences in the negotiating table.
The present hostilities going into the second week, wherein military blamed the Moro National Liberation Front under Habier Malik for attacking the Marines camp in Panamao last April 13. But reports from other sources said Malik was provoked when the Marines attacked his camp last April 11 allegedly in pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf.
Another sources traced the present clash to a series of massacres of Moro families in Indanan and Patikul towns as told by MNLF State Chairman Khaid Ajibon and Ustadz Zain Jali, chairman of the Bangsamoro People’s Congress. Malik is an area commander under Khaid Ajibon.In this battle for airing out of issues, the Bangsamoro are at the disadvantage since the military has the Manila media awaiting its press releases. As for the Bangsamoro who has limited access to media usually get the popular blame, thus their cynicism against the national government and the military – and even against the Christians – deepens and hardens.
On the other hand, not only Christians, but BCJP and some Muslim religious leaders condemn Abu Sayyaf barbarism in the recent beheading of seven hostages in Parang, Sulu. They were as outraged as President Arroyo, who vowed for the time to obliterate the Abu Sayyaf. That outrage, to most Filipinos, justifies the pursuit of Malik and his forces – the rogue MNLF – to the end. But people should be made to understand that what is in the papers is not the whole truth. Its one sided in favor of the government.
The hostilities have already disrupted the election campaign. The evacuation — now estimated to be as large as 50,000 — can disenfranchise many voters. All these are happening in MNLF- influenced communities and will adversely affect Misuari’s chances of winning in the coming election


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All about Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Phil’s. Inc. (BCJP)

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BACKGROUND
Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in Phil’s. Inc. (BCJP) was established out of the need for complex Human Rights issues, Peace and Development and Environmental problems of the Bangsamoro communities in the Philippines. This initiative of dynamic Peace, Human Rights and Environmental Advocates create an atmosphere for a collaborative effort of the Bangsamoro youth and people’s organizations and other social entities in working together for comprehensive and non-violent solutions to the present social and economic crisis in the poor and marginalized Communities in the country.

Organized in late 2003, CENTER FOR JUSTPEACE has been registered to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 1, 2006 with Re. No. CN 200628726 as non-profit, non-stock and non-Political organization, where environmental issues, peace and development as well as gender issue are its primary concern.In the last Four (4) years of operation, CENTER FOR JUSTPEACE has already significantly acquired, developed and enriched its experiences in various fields such as:
ADVOCACY/CAMPAIGN,
NETWORKING’ PEACEBUILDING and
INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING.
CENTER FOR JUSTPEACE Advocacy is done in close collaboration with multi sectoral groups that has concerns with Human Rights, Peace and Development, Gender, Environmental protection and the differently able Persons.
CENTER FOR JUSTPEACE is a member—network of the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS), Mindanao People Caucus (MPC), Kutawato Coalition of Development NGO’s (K-CODE), Mindanao Emergency Response Network (MERN) Cotabato City Transparent and Accountable Network (CCTAN).

Founding member of the CENTER FOR JUSTPEACE IN ASIA, (CJPA) a network of an interfaith peace movement in South Asia based in Hong Kong SAR. Member of the 3rd International Muslim Leaders Cooference on HIV/AIDS, Member advisory Board of the Nonviolent Peaceforce International in their Mindanao peject

VISION
Bangsamoro Center for Justpeace in the Philippines Inc. (BCJP) envisions a community where people live in harmony, peace and in tranquility through individual, family, social and community transformation.
MISSION
To identify individuals and groups who are involved with grassroots communities using traditional methods of peacemaking, conflict transformation and development and to help create critical solidarity andcollaboration among these groups to help Counter the various forces of oppression and exploitation of natural resources work and defend the rights of the marginalized Bangsamoro communities and facilitate their initiatives to uplift their living condition
GOAL
Established a Self Reliant community that promotes peace; enjoy human rights; observe justice; equality and freedom; and protects environment through culturally relevant peacemaking, Peacebuilding conflict transformation and development

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Document Human Rights and environmental abuses in the communities where few other organizations can safely operate
2. Strengthen unity among Bangsamoro Civil Society Organization and indigenous peoples groups.
3. Launch educational campaigns aim at raising the consciousness of the Bangsamoro people and their communities on issues affecting their lives
4. Support and participate in any non-violent solution of the Bangsamoro people for genuine development and Justpeace restoration in Mindanao
5. To mobilize financial resources for community-based development project and support self-reliant efforts of the community

6. To foster interfaith and inter tribe dialogue with the purpose of developing a common contemporary challenges.

7. To foster interfaith and inter tribe dialogue with the purpose of developing a common contemporary challenges.

Programs and Initiatives:
1. PEACEBUILDING
2. HUMAN RIGHTS
3. RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
4. SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (SEED)
5. RELIEF AND REHABILITATION

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