Press Release
March 26, 2014


Sen. Grace Poe welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that is expected to pave the way for renewed opportunities for peace and development in Mindanao.

"It is our common dream to see a truly strong and united country that realizes the aspirations of our Muslim brethren in Mindanao and the nation as a whole. We are hopeful that this initial step will bring us closer to our long-awaited peace and stability, leading to progress in this important region," Poe said.

"The path to peace pursued by this accord requires the unwavering efforts of our people and our leaders to achieve our desired gains. We must guarantee a meaningful autonomy that values democracy and takes into consideration the needs and aspirations of the Bangsamoro people under one sovereign Filipino nation," the senator said.

Poe looks forward to the immediate discussion in Congress of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law, which will institute the letter and spirit of the comprehensive agreement in consonance with the Constitution.

In pursuit of Poe's advocacy for Mindanao, she filed Senate Resolution 298 urging the Senate to inquire into the government's overall development program for the region.

"Mindanao is an important region in the country and we must ensure a comprehensive and fitting development program for the region and its people," Poe said in her resolution.

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