- President Rodrigo Duterte attended Mindanao Hariraya Eid’l Fitr 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Davao in Lanang.
- Duterte addressed issues on BBL, drugs and criminality, MILF talks, and federalism
- Duterte administration will set boundaries that will 'delienate' territories in Mindanao
President Rodrigo Duterte addressed his speech before Moro religious and political leaders from all over Mindanao and officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in Mindanao Hariraya Eid’l Fitr 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Davao in Lanang.
During his speech, Duterete tackled issues regarding the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), drugs and criminality, negotiation with the MILF, terrorism in other countries and equality among the Filipino nation.
According to Duterte, his administration is trying to do a framework, which he hopes to be done at the end of the year, where if he succeeds in convincing people in Mindanao and the MILF, there will be a reconfiguration of the territory which will lead to federalism.
He then said that if the Filipino nation will not be in favor of the constitutional change, he will be conceding whatever is stated in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
“If the Filipino nation in a plebiscite would not want it, then I would be ready to concede whatever is there in the BBL Law. We will see to it that it will pass,” Duterte stated.
His administration will set new boundaries in Mindanao which does not intend to separate Moro from Christians, but rather delineate territories. He added that it should not keep them apart from being Mindanawons, saying that Christians in Mindanao are supporting Federalism and BBL.
“Tanggapin natin sa isa’t isa, let us build a nation that will be founded of peace and understanding,” Duterte said. (Let us accept each other, let us build a nation that will be founded of peace and understanding)
Duterte also mentioned that he has a list, referring to those who are involved in crime, corruption, and illegal drugs. He said that included in his list are generals whom he does not condemn according to him, saying that they deserve an investigation; municipal; and city mayors from Davao. He added that there is/are Maranao/s in the list and Kuratong Baleleng (A syndicate group in the Philippines) from Ozamiz.
He then put emphasis in equality and peace among Filipinos and assured the Mindanawans that there will be apparent change before his term ends. - AA, Kami Media