By Funny Pearl A.Gajunera
DAVAO CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) -– The tripartite technical working group of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is set to revisit the 47-year-old Tripoli Peace Agreement with the Philippine Government.
Acting Vice Chairperson of the MNLF Central committee, Rolando Abdul-Aziz T. Olamit, said they have initially set the date on September 7-9 in Manila and they will focus on the remaining issues of the 1976 Tripoli agreement on Territory; provisionary gain and natural resources and revenue sharing.
However Olamit said the review of the final peace agreement is only on a lower level in view of the absence of MNLF founding chair Nur Misuari.
“Gumikan kay naa siya’y pending warrant of arrest dili pa maka apil si Misuari, so kaning mahitabo nga tripartite technical working group is at low level(Because he has a pending warrant of arrest Misuari cannot participate yet, so the holding of the tripartite technical working group is at low level),” Olamit said.
He added that should the government want to bring to high level and official Misuari must be included in the consultation or review.
“Kung gusto ang gobyerno nga high level or official, ilahang ilift ang warrant of arrest ni Misuari or moratorium para maka apil siya. And once and for all matapos na siya (If the government want the consultation on high level, it must lift the warrant of arrest of Misuari or a moratorium so he can participate),” Olamit said.
He further disclosed that the MNLF has already listed the delegation that will attend on the tripartite technical working group.
According to Olamit, the review is important because they have not seen any improvement in the government since the signing of the final peace agreement because it has not been implemented properly. He added that the MNLF will remain passive with regards to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
Olamit said that they have experienced trick and deception of the government that is why they remain passive with the BBL especially that the government was only consulting with its “MNLF mascot”. (PNA)