In its continuous efforts to push forward the comprehensive Philippine peace process, the government, through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) intensified its initiatives on ground by distributing food packs to the members of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Lanao del Sur.
Under OPAPP’s Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) Programme, a total of 1,000 boxes of grocery packs were given to the members of MNLF-Jikiri Group at Barangay Cabingan, this city.
James Alih Abdul, OPAPP area manager for Northern Mindanao, called for the unity of the members in sustaining peace in the province.
“Ang pinakamahalaga is to sustain ang peace for them. Sana ang peace ay manatili sa Lanao del Sur at Mindanao,” Abdul said.
The MNLF members will also receive 20 kilos of rice from OPAPP.
Meanwhile, 165 boxes of food packs were also distributed to internally displaced persons of Marawi living in CRS Community, Barangay Mipaga.
OPAPP is a member of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s Subcommittee on Security, Peace and Order. (LELA/ PIA ICIC)