The members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) adopted three resolutions expressing their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of former President Benigno S. Aquino III who passed away Thursday, June 24.
The BTA led by Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim also honored Aquino’s contributions to the peace and development in the Bangsamoro region.
“The Bangsamoro peace process had its major breakthrough because of his commitment to find a solution to the war in Mindanao. The peace agreement with the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) was signed while he was the President, and all the gains following it was because of his hard work to make it happen,” one of the resolutions read.
It was under Aquino’s administration when the Philippine Government and the then rebel MILF signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
“We are forever grateful for his (Aquino’s) administration’s efforts in revitalizing the peace talks and their help in laying the groundwork for lasting peace in Mindanao,” Ebrahim said. #