We, the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, celebrate the ratification of both our legislative bodies of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. In this, we would like to thank efforts of the President, the House, the Senate, the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, as well as the public and private sector groups that have urged, debated, and fought for an inclusive law that is reflective of the people it serves.
This milestone in our Bangsamoro history is also a sign of unity and progress. It is an antidote to the years of conflict and strife, and will hopefully usher in a new era of healing and understanding between all Filipino peoples. We would like to enjoin all our partners in peace-building to work together, for the Bangsamoro, towards meaningful change.