SC Chief Leads Interfaith Meet in Oro

September 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sun Star

A group of Christian and Muslim peaceniks that included the Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice gathered on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro to "pray and fast" for peace in Mindanao.

Chief Justice Reynato Puno voiced concern over the recent violence in some parts of Mindanao during Saturday's interfaith assembly dubbed as "Christians and Muslims: Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Mindanao," headed by the Convergence for Mindanao Agenda (ACMA).

"A few weeks ago, the peace in Mindanao deteriorated when negotiation hit a standstill due to some problems," Puno said in his keynote speech.

Puno was referring to the High Court's issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the draft Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).