Palace backs call vs MNLF 'dogs of war'

By Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 11 2012 05:38 PM | Updated as of Oct 12 2012 04:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang supported Sulu Governor Sakur Tan's appeal to the Moro National Liberation Front not to unleash the dogs of war.

The statement was made by Governor Tan, in light of reports that MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari made a declaration that the MNLF is ready to resume its armed struggle because the peace agreement with the MILF was a slap on their face.

"We certainly welcome the statement of Governor Sakur Tan. We already have stated yesterday from Secretary Ging Deles and also from Chairman Marvic Leonen that the MNLF has been consulted and, in fact, OIC has been working towards that," said Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

Lacierda even reiterated that the MNLF will have a representation in the transition for the Bangsamoro.

This Monday, October 15, government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front will sign the Framework Agreement that will be used in the peace process with the MILF.

The Palace is still uncertain if the leadership of Moro National Liberation Front is invited to the event. But Secretary Lacierda said that the International Contact Group, International Monitoring Team and the Ambassadors were invited to witness the event.