MILF hails Obama victory

By Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Nov 08 2012 04:00 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2012 06:33 AM

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – The leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) congratulated re-elected President Barack Obama for winning the US Presidential race.

MILF 1st Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar said American citizens made a right decision in voting Obama.

“Sinabi ko na tama ang decision, dahil bagamat may mga pagkakamali man si Obama, mas marami pa rin ‘yung mga nagawa niyang kabutihan. In behalf of the Bangsamoro people, the MILF leadership, and Chairman Alhaj Murad Ibrahim, binabati namin si Pres. Obama," Jaafar said.

The MILF official is hopeful that US will continue to support the peace efforts in finding the right solution to the Bangsamoro issue in Mindanao especially now that the framework agreement has been signed.

Even until such time that the Bangsamoro government will be established, MILF is optimistic that US government will still show its support.