UN vows to help fragile PH peace process


Posted at Jan 31 2015 06:41 PM | Updated as of Feb 01 2015 02:41 AM

MANILA -- The United Nations team in the Philippines joins the country in mourning those who lost their lives in the tragic incident in Mamasapano, Mindanao.

UN also expressed its condolences to the families of the 44 fallen members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police.

The team also welcomed the investigation on the incident initiated both by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

"We welcome the conduct of investigations by the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) into the incident, and the commitments expressed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, MILF Chairman Ebrahim Murad and other concerned parties in regard to sustaining focus on the peace process," UN said in a statement.

UN expressed its willingness to help in the ongoing peace process by releasing resources to support the process.

"The United Nations through the U.N. Peace Building Fund will be releasing resources to support various aspects of the peace process and looks forward to further progress through the combined efforts of all involved parties."