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Filipino Muslims and members of the Philippine military join a fun run in support of a preliminary peace agreement between the government and the nation’s largest Muslim rebel group in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Oct. 14, 2012. Philippine officials hope a preliminary peace deal the government recently clinched with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will eventually turn the 11,000-strong insurgent group into a formidable force against the remnants of the Abu Sayyaf and other radicals, including several Indonesian and Malaysian militants believed to be taking cover in the southern Mindanao region. AP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – This is what “fun” in fun run should be all about.

On the eve of the signing of a landmark peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic on Sunday joined “happy” Muslim hijabis in a run aimed at fostering religious understanding.

Dubbed as “Hijab Run for Peace: Religious Understanding Now,” the event organized by the Young Moro Professionals Network (YMPN) was also held in support of the framework agreement set to be inked by the government and MILF representatives on Monday at Malacañang.

“We are happy and grateful to the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and all our partners for working with us in promoting peace and religious understanding,” said Amirah Gutoc, chair of the YMPN’s committee on women.

“We believe that the time for peace is now,” she told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Gutoc stressed the importance of respecting religious beliefs in advancing peace efforts and ending the secessionist rebellion in Mindanao.

“Without religious understanding, we cannot have peace. It’s a way of achieving peace especially for a minority sector like us which belong in a Christian-dominated country,” she said.

“Although we have our own distinct Bangsamoro identity, we are still part of the Filipino nation.”

During the event, Muslim women wore pink hijab or head scarf symbolizing their campaign to promote respect for the traditional Muslim outer garment and their religious beliefs.

Citing security reasons, two private schools in Zamboanga City banned the use of the hijab and niqab- a veil that covers the entire head except the eyes- among its students last August.

To show their support, other participants in the fun run wore pink headbands as they ran from the People Power Monument at the corner of Edsa and White Plains Avenue in Quezon City to the AFP grandstand in nearby Camp Aguinaldo.

“Today (Sunday), with our ‘Hijab Run for Peace,’ we made history by supporting both the wearing of hijab as part of our Islamic faith and the signing of the framework agreement to show that we are continuously committed to peace and empowerment of our brothers and sisters in the south,” Bai Rohaniza Sumndad Usman of YMPN said at the closing ceremony held at Camp Aguinaldo.

“We have fought for peace from one generation to another. We moved forward and became proactive to create positive developments towards just and sustainable peace,” she added.

Read Admiral Miguel Jose Rodriguez, AFP chief for civil military operations, reiterated the military’s support for the government’s efforts in ending the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao

“More than any other group, it is the (AFP) which is very interested in winning this peace because it is our soldiers who are being sent to the forefront. We share the suffering, misery and misfortunes of (the armed) conflict,” Rodriguez said in his speech.

“This is a very good opportunity… to send out a message that we should understand… that we, as a nation of diverse people, get our unity and cooperation from our own diversity,” he said.

For his part, AFP chief of staff General Jessie Dellosa said the gathering “demonstrated the favorable response and support of the Muslim community to the signing of the framework agreement… as well as for more understanding and tolerance among every religion in the country.”


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  • zdrx

     brotherly advice…see a psychiatrist.

  • zdrx

    in a very rare time when the nation celebrates as one…an idiot BELOW this post…feels bitter.

  • Olibo

    Calling MENTAL HOSPITAL: An ESCAPEE PATIENT is on the loose! His name is Abdusallam alias Abduljakul. History–possible fake muslim terrorist or ‘expelled Abusayyaf member.’

  • Nagagalitna

    You’re PIG!!!

  • Herbert Carolino

    really?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    Give Peace a Chance! Massacre all Smelly Christian Pigs ❤

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      nilalason ang kaisipan ng mga kristiano sa propaganda mo”TUMIGIL KA SA KABALIWAN MO”YOU DAMAGE THE INTIRE MUSLIM BELIEF”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    Because Jesus is a Smelly Pedophile Pig ❤

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      ABDUSALLAM IS IMPOSTOR” MUSLIM RESPECT JESUS”READ THE QURAN=19:30 PARA MAINTINDIHAN MO”FAKE MUSLIM KA..”LOL” At bilang MUSLIM…..”KAMING MGA MUSLIM AY NANINIWALA KAY HESUS)pbh) NA PROPETA NI ”ALLAH

  • Herbert Carolino

    THERE IS NO DIRTY CAMEL AND SHEEP BUT YOU…YOUR ISLAM IN THE MIDDLE EAST ISN’T THE SAME IN SOUTH EAST ASIA…COZ YOURS WHERE THE HOLY LAND ARE , ARE FAKES MUSLIMS…better change your name without SALLAM coz you idiot doesn’t make any sense….WE DON’T EAT PIG..WE EAT PORK…….and you eat STINKY CAMEL AND SHEEPS…YOU EAT MORE SPICES, MINT THAT MAKE YOUR SMELL GROSS THAN OUR PIG IN THEIR STY..

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    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

      Pigs are  a lot cleaner now. They are farmed in a controlled environment. Chinese are are no. 1 consumer of pigs. In fact, they have what you called “pig security” like food security. The chinese gov’t. is very sensitive to the supply of pigs. When cooked properly, they are better than any other animals, as far as I’m concerned.. If we take away pork out of the food equation, we might have to eat each other. Is that a better alternative? Arabs, and Iranians are the most smelly people among humans, because of the food they eat. But Christians are better smelling people. I have to admit that 99.9% of prostitutes are Christians. Is it because they are better smelling women? And also yes, you are right. The Muslims in South East Asia is very much different from the middle eastern Muslims. We Christians should remain focused on our salvation. Engaging this lunatic with his argument is pointless. I think he is just trying to make fun of us by provoking us. We Christians should content ourselves knowing that we are on the side of God. That is my faith. No amount of snickering, insult and name calling can shake my faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. So my brothers in Christ… ignore him..Baka magka stroke pa siya.  Malay mo. napapansin ko na hindi na ata natutulog ang kumag na ito. Hindi ata nagtatrabaho.Sa kai-internet niya 24 hrs a day, baka higupin na siya ng screen ng computer niya. Ika nga, parang poltergeist ang mangyayari. Sana  mangyari at tuloy makita natin ang hitsura niya. Diyos mio, baka may sungay na. Pangit ba ang demonyo?

  • adamson11

    No real muslim will dare insult Jesus the way this jew hate promoter does, Jesus is as sacred as any of the prophet before him in Islam. I bet he is a jew or a member of sect which he think he is christian but in fact founded by jew group to get many unsuspecting christian in their side. The few jews in the world is just that hiding behind the christian majorities comouflaging as christians… historically it’s the jews who are really behind in any conflict in the world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    We ❤ Islam

    Kick out all Smelly Christian Pigs ❤

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    There is no God but Allah ❤

    There is no Stinking Dog but Jesus 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    ❤ Islamic Republic of the Philippines ❤

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    Give Mindanao Back to Muslims❤

    Give Visayas back to Muslims❤

    Give Luzon back to Muslims❤

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNLDQULEP63OCH5YZG7B2L4TPQ Abdusallam

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    Islam is the Best ❤

    Bomb the Rest ❤

  • victoria_views

    Alam mo, hinihiya mo ang mga Muslims at ang relihiyon ng Islam. Sa ginagawa mo, hindi ka nakikiisa sa matagal ng hangad ng mga Muslim na magkaroon ng kapayapaan at pagkakaisa sa lahat ng mga naninirahan hindi lamang sa Mindanao, kung hindi, pati na sa buong Pilipinas. Sa aking palagay, hinid mo naiintindihan ang tunay na itinataguyod ng mga Muslim na nakikipag-ugnayan sa gobyerno ng Pilipinas upang magtagumpay ang kapayapaan sa Mindanao.

    Ayon kay Ms. Amira Gutoc, mahalaga ang respeto sa bawat paniniwala o relihiyon upang magkaroon ng kapayapaan at tuluyang maputol ang karahasan ng mga rebelde sa Mindanao.

    Naway malinawagan ka at magdasal ng sa gayon, hindi na paglaruan ng masamang espiritu ang iyong pag-iisip.

  • victoria_views

    Alam
    mo, hinihiya mo ang mga Muslims at ang relihiyon ng Islam. Sa ginagawa
    mo, hindi ka nakikiisa sa matagal ng hangad ng mga Muslim na magkaroon
    ng kapayapaan at pagkakaisa sa lahat ng mga naninirahan hindi lamang sa
    Mindanao, kung hindi, pati na sa buong Pilipinas. Sa aking palagay,
    hinid mo naiintindihan ang tunay na itinataguyod ng mga Muslim na
    nakikipag-ugnayan sa gobyerno ng Pilipinas upang magtagumpay ang
    kapayapaan sa Mindanao.

    Ayon kay Ms. Amira Gutoc, mahalaga ang respeto sa bawat paniniwala o
    relihiyon upang magkaroon ng kapayapaan at tuluyang maputol ang
    karahasan ng mga rebelde sa Mindanao.

    Naway malinawagan ka at magdasal ng sa gayon, hindi na paglaruan ng masamang espiritu ang iyong pag-iisip.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      ISANG IMPOSTOR ITO SI ABDUSALLAM” i’m sorry”

      • victoria_views

        Totoo man siya o hindi na Muslim, sa palagay ko, sinusubukan niya lang kung may papatol sa kanyang ginagawa. Sakali, ikatutuwa niya yon kasi nagwagi siya. Kitang-kita naman sa mga pinaskil niya na nag-uudyok siya ng hamon sa mga tao na makakabasa ng kanyang mga mensahe.

  • Resbak Squad

    parang troll yata

  • TON_SING_WAH

    kahit na walang hijab basta wag lagi maiinitin ang mga ulo wag laging nag iisip na inaapi na naman …remove those mentality be a modern muslim.just like other free educated muslim in
    middleast like bahrain abu dhabi and dubai..they can wear anything what they want but for traditional occassion they wear thier traditional dress.. it’s just a matter of onwards thinking..free and open mind..goodluck

  • TON_SING_WAH

    Section 1:43..Pede ng manligaw sa muslim  (let thier will be a freedom of choice..hehehe) suggestion nitong mga DOTA player

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    OFW’S SUPPORT  THE PEOLE OF MINDANAO AND THE WHOLE NATION TOWARD PEACE” GOD BLESS PHILIPPINES”



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