Palace reaffirms solidarity with Bangsamoro people
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Monday’s commemoration of the infamous Jabidah Massacre must be seen in the light of the government initiative to bring lasting peace in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Sunday.
President Aquino will speak on Corregidor Island Monday afternoon at rites marking the 45th anniversary of the slaughter of Muslim recruits training for a purported plan to invade Sabah in 1968.
Fighting between Malaysian security forces and a group of armed followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah casts a dark shadow on Monday’s rites on Corregidor.
Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the commemoration highlighted the government’s solidarity with the Bangsamoro’s aspiration to be part of the Filipino nation.
“We are manifesting our solidarity with the Bangsamoro people by honoring the memory of the youth who were killed in the Jabidah Massacre that was exposed by then Sen. Ninoy Aquino,” Coloma said by phone.
By gracing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Garden of Peace, a memorial to the victims in Corregidor, the President will honor the memory and heroism of the slain Muslim youths, officials said.
Aquino will deliver a speech, after which he will visit the Jabidah Marker where he will press his hand on the Hands for Peace Wall.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94