Office of the President: War is too costly

“There is no alternative to peace. War is too costly for us,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Edwin Lacierda said in today’s press briefing. The administration stands that Bangsamoro Basic Law should be passed to achieve a real and lasting peace in Mindanao.

Lacierda added that the proposed BBL was submitted to Congress “to ascertain the parameters of the Bangsamoro judicial entity, as well as relations between those people who are living within the entity. And for that particular reason, Congress, both House and the Senate, are looking into the legalities and the parameters ensuring that no one group will be favored.”

The Presidential spokesman admitted that at this time “it is difficult for us to appreciate why we need fight for peace in this very emotional state – we need to have a just and lasting peace and that’s what we’re trying to achieve in this Bangsamoro Basic Law.”