World-renowned South Korean peace advocate Man Hee Lee to visit Mindanao for peace summit
Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee, To Mindanao For Peace Summit From South Korea
COTABATO CITY, Philippines– World-renowned South Korean peace advocate is scheduled to arrived in Maguindanao province Monday, May 25, to attend a peace summit where thousands of people are expected to attend.
Chairman Man Hee Lee, of HWPL, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, an international peace organization that has made strides by reminding leaders and lawmakers of the global community of their responsibility to protect the citizens, will join the daylong event in the town of Buluan where stakeholders will discuss implications to the people of the Bangsamoro Basic Law or now House Bill No. 4994.
Maguindanao Governor Ismael “Toto” Mangudadatu confirmed Sunday the presence of Man Hee Lee, also the founder of HWPL from South Korea.
“The primary purpose of spearheading the peace summit is to relay to the people the importance of having a genuine peace. This is also our own way of showing our support for the Bangsamoro Basic Law,” Mangudadatu said.
Apart from Man, religious leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and Muslim communities, military and rebel officials as well representatives from the government and non-government sectors are expected to attend the event.
Maguindanao provincial board member Lawyer Bobby Katambak said leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were invited to the conference.
He said speakers to the conference would talk about the gains of the Mindanao peace process and the importance of the BBL.
Earlier, the BBL committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 50-17, with one abstention, approved the bill.
If the Senate approves the Bill, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will get 75 Billion pesos funding for its initial budget.
Of the total funding from the people taxes nationwide, 27 billion will go for the internal revenue allotment; seven billion for special development fund and succeeding 2 billion yearly for five years; one billion for the transition of ARMM toBangsamoro; 12 billion forBangsamoro operational fund, and 2.6 billion for normalization funds.