O.I.C. Advice

TO ensure the success of an ''expected'' peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the government should ''connect'' to the 1996 Tripoli Agreement, advises the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Oh, I see! Draw strength from the past and learn from past mistakes.

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OIC Sec. General Ekmeleddin Ihsanuglo reminds Pres. Aquino III that the Tripoli Agreement signed in Libya by the Philippine government and Muslim rebels enjoyed the ''paramount support'' of the 57 member-states of the OIC before it went sour.

It looked good at first but... please check what went pfttt.

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Likewise, concerned sectors advise MNLF Chairman NurMisuari against mobilizing his remaining forces to protest against ongoing peace negotiations.

Everybody is tired of war. Let bodies and guns rest...

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Malacañang and the Department of National Defense (DND) also express hope on the revival of peace talks with communist rebels.

Peace to all men. Peace in all corners of the archipelago.

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If differences over some issues are ironed out , peace with communist rebels could spur development in the country, Palace and DND officials say.

Iron out kinks. And let not trouble trouble us anymore.

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With peace pacts, atrocities and extortion activities ''would hopefully stop,'' says DND Spokesman Peter Galvez.

Let there be a stop to violence and other violations.

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Concerned sectors add that with peace pacts, the decommissioning of rebel forces, the surrender of arms, and integration should be well-planned and closely monitored.

Let good faith rule. Let peace reign.

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PNP Chief Firearms Inspector Nelson Bautista warns that the licenses of more than 600,000 firearms nationwide have expired and must be renewed.

No to illegal possession of firearms. No to illegal use.

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Meanwhile, the US government has vowed to review the applications of WWII Filipino veterans for compensation for services rendered, assures DFA Sec. Albert del Rosario and Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr.

Okay. Let hope spring eternal, not ethereal. He-he!

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