PGMA in Davao for Bishops-Ulama meet
Davao City (29 October) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to arrive in the city today to hear the result of the consultations and dialogues between the BUC and the local communities after the aborted signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) last year.
The Bishops-Ulama Conference, in their 37th General Assembly, will welcome the President and turn over the final result of the dialogues.
PGMA called for the conduct of series of consultations and dialogues to be spearheaded by the BUC as an aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling that MOA-AD is unconstitutional.
PGMA recognized BUC's consistent efforts in holding interfaith dialogue especially in handling conflict situations in Mindanao.
This December, Philippines will play host in the Special Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace where interfaith dialogue will be the top agenda.
To welcome PGMA are Davao City Archbishop Fernando Capalla, United Church of Christ in the Philippines Bishop Hilario Gomez Jr., Konsult Mindanaw project director Fr. Albert Alejo, and Ulama League of the Philippines representative Dr. Hamid Barra. (PIA XI) [top]