Forum

Kusog Mindanaw Roundtable Conference

Federal Philippines or Independent Mindanao?

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Details

The conference will tackle the issues that have been rounding the discussion circuit and the media commentaries for the past couple of years: whether to shift to a Federal form of government as an option for a lasting peace and development, or to advocate independence for Mindanao. The Mindanaoan stakeholders' differing stances on the subject will be juxtaposed in the forum, hoping to arrive at a consensus at the end of the day.

The conference will also engage Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives as they are the most relevant "other" grouping advocating Mindanao independence.

"PROGRAM"

8:00 am -Arrival / Registration / Billeting

9:00 -Opening Ceremony

·Invocation

·Pambansang Awit

·Welcome Remarks

Mayor RODRIGO R. DUTERTE

City of Davao

MR. KLAUS PRESCHLE

Country Representative

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF)

Mr. REY MAGNO TEVES

Secretary General, Kusog Mindanaw (KM)

·Conference Briefing and Introduction of Participants

9:30-Part One: Federalism in the Philippines: Its Prospects, Trends

and Opportunities

The Proposed Philippine Federal Constitution: An Update

Dr. JOSE V. ABUEVA,

Chair, Advisory Committee

Citizens’ Movement for a Federal Philippines (CMFP)

Federalism As A Win-Win Solution To The Moro Problem

And Why The Moro People Should Support It,

Mayor OMAR ‘SOLITARIO’ ALI,

Islamic City of Marawi

Some Global Notes On Federalism: The German Experience,

MR. KLAUS PRESCHLE,

Country Representative,

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF)

11:45-Open Forum and Discussions

Facilitator:

Mr. REY MAGNO TEVES,

Secretary General, Kusog Mindanaw (KM);

Chair, Lihok Pideral Mindanaw (LPM);

National Chair, Citizens’ Movement for a Federal Philippines (CMFP)

1:00pm-Part Two:Mindanao Stakeholders’ Position on the Issue of

Federalism as a Peace Option and Alternative to Independence

LEAD DISCUSSANTS:

Hon. ABDULGANI ‘GERRY’ A. SALAPUDDIN,

Deputy Speaker for Mindanao,

House of Representatives

Hon. PROSPERO ‘BOY’ C. NOGRALES

Majority Floor Leader,

House of Representatives

Gov. JOSE MARIA R. ZUBIRI,

Province of Bukidnon;

Mr. ANTONIO R. SANTOS,

Chair, Mindanao Business Council (MBC);

Archbishop FERNANDO R. CAPALLA,

Co-chair, Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC);

Ms. SYLVIA OKINLAY-PARAGUYA,

Chair, Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO

Networks (MINCODE);

Ms. MARGIE MORAN-FLOIRENDO,

Vice-chair, Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW);

Ms. DYAN AIMEE V. MABUNGA,

Chair, Federalist Youth Forum (FYF)

4:00 -Part Three:Mindanao Islamic Liberation Front’s Position on the

Issue of Federalism as a Peace Option and Alternative to Independence,

AL HAJ MURAD IBRAHIM,

& Representatives from the MILF Central Committee

4:30-Roundtable Discussions,

Facilitator:

Mr. CHARLITO Z. MANLUPIG,

Secretary General, Lihok Pideral Mindanaw (LPM)

6:30-Part Four:Call to Action: Mindanao Sectoral

Commitments or Action Plans

Mindanao Business Council (MBC)

Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW)

Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC)

Mindanao Legislators Association (MLA)

Confederation of Provincial Governors, City Mayors

and Municipal Mayors of Mindanao (CONFED-

Mindanao)

Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Network

(MINCODE)

Other Key Mindanao Leaders/Sectors

7:30-Closing Ceremony

Emcee: Ms. HIDITA VILLAS,

Mindanao Congress of Development NGOs (MINCON),

COUN. PAUL RICHARD A. PARAGUYA

Municipality of Impasog-ong

Note:

Press Conference follows after the Closing Ceremony

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Venue

The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City

Contact

Klaus Preschle