MASO hails MILF, MNLF for taking a peaceful road, passing exam to join PNP

MASO hails MILF, MNLF for taking a peaceful road, passing exam to join PNP

By Junex Doronio
July 13, 2022

MNLF leader Nur Misuari (center) (BBC photo courtesy)

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Believing that waging an armed struggle to topple down a democratic government is downright impractical and hopeless, the socialist Maharlika Solidarity (MASO) on Wednesday hailed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for finally taking the peaceful route to progress as some 7,145 of their former guerilla fighters have passed the National Police Commission’s (NAPOLCOM) Special Qualifying Eligibility Examination (NSQEE).

This number comprised 64.77% of 11, 033 members of the MILF and MNLF who have decided to silence their guns and rejoin mainstream society.

“We salute our comrades in the MILF and MNLF in their resolve to join the Philippine National Police (PNP) to help protect and serve the people,” MASO said in a statement.

Advocating humanist socialism and pushing for a parliamentary system, MASO was founded by a descendant of Lapu-Lapu on July 7 this year which coincided with the 130th foundation anniversary of the Katipunan.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Cabinet Secretary Mohd Asnin Pendatun said they were very grateful that they have a high passing rate for the qualifying exam.

“We are very happy because the sacrifice of our applicants has paid off. We understand that the validation process of the application is meticulous because we have to ensure that applicants are legitimate MILF and MNLF members,” Pendatun further said.

The Bangsamoro Information Office (BIO) said the exam result was released on Monday, July 12, or two months after the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the NSQEE in the cities of Cotabato and Lamitan on May 29.

With the goal of reintegrating into a peaceful society, the NSQEE was held pursuant to Republic Act 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) which provides the former MILF and MNLF members appropriate eligibility for temporary appointment to the rank of patrolman/patrolwoman in the Philippine National Police (PNP). (ai/mtvn)

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