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El Gamma Penumbra supports the Mindanao peace process too

TOURISM • 02:05 AM Tue Jul 21, 2015
John Unson
Three El Gamma Penumbra members during Happy FM radio interview with Nikki the Monster. (Mina's FB)

COTABATO CITY - The country's El Gamma Penumbra all male shadow play group on Monday urged residents of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to support the southern peace process.The group came over Monday for an Eid’l Fitr performance at the 32-hectare ARMM compound in Cotabato City in a bid to generate cross-section support to government environment protection thrusts and the Mindanao peace efforts. The show was arranged by the office of lawyer Kirby Abdullah, in-charge of the region’s Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team.Abdullah earlier said the El Gamma Penumbra can influence ARMM folks to support the regional government’s diplomatic activities involving the Moro sectors in support of Malacañang’s Southern Mindanao peace process.Abdullah said ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman supported the plan to let the group embark on a peace presentation” at the regional compound southeast of Cotabato City.Laisa Alamia, ARMM’s regional executive secretary, said she is thankful to the group for responding positively to an invitation for them to entertain employees of different agencies and offices in the autonomous region and their families.El Gamma Penumbra’s Marvin Marfa and Wahlid Minanga Bucana, who is en ethnic Maguindanaon from Cotabato City, told reporters that they are for the peaceful resolution of the Mindanao Moro issue” that has been hounding the region for decades now. We are for the peace process. We hope it will succeed,” Marfa said.Bucana said he was elated over his homecoming after almost ten years of stay in Metro Manila.Bucana hails from the Mabini area in Cotabato City.

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