GPH, MILF peace panels express condolences to the family of the late Atty. Lanang Ali

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The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace negotiation panels have expressed their condolences to the families of Atty. Lanang Ali, former member of the MILF peace panel, who passed away Wednesday evening (Feb 10) at Cotabato City.  Atty. Ali was appointed member of the MILF peace panel in 2001.

He was the former chair of the Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities.   The expression of sympathy to the family of the demised Moro lawyer was part of the joint resolution issued by the two parties in the GPH-MILF Peace Panels Special Meeting held on February 10-11, 2015 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The peace panels reaffirmed their commitment to the peace process and to preserve the gains of more than 17 years of negotiations and the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

A close friend to Atty. Ali, Commissioner Esmael Ebrahim of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) called the lawyer a “Mujahid, a mentor and a brother.” 

“He is one of the pillars of Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination,” Ebrahim said. “He passed away but left a legacy that every Bangsamoro should continue,” he cited.  

In their messages over social media Atty. Ali’s friends and relatives, peace advocates and fellow Mujaheedin expressed their sadness to the lawyer’s death saying he is a big loss in the Bangsamoro struggle.   They prayed that the Almighty will grant him a special place in his next life.