MSU-GSC Chancellor Ali signed a peace covenant together with the Indigenous people, Christian and Muslim constituents of Gensan during the “Panaghiusa sa Kalinaw: A Multi-Stakeholders Peace Forum towards Sustainable Peace in Gensan” held at Oval Plaza gymnasium, General Santos City, on February 21, 2019. The event was spearheaded by the City Mayor’s office with the Indigenous Cultural Communities Affairs Division and Civil Security Unit, in cooperation with the Joint Task Force Gensan, Philippine National Police and Maguindanaon Development Foundation, Inc. A part of the covenant signed by the constituents is as follows: Aware of the current peace and order situation besetting our country where threats and atrocities had been perpetrated by some individuals or groups who sow fear and disorder to advance their cause; As peace-loving citizens, WE COMMIT ourselves to the following:
- cooperate with the authorities in undertaking peace and security initiatives
- strengthen vigilance and report to concerned agencies any suspicious persons or groups who may pose threat to peace and order of the city
- promote understanding, harmony, tolerance, PEACE and UNITY among the diverse people of the town
We further COMMIT to support the local peace initiatives of the city government and line agencies towards the sustainable development of this town.