Ultimately, from the moment that UNYPAD decided to establish a mechanism for third-party mediation (25 March) and the final public ceremony (27 April), only one month had passed.
Members of UNYPAD confirmed that there was no conclusive evidence linking the Luna family to the murder of Abdila Samson.
In many cases, it is at this point that a CSO such as UNYPAD or a similar organization emerges as a crucial party.
Interestingly enough, in the case above and in many other cases of conflict management and reconciliation, the position of an organization such as UNYPAD is one of deliberate invisibility.
Also in this case UNYPAD was one of the prime organizations through which conflict management interventions were deployed.
Rather, it is founded upon the UNYPAD leadership's conviction that, ultimately, the MILF is the only credible organization capable of bringing sustainable security to the region.
(6) Interview with the national president, secretary general, and national vice-president for internal affairs of UNYPAD, 7-2-2014, Cotabato City.
(7) Interviews with Maks Mangadta, member of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Committee (MINHRAC), 28-1-2014, Cotabato City, and with Anwar Saluwang (UNYPAD member), 31-1-2014, Cotabato City.
(8) FGD UNYPAD community organizers, 12-3-2013, Midsayap.
(9) FGD UNYPAD leadership, 7-2-2014, Cotabato City.