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YMPN salutes every individual, civil society organizations, non-state actors and government institutions for continuously extending humanitarian assistance, sympathy and charity to affected civilians and evacuees; and for their acts of courage and selflessness in rescuing stranded civilians.
"We in YMPN hope the Pope could give a message of support for the peace process in Mindanao.
Pope Francis has visited many countries with the call for peace, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, and unity, which are cherished values in Islam," YMPN chair Bai Rohaniza SumndadUsman said.
On this blessed month, let us forgive, share and unite to achieve peace for all," the YMPN said in a statement furnished to the Manila Bulletin on Wednesday.
"We are happy and grateful to the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and all our partners for working with us in promoting peace and religious understanding," said Samira Gutoc, chair of the YMPN committee on women and appointed member of the Regional Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
"Today, with our 'Hijab Run for Peace,' we made history by supporting both the wearing of hijab as part of our Islamic faith and the signing of the framework agreement to show that we are continuously committed to peace and empowerment of our brothers and sisters in the South," Bai Rohaniza Sumndad Usman of YMPN said at the closing ceremony.
"This run by Muslim women on Edsa is the first of its kind and its significance also underlines the need for awareness on the wearing of hijab (veil) as an important part of our Islamic faith, celebrates diversity and peaceful coexistence in the mainstream," said Rohaniza Sumndad Usman of YMPN, the organizer of the event.
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