'Kites for peace' fly in Luneta

Posted at 03/27/14 6:59 PM

MANILA -- As a sign of faith and aspiration for new beginnings, Filipino youth flew kites in Luneta Park, Manila minutes before Thursday's signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) in Malacañang.

Some 100 youths participated in the "Kites for Peace" spearheaded by the Kites Association of the Philippines (KAP), in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), Young Moro Professionals Network (YMPN) and the OFWs for Peace.

The event was held symbolically to dramatize the Filipino youth's unequivocal support to the historic signing of the CAB.

A freedom wall was also erected on the field to allow youth to sign their names on it, in showing support to the CAB.

The peace deal was signed today by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following 17 years of negotiations.

MILF leaders will sign the pact in exchange for control of a planned autonomous region in the impoverished south of the mainly Catholic nation.