A few months ago, it was unimaginable. To take photos of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the MILF. These photos were taken during the Grand Kanduli, a thanksgiving celebration for the possibility of peace, which I happened to witness yesterday in Maguindanao.
Learning about what went behind the preparations makes it 10x more of what it already is. I thank all the people who made it happen, people who think outside the box, and understand justice, imposition and trust.
To everyone who stand for peace, you are a gift of god.
It was not a show of force. It was a show of slowly building trust.
I regret that I didn’t see the Army and the BIAF eating together, armed, but only eating.