The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most coveted awards internationally. It is awarded for outstanding contributions in peace. Sadly, no Filipinos have yet been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to date. However, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda once said that the Philippine President, Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III deserves to be dominated for the prestigious award for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) last March 27, 2014.
According to Philippine Star, Lacierda denied any efforts of nominating PNoy for the Nobel Peace Prize, however, he mentioned that it would be of great of honor to the country, if and when the president would be nominated for it.
Yes [the President deserves it], if you ask me, it would be an honor for the Philippines to have President Aquino nominated. It is, in the eyes of the international community, a big milestone for the promotion and propagation of peace.
In addition, Lacierda also mentioned that the signing of the Bangsamoro agreement brought a positive response to the international community bringing hope for Muslim Mindanao.
We now see a hope for Muslim Mindanao, that finally, there will be an institution that will help solve the peace problem in Mindanao and improve the economic situation.
Although, Malacanang is not lobbying for PNoy’s nomination, Lacierda mentioned that there is a probability that some groups may nominate the president. However, he also did not disclose which groups may be lobbying for PNoy’s nomination.
Meanwhile according to GMA News, Chief Government Negotiator Miriam Colonel-Ferrer said that the Mamasapano siege last January 25, 2014 which killed 44 PNP Special Armed Forces should be the “last ugly turn” on the road to peace.
Do you agree with Spokesperson Lacierda? Did CAB really bring peace to Muslim Mindanao? Oh, and by the way, February 1 is the last day of nomination for Nobel Laureates.