The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) strongly denounces the ongoing stand-off of Zamboanga City and the humanitarian crisis that it has spawned. We deplore in the strongest terms possible, the violent actions – the use of military might or display of military might by both sides, indiscriminate firing, the taking of hostages, specially women and children, the over-all situation of “unpeace” that is causing so much harm to innocent civilians and entire communities.
The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), made up of 12 networks of civil society organizations (CSOs) operating in Mindanao, strongly condemn the barbaric bombing in Cotabato City yon August 4, 2013. We deplore this dastardly act that caused the senseless loss of lives and property and the chaos and terror that the barbaric attack has fomented in the city and its environs. We denounce even more that the bombing attack happened during the Holy Month of Ramadan.