Senator Bam Aquino condemns the attacks that have been brought upon the people of Zamboanga City, saying that “Violence is not the way forward.”
“We condemn violence in all its forms, and we urge all citizens to reject those who intend to perpetuate violence, fear, and panic in the country.”
“Nothing good ever comes of violence,” he says, quoting a line from reformist Martin Luther.
“Lahat tayo talo kung ipagpatuloy natin ang karahasan,” he adds. “Bagsak ang mga negosyo, bagsakang turismo. Taumbayan ang kawawa.”
“The sooner we can find a peaceful resolution to our issues, the sooner we can push for progress and development for all Filipinos. Peace is the bedrock of inclusive growth—this is the mandate that we ought to pursue for the sake of our people.”