President Benigno S. Aquino III (right) receives the Gong of Peace from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (center) at the Palace Music Room. With the MILF Chairman was MILF Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal. 

MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim met with President Aquino before the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro this afternoon, a landmark in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. (Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Learn more about the Framework Agreement here: http://www.gov.ph/the-2012-framework-agreement-on-the-bangsamoro/

"Assalamu alaikum wahrahmatullahi wa barakatu." The peace, blessings, and mercy of the Almighty be unto you - a phrase I often hear then from radio anchors on early morning shows in Mindanao. And a phrase which captures the essence of the historic moment in Malacanang.

May the Framework Agreement usher in a just and enduring peace in Mindanao.

Kalinaw Mindanao.