PRESS STATEMENT of the Mindanao Business Council on the Mamasapano Incident

While we express serious concern on the possible consequences of the recent tragic incident in Mamasapano in Maguindanao, we maintain our support for the peace process.

At this point when emotions are high and information are still vague, we appeal to our leaders in the government and the private sector to be careful and prudent in issuing public statements.

We urge our colleagues in the business community to extend their assistance to the victims and their families.

Vicente T. Lao

Chairman, Mindanao Business Council