Resolution No. 1
Series of 2007
RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING BLOGGERS TO WRITE ABOUT MINDANAO AS A FORM OF CONTRIBUTION TO FOSTERING UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE ON THE ISLAND
WHEREAS, the Mindanao Bloggers Summit participants believe in the harmonious and parallel growth of technology and social transformation;
WHEREAS, the participants have been using the new medium known as blogging for self expression and information exchange;
WHEREAS, the participants hold Mindanao close to their hearts and are aware of its diverse people, rich cultures and amazing places;
WHEREAS, most of the participants live in the midst of diverse cultures yet hold common aspirations; and,
WHEREAS, the participants recognize the need to continually communicate with one another to know and understand Mindanao and its people through the available technology;
WHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, that the participants will use the technology at their disposal to promote understanding and unity;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the participants use blogging to appreciate the beauty of Mindanao’s people, culture, places, creativity as their contribution to fostering understanding and peace on the island;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that this resolution be provided via electronic means to all participants for their information and appropriate action.
APPROVED and ADOPTED this 27th day of October 2007 during the First Mindanao Bloggers Summit held in Davao City.
The Organizers of the First Mindanao Bloggers Summit (MBS1)
MBS1 Organizing Team Leader
The Role of Bloggers in Fostering Understanding & Peace in Mindanao
For greater understanding of Mindanao
We, the Mindanao bloggers, believe in the harmonious and parallel growth of technology and social transformation.
We believe in fostering understanding among the diverse peoples on the island.
We believe in peace in Mindanao through the respect of cultures, beliefs and traditions, and recognize the common aspirations of people.
We commit to continue writing, using the new medium of blogging, as a means of communicating and appreciating the beauty of the people, culture, places, creativity, spirituality, thereby contributing to development and peace in Mindanao.
We commit to share our experiences, dreams, aspirations, fears as Mindanaoans, through the medium known as blogging.
We recognize the diverse points of views in our blogging but we believe we can only foster greater understanding through dialogues, and constructive debate or exchange of ideas online.
We reject narrow-mindedness, religious, cultural and gender intolerance that curtail free expression and dampen our passion to connect with one another and to our land.
In the name of everything that is good, we bind ourselves to this commitment.
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