Lee Man Hee claims to have lead to sign a peace deal in January 24, 2014. He calls the the agreement DPCW or Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.
From his letter 17/12/2020, “The Promised Pastor, who is the true Enlightened One, and the Persecutors:”
Peace-loving nations allowed the peace messengers to use their parliament and the chambers of their Supreme Courts for peace work, free of charge. On January 24, 2014, the peace messengers went to Mindanao in the Philippines and established peace to a place torn by 40 years of conflict and with war casualties numbering over 120,000.
Peace was achieved in one day—within a few hours—by peaceful means on a civilian level where a Catholic priest and a Islamic leader signed a peace agreement. They have since erected a peace monument and made the 24th of January HWPL Day and celebrate it every year.”
SCJ Year 39, January 26 – “Moreover, in January 2014 in Mindanao, the Philippines, I, Man-Hee Lee, the representative of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, accomplished in the name of Jesus and the name of peace the harmony of religions from conflict to peace for a 40-year-long religious conflict between Catholicism and Islam.
Let’s break it down:
January 24 peace celebration every year – there’s no such thing. It would’ve immediately become a National non-working holiday if peace was truly achieved in Mindanao, especially a conflict that’s been happening for decades.
Conflict between Catholicism and Islam? – False. It’s a Moro Islamic resistance against foreign rule including the Philippine government. If it’s between Catholics and Islam, fistfights and major skirmishes would be breaking out everywhere in the Philippines including Luzon and Visayas. There are Islamic terrorist groups in Mindanao with links to ISIS but the conflict they mentioned “ended” after 40yrs. The conflict is most likely the Moro conflict which is between the Moro resistance vs PH government and has been happening for 54yrs this March since it didn’t really end.
Peace statue? True, but it’s HWPL affiliated groups who built the statue. I would like to hear your thoughts on the statue. This is what they call the symbol of an end to a 40-yr religious conflict.
HWPL Peace Monument Built by the Hands of Filipino Citizens and Peace Education Students
And for comparison purposes, here is a peace statue built by the City government to celebrate the coexistence of different religious groups in the Philippines built in General Santos City, Mindanao.
GenSan unveils ‘Monument of Peace’ | Philippine News Agency
Catholic priest and a Islamic leader? False – the ones who signed the paper were former archbishop Fernando Capalla and FORMER GOVERNOR Esmael Mangudadatu. Let me make this clear – a Catholic archbishop does not represent the PH government and a governor does not represent a religious group specially the Moros. Any peace deal will never work if represented by these two. The governors are part of the Executive branch of the Philippine government. Again, the Moro resistance are fighting against the Philippine government.
The real peace deal was between the PH government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front – On January 24, 2014, Philippine government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferer and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal signed a peace agreement in Kuala Lumpur. The agreement would pave the way for the creation of the new Muslim autonomous entity called “Bangsamoro” under a law to be approved by the Philippine Congress. This lead to the Bangsamoro agreement on March 27, 2014 but not everyone from the Moro Islamic group agrees with this deal which gave birth to extreme groups like the Maute group, BIFF, etc. This peace agreement is called “Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro”. Neither of these agreements have anything to do with the DPCW led by Lee Man-Hee.
DPCW – signed by a former Archbishop and former Governor
Bangsamoro Agreement – Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Now, here are the list of encounters (that I have for now) that happened after the so-called peace agreement. Please take note that the tensions in Mindanao are still ongoing even today. Some encounters are against new resistance groups and some are against Islamic terrorist groups. A YouTube search of the “Marawi Siege” would also provide additional information.
September 16, 2014 – Rizal Park Monument bombing in General Santos City
December 9, 2014 – Bukidnon Bus Bombing
January 25, 2015 – Mamasapano Clash (aka SAF44 Massacre)
October 1, 2015 – Isabela City, Basilan Bombing
December 24, 2015 – Tukuran Raid
April 9, 2016 – Battle of Tipo-Tipo
July 14, and 16, 2016 – Mamasapano Encounters
September 2, 2016 – Davao City Bombing
November 18, 2016 – Jolo Encounters
May 23, 2017 – Siege of Marawi (this made international news)
March 26, 2017 – Sulu Grenade Attack
April 22, 2017 – Bohol Clash (made international news)
July 5, 2017 – Basilan kidnapping and execution/beheading of Vietnamese hostages
July 13, 2017 – Execution of Last Vietnamese Hostage
July 30, 2017 – Basilan, Kidnapping and Beheading of Filipino Loggers
August 5 and 18, 2017 – Encounters between Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Government Ally) vs BIFF
August 21, 2017 – Maluso, Basilan Province Attacks
July 31, 2018 – Lamitan Bombing
August 28, and September 2, 2018 – Isulan bombings
January 27, 2019 – Jolo Cathedral Bombing
May 5, 2020 – Datu Hoffer, Ampatuan, Maguindanao Clash
August 24, 2020 – Jolo, Sulu Twin Bombing
December 23, 2020 – Barangay Limpongo, Datu Hoffer, Ampatuan, Maguindanao Clash
March 29, 2021 – Ampatuan, Maguindanao Clash
May 8, 2021 – Datu Paglas Town Market BIFF Occupation
January 11, 2022 – Cotabato bus Bombing
March 2, 2022 – Philippine Military VS Dawlah Islamiya (Maute-ISIS group) Clash