SOLONS FOR PEACE. Pangasinan’s Second District Congressman Pol
Bataoil (extreme left at lower left photo) poses for posterity with
Representatives Maxie Rodriguez, Nancy Catamco, Coco Nograles,
Sandra Sema and her husband former Mayor of Cotabato and ex- Moro
National Liberation Front’s (MNLF) leader Muslimen Sema.
The solons are members of the Committee on Peace and Reconciliation
who went to Norway as observers in the peace talk between the government
and the communist.
In 1976, then MNLF’s Commander Mus Sema and Bataoil, a retired
two-star police general, were in the opposite sides in Mindanao who
fought for their people and their ideologies.
But the duos are together now in nation building.