After 600 years, the Sulu Circumferential Road is soon to be completed connecting the most isolated, dangerous and inaccessible places in the once powerful seat of a Sultanate that encompassed huge areas of western mindanao and palawan as well as north borneo and has a sea named after it.
Twenty years ago, the paving of the Sulu Circumferential Road was a dream during the signing of the peace agreement. The connection between having paved roads and peace was not yet clear for so many. But now it is very clear – without roads opportunities cannot get in. Without the Sulu Circumferential road majority of the 80 percent farmers and fishermen in Sulu are isolated from opportunities for economic development, social services and hope.
But things are changing for the better in Sulu. Hope is high. Opportunities are flowing in.
Hopefully the time for progress and that of peace in Sulu is within our grasp.