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UNYPAD Datu Paglas Chapter conducts advocacy on moral governance

By: Abu Al-Fajar Usman Edzla

DATU PAGLAS, MAGUINDANAO (December 22, 2020) — As part of the initiative to sustain the peace  efforts of the BARMM leaders, the UNYPAD Datu Paglas Chapter of Maguindanao Cluster III conducted advocacy on moral governance in Barangay Napok, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao on Saturday.

The program aimed to enlighten the participants about the moral governance flagship of the Bangsamoro government and impart updates on the current status of GPH-MILF peace process.

The undertaking further aimed to address the arising sentiments from the grassroots.

The MILF Political Committee Chairmen in different barangay of Bunawan Municipality in Damakling Province participated the program.

Alvin Diadel, Chairman of UNYPAD Datu Paglas Chapter, gave the rationale of the program.

“There are lot of sentiments that surfaced from the grassroots due to lack of information regarding on the status of the current regional government” he revealed.

Diadel further highlighted the objective of the program which is specifically to address those sentiments and pave the way for peace in the Bangsamoro region.

Ustadz Abusama Abad, School Principal of Elementary Department of Datu Paglas Ibrahim Memorial College shared his inputs on the moral governance.

“This is a system of the government that entails Islamic guidelines and principles that are beneficial to all,” Abad disclosed.

Hamana Sinangkad, OIC-Executive Director of MILF Information Committee- Damakling Province narrated the Bangsamoro struggle and shared updates on GPH-MILF peace process.

He mentioned the two components of the GPH-MILF peace process which are the political track and the normalization track and he emphasized the several mechanisms under the two tracks.

“Priority codes are not yet completely done as the foundation of the BARMM government to deliver programs and basic services towards the grassroots,” he said.

Hamana underscored, “We need to support the calls for the Bangsamoto Transition Authority (BTA) extension period because three years transition period is not enough and was further challenged by the pandemic for almost a year.”

Akmad Musa, Chairman of UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster III, briefly explained UNYPAD  and its two tracks namely people’s organization and development management council.

The participants were given the chance to raise questions to the speakers. The organizers thanked the participants for contributing to the success of the activity.