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UNYPAD promotes public participation in Bangsamoro governance

By: Mona Damao Sagan

MIDSAYAP, COTABATO PROVINCE (February 22, 2021) — The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) conducted its 2nd Community Dialogue on Promoting Public Participation in Bangsamoro Governance in Partnership with Conciliation Resources on February 16, 2021 at Nabalawag, this town.

This project was aimed at raising awareness raising in the community regarding the status of Bangsamoro government and how its people can support it.

Participants included barangay officials and its workers, youth and other concerned citizens.

Barangay Captain Hon. Kudta D. Dubpaleg, welcomed the visitors and participants.

He lauded the efforts of UNYPAD for conducting the activity and cited that the organization has been an ally of the barangay on promoting public participation for a long time.

Parido Ambel, UNYPAD staff, introduced the organization’s allies on conducting such activity.

He presented the objectives of the undertaking and shared the review of the 1st Community Dialogue which was conducted last January 27, 2021.

He also gave emphasis on the importance of public participation in Bangsamoro Governance.

Yusoph Lumambas, UNYPAD Secretary General, the speaker explained what Parliamentary Government is.

He discussed the inclusivity of public in Bangsamoro governance and underscored the need to call for extension of Bangsamoro transition.
The resource person also presented a short review on Stages of Bangsamoro Struggle.

Lumambas asked if the Bangsamoro communities in their town have been receiving any service from Bangsamoro government.

The speaker further asked if the constituents are satisfied of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) services.

He urged the participants to help and support the regional government and suggested that they give feedback.

In discussing moral governance which is being espoused by the BARMM, he cited some verses in the noble Qur-an which support its definition.

He clearly explained the difference between ‘moral governance’ and ‘good governance.’

Sarato Pasante, UNYPAD NCC-1 Executive Officer, gave additional information and update on Bangsamoro Government.

He said that BARMM is still at its transition period and in the process of development.