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UNYPAD New Panay chapter pursues Islamization program

By: Zulkarnain Molao Kudto

CARMEN, COTABATO PROVINCE (April 12, 2021) — The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) New Panay Chapter in Aleosan, North Cotabato Cluster- II, organized an Islamic Symposium on April 4, 2021 held at Sitio Amanah, Barangay Tupig, this town.

The activity with the theme “Strengthening of Islamic values and comprehension on understanding current situations” was aimed at fostering the importance of Islamic values among youth especially in remote areas.

It also gave the participants the opportunity to be updated on the gains of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Zacaria Buka, chairman of United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) based in Tupig welcomed the participants and visitors of the event.

“Strong participation and cooperation from different sectors are big factors to realize this event and our presence showed our strong support for this activity,” he emphasized.

Abdulcadir Zaman, Chairman of UNYPAD New Panay Chapter, said, “This Islamization initiative is among the major programs and services of our organization (UNYPAD).”

Al Hafidz Murad D. Amad and Norhamen K. Taparan, members of committee on Da’wah and Education of Pikit Chapter discussed the topics Aqeedah, Fadilatu Ramadhan and Role of Youth in Nation-Building.

Datuan ‘Dats’ Magon, UNYPAD Deputy Secretary for Administration, gave some updates regarding the current situation of the Bangsamoro government and the gains of GPH-MILF peace process.

“Our jihad is not yet finished, we need to give our trust and full support to our mother organization and our leaders from BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) government,” he emphasized.

Zubaida Lumambas, member of Tupig barangay council, expressed her support to the activity saying, “We assure you that our commitment to support the activities of your organization is still active.”

Datu Duma Minanimbong said, “Our youth today is getting worst but I think your organization (UNYPAD) can help those individuals develop their skills to become ‘agents of change’ in our society especially in the Bangsamoro homeland.”

The officers of UNYPAD New Panay Chapter also expressed their gratitude to the participation and support of the Political Committee, Bangsamoro Communications Network, Social Welfare Committee, UBJP, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces, Tupig Barangay Local Government Unit, and its traditional leaders and community members.