COTABATO City (May 11, 2016) – Members of the National Executive Officers of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) unanimously concluded and awarded “Best Performing Region” to Central Mindanao Region due to the bulk and services implemented by their provincial chapters to their respective constituents during its recent 6th General Assembly held at Pikit Central Elementary School on April 29-May1, 2016.
Tu Alid Alfonso, the organization’s Vice President for Internal Affairs said that after scrutinizing the submitted accomplishment reports of every region, it came out that Central Mindanao Region was able to implement more activities compared to other regions.
“They have massive Community Peace Forums and Islamic Symposia during Ramadhan, Trainings and Seminars, Peace Campaigns compared to other well- established regions like National Capital Regions, and Western Mindanao,” Alfonso said.
UNYPAD Secretary-General Yusoph Lumambas added that they have also eight provincial chapters under Central Mindanao. “These are the reasons why they won because the activity of every province was merged into one accomplishment report,” he said.
The Central Mindanao Region is composed of Cotabato City, North Cotabato Cluster-1,2 and 3, Maguindanao Cluster-1,2, and 3, and Bukidnon Province.
The Plaque of Appreciation was received by the Executive Officers of Central Mindanao Region headed by Regional Coordinator Norodin Midsuyao.
The second “Best Performing Region” was National Capital Region or Luzon Cluster headed by Regional Coordinator Kamim Macmod and his Provincial Chairman Sajid Khan Tula and their Provincial Chairwoman Ommohani Mabandes.
In third place was Western Mindanao Region that comprises Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi led by Regional Coordinator Zulfhikar Samsaraji.
A Special Plaque of Appreciation was awarded to Pikit Municipal Chapter under the North Cotabato Cluster-2 of Central Mindanao Region being the host province.
The photo exhibits contest was won by defending champion of the 5th General Assembly, the National Capital Region. The two photos among their 10 best photo entries depicted how they struggled in their peace campaign for the right to self-determination of Bangsamoro people through constant peace rallies held in Manila and lobby advocacy in Congress that urged lawmakers to pass a CAB-compliant Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
The Pikit Municipal Chapter, North Cotabato Cluster-2 of Central Mindanao Region won the first prize, second was Maguindanao Cluster-1,2 and 3 also of Central Mindanao Region, fourth runner up was Western Mindanao Region and in fifth place was Eastern Mindanao region composed Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province.
The Best UNYPAD Website Contributor is Central Mindanao Region that contributed many news articles, followed by Western Mindanao Region and the National Capital Region in third place.
The highlight of the assembly was culminated with an adoption of a historical declaration on the imperative of preserving and pursuing the gains of the GPH-MILF Peace process. (UNYPAD News)