By: Jordan L. Talusob
COTABATO City (October 18, 2015)— The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Malagapas Cotabato City Chapter conducted a community forum on “Contemporary Issues Affecting Bangsamoro Questions” held at Malagapas, RH-10, Cotabato City on October 7.
Abdul-Alim Talusob, Cotabato City Chapter Secretary said that the forum was part of the Campaign and Advocacy program of UNYPAD.
“The said activity is aimed at discussing international and local issues that are affecting Bangsamoro people,” Talusob pointed out.
Esmael Nasa Guiapar, member of Lupon ng Barangay in Purok Bitara, Malagapas, RH-10, said that the barangay officials expressed their gratitude for making them informed of the current situation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
“The community leaders are asking to have another round of activity in the future and they will support it,” he added.
Mickael Abas, among of the CCSPC interns assigned in UNYPAD, said: “we deeply appreciate the active support of the residents in the area as the activity could have not been successful without them.”
“The presentation of events has awakened us and challenged us to take necessary actions to preserve our inherited land for the next generations to come,” said Bailyn Samad, chairwoman of the UNYPAD Women Affairs Committee of Barangay RH-10, Malagapas Chapter, Cotabato City.
The event was facilitated by the Bachelor of Science in Community Development (BSCD-4D) graduating students of Cotabato City State Polytechnic College assigned in UNYPAD for internship.