By: Rakman Laot
PIKIT, NORTH COTABATO (November 25, 2016) – The North Cotabato Cluster-2 of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) held Oath Taking Ceremony of its chapter’s officers at Jasmine Place, Poblacion Pikit, Cotabato on November 19, 2016 with more than 60 participants in attendance.
The program started through reading of selected verses from the Holy Quran by Alhafeez Salahudin Kudto.
Chapter’s Provincial Secretary Badrodin Memendig in his opening message congratulated his fellow officers for holding the oath taking activity.
“Being an officer of this organization is indeed a privilege… but to what extent is the level of our sacrifices and commitments to mold future leaders of the Bangsamoro”, he asked the participants.
The appointed Provincial Chairman Hamsa Landayan urged his fellow officers to work hand in hand for the success of their chapter.
“I urge you to please be positive and optimistic. We must bear in mind that the burden of developing future leaders of our homeland is now in our shoulders”, he said.
“As a team, aside from working together we must serve as model for our fellow youths because in action speaks louder than words”, he explained.
Ibrahim Kudto, one of the founding members of the organization facilitated the induction proper.
The organization’s national president Dr. Rahib L. Kudto before proceeding on his part as the main speaker briefly narrated the milestone of the organization followed by his presentation of the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the UNYPAD.
The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) National Chairwoman Baisanie Macabuat-Amella in her message advised women to become active in all the peace and development activities of the UNYPAD.
“Let us be active so that we can contribute in the organization’s noble task of developing future leaders”, she explained.
UNYPAD is the largest Bangsamoro youth ran-organization in the Philippines.
North Cotabato Cluster-2 provincial chapter covers the municipalities of Aleosan, Pikit in North Cotabato; Pagalungan and Datu Montawal in Maguindanao.