By: Jhoe Balabagan
ALEOSAN, North Cotabato / March 15 – In an effort to strengthen their chapters, thirty (30) provincial and municipal officers of UNYPAD North Cotabato Cluster-2 attended the assessment meeting held at Mahad Pagangan in this town on March 11, 2018.
Hamsa Landayan, the provincial chairman of North Cotabato Cluster-2 facilitated the discussion process. He thanked all the participants for their positive response despite short notice of meeting that was given.
“We must continue to work hard and develop our youth in preparation for the future,” Landayan said.
Among the important agenda discussed were the assessment on the operation and administrative matters as well as planning for future activities that the Aleosan Municipal Chapter will undertake.
In his inspirational message, UNYPAD National President Dr. Rahib Kudto told the officers that Moro people of Aleosan suffered a lot during the conflicts that took place in their communities.
Dr. Kudto had also emphasized that the youth should “always be prepared” for any eventuality that might happen in the Bangsamoro peace process.
“We have to capacitate the Bangsamoro youth in preparation for the future Bangsamoro government if the peace process will succeed,” he said.
The UNYPAD head said the peace process will succeed if the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will be passed by the Philippine Congress. As stipulated in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the Philippine Congress has the sole responsibility for the enactment of the Bangsamoro law.
He encouraged the participants to continue sharing their time, efforts and resources for the achievement of the mission, vision and goals of the organization.
The Cluster-2 Provincial Secretary Badrodin Mamendig said that their next activity is scheduled on March 17 at Datu Montawal, Maguindanao. “This about the re-orientation of the officers and members on UNYPAD,” Memendig said.
Dubbed as the one of the strongest chapters of the organization, Cluster II covers the municipalities of Datu Montawal and Pagalungan in Maguindanao and Pikit and Aleosan in North Cotabato.
In order to strengthen the different chapters, despite of busy schedules the UNYPAD National Officers have been visiting and holding meetings in the local chapters in the past months.