IN PHOTO- Esmael A. Abdula, BLMI Training Officer (left), Hon. Prince Al-Jafner M. Angas, Board Member, 2nd District of Maguindanao, ILT Eddie F. Dayag, MRD (Makabayan) Infantry Battalion, AFP, Hon. Ramdatu M. Angas, Sultan sa Barongis Municipal Mayor, and Hon. Alfizzar Allandatu M. Angas, Sultan sa Barongis Municipal Vice Mayor

Sultan Sa Barongis LGU holds advocacy on illegal drugs, terrorism, and BOL

Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao ----   Speaking during an advocacy on illegal drugs and terrorism held in Bulod in this town on October 25, Sultan sa Barongis (SSB) Municipal Mayor Ramdatu M. Angas told community leaders in attendance to support Government Initiatives Against Illegal Drugs and Terrorism, and the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

Mayor Angas stressed that the “Yes Vote must prevail in SSB during the January 21st Plebiscite.”

In support to the GPH-MILF campaign for Peace and Security, the LGUs, AFP, PNP and MILF have been working together to eradicate illegal drugs, combat terrorism, and extremism to pave the way for lasting peace in Mindanao.

AFP ILT Eddie F. Dayag, MRD (Makabayan) Infantry Battalion, said the barangay officials can initiate and pass barangay ordinances to prevent drug dealers, users, and terrorists from doing their trade in their communities. The ordinances can support the GPH-MILF Peace and Security Programs.  

Professor Esmael A. Abdula, President of Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute, and member of Steering Committee of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) told the participants that the BOL is the result of decades Moro struggle that resulted to the loss of thousands of lives.

Abdula said “Bangsamoro people has the solemn duty to cast the yes vote during the plebiscite.”

Shiek Abdulfatah Delna, Head of Hayyatol Ulama of Damakling Province stressed that “Islam is peace, then all forms of illegal activities are against Islam.” 

Delna quoted a Qur’anic verse: “You are the best among the Ummah (community), forbidding what is wrong and doing what is good (right).”  

Delna added “Muslims should be role models in their communities. Every Bangsamoro Muslim should help in achieving peace, justice and development. They should also support the GPH-MILF campaign for the ratification of BOL by voting yes during the plebiscite.”