In photo- Some of the peace advocates at a beach in the island barangay of Tandubato. (2nd fr left) Mr. Tirso Tahir of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI)

Peace Advocates hold Advocacy on BOL in Tawi-Tawi far-flung barangays

TANDUBAS, TAWI-TAWI - A group of peace advocates from mainland Tandubas town conducted peace advocacies and information- drive on Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in various island barangays of this town on October 22. 

Moro Community Leaders from adjacent barangays of Naungan, Taruk, Salamat and Baliungan and organic members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its line agencies converged into one venue at Barangay Tandubato in a bid to understand what is BOL all about and its benefits to Bangsamoro people. 

The peace advocacies and information-drive were organized and facilitated by Moro Community leaders in partnership with Municipal Chairman of MILF Provincial Political Committee Ibrahim Ibnohasan along with some members of 117th Base Command of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF-MILF).

Mr. Tirso S. Tahir from Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) elucidated on the salient provisions of BOL by explaining them thoroughly in Sinama , the Tawi-Tawian dialect.    

“We are fervently praying and hoping that with the advent of Bangsamoro Government, the marginalized sectors and remote communities will have its fair share from social services and livelihood programs that the new region will undertake in Bangsamoro communities,” Imam Kammo-o said. 

“Uplifting our impoverished conditions through good governance is what we expect from the Bangsamoro Government. We are hoping that the new government will really serve the general welfare of the Bangsamoro people” Bapa Allih said 

More Information-drive and productive dialogue in grassroots communities will be conducted so that every Moro is enlightened and updated on the importance of BOL, and to ensure its wider acceptability especially during the plebiscite on January 21, 2019.