BIAF 5th Brigade, Expeditionary Mission Inner Guard Command holds General Assembly

Salipada K. Pendatun, Maguindanao (November 01, 2018) ---The 5th Brigade, Expeditionary Mission Inner Guard Command, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces -Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) held a general assembly with the theme “Strengthening Unity and Solidarity towards Peace and Development’’.

stadz Mahmud Ahmad, Executive Director of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) said “The importance of obeying a leader is obligatory in Islam.”

Kris Guialal, Secretary General of Committee on Information, MILF Central Committee, clarified that the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is a legal translation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that will put in place a new political entity called Bangsamoro.

“The BOL is the result of our long struggle to right to self-determination that will address the historical injustices committed against the Moro people in Mindanao”, emphasized Guialal.

In Photo- BLMI Executive Director Mahmud Ahmad delivering his message during the general assembly at Salipada K. Pendatun town

Sgt. Nadzmar D. Yahcob, Detachment Commander, Bravo Company 33 IB AFP, said “The implementation of peace process must be observed and the cooperation among us should be maintained and sustained to avoid conflict in the area.” 

Professor Esmail A. Abdula, Training Officer of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute, said the Bangsamoro Parliamentary System of government will provide more benefits to people and communities as provided for in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (OL).

 “Most successful countries adopted the parliamentary system of government rather than the unitary and presidential form of government”, Abdula stressed.

Ustadz Ansar Kudanding, Head of AHJAG-MILF Team Site 4, said that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) even before President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, have already launched a campaign on illegal drugs and declared ‘’Shabu’’ as forbidden (Haram) in Islam. They have conducted operations on illegal drugs in different areas in Maguindanao, and parts of Central Mindanao and the ARMM.

Mayor Bonnie T. Kali, Mayor of General Salipada K. Pendatun, said that peace and development are coming as a result of the struggle and determination of the MILF.

Kali added that some barangays in this town were affected by family feuds and fighting between AFP and lawless elements.

Mayor Kali said today many civilians have returned to their barangays and started to cultivate their empty land and plant rice and corn, and other crops.