In Photo: Tirso S. Tahir, BLMI Officer lecture hundreds of Madrasa students and their Arabic Teachers on BOL at Mahadul Ulum Al Arabi Islami, Ungust Matata, Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi on Decemebr 8. 2018

Tandubas Peace Advocates holds Information-Drive to Community Madrasa Students

Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi-- Responsive to the issues and concerns of Arabic Teachers and Students of Madrasa Mahadul Ulum Al Arabi Al Islamie of Ungus Matata, Tandubas Tawi-Tawi,  the Tandubas Peace Advocates kicked off their Information-Drive Campaign on Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on December 8.

Their BOL campaign formally started on December 7.  

In his welcome message, Ustadz Abdulbasit Damsik expressed his profound gratitude to peace advocates for the campaign that enlightens the Arabic Teachers and students on the benefits of BOL to the Moro people and their communities.

”With the upcoming Bangsamoro Government, we are pinning hope that our madrasa in Tandubas will be improved and can cater to the needs  of our teachers and students so that the quality of Arabic Education will improve. We call on our Moro leaders to give priority to our community,” Ustadz Damsik said.

“The BOL when ratified is the reflection of our faith, culture and identity, as such we pledged to support it by voting yes on January 21st next year,” he added.

Mr. Tirso S. Tahir, of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) explained the salient features of BOL and its advantages to Madrasa Teachers and its Students. He also underscored the Sharia’h Justice System and other provisions related to education and socio-economic provisions.

Moreover, Tahir also gave basic comparison between the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and how these two Organic Laws came into being and why it needs to be changed from ARMM to BARMM.

In the open forum, the students asked if their Madrasa can get some assistance from the Bangsamoro Government, and improve their socio-economic condition? 

Currently, Madrasa Mahadul Ulum holds their class every Saturday and Sunday inside the MSU Extension College gymnasium. It has no permanent building, and amenities to cater to it’s over a hundred students and teachers. They need immediate intervention and assistance from the government, private individuals or entities.   

The activity was organized by Hadji Hasmin Hiya, Peace Advocates and Community Organizer in partnership with United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Tandubas Tawi-Tawi chapter, and Moro Religious sectors and Community Da’wah Group.