SBMAD conducts advocacy on the peace process and Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign

The Sibugay Bangsamoro Association for Development (SBMAD) in partnership with community Leaders of Zamboanga Sibugay conducted advocacy on GPH-MILF Peace process and Anti-Illegal Drugs campaign held at Sitio Tantawan, Gulayan, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay on May 7. 2016. 

The organizers emphasized the activity’s objectives by reminding local constituents on the advantage of having a doable peace that redounds to development in the province. The organizers also stressed the importance of anti- Illegal drugs campaign particularly in Moros Communities by establishing feasible partnership and cooperation with the local government units.

The organizers had been closely coordinating with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in their respective localities in undertaking anti-illegal drugs campaign. 

In his message, Ustadz Abdurahman Mamiscal, a Moro community leader in Zamboanga-Sibugay welcomed and thanked the attendees who represented various Bangsamoro sectors and line agencies from adjacent municipalities and barangays.

“Every Bangsamoro must share his/her part with consistent commitment in sustaining the gains of the peace process forged between Philippines Government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 27, 2014 which is a product of seventeen years of hard work and protracted negotiations.  We pray that the incoming administration will implement it”, Mamiscal stressed.  

Mr. Tirso S. Tahir, a special guest from the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) gave significant emphasis on the GPH-MILF Peace process and urged the community leaders to be more responsive in peace-building endeavors through active participation in community activities related to peace and development.

Officers from Bangsamoro Development Agency-Regional Management Office (BDA-RMO) Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen) presented a report on activities and projects implemented in the communities under the auspices of United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and other international funding donors.

In his closing message, Sheikh Abdulrazak Abbas, Head of Ma’had Ibno Uthaimin Islamic Institute, Kabasalan, Zamboanga-Sibugay quoted some verses from Noble Qur’an and Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) related to promoting peace and about Jihad in Islam where some people still misunderstood and misapplied its true concept, objectives and applications.

Uz. Mamiscal, Mr. Darwin Matindo and other SBMAD officers facilitated the program.