Bangsamoro multi- sectors to hold ‘iftar’ at Cotabato City People’s Palace

After series of meetings held by the “Tilagad group” (Breakfast Group) sponsored by some prominent individuals of Cotabato city, the idea of holding a mass Bangsamoro iftar (breaking of fast) came out and will be held on July 2, 2016 at in front of Cotabato City Peoples’ Palace .

Before the advent of Ramadhan, “Tilagad Group” has been regularly held every Sunday morning with the objective of forging unity and solidarity among old and new brothers. The group is headed by Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga, Executive Director of Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS).

“The mass Bangsmoro iftar is just a continuation of the Tilagad group”, said Sheikh Abdulkadir Abdullah, a co-chairman of the upcoming Bangsamoro iftar.

Bobby Benito, who is in charge of media committee for the said activity said online that activity organizers are targeting at least 5000 to 7000 Moro and Non-Moro individuals to come and share the blessings by participating in the iftar.

Groups or organizations supporting the activity include, the Al-Balagh Foundation, Tabun Halal, City Government of Cotabato, League of Bangsamoro Organizations (LBO), other CSOs and NGOs in Cotabato City and neighboring areas. 

Reports coming from invitation committee headed by Professor Hashim Manticayan that several groups and individual show their supports and he expected to a large number of people gather. Manticayan still in informing and encouraging people to attend.

Dr. Norodin Salam, a secretariat of the activity ensured the said activity will be successful and benefited to the all concerns Moro and non-moro people. He already divided the task and responsibility to the CSOs who were actively presents during the meeting.

The program will be properly started at 5pm on July 2, 2016 by speeches of the Bangsamoro Grand Mufti Abuhuraira Udasan.