FBSCO conducts Orientation-Dialogue on Federalism, BBL in Datu Odin Sinsuat town

The Federation of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organizations, Inc. (FBCSO) conducted Orientation-Dialogue on Federalism, BBL, and other relevant issues in Barangay Kurintem, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao last July 31, 2016.

The event was attended by Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), Peoples Organizations (PO’s) and community leaders.

The Bangsamoro Center for Empowerment and Governance, Inc. (BCEG), a member of FBCSO was the leading convenor of the program.

FBCO background and overview was presented by Barudin Anak who also represented an organization.

He said that FBCO is mainly confined in Central Mindanao but some organizations in Western Mindanao, Southern Mindanao and Eastern Mindanao are also members.

Sheik Moidjoddin Talusob, Corporate Secretary of FBCSO and Executive Director of Kalilintad Development Foundation, Inc. (KDFI) gave orientation on the role of Civil Society Organizations. “We need to be patient for whatever we encountered in our services to the communities because this is the reality of being human”, Shiek Talusob said.
Abdullah Salik, Jr. of FBCSO and who represented the FASTRAC discussed the features of Federalism that President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing to replace the current unitary form of government.

He also delved on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that the 16th Congress of the Philippines failed to pass.

Nasser Pulindao, Deputy President of FBCSO discussed the peace track between GPH and MILF that took the parties 17 years to come up with an agreement marred by an on and off armed confrontations between the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF).
Pulindao urged the members’ organization to stay foot in serving humanity by giving accurate information to communities as part of their support to the government and the MILF Peace Process.

The said orientation-dialogue was an input-sharing as a way to let the participants understand the status of members’ organizations in the community specifically in the first district of Maguindanao and the municipalities of Lebak and Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat province.

The activity was attended by organizations from the Municipalities of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Upi, South Upi, Talitay, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Talayan, Guindulungan and from the two municipalities of Sultan Kudarat.
Other FBCSO activities had already been set.