UBJP Southern Mindanao Region holds 1st Assembly

The United Justice Bangsamoro Party (UBJP) Southern Mindanao Region held its 1st Assembly attended by more or less 700 officers from the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, South Cotabato, General Santos City, and Tacurong City at the MILF Administrative Camp in Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on December 9-10, 2016.

MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, also the President of the UBJP told before the participants that UBJP is a vehicle to reach democratic struggle. “In struggle, it is interplay of ideological, political and organizational that we are doing right now. It is very clear that our ideology is to establish Islamic way of life and our struggle is a long process”, Murad stressed. 

The Secretary of UBJB Central Office, Sammy Al-Mansor disclosed that the creation of political party of the MILF is deemed necessary in preparation for the Bangsamoro government to carry out genuine good governance for the Moro people.

He recalled that once, the Institute of Autonomy and Governance (IAG) advised them to bring all the MILF revolutionary principles and objectives into its governance because if not, the MILF-led Bangsamoro Government will fail.

“How can we do that, it must be the people who devoted themselves in the revolution; in the struggle shall lead our governance because they bring with them those principles”, Al-Mansor opined, who is also the Chief of Staff of the MILF-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces. 

Aleem Ali Pangalian Soliman, Vice President of UBJP-Northern Mindanao, the Vice President of UBJP in Western Mindanao Region Hadji Mamor Istino and the Eastern Mindanao’s UBJP Vice President Hussein Muños better known as Sonny Davao were all present as a show of solidarity with Mohagher Iqbal, the political party’s Vice President for Southern Mindanao, the host region.

The UBJP host region have extended their appreciation to the support of AK Party in Turkey, European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Konrad Adenuer Stiftung based in Germany, the DEPAdev, and the IAG.
(In photo)- Participants to the 1st Assembly of United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP)- Southern Mindanao Region in Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao