1st UBJP Eastern Mindanao Region General Assembly held in Panabo, Davao del Norte

The 1st General Assembly of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) Eastern Mindanao Region  was held in Maahad Panabo Al-Islamie, Barangay Datu Abdul Dadia, Panabo, Davao del Norte on April 29-30, 2017. 

The said regional event was participated by five hundred eighty four (584) UBJP officers and members coming from the provinces of Davao Occidental, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and city of Davao. There are also some invited guests including Atty. 

Benedicto “Benny” Bacani, Executive Director of the Institute of Autonomy and Governance (IAG), and some other personalities in the government sector. 

Atty. Bacani, on his part, restated his commitment to continually extend technical support to the party. The said event was also blessed by some invited MILF Central Committee members. However, Ghazali Jaafar was not able to come to witness the success of the event due to hectic schedule and previous commitment.

The highlight of the program was the discourse of Sammy Al-Mansour, the UBJP Secretary General, who was invited to deliver his Keynote Speech. During his speech, he highlighted some major points as to why UBJP exists and encourage members of the UBJP in the region to continue its struggle of expanding its membership and geographical coverage.

BTC Commissioner and UBJP Eastern Mindanao Region Vice President Hussein Muñoz, on one hand, emphasized the need of the officers and members of the organization to keep moving for the “winner never quits”, he said. 

During the organizing effort, a number of civil society organizations extended their willingness to help and assist in the facilitation of the program. At the end part of the program, the five (5) Provincial Executive Officers and one (1) City Executive Officer strongly gave their commitment and support to the cause of the party.