League of Bangsamoro Organizations sets new direction

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao– The League of Bangsamoro Organizations (LBO) is one of the strongest net-work of networks of Moro Non-Government Organizations founded in the southern part of Philippines in 2014. It aims to reach out on other Bangsamoro organizations in the country for unity, solidarity and peace.

In their 2nd General Assembly on August 19 and 20 this year, they chose a new set of officers. 

Hashim Manticayan, who was elected as new President said that LBO is composed of 64-member organizations. In his report, among the significant major achievements of LBO was the holding of two-consecutive Bangsamoro Leaders’ Peace Summit in support to the ongoing peace process.  Manticayan is the chair and represents the Muslim Youth Brotherhood (MYB) to LBO. The assembly had elected Yusoph Lumambas as the LBOs’ Vice President for Internal Affairs. 

Lumambas is the Secretary-General of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD). The Vice President for External Affairs is the Board of Trustees (BOT) chair of the Bangsamoro Communication Network (BCN) Emran Mohammad, who formerly chaired the Supreme Council.

Lumambas disclosed that there are 10 newly elected officers coming from member-organization including 5 seats for the founding member organizations that constitute the Supreme Council with the role of formulating policy directions for LBO.

“The LBO has identifed programs and services that suit to the needs of the league and the communities.  It also formed relevant committees to work voluntarily for the attainment of LBOs common vision,” he said.

“The presentation of accomplishments, amendment of LBO Constitution and by-Laws, and election of officers were held in Cotabato City last Friday. And the second day of the assembly was conducted on Sunday in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao attended by more than 500 participants,” said Lumambas. 

At the conclusion of the activity on the second day, the LBO released a manifesto urging the government to pass the BTC-crafted new Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) immediately.