Unwavering Commitment to Volunteerism Prevails in BDA-Central Mindanao

MOTHER BARANGAY BAGUA, COTABATO CITY – Top leaders of Development Catalysts (DC) of Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA)-Central Mindanao gathered in a meeting at Bugawas, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindnao last April 13-14, 2018 for presentation of their accomplishment report during the 1st quarter of 2018.  

DC are designated heads of community-based pool of volunteers of the agency in Central Mindanao.

“On the bases of their reports, no adjective can fit to describe the intactness of commitment to volunteerism of the pool of volunteers of BDA in its development intervention headed by their respective DC,” said Abdulrasheed Ambil, Regional Manager of the agency. 

“Despite the scarcity of funds, their commitment to volunteerism was not only sustained but strengthened,” added Ambil.   

“This is proven by their increasing accomplishments compared to the previous year,” emphasized Ambil.

“For them, lack of budget can be a problem but not a hindrance to continue their volunteerism amidst the strong unity with continuing proper consultations,” Ambil further emphasized.

Guided by the mantra of BDA – to determine, lead and manage relief, rehabilitation and development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, Umar Hamdan, DC, told his co-participants, “Let us continue and even strengthen our commitment to volunteerism to help the agency in its development track.”

“This is our only vehicle with licensed that will never expire  in order to reach our centuries-old oppressed peoples in the farthest-flung areas of the Bangsamoro so as to educate and capacitate them in the most diplomatic and civilized ways,” Hamdan further said. 

“They are the most deprived people of their right to education and development because of the continuing oppression and all other injustices in Mindanao,” Ali Talipo, DC, supplemented.

“Let us make volunteerism as our lifetime commitment for the Bangsamoro, and other stakeholders, said Guiamaludin Sampulna, DC.

The meeting was an initiative of the regional agency’s office with the supports of DC. 

The activity aimed at assessing the capacity of the office in the pursuit of its development intervention in the spirit of continuing volunteerism for the Bangsamoro and other stakeholders.