ZC Moro Advocates Conduct Information- Drive on BOL

ZAMBOANGA CITY- Peace Advocates in this city in partnership with Moro Community held an Information Drive  in Barangay Tulungatung on September 10 for local residents to understand deeper the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) or R.A. No. 11054.

The objective of the activity is to provide right information and better understanding of BOL by local residents.

Organizers believed that everyone deserves to be informed and enlightened on what is BOL all about and may prompt them to be more supportive to Peace-Building if they know the importance of the law. 

Bapah Morsalin Jorsalin, a Moro community leader from Barangay Cawit said in his welcome message that the Bangsamoro should always unite themselves in the pursuit of one common noble purpose. 

Islamic orientation was delivered by Ustadz Ali Ayadi who quoted a verse from Noble Qur’an pertaining to unity in doing righteous acts and ostracizing any obnoxiousness that says: 

“Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgressions. And fear Allah. And verily, Allah is severe in punishment (Al-Maaidah. Verse: 2). 

Mr. Tirso S. Tahir, Officer from Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) delved on Bangsamoro form of government and socio-economic under the provision on Intergovernmental Relations where the Bangsamoro Communities outside the autonomous region are assured of economic assistance, development and protection by both National Government and Bangsamoro Government aside from what they enjoy from Local Government Units. 

Another Resource Speaker, Ustadz Taha Daranda, a Moro Community Da’wah and CBCS member summed up the salient point provisions of BOL by underlining the benefits the Bangsamoro people, and other sectors can enjoy under the new Bangsamoro Region. 

Mr. Zulfhikar Samsaraji from United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) discussed about the process of filing a petition with the COMELEC, and the conduct of plebiscite for the ratification of OLBARMM.

During the closing program, Imam Akob Asta, a Moro community leader and consistent host of the activities is his barangay expressed his profound gratitude to those who supported the activity. 

For his part, Bother Timhar, one the organizers also expressed his gratefulness to his fellow organizers, to Moro Community leaders headed by Imam Akob Asta, and his line agencies in West coast Barangays who hosted the activity, to resource persons, and to Mindanao Women Advocacy for Good Governance (MWAGG) Western Mindanao Coordinator Hadja Rashieyda Majid.