North Cotabato Residents Register for Upcoming Plebiscite at Camp Rajahmuda

Camp Rajamuda, Pikit, North Cotabato ----- About a thousand residents from different barangays of municipalities of Carmen, Pikit and Aleosan, North Cotabato province took advantage of the Special Registration for MILF members and Bangsamoro set by COMELEC from September 11-13 and registered yesterday at the MILF Camp of Rajamuda.

Hundreds of residents have registered yesterday morning, the first day of registration, and many more are coming.

Senior citizens, pregnant women and persons with disability (PWD) were given a special lane to avoid inconvenience on their part.

The United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) of Maguindanao province assisted the registrants in filling out the registration form.

The Commission En Banc Memorandum issued on August 31, 2018 provided that the conduct of the three (3) – day special satellite registration in the Bangsamoro Core Territories has been approved and set on September 11-13, 2018.

Camp Rajahmuda is one of the MILF Camps where a special satellite voter registration is being held for the residents from the 39 villages who have not yet registered with the COMELEC.

Camp Darapanan, the Administrative and Military Headquarters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is also one the venues for the special satellite registration that started yesterday.

One observer who witnessed the registration at Camp Darapanan informed Luwaran that Sammy Al Mansour, Chief of Staff of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) have already registered yesterday assisted by a COMELEC official.

The 39 barangays in the municipalities in North Cotabato that voted yes for inclusion in the ARMM during the 2001 Plebisccte are included in the proposed territory of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), provided a majority vote of yes wins in their mother municipality/province during the January 21st Plebiscite.