Bangsamoro Political Gains Are Products of our long Struggle for Self-Determination– Boy Hashim

BULIOK, Pagalungan, Maguindanao, October 7, 2018- Boy Hashim, Chair of the Military Advisory Council of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF-BIAF) told the participants to the General Assembly organized by the 4th Brigade, Inner Guard Base Command that the political gains that we see and enjoy now are products of our long struggle for self-determination.

“The MILF leadership will sustain the gains and products of Moro struggle for the Bangsamoro’s next generation to enjoy”, Hashim emphasized.

“Let us work together in establishing our government, the Bangsamoro Government”, Hashim said.

Eastern Mindanao Front Commander Amerudin “Jack” Abas said “We must fully support the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and ensure that ‘Yes’ votes win during the plebiscite.” 

Abas said the Bangsamoro has the capability to govern themselves.

“The BOL is a result of our unity, determination, and steadfastness. As Bangsamoro, we shall continue to move forward for the betterment of our communities and people”, Abas underscored.

“We will act towards one direction for the interest of Bangsamoro people”, Abas concluded. 

Professor Esmael A. Abdula, Training Officer of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI), said “President Rodrigo Duterte said in some of his speeches that the passage of BBL (now BOL) is one way of correcting the historical injustices committed against Moro people.”

“BOL is the solution to the sufferings of the Moro people since colonial times”, Abdula highlighted.

Abdula also narrated the stages of Moro Struggle such as armed struggle, political struggle, and democratic struggle.

 Abdula urged the participants in the general assembly to vote ‘yes’ during the January 21st plebiscite.

Engineer Datuali Talembo said “We civilian supporters of the GPH-MILF Peace Process are fully supportive to the ratification of the organic law to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao.”

Talembo added that the unity is a big factor to strengthen governance.