In Photo: Mr. Tirso S. Tahir, Standing (center), (2nd fr left) Chairman Abdulla Ahang, UBJP Chief Executive Officer-Tawi-Tawi chapter. and Chairman of SAMA Provincial Political Committee. In White shirt, Hji Faizal Malandi, Chief of Staff of Municipal Government of Simunul. (Sitting with sunglasses left side), Hji Salim Yusop UBJP Officer and (4th fr left) Municipal Chair of Sibutu

UBJP-TAWI-TAWI chapter holds Information-drive On BOL In Island Municipality

BONGAO-TAWI-TAWI- To ensure wider support and overwhelming YES vote for Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) during the January 21st plebiscite in the Island Municipalities of Tawi-Tawi, the UBJP Tawi-Tawi chapter headed by Chief Executive Officer Professor Abdulla Ahang conducted information-drive campaign at the Covered Court of Barangay Sokah-Bulan, Municipality of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on Sunday December 23. 

In his welcome message on behalf of the Municipal Government of Simunul and Sokah-Bulan LGU, Hadji Faizal Malandi, Chief of Staff of Simunul Municipal Mayor welcomed the entourage of Chairman Ahang and his party from Sama Provincial Political Committee of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its line agencies.  

“Here in Simunul Municipality, and its 15 Barangays, we will deliver 100% Yes votes for BOL during the plebiscite, if other Municipalities can do the same,” Hadji Malandi said.      

Resource speaker, Hadji Jaafar Sumbing of the MILF Municipal Information Committee, at the same time officer of United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP)-Tawi-Tawi chapter told the audience on the advantages of BOL, and why the people of Simunul must vote yes during the plebiscite.    

Mr. Tirso S. Tahir from Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI), also UBJP Officer narrated the Bangsamoro struggle and how the BOL was passed as a result of ‘hard and harsh’ negotiations between the GPH and the MILF Peace Panels.  

He also delved on the salient provisions of BOL and its benefits to the Moro people and their communities once the Bangsamoro Government is in place.  

Chairman Ahang expressed his gratitude to Simunul LGU and BLGUs for their unwavering support to BOL and their warm welcome and technical assistance extended to them. He shared a message on BOL and presented the Sama Provincial Political set-up and UBJ-Tawi-Tawi Chapter. 

In his closing message, ABC President of Simunul Mohommad Suaib Sabauddin assured Chairman Ahang the full support of all Simunul Barangays.  He also shared some concerns and issues related to inclusivity and opportunity should the BOL is ratified. 

The information campaign was hosted by Barangay Officials of Sokah-Bulan and facilitated by Brother Gabra Abdurahman, MILF Municipal Chairman of Simunul and also the Information officer.    

The objective of the series of Information campaign on BOL in Tawi-Tawi is to ensure that the people of mainland Tawi-Tawi and far-flung areas can be properly informed and enlightened on the salient provisions of BOL and the upcoming Bangsamoro Government so that they won’t hesitate to participate in exercising their political rights during the January 21st plebiscite for BOL.