In Photo: Mr. Tirso S. Tahir (standing) tries to emphasize the importance of BOL to participants from different sectors and professions during an information campaign on December 24 at Beachside Inn function room Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

CBCS holds information campaign on BOL in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

BONGAO TAWI-TAWI- During this crucial moment of the Bangsamoro, everyone should be onboard and share their part in state-building endeavor for the betterment of all,” this was the call made by Mr. Tirso S. Tahir during the information campaign on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) organized by Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) at Beachside Inn, Bongao Tawi-Tawi on December 24.  

Tony Said, a Community organizer and CBCS focal person in Tawi-Tawi warmly welcomed the participants from different affiliations and professions who attended the half-day Information campaign on BOL. 

The activity aims to objectively deepened peoples’ understanding on BOL and encouraged their participation in the forthcoming plebiscite on January 21, 2019 for the ratification the BOL.   

CBCS Officers led by Brother Amier Dodo who travelled with his team all the way from Central Mindanao to reach out to island provinces and municipalities to provide deep understanding of what BOL is all about and why the Bangsamoro need to cast their YES vote to BOL. 

Dodo explained in the activity rationale. 

Tirso S. Tahir, Officer of Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) who hails from Tandubas town and a Native Sama shared valuable inputs to participants by using native dialect “Sinama.” 

He narrated the Bangsamaoro struggle and the Comparative Governance between the ARMM and incoming BARMM as well as the advantages of BOL to Tawi-Tawi province. 

“We should think outside the box and learn from previous agreements and mistake. We think of its implications and strive hard for the greater good instead of keeping the privileges to ourselves. It is the right time to change the system for the betterment of our fellowmen, and Bangsamoro society,” Tahir said. 

In order to gain valuable inputs, views and perspective from the participants as well as questions and answers were encouraged by the facilitator so that misconceptions are corrected and enlightened. 

Both Mr. Dodo and Said wrapped-up the program. 

Participants thanked the organizer, sponsor and the resource speakers for the information campaign and shared their insights regarding the BOL.