In Photo: Tirso S. Tahir standing, in sunglasses. Tawi-Tawi UBJP Officers of Tawi-Tawi and Tandubas Peace Advocates on board “UBJP Express’ during its maiden voyage in their relentless Information Campaign on BOL.

UBJP-Tawi Tawi can now use Its 1st owned-pump-boat In BOL information-campaign

Bongao, tawi-Tawi- Reaching out to every municipalities and island barangays of Taw-Tawi is now easier, efficient and faster particularly in the information-campaign being undertaken by United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) after a pump boat (sea transport) has been constructed and ready for use. 

The boat can also be used for other inter-island activities of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The motor vessel powered with triple engines (Two 18 HP) and one reserve 20 HP Outboard engine with a registered “UBJP EXPRESS.”

It can transport twenty adults and operated in its maiden voyage in the UBJP Information campaign on BOL in the barangays of Tandubas Island on January 3. 2019. 

Professor Abdulla Ahang, Chief Executive Officer of UBJP-Tawi-Tawi Chapter and Sama Provincial Chairman on Political Committee of MILF gave priority to this motor vessel project because of its importance in the BOL campaign for the upcoming plebiscite for the ratification of Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on January 21st and other purpose in the island province. 

Officials of UBJP Tawi-Tawi Chapter, Tandubas Peace Advocates Group, and an officer from Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) Mr. Tirso S. Tahir boarded the sea vessel, and witnessed the launching to ensure its operational capability, and sea worthiness.  

Tahir said that this is the most feasible and useful project not only for the needs of the UBJP officials and peace advocates, and can also be used during emergencies such as transporting a sick person to a hospital in Bongao who could not afford to rent an expensive speedboat. 

Chairman Ahang and MILF members in the province expressed their profoundest gratitude to MILF Leadership support in realizing the project.

Tawi-Tawi province and its eleven (11) Municipalities and Barangays are separated by water from each other, hence the mode of transportation relies only on motor launch (kumpit), pump boat, and speedboat to be able to reach their destination.