In photo- Local residents share various food delicacies during “Kanduli” in celebration for the big win of Yes Vote during the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) January 21st plebiscite in the municipality

Bangsamoro Community celebrates after overwhelming victory of the Yes Vote during Plebiscite

General Salipada K. Pendatun Maguindanao- Five Barangay Local Government Units and the Political Committee of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) offered food banquet or thanksgiving “kanduli” in celebration of the big win for the yes vote in the municipality during the January 21st plebiscite for the ratification of Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) at Barangay Panosolen that stretches to Barangay Pidpandakan.

BOL supporters from various communities attended the celebration. The said thanksgiving celebration began at 3:30AM and ended at about 4:30PM.

The prepared food occupied one lane of the road along Barangay Panosolen and stretches about three Kilometers (3KM) from the said barangay to another.

According to Benhod Solaiman, one of the organizers, “It is the first time in the history of the municipality where they have offered a ‘kanduli, and it is due to the victory of the Yes Vote in the municipality.”

He hopes that with the upcoming Bangsamoro Government, peace and development will finally reign in Moro Homeland.

Solaiman expressed his gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the local leaders and sectors who provided assistance to realize the thanksgiving kanduli. 

Unity, solidarity, and brotherhood made the celebration a success, he said.

Some leaders expressed their emotional feelings, and narrated the hardships, pain, and agony the Bangsamoro people had experienced in the past decades. 

After the long journey of Bangsamoro in their struggle towards right to self-determination, one can see in their face the smile of joy for being free from the bondage of poverty and oppression.

The ‘kanduli’ or food banquet was attended by about four thousand (4,000) people from different barangays.