Member of Parliament Iqbal holds BARMM stakeholders’ forum in Cotabato

Kabacan, North Cotabato -To provide updates pertaining to the status, gains and direction of the peace process between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines (GoP), the office of Member of the Parliament Mohagher M. Iqbal conducted the BARMM Stakeholders’ Forum at Nadia Place and Events, Kabacan, Cotabato on August 23.
Various groups and committees under the MILF in the province of Cotabato  and nearby areas attended the activity. They were municipal chairmen of the Political and Information Committees, BIAF, SWC and other line agencies of the MILF.

In his message via messenger video call, MP Iqbal talked about some salient developments in the Bangsamoro government, the peace process, and the extension of BTA transition.
 He advised the participants to be more patient as the Bangsamoro government vis-a-vis the normalization and other peace track components are still in its initial stage.

One of the guests was Engr. Mohajirin Ali, the Director General of the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA), BARMM. He discussed some programs, projects, activities of the Bangsamoro government and other related matters in the peace process.

For his part, Member of the Parliament Ali O. Salik talked about some historical events in his former post in the MILF in the province of Cotabato. He also explained  the present set up and processes of the BTA.

Meanwhile, Ustadz Mahmod Sumilalao Ahmad, the Executive Director of the Bangsamoro Learning and Management Institute (BLMI) Inc. delivered an Islamic orientation. He delved on guidance provided in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah relative to leadership. The value of trust, fairness and justice when one is entrusted with leadership. And when disagreement takes place, refer it to the Holy Quran, he said. Lastly, he cited also a verse pointing out to follow the leader.

Also, Wahab Guialal, the Chief of Staff of the BTA office of MP Iqbal and the Secretary of the Committee on Information of the MILF said that the gain of the peace process is not only for the present but for the future generation of the Bangsamoro.

The activity with a theme ‘Accurate Information Promotes Unity and Solidarity’ will also be conducted in the different areas of responsibilities of the MILF. This aims to draw lithosphere   opinions, views, and thereby come up with a legislation. This was the sequel of the activity conducted on July 17, 2021 at Magatos, Kabacan, Cotabato.