General consultation on the transition of MILF

COTABATO CITY – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leadership is conducting series of consultation on the transition of the front throughout Mindanao for their field forces and sympathizers to be updated on the status of the MILF, its political party United.

Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) and the BARMM that includes getting actual views and recommendations from people in the ground.
MILF Chairman and BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim Alhajj put emphasis on the MILF as the foundation of the organization that gave the Bangsamoro people the direction and strength during the armed struggle, and it offered the guidance we needed during the peace negotiations.
It is also the MILF that introduced the Bangsamoro identity to the international community and, subsequently, led the crafting of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). Ultimately, it is the organization that gives the Bangsamoro its governance of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) under RA 11054.
Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, the BIAF-GS Senior Legal Adviser and UBJP Deputy Secretary General, said, by holding the consultation-series, the MILF leadership aims “to take first-hand the general sentiments of our people and at the same time to inform them of the latest developments obtaining in the BARMM from what has been done so far by the MILF and its political party the UBJP. 
Status and challenges besetting the implementation of the Peace Process were also discussed during the first- through the third-leg of the consultation.
“As the MILF transitions from being an armed revolutionary organization, it needs to understand more concretely how its own people and supporters are making the adjustments and what challenges they confront and how better it can contribute to hurdling these,” said UBJP deputy secretary-general Sinarimbo.
The MILF series of consultations already done in Malabang, Lanao del Sur; Camp Kura-Kura of Lanao del Norte, MSU gymnasium in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Tipo-Tipo in Basilan, Tandu-Tandu in Panamao, Sulu; plaza of the new City Hall of Tagum City which was graced by City Councilor Engr. Agripino Corquilla representing Mayor Rey T. Uy, and in Pikit, North Cotabato which was led by BARMM Senior Minister and BIAF Chief of Staff Abdulraof “Sammy Al Mansoor” Macacua, who is also the UBJP Secretary General and Mayor Sumulong K. Sultan of Pikit supported the event.
Tens of thousands of MILF members and supporters strongly expressed their full and continuing support to the MILF leadership and the BARMM government during the consultation.
On Sunday, August 21, another round of consultation is scheduled in the City of Cotabato to be held at the Cotabato State University (CSU) oval ground. Organizer are expecting to have hundreds of thousands of MILF members and supports will flock from the City and Maguindaao area on the said event.
The program will be aired over DXJC 92.1 Voice FM Cotabato and live streaming on social media Facebook pages of Bangsamoro Multimedia Network (BMN), Bangsamoro Media Productions (BMP), and ZliveStream. A press conference is also part of the program on which members of MILF Central Committee and UBJP will seat to answer questions from the Media and Press people. The organizer said consultations in other areas will be conducted in coming days.