In photo- Maguindanao Del Norte Abdulrauf Macacua welcomes visitors during a grand kanduli at Gambar, Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao Del Norte on April 9, 2023

Bangsamoro stakeholders celebrate BARMM Senior Minister Macacua’s appointment as Governor of Maguindanao Del Norte

COTABATO CITY – Senior Member of the Parliament Honorable Abdulraof A. Macacua related on Sunday (April 9) at Gambar, Kabuntalan, Maguindanao del Norte the journey of his appointment as Governor of newly created province by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.  at Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2023 at around 10 o’clock in the morning.
On that day, Macacua returned to Gambar to celebrate in a form of ‘Kanduli’ or thanksgiving with his family, friends, colleagues in the Bangsamoro Parliament, representatives of the Bangsamoro Civil Society Organizations, officials of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF, and the nine (9) unified mayors of the new province.

Also present in the celebration was the Bangsamoro Chief Minister Honorable Ahod Balawag Ebrahim who arrived in the evening and relayed his message of support to Macacua before the crowd. 

Various officials in the government and other stakeholders expressed their support to Macacua with confidence that the newly installed governor can lead the province towards  development. 

The Muslim leaders present in the event believed that President Marcos, Jr., made a right decision by choosing Macacua as the governor of the newly created province. They trust his capability to lead, equipped with principle towards change and determination to set prosperous development for Maguindanao del Norte.

In his speech, he revealed that “the President being the authority to appoint government officials decided to appoint me as an OIC Governor of the province because of a reasons that, ‘by choosing a leader who he believed that have the passion to development and courage to take a lead with transparency and commitment is the one I chose and that is you, Governor Macacua, the president said” 

Macacua conveyed his platforms for the province saying, “To make Maguindanao del Norte as best province in the BARMM, a leadership with cooperation and coordination with the stakeholders, with transparency on the implementation of programs and projects and with sense of accountability on leadership and management.” 

He ended his message urging everyone to respect the decision of the President who aims to have a genuine development in the country especially in the BARMM region.