The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of General Salipada K. Pendatun (GSKP) and other potential stakeholders welcomed the Bangsamoro Development Agency-Central Mindanao (BDA-CenMin) Regional Management Office-Provincial Development Catalysts (RMO-PDC) Quarterly Meeting held at Barangay Badak, this municipality last February 25-26, 2017.
The BDA-CenMin RMO-PDC Quarterly Meeting serves as regular reporting and updating of 11 Provincial Development Catalysts to RMO of BDA-CenMin on quarterly basis of their accomplishments for the past 3 months, while discussion of agenda and other issues and concerns are among the main part of the meeting.
In an interview by BDA-CenMin Communication Group (ComGroup) with Sheikh Abdulrahim Abdullah, BDA Municipal Development Catalyst of GSKP, he said that the Municipal Local Government Unit of GSKP expressed in advance its appreciation and warm welcome to the BDA-CenMin RMO-PDC Quarterly Meeting being held in the municipality.
Mr. Abdulllah further said that that Sajid Khan P. Pendatun, Municipal Mayor of GSKP informed him in advance that he could not attend the meeting due to other very important commitment but a representative will be sent on his behalf.
Mamatanto Abdullatip, GSKP Municipal Mayor’s representative in his message said that the municipal mayor is so pleased for making this municipality as the venue for the BDA-CenMin RMO-PDC Quarterly Meeting.
The meeting was attended by the 108th Base Commander and some members of Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) and the GSK- MILF Municipal Political Committee Chairman and his group.
Some highlights of the messages delivered during the meeting was the need to strongly support the Peace Process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the MILF; to continue the strengthening of the Bangsamoro people by all means along with their struggle in the most peaceful and civilized ways in order to regain their right to self-determination.
They also highlighted the strongest need to appropriately solve the Bangsamoro Problem because according to them, this is the ultimate way that the centuries-old Bangsamoro conflict considered the longest war in the world; war against injustices will be settled and shall finally ended; and that lasting peace and holistic development in Mindanao and Philippines, in general, will be realized and sustainably implemented.
They also expressed their appreciation and strong support to the BDA-CenMIn for its efforts in implementing its mandates pursuant to the GRP-MILF Peace Agreement of 22 June 2001, such as: to determine, lead and manage, relief and development in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (CAAM).
Sheikh Abdulrasheed B. Ambil, BDA-CenMin Regional Manager in his message, expressed his thanks and gratitude for the warm welcome afforded to the BDA-CenMin RMO-PDC ; and for their strong support along with the Agency’s operation in this region in line with its mandates.
He also assured that with strong support of concerned stakeholders, communities, local, national and international organizations, the BDA-CenMin, along with its mandates, will continue to facilitate development interventions in its area of responsibility.
Moreover, along with the Agency’s mandates, we commit ourselves to exert our utmost efforts to make BDA-CenMin as the agent of change in our area of responsibility through development interventions, Regional manager Ambil concluded.