SPC President Mas Yahya (right) and Ranao Star Associate Editor Phil Pa-alan pose a souvenir photo in the ARMM compound..
Written & Photo by ALAN AMANTIAD
Bangsamoro People’s Complex, Cotabato City
Officers and members of Sarimanok Press Club (SPC) have lauded the Office of the Regional Governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ORG-ARMM) for its nightly Ramadan Program and Trade Fair which started last June 6, the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan this year.
Masiding Noor Yahya, SPC president and editor-in-chief emeritus of The New Ranao Star, said that ARMM under the leadership of Governor Mujiv Hataman is indeed dedicated to the welfare of the region’s constituents, especially the Muslims.
The SPC group which visited the ARMM Ramadan Program and Trade Fair included Phil Pa-alan of The New Ranao Star and Alan Amantiad of Brigada FM Radio in Iligan City.
They observed and witnessed the distribution of five to ten kilos of rice to community residents by ARMM HEART as the highlight of the nightly activity.
The group was acknowledged and introduced to the public during the program by Ms. Sahara Ali of ARMM HEART who is facilitating the nightly distribution of rice.
Meanwhile, Ali said the distribution of rice is done through raffle draw and the names that would be drawn receive the several kilos of rice.
She said the distribution of rice is done by the ARMM HEART, one of the agencies of the regional government.
The holy month of Ramadan is performed in accordance with the universal and time honored tradition of Islam believers, done for the Glory of God and in the service of humanity. Fasting aims to purify the soul as well as cleanse the body.
During Ramadhan, Muslim faithfuls abstain from food and drink, sex and bad habits for 30 days from dawn to sunset. All they do is pray and undergo sacrifices.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, the others being, belief in the Oneness of God (Tawhid), pilgrimage to Makkah (Haj), giving alms to the poor (Zaqah) and praying five times a day (Salah). The New Ranao Star