“I am with the gov’t for dev’t,” says Commander Bravo

By Claire R. Gigje

MILF-North Western Mindanao Front commander and member of the parliament Hadji Abdullah “Bravo” Macapaar echoes its support of joining the government in its effort of attaining development in the country. He commits that his camp will maintain peace and order in their area. (PIA-ICIC)

MUNAI, Lanao del Norte, June 3–Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) North Western Mindanao Front’s commander and Bangsamoro Parliament member Hadji Abdullah Macapaar, better known as Commander Bravo, reiterated his assurance of supporting the government’s continuous rollout of development in the country.

“Ako rin ay kasamahan ninyo sa gobyerno para paunlarin at panatilihin ang ating ekonomiya at ang ating mga programa sa BARMM at sa MILF,” he pronounced in his opening message during the launching of mobile rice mill projects spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at Camp Bilal in Lanao del Norte today.

[I am also an ally of the government in improving and maintaining the economy and the programs for BARMM and MILF.]

Macapaar stressed that together with his entire camp, they will continue to secure the peace and order in the area to pave way for further development, which has already been noticed by the community.

“Kami ay tumutulong. Imemaintain po namin ang peace and order dahil kung walang peace and order, walang development… Nandito ang peace and order, Alhamdulillah. Nandito ang iba’t ibang proyekto at programa ng ating gobyerno para sa ating community,” he firmly stated.

[We are helping. We will maintain peace and order because if there is no peace and order, there will be no development… The peace and order is here, Alhamdulillah. Various projects and programs of the government are here for our community.]

He expressed their sincerest gratitude to the government for the delivered projects and services, such as the recently launched rice mill project which will be greatly serviceable to them.

“Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong tulong, lalong lalo na sa ating mahal na presidente na si Rodrigo Roa Duterte na hindi pinabayaan ang mga Muslim… Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat,” conveyed Macapaar.

[Many thanks for your help, especially to our dearest President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who never abandoned Muslims… We are thanking all of you.]

Today, the DTI alongside the OPAPP formally commenced the operation of the rice mill project in Camp Bilal under the implementation of the socio-economic development aspect of normalization under the comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) and Inter Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization-Peaceful Return and Aggressive Inclusion Social Entrepreneurship (ICCMN-PRAISE). 

Such effort will benefit at least five recognized cooperatives of the camp. Philippine Information Agency

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