COTABATO CITY — Consolidated resolutions conveying deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences of the Bangsamoro Parliament to the bereaved family of the late governor Princess Tarhata Alonto Lucman and recognizing her contributions for the well-being of the Bangsamoro people was approved during the plenary’s Session No. 55 Wednesday, March 17.
Gov. Lucman, who was the first muslim female governor of Lanao del Sur elected in 1971 and one of the pioneering female local executives in the country, died on Febuary 26, 2021 at the age of 95. Her death has caused grief to every Bangsamoro who witnessed her contributions in the development of the Bangsamoro people.
Also known as “Babo Tata”, Gov. Lucman was a peace advocate, kidnapping negotiator, and a rido settler even after retiring from politics. She was among the few local executives that fought for freedom, and was an outspoken critic during Martial Law.
Deputy Speaker Zia Alonto Adiong described the deceased Babo Tata in his sponsorship speech, as an inspiring figure who defined what it takes to be a Bangsamoro woman at a time when conventions chose the mighty and powerful over truth and justice.
“The babo of Lanao — who dedicated her person, her wealth, her time to serve the greater interest of the people — has peacefully returned to the creator,” he added.
Adiong encourages the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage to identify, collect, document and promote the life stories of public figures who made significant contributions in the history of the Bangsamoro People.
“It is now our shared responsibility, Mr. Speaker, to preserve and pass on this kind of legacy to the next generation with the same care and attention we afford to objects and artifacts that symbolize our heritage and our rich history,” Adiong emphasized.
Through the approved consolidated resolution, her valuable contributions, works, and efforts will be forever cherished appreciated and remain to be perpetual to the hearts and minds of her constituents. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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