COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS) conducted on Monday, March 28, its first community-based peace advocacy against election-related violence for Cotabato City – the seat of the Bangsamoro Government.
The advocacy was held to unify and strengthen coordination and cooperation among government agencies and barangay local officials who are deemed non-partisans, to promote and uphold the policy of free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible conduct of election for the coming May 9, 2022 national and local elections.
“It is the policy of the Bangsamoro Government to promote unity, peace, justice and goodwill among its constituents. We have been hopeful to experience a peaceful and safe election in BARMM through our unified efforts as agencies of the government committed to deliver the expectations of the people to whom our services are dedicated,” MPOS Minister Hussein Muñoz said.
On the other hand, MPOS Director-General Atty. Al-Rashid Balt, said, “MPOS is non-partisan. Cotabato City is the capital of the Bangsamoro Region. Therefore, we must make it a model in terms of peaceful and orderly election.”
One of the speakers Ustadz Habib Usman said, in the casting of votes, “Islamic values are strictly observed, based on qualifications, competency, and integrity of candidates.”
The event was supported by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Election Officer of Cotabato City Atty. Norfaisa Paglala Manduyog, Joint Task Force Kutawato Col. Jose Ambrocio Rustia, representative of Hayat-ul Ulama of the Philippines Mr. Habib Usman, representatives of barangay local government units and Schools Division Superintendent of Cotabato City. (Majid Nur/BIO)