Friday, December 23, 2016

ZC Moro Women Leaders hold Organizational Strengthening and Planning for Peace Advocacy

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ZC Moro Women Leaders hold Organizational Strengthening and Planning for Peace Advocacy 

A group of Moro Women Leaders in Zamboanga City’s West Coast area held meeting on Organizational Strengthening and Planning for conduct of Peace Advocacy through Daw’ah at Barangay Tulungatung, Zamboanga City on December 18. 2016.  

Organizers realized that there is a need for Moro women and laypersons to be updated on both social and political issues that directly affect their lives and communities particularly on the current state of the GPH-MILF Peace Implementation process. 

Imam Omar Alip, Head of local Da’wah Committee reminded the Moro women of their obligations by not only managing their household but also participating in productive undertakings since women occupy a large number in our society nowadays, he said.

He also stressed that Islam has made it imperative to both male and female to help one another when situation dictates for the advancement of any legitimate cause as mentioned in Noble Qur’an as follow: 

"The believers, men and women, are protectors, one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil, they observe regular prayers, charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His Mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise" – Surah At-Tawba-71 (9:71).

Ustadz Taha G. Daranda member of local Muslim Religious organization in Zamboanga City said that the present situation of the Bangsamoro can be improved into a prosperous society from being sluggish in social development if Moro Muslim Leaders and other Moro sectors can do a bearable sacrifice by putting their personal agenda, whims and pride behind their back for greater interest of the Bangsamoro people. 

Tirso Tahir from Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) gave updates on the current tract of GPH-MILF Peace deal and the aspect of convergence with other Moro fronts’ organizations and other stakeholders in more inclusive peace roadmap. 

Issue on Federalism and its political implication were also discussed and clarified.

Topic on organizational strengthening and sustainable leadership was delivered by Brother “Phix” from United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD). He said that strong organization depends on leadership style on how he leads and manages.

At first, people is simply obeying and observing their leader, if the leader shows less concern and fails to look after his subject’s needs and not manage their frustration at early stage then his leadership is at stake, heading to disaster and will finally collapse for people has an instinct to defy, defect and setting up their own organization if things don’t get well, Brother Phix said.       

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