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Bangsamoro raised, resident or not, joins grand caravan, supports the BOL

Stories of people sharing sympathy on the call for the long-aspired sustainable peace and development in the Bangsamoro are all over the social media and internet.

Coming from different countries around the globe, Muslim or not, they joined the call for the (Bangsamoro Organic Law) BOL Win that will allow the establishment of the Bangsamoro Government.

They are among the thousands who joined the Grand Caravan for Peace on January 13, 2019 calling for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), came and journeyed together from Cotabato City passing through municipalities of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.

At the local level, you can also find the same people with same concern over the Bangsamoro.

Luqman Haron, a Kagan from Mati, Davao Oriental is amongst the participants of the Grand Caravan for BOL on January 13, 2019.

For him, he may not be a resident of the Bangsamoro Government being a local of Mati and may not have the privilege to join the upcoming plebiscite, but as Moro, Luqman is dedicated to serve and help.

“I joined the caravan and other related activities for peace because I want to show my support. I may not be voting and our place is not part of the Bangsamoro Government but I will help in any way I can because I am a Bangsamoro”, Luqman stated.

Luqman is the regional manager of the BDA Davao Region and a community development officer for the Mindanao Trust Fund Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2) - a camp development project implemented by the BDA in accordance with the Normalization of the CAB.  

Sarah Panglima was born and raised in Iligan, a pre-dominantly Christian City.

With her origin, she knew nothing about the Bangsamoro. But it was her fate that brought her to the Bangsamoro world.

“I was tired of my life studying and working in Iligan, so I went to Cotabato City for new environment, to meditate, to rest”, Sarah said.

Then her aunt, asked to join her at the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) to render voluntary service.

“I said yes though I was not really here at Cotabato for work”, Sarah told.

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