Connecting the state of humanity is a necessary endeavor to bring back the peaceful co-existence in the land. Continuing reached out have to be made to defeat the forces of the detractors of peace, unity and solidarity has to be forged so that the good side of humanity prevails. In this regard, a multi-sectoral peace champions is assembled to utilize the essence of peace and brings the meaning to the Barangay Tubigan, Maluso, Basilan.
Barangay Tubigan, Maluso, Basilan is still in mourned because of the incidence occurred last August 21, 2017 where in skirmished between the so-called unpeaceful human being resulted to the forceful depart of nine souls to include a pregnant mother. These untoward incidences solidify the initiative to reach out.
Headed by the Local Government Unit of Maluso through the leadership of Mayor Hanie A. Bud together with concern groups from Zamboanga City; the Ulama Council of Zamboanga Peninsula, the Inter-religious Solidarity for Peace of Peace Advocates Zamboanga/ZABIDA, the Assunnah Foundation and the Council of Advisors for Muslim Advancement, in unity, this Solidarity Mission is conducted.
Highlighting the event is the all out support of the Regional Governor of ARMM Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman and his beloved life partner Anak Mindanao Representative Sitti Djalia T. Hataman where in they grace the event by offering “QURBAN” and personally visited the communities and the families of the survivors.
Personal touch in a manner by which it is needed elements to bring solidarity, in the name of faith, by tradition celebration of Eidl Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) is a perfect venue that can serve as a symbolic expression of extending the solidarity visit (“Jiyarah” through the ritual offering “Qurban”; for non-Muslim, this will be the expression of reaching out “part of Pag-Jiyarah”. This activity is part of the ‘listening mission’ to generate stories of human resiliency and highlight the ‘humanitarian face’ as the group rebuild inner strength of the survivors and to give space, voice for survivors of the tragic incidence in Tubigan. This initiative is being coordinated with the office of the Mayor of Maluso.
It is with all hopes that the initiative will bring the peaceful coexistence once again as we all hope to achieved.
With all the prayers.