BARMM chief calls for a moral gov’t

Published August 11, 2019, 8:01 PM

by Rica Arevalo

By Ali Macabalang

COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim renewed his call for moral governance during the celebration on Sunday here of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

Bangsamoro interim Chief Minister Ahod "Murad" Ebrahim at the congregation prayer for Eid'l Adha Sunday inside the BARMM compound, Cotabato City (Photo via Ali Macabalang / MANILA BULLETIN)
Bangsamoro interim Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim at the congregation prayer for Eid’l Adha Sunday inside the BARMM compound, Cotabato City (Photo via Ali Macabalang / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Ills in society and public instrumentalities in the Bangsamoro region will surely fizzle out in an atmosphere of moral governance,” said Ebrahim, who also heads the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Ebrahim said all residents, especially the workforce of the interim regional government, will have to “sacrifice personal gains” for “good government to thrive” in a region plagued for decades by poverty, man-made and natural calamities.

His call for “sacrifice” jived with the rationale behind the annual celebration of Eid’l Adha, one of two important feats in Islam, marking the end of hajj or pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and reckoning the day when Prophet Ibrahim tried to sacrifice his son, Ismael, in a test for his loyalty to God.

Ebrahim said President Dutere has a standing commitment to “correct historical injustices” among the Bangsamoro people, but this would not be realized without the corresponding individual sacrifices of stakeholders.

Police estimated at least 5,000 officials and workers of BARMM and residents gathered Sunday morning for the Eid’l Adha congregational prayers inside the Bangsamoro government compound here.

 
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