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Wednesday, 26 April 2023 00:38

BDA RAMADHAN GATHERING: Reconnection and renewal of bonds towards path to Allah

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Ramadhan is a holy month in Islam. It is when Muslims perform the 4th pillar of Islam. It is the month when the doors of jannah are opened. It is when rewards to good deeds are multiplied.

In this blessed month, employees and volunteers of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.) got together and broke fast together on April 7, 2023 at Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City.

Everyone was joyful for this gathering of past and present volunteers of BDA Inc., who have met once again now that many of them are already working in various ministries and offices in the Bangsamoro Government and in different private institutions and outside the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

In his message, Dr. Rizaldy Piang, current minister of the Ministry of Health (MOH-BARMM), was grateful for the chance to see each other again, and for the time given by everyone to gather in this activity.

“This meeting is relieving like the good old times. We thank those who came from a distance”, Dr. Piang stated.

He added, “Let us strive to improve our bond for the sustainability of the Bangsamoro Development Agency.”

Ustadz Mohammad S. Yacob, member of the parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and the minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrariar Reform (MAFAR-BARMM), highlighted the achievement of the BDA as an agency recognized for its capacity as stated in its slogan “building people who will build the nation”.

“BDA has produced professionals who are among those, helping the current Bangsamoro Government, one is through the Values Transformation Training (VTT)”, Minister Yacob remarked.

He added, “VTT becomes the strength of BDA to remain standing because it is relevant to the advocacy on moral governance by the Bangsamoro Government.”

Yacob recognized the commitment of volunteers that is relevant to the sustainability of the BDA, as agency of the MILF.

He further encourages the BDA family to remain positive and that they, who are in the Bangsamoro Government now, are open to listen and help the agency.

“Do not be hesitant to approach us, because we are family”, Yacob ended.

For many, the gathering was indeed a reconnection for those who have seen each other for the long time.

Hashim Manticayan believes that this is very effective because brothers and sisters in this family meet each other again and relieve the past.  

Guiamaludin Sampulna, is also glad for the chance to see each other in this event.

“The knowledge we have and the place we are at present is all due to BDA”, he stated.

Rhadzni Taalim, the current executive director of BDA Inc. is pleased and touched by the attendance of everyone.

With this gathering, BDA Inc. is more motivated to pursue the plan for a general assembly of BDA Family.

BDA is a development arm of the MILF established in 2002 and has emerged as duly registered non- government organization in 2019 with the official name, BDA Inc.

Over the years, it has been working for the relief and rehabilitation of underserved communities guided by its core values towards sustainable service in the Bangsamoro.


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