Hadji Abdullah Macapaar, a Muslim freedom fighter-turned parliament member of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), has aired his gesture of support by providing programs that would promote lasting peace, development and in building good governance in Muslim Mindanao even on identified Non-BARMM communities such as in Lanao del Norte areas.

He visited recently the town of Nunungan to emphasize his role now as a parliament member of BARMM and as a native resident of Lanao del Norte.

“Although the result of the recent plebiscite on the six municipalities in Lanao del Norte was not favorable to BARMM, still we ought to extend support to the residents here. I want to propose to the parliament my plans to give stipends to Ulamas, Ustads, Widows and Orphans,” Bravo expressed.

This initiative according to Bravo is in line with the aspirations of the national government for converge in achieving development and in strengthening relationship of local government officials, complementing each other to deliver much-needed services for the general populace.

He visited recently the town of Nunungan and spoke about his plans to the residents of Pantara Kapatagan Cluster who arrived to the venue and personally listen Bravo’s epistle.

Macapaar was one of the first batch of MILF leaders named by President Duterte to the 80-member BTA legislature in February last year.

His Presidential appointment came along with that of MILF Chairman Ahod “Hadji Murad” Ebrahim, Mohagher Iqbal and Abdulraof “Sammy Al-Mansoor” Macacua, presently BARMM chief minister, minister of education, and executive secretary cum minister of environment, respectively.

BARMM inaugurated its formal operations and bureaucracy on March 29, 2019, and committed the national government’s full support for the new autonomous government to become a catalyst of peace and progress in southern Philippines, particularly in Muslim Mindanao.

It replaced the 29-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) under R.A. 11054, which the President signed into law in July 2018 and was ratified in the January 2019 plebiscite.