CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. underscored that the newly-launched BARMM Governors' Caucus (BGC) is a platform for all stakeholders to push for lasting peace, good governance, and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro region.
"This platform is for all stakeholders. Itong caucus na ito ay hindi lang para sa akin or dahil dun sa nangyari sa akin or sa ibang mga governors. Ito'y pangkalahatang. Yung maachieve natin ang pangkalahatang peace and order sa buong rehiyon, rule of law, and inclusive governance," he said during the official launch of the BGC held, June 6, here.
(This platform is for all stakeholders. This caucus is not just for me or because of what happened to me or other governors. It is generally for all to achieve general peace and order in the entire region, rule of law, and inclusive governance)
Created after a series of consultative talks, the BGC is composed of the governors of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. It seeks to create a unified platform to promote the common issues concerning Bangsamoro and engage other stakeholders in dialogues to resolve the issues.
According to Adiong, the BGC will engage the national and regional governments, the peace mechanism, and sectoral groups so that peace, security, and development will reign in the Bangsamoro community.
He also emphasized the importance of unity and solidarity in upholding the welfare and security of Bangsamoro.
"In these times characterized by unpredictability and constant change, maintaining strong solidarity among governments is becoming increasingly important. It is now time for us to unite and strengthen our cooperation for the greater good of our people in the region," he further said.
The BGC launch was also attended by the League of Municipal Mayors, local chapters of the Philippine Councilors League, and sectoral leaders from the five BARMM provinces. (APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)