𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐀 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲𝘈𝘴 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭.
Our work in the Bangsamoro region is defined by deeply-held principles. Our struggle as public servants is always in solidarity with the people we have sworn to represent. The governance of the Bangsamoro carries the mandate of the many communities across several generations that have made the existence of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) possible.
It is this collective consciousness that guides the shared leadership we exercise as members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). As public servants, we are here because of the unconditional support we have received from the Bangsamoro people. We have always worked with them toward peace and justice—the same work that we continue to do today.
We must honor the diversity of the people of the Bangsamoro region by striving without fail to establish points of unity and cooperation. We trust that our esteemed leaders will continue exercising 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘳 as they inspire patience and sobriety among their ranks in the spirit of dialogue and reconciliation. With this, the entire region will follow, from all areas within its territory.
The Quran reminds us: “And dispute not with one another, then you will lose courage by getting demoralized and your strength will be lost (8:46).”
We draw strength from one another, sharpening our ideas through meaningful discourse, perfecting our leadership practices through mindful consultation, and building our communities with inclusion and participation. The past three years were a testament to what our autonomous region can accomplish in the service of the Bangsamoro people. Across that span of time, we worked to fulfill our mandates as the representatives of our people, guided by our common faith and principles.
We join the call of the new administration under the leadership of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for national unity. In the same vein, we call upon our fellow leaders in the Bangsamoro to heed the same call now. This is not the time to allow our differences to fracture the unity we have worked so hard to build across decades of earnest struggle. We carry the hopes of our people. We must carry them well, whatever the future brings.
We must live up to our people’s highest hopes and aspirations. Let us be reminded of the pain and suffering that made it possible for us to stand on this land and call it our own. We are here to honor the sacrifices of those who came before us, the communities whose efforts guide us in the present, and the collective struggle we all share as we chart the future of our people.
Let these shared efforts remind us deeply of the foundations that established why we stand and work for the Bangsamoro: To serve our people, and our homeland.
𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗵𝘂𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗮, 𝗦𝘂𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗼 𝗠. 𝗔𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗱𝘁𝗼, 𝗔𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗯𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗿 𝗦. 𝗠𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗹, 𝗥𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗹 𝗬. 𝗠𝗶𝘁𝗺𝘂𝗴 𝗝𝗿., 𝗕𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗻, 𝗗𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮 𝗔. 𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗴, 𝗥𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗹 𝗘. 𝗜𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗲𝗹, 𝗔𝗹𝘇𝗮𝗱 𝗧. 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗿, 𝗣𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗺𝗮 𝗕. 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗶, 𝗘𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘇𝗮 𝗛.𝗡. 𝗥𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗴, 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼 𝗖. 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗮, 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗮 𝗞.𝗦. 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗹𝗮, 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻 𝗔. 𝗝𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗻, 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗗𝗮𝗺𝗱𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗵, 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗦. 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝘆𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻, 𝗛𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗹 𝗘. 𝗛𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗻, 𝗔𝗯𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗺𝘂𝗵𝗺𝗶𝗻 𝗔. 𝗠𝘂𝗷𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗱, 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮 𝗔. 𝗔𝘀𝗺𝗮𝘄𝗶𝗹, 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗻-𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗱𝘇𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗛. 𝗨𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻