Pnoy urges Tabuan-Lasa gov’t to stay united for peace, prosperity PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 11:07

President Noynoy Aquino has sent his message to the beloved municipality of Tabuan-Lasa on its third year founding anniversary with the theme, “ Unity: Key to Peace and Prosperity.”    The celebration of the town’s anniversary held on March 29, 2011.

In his message, Aquino urged the municipal government to reaffirm the collective aspiration to establish stability and prosperity through unity.

The president also asked the officials to stay with his administration in the spirit of solidarity in their common endeavor in bringing development and to pursue lasting peace to establish equitable progress in the said municipality.  

Meanwhile, Western Mindanao Command Commander Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer, who served as the guest speaker during the celebration last March 29,  commended the municipal government of Tabuan-Lasa for maintaining the peace and order situation and expressed his support as far as the peace and order is concerned in the said town.

In his simple message, Gen. Ferrer cited the harmonious way of living of the residents in the municipality, where local folks can do whatever they want without fear of their lives.
Ferrer said that during his stint as battalion commander in Basilan, the municipality was then part of Sumisip and was under his area of responsibility.

The military commander recalled that there was no big problem such as terrorism and rebellion registered in the said town that is composed of four islands — Tapiantana, Bubuan, Lanawan and Saluping (Tabuan-Lasa) which the residents enjoy up to the present.

Basilan Congressman Jim Hataman, who also gave his message during the celebration, said that as representative of the province in Congress, he will see to it that the projects and programs of his office will reach the municipality.

Meanwhile, Junaid expressed gratitude to the President Aquino, Gen. Ferrer and Rep. Hataman for the invaluable support to the municipality and vowed to work harder for the town’s development.

The municipality was created in March 29, 2008 through a plebiscite where Mayor Muctar Juniad was appointed as local chief executive and got elected on last year’s local election for his first term. — Noning Antonio