New members admitted in GCCPBA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:39

The Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates has admitted new members.

The new members are Datu Widz Raunda Sampang, Executive Director of the Social Advocacy Neoteric Governance for Sectors Ascendancy Inc., Sitti Nadzra Annie, Field Protection Associate of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) based in this city, and Mr. Said S. Amil, Jr., Convener, CSO (Sta. Catalina), devoting for peace and development in Mindanao.

The admission of the new members was tackled during a special board meeting  held at the University Student Council Office, Western Mindanao State University on June 21.

The organization’s president, Prof. Ali T. Yacub said during the meeting that the new members will be important assets to the group, particularly in its mission of promoting the culture of peace in the city as well as working in solidarity with other CSOs/NGOs for the maintenance of stability and solidarity of all the people in Zamboanga City.

The new members were welcomed with enthusiasm by the Board of Trustees of the Golden Crescent Consortium of Peace Builders and Affiliates,

Also admitted as members of the Board are Hja. Neneng T. Luy-Salikala as Asst. Treasurer; Mr. Hader Glang as Public Information Officer, Prof. Alrashid Jama as Asst. Sec-General.

The Religious (Islam) Advisers who were voted unanimously by the Board of Trustees were Ustadz Wahid Amil and Ustadz Hajaradji (Guru Bata) Tapsi.

In the same Board meeting, Dr. Salimatal Lagbas, Ed.D, was also appointed and confirmed as the spokesperson of the organization.

Datu Albi Julkarnain, a member of the Sultanate of Sulu and GCCPBA member, briefed the Board on the reaction of the Sulu Royals on the comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro between the MILF and the Philippine Government.

Datu Albi expressed resentment over the “exclusion” of the Sultanate in the negotiations between the MILF and GPH, He is still hoping that the Philippine Government as well as the MILF should look back to history and not to repeat what the American government did to the Sulatanate of Sulu at the turn of the century.

Datu Albi said that history is slowly repeating itself and doing more harm than good to the Bangsamoro by excluding the Sultanate  in the affairs of the State. This is indeed, sad, Datu  Albi Julkarnain, concluded. —  GCCPBA- Media Group