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Marawi mayor vows support for BARMM's dev't drive

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)--City Mayor Majul Gandamra vowed to continue supporting the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government in its initiatives to promote peace, development and prosperity in the region. 

Speaking during the Lanao del Sur kick-off of the 5th Foundation Day celebration of BARMM at the Marawi Convention Center on January 22, Gandamra declared that Marawi City has consistently stood as a firm ally of the BARMM because of its pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the Bangsamoro people.

He also articulated the significance of authentic autonomy in redressing historical injustices confronted by the Bangsamoro people. He emphasized that this autonomy serves as a catalyst for a brighter future. 

With this, Gandamra reaffirmed his commitment to work hand-in-hand with the Bangsamoro government for the effective implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, underscoring the potential of collective efforts to construct a future where every Bangsamoro citizen not only survives but thrives and flourishes.

Marawi City Mayor vows to work hand-in-hand with the Bangsamoro government to ensure the successful implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Gandamra reaffirmed his commitment during the Lanao del Sur kick-off of the 5th BARMM Foundation Day held at Marawi Convention Center, January 22. (Photo by: Zener Dumaguing/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)

In addition to highlighting the need for unity and progress, the mayor urged the Bangsamoro people to reflect on the sacrifices and struggles endured by their forefathers in securing their rights and aspirations. 

"Let us honor their legacy by continuing to work towards a more inclusive and progressive Bangsamoro society," he said.

Gandamra further stressed that the BARMM Foundation Day anniversary goes beyond a mere celebration of history and culture. Instead, he underlined that it serves as a powerful testament to the remarkable progress achieved by the region—a poignant reminder of the collective strength, resilience, and unity demonstrated by its people in the face of adversity.

As a demonstration of solidarity, the city government, through the City Health Office, actively participated in the weeklong celebration by joining the BARMM services caravan at the Marawi Convention Center offering essential healthcare services free of charge.

These include medical consultation and medicine, circumcision, eye checkups, tooth extraction, vaccination for children and elderly, and laboratory testing such as blood typing, random blood sugar, dengue testing, and rapid malaria testing.

Locals can also avail of services like consultations on nutrition, family planning, safe motherhood, and mental health. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur)

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Apipa Bagumbaran

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