I had a Consultation Meeting with the Municipal Mayors and Barangay Officials of the province of Maguindanao to listen to their concerns in efforts to achieve peace and progress in the area and the country as a whole.

During the discussion I stressed the importance of harmony amongst Christians and Muslim brethrens. It has been proven that this leads to lasting peace and progress.

I also shared with them the good news about President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, that would definitely be a factor in achieving lasting peace and a vibrant economy.

Thank you to our host, ARMM Assemblyman Khadafy Toy Mangudadatu, Mayor Zihan Mangudadatu and the locals for the warm welcome.