Datu Unsay, Maguindanao – A dialogue for peace which aims to strengthen the trust, partnership, and collaboration among different stakeholders together with military/AFP was launched in Central Maguindanao on August 27, 2014 held at Shairff Aguak IBN Ampatuan Islamic Memorial Academy, Poblacion, Shariff Aguak, said province.
The activity initiated by the (Gallant) 45IB, 5ID, PA under Lt. Colonel Romeo N Bautista III INF (GSC) PA, in collaboration with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Shariff Aguak and the Islamic religious leaders in the 45IB area of operation (AO), was conducted to gather religious leaders to commit in bringing peace and unity among their constituents and other stakeholder outside the province and also to eradicate if not, prevent further political rivalries in the province.
Lt. Colonel Bautista III, in his message during the program, briefly introduced his unit and its mission/vision as one of the leading peace stakeholders together with the LGUs in Maguindanao and afterward encouraged the Ulamas, Ustadzs and Imams (Islamic leaders) and the Islamic students of aforesaid school who joined and supported the activity to give their support to the unit in the implementation of the Internal Peace and Security (IPSP) “Bayanihan” of the AFP.
The activity was witnessed and attended by more or less eighty (80) participants coming from the Datu Unsay, Shariff Aguak and Mamasapano municipalities of the province.