Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – The Commander of 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Divison, Major General Edmundo R. Pangilinan, hosts “Iftar” for the Muslim brothers and sisters at 6ID’s Eco Recreational Park this evening along with his Chief of Staff, General Staff and other officers and personnel of 6ID.
“Iftar” or “Buka Puasa” is an evening meal when Muslims end their daily fasting during Ramadhan at sunset.
As host, Major General Pangilinan warmly welcomed the guests from the local government units, local government agencies, and other key stakeholders in Central Mindanao that took time to visit and share their celebration with the officers and personnel of 6ID.
Present during the dinner are: Congresswoman Bai Sandra Sema of 1st District of Maguindanao; 6ID Multi-Sector Advisory Board President Dr. Susan Anayatin; Mayor Sumulong Sinsuat of Pikit, North Cotabato; Maguindanao Mayors Zamzamin Amaptuan of Rajah Buayan, Datu Razul Sangki of Ampatuan, Salaban Diocolano of Mother Kabuntalan, Midpantao Midtimbang Jr of Guindulungan, Norodin Salasal of Datu Salibo, Genuine Kamaong Sr of Datu Piang, Marshall Sinsuat of Datu Blah Sinsuat, Ramdatu Angas of Sultan Sa Barongis, Ibrahim Ibay of Parang, and Mary Jane Bayam of North Kabuntalan; and Dr. Kadil Sinolinding of the Department of Health-ARMM.
“As the Commander of 6ID, I have a firm understanding on the sensitivities, the practices, and the cultures that our Muslim brothers and sisters are observing amd the Command has always been very supportive of your religious endeavors,” Major General Pangilinan said.
He also announced that the command is offering the 6ID grounds as venue for the Eid'l Fitre on the 6th of July during the culmination of Ramadan. "We will be happy to host the venue for this very big event and we will take it as a huge honor to celebrate "buka" with our brother and sister muslims all over Central Mindanao", MGen Pangilinan added.
After the short program, the guests are served and treated with sumptuous Halal meals.
The occasion was inspiring as it provides a venue for social interaction and commitment to uphold the camaraderie and good relationships that 6ID has established.