IMAM, religious heads in Binay movement


COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: A group of religious leaders including Imam and ulama (Islamic scholar) and civil society organizations (CSOs) from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have joined over 50 multi-sectoral groups in the Integrated Alliance and Movement for Binay (or I AM for BINAY) was launched recently in Quezon City. Maulana “Alan” Balangi, convenor of the One Bangsamoro Movement or 1BANGSA and national chairman of I AM for BINAY told The Manila Times that their movement is aimed to make an impact on Philippine political system through the outcome of the 2016 elections. Balangi said that the religious and CSO leaders from the Muslim autonomous region include Aleem Abdulmajeed Djamla, grand Imam of Marawi Grand Islamic Center; Abdulmohaimen Abubakar, president of Sulu Ulama for Peace and Development; Ustadz Alpata Utto, 1-Bangsa Maguindanao provincial coordinator; Armando Sanso, chairman of Philippine Humanitarian Livelihood for Peace and Development (Philpad); and Joumar Mousa, president of Central Mindanao Alliance Movement. Meanwhile, Revor Lasay, of the Sectoral Anti-Poverty (SAP) said the new movement is now composed of 30 national council members from Northern Luzon to Southern Mindanao representing the country’s 17 regions.


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