The Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute (KPI) conducted two-day Ideological, Political and Organizational (IPO) Peace Building Training with a theme: “Unity and Solidarity towards Peace and Development”, on November 7-8, 2015 at Function Hall, Magatos, Kabacan, North Cotabato.
The program started with a reading of some verses of the Noble Qur’an, followed by an opening remarks by Abusama Lubalang, and Welcome Address by Datu Manny Pidtamanan.
Mr. Nasser Mustafa delivered an inspirational message, while Akmad Agao presented the training overview and introduced the participants.
A member of General Secretariat of the Office of the Chairman of MILF Central Committee, lectured on “Lailaha Ilallah Muhammad Rasulullah”, that means, “There no other God worthy of worship except ALLAH, and Muhammad, is His Messenger”. The Bangsamoro people stand for this as their ideology in relation to the contemporary struggle for right to self-determination.
The program was facilitated by Shiekh Moidjoddin K. Talusob, KDFI Executive Director.
Prof. Esmael A. Abdula, Executive Director of Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute (KPI) and BLMI Steering Committee member, lectured on various stages of Bangsamoro Struggle.
In the afternoon, Abdullah Cusain, Head of Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)-Communications Group, delved on the status of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Salik A. Abdullah, KPI Secretary, moderated the question and answer portion after Cusain’s lecture.
Brainstorming on the hopes and fears on the outcome of BBL in congress followed.
In the evening, Abdula lectured on Psychological Warfare followed by an open forum.
Before the start of the workshop on Annual Action Plan, Abdula presented an outline on how to conduct action plan, and a short background on the creation of Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute (KPI). He told the participants the KPI is an outcome of various peace building programs he conducted in
Cotabato and Maguindanao.
In 2011 to 2012, his group worked with Cynthia Petrigh, a European representative and expert on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in partnership with the International Monitoring Team (IMT).
From 2012 to 2013, Abdula’s group worked with Blas F. Ople Foundation Inc. funded by OPAPP in the conduct of Speakers’ Bureau Training. From February to July 2015, Abdula was hired by OPPAP as Project Manager in the conduct of Massive Campaign on Information, Education and Communication Activities on FAB, CAB and BBL, in partnership with Kalilintad Development Foundation Inc. (KDFI) held in various municipalities the of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat and in Tacurong City and Cotabato City.
Abdula enumerated the KPI’s one year proposed action plan in the realization of its goals and objectives. The participants engaged in workshops and presented their action plan by group.
Ustadz Kamarodin Pidtamanan in his closing remarks said that the conduct of IPO Training and
Bangsamoro community leaders and peace advocates are very essential in the
pursuit of peace and development in Moro homeland. He as well declared his
support to KPI- Kalilintad Peacebuilding Institute programs. Capacity