From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 5, 2019): Ensure success of BOL: Lorenzana
As Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr or the end of Ramadan, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana urged every FIlipino to continue to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
"In observance of Eid al-Fitr, we also celebrate the spirit of social healing, reconciliation, and unity. Let us, therefore, continue to work together as one nation to ensure the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law," said Lorenzana in a message forwarded Tuesday night.
The BOL, which was ratified early this year, established the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
He added that the DND, through its One Defense Team, is helping in the transition from a life of division and differences, to a life of lasting peace and prosperity.
"This is our chance to make our present situation better. We shall pass on a more prosperous Mindanao to the next generation. Let us make history together!" the defense chief stressed.
Lorenzana also extended the agency's warmest greetings to all Filipino Muslims on this occasion.