Maguindanao Governor Bai Mariam Mangudadatu and Datu Abdullah Sangki Municipal Mayor Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu have joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines reserve force.
Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), graced the donning of military ranks to the two local officials in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol of the municipality of Buluan Wednesday, June 24, Westmincom said Friday, June 26.
Sobejana lauded the Mangudadatus for joining in the military reserve force.
“You are truly indispensable in our genuine campaign. Your role, as citizen soldiers, forges greater alliance and amelioration of gains, as your civic and military service gives the Bangsamoro people a strong and patriotic vision and encouragement. You have, in your hands, the capacity to lead, enlighten, and guide your constituents,” he said.
“I am certain that the ranks conferred on you will impel you to do more and not rest on your laurels,” Sobejana added.