Japan turns over 40 motorcycles to Bangsamoro gov’t


Japan has provided 40 motorcycles to Bangsamoro government.

The Japanese Embassy in Manila said the motorcycles under the Joint Peace and Security Teams (JPST) were given during the ceremonial decommissioning of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and weapons in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on September 7.

Japanese Ambassador to Manila Koji Haneda attended the event, which was graced also by President Rodrigo Duterte and Bangsamoro Transition Authority Interim Chief Minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.

The Embassy said the motorcycles were displayed during the event together with a message “From the people of Japan.”

“Other equipment provided by Japan to the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB) has been utilized for the decommissioning as well. Japan will continue to support peace process by strengthening transport capacity and providing equipment, including 10 JPST stations and 25 vehicles, and by improving livelihood of people in Bangsamoro,” it added.