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Parliament member pushes programs for betterment of MILF ‘mujahideen’

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A member of the Bangsamoro Parliament has urged the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to pursue programs and policies to improve the plight of the “mujahideen.”

Faiz Alauddin, Parliament member, in a privilege speech Thursday, October 17, underscored the role played by the mujahideen when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was still fighting for the right to self-determination of the Bangsamoro.

He joined the Bangsamoro armed struggle in 1974 and is now the provincial chair of the MILF in Basilan.

He said the Bangsamoro government must not overlook the economic situation of the mujahideen, and must consider them in coming up with development programs and projects “especially those geared towards the promotion of employment and livelihood.”

“Let us enable our mujahideen to reap the benefit of the peace agreement and assist them in every means possible so they may cherish civilian lives,” Alauddin said.

He said he hopes “we will not fail the mujahideen in the trust that they have placed in us as their leaders and as leaders of the Bangsamoro.”

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