MILF political party gives ‘big boost’ to Leni’s candidacy: Solon

CHOSEN BET. Vice President Leni Robredo during her March 16, 2022 campaign in Isabela City, Basilan. Officials from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its political arm, the Bangsamoro Justice United Party, have expressed support for Robredo’s presidential candidacy. (PNA file photo)

TOWN OF ISABELA, Basilan – Deputy Speaker of the House, Basilan, Rep. Mujiv Hataman, a strong supporter and activist of Vice Speaker Leni Robredo, welcomed the support of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) for the presidential aspirant.

“We welcome and salute the endorsement and full support of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party – the political party of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) – to the presidential candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo,” Hataman said in a statement on Saturday. .

MILF and UBJP officials, including those in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Government in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), made the statement at a press conference on Saturday inside the camp. Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Hataman said the UBJP made the right choice since Robredo recognizes the principles of self-governance and self-determination.

Hataman noted that Robredo supported the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during his tenure as a congressman in the third district of Camarines Sur.

“The MILF is a principled organization embodying the Moro people’s demand for self-government and self-determination. And I believe that no other presidential candidate truly believes and recognizes these principles more than Vice President Leni,” he said.

Hataman added that the support of UBJP and MILF is indeed a big boost for Robredo’s campaign not only in BARMM but in the whole of Mindanao.

However, he said they shouldn’t be complacent as there are more things to do.

“We must redouble our efforts if we are to elect a leader who will ensure good governance in the public service,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Youth for Leni group in Basilan conducted a door-to-door campaign on Saturday to give Robredo a birthday present.

The youngster began the door-to-door campaign at 8 a.m. seeking the full support of residents for her candidacy. (NAP)

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