DAVAO CITY, Jan 26 (PIA) A leader of the Maranao group in city urged fellow Maranao leaders to guide, nurture and protect their culture as they find their livelihood future here.
Aleem Mahmoud Mala Adilao, secretary general of the Davao Regiona Maranao leaders Federation cited the unity of their tribe in coming together as federation in Davao Region.
Speaking after the oath-taking ceremony of the Maranao leaders from various cities and towns in Region 11, he said every Maranao must perform the task of preserving their way of life.
Adilao said every municipality now in the Region has a Muslim-Maranao population in their midst.
“Most of us maybe traders, but we will contribute to nation-building by enlivening the economy and by working for peace,” he pointed out.
Adilao underscored that as followers of Islam which is a faith based on peace, every Maranao will work towards the attainment of peace in the community where he stays.
He also said that anywhere in the region, the Maranaos who bind together can be partners of the local government units for development, and for other purposes like peace and order.
“We are your proactive partners promoting peace and development in the various areas of Davao Region,” Adilao said. (Joey Sem Dalumpines PIA-XI)