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BARMM assures Unicef envoy of support for agency’s programs

GOVERNANCE/POLITICS • 07:45 AM Sat Sep 28, 2019
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Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY  – An official of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Friday assured Unicef national ambassador Gary Valenciano that the neophyte region is supporting all Unicef programs.

Abdullah Cusain, BARMM acting executive secretary welcomed Valenciano who paid a courtesy call to the Office of the Chief Minister here.

“BARMM supports all programs for the benefit of children, especially Moro children,” Cusain told the visibly elated Valenciano.

Valenciano, who was with UNICEF Chief of Field Office Andrew Morris, also visited the upland town of Upi, Maguindanao on Thursday as part of UNICEF's campaign to strengthen the promotion and protection of the rights of children in the Bangsamoro region.

"Among my advocacies is to make our country polio-free again and to make sure all will be vaccinated," Valenciano later told reporters.

His visit was also part of the buildup for the observance of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Children in BARMM on November 20, 2019 which will be led by the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD-BARMM).

Photos show BARMM acting Exec. Sec. Abdullah Cusain (2nd right) and Minister for Indigenous Peoples Melanio Ulama (center)) hand over a memento to Gary Valenciano as Unicef chief of field office Andrew Morris and a lady staff look on. (Bangsamoro photo). 

Also photos of Gary Valenciano in Upi, Maguindanao courtesy of Upi Municipal Police Office. 

NDBD BIDA BALITA (10.17.19)

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