Marawi City – In the perspective of the issue of good governance, “a government is usually crafted base on people’s demands and needs”, this was the gist of the welcome message of Mr. Salic Ibrahim, President of MARADECA Inc. and one of the founding member of the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organization (CBCS).

He added that: “Since we are discussing good governance or more so of a moral one, we need to understand that there is no such thing as perfect governance but everything is changing”. And “this change could only be directed towards good or moral if we have deeper knowledge of the matter. This is where the importance of maximizing our efforts and time in seminars and trainings such this activity to fully understand what is moral governance”, he ended

The statement was made before more than thirty CSOs and Interfaith leaders of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur areas in a two-day training/seminar on “Principles of Moral Governance and Advocacy Campaign” with a theme: “Well informed CSOs are potential mechanism of accompaniment of BTA in laying the foundation of moral governance in the Bangsamoro”, held at Ragayan Training Center, Marantao, Lanao del Sur on Rabiul Awal 29 -30, 1443 H.

In the overview of the activity, Mr. Johary Ditucalan Ayo, CBCS Area Coordinator for Ranaw Cluster explained that the series training/seminar is part of CBCS strengthening of its CSO Network Members throughout Mindanao to become effective mechanism in support to successful laying the foundation of Moral Governance in the Bangsamoro being pushed by the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

He added that: “Rationally, civil society organizations (CSOs) operates outside of the three pillars of society. In short CSO is not controlled by the government, business sector or clan but at the same time they are not enemies” he ended. In a real sense the general principles being espoused by CSO are the general sentiments, needs and demands of the larger constituencies, founded on the principles of “constructive engagement, critical collaboration and principled participation” he ended. 

By: Johary Ditucalan Ayo, CBCS Ranaw Cluster Area Coordinator