The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv S. Hataman, officials and employees gathered during the commemoration of the region's 26th Anniversary on November 19, 2015 at the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG) Quadrangle, Cotabato City.
"The commemoration is made simple and modest in solidarity with the rest of the world that mourns over the countless deaths resulting from the recent indiscriminate terror attacks against humanity," ARMM Governor Hataman emphasized in his message.
"Today, we also want to advocate peace through the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The BBL will mark as the major triumph of the Moro people," Governor Hataman added.
Regional Vice Governor Al-Rashid Lucman expressed in his message that the muted commemoration is appropriate since the creation of the Autonomous Region is anchored on the aspirations of the Bangsamoro for peace, justice, democracy, and progress.
The 26th anniversary also coincided with the 10th ORG People's Day with the provision of free government services to the constituents, and granting of Certificates of Land Ownership (CLO) and post-harvest machineries.
Successive to the program was the region's 1st Qur'an Recitation Exhibition which was participated in by 12 national and international Qur'an Reading champions.
The 26th ARMM anniversary commemoration highlighted the agenda of peace and reforms in governance that the Hataman administration continues to institutionalize.