Tagum City – Leaders and peace advocates of Muslim communities here denounced the violence perpetrated by the terrorist group in Marawi City.
Muslim Datus, Imams, and Arabic Facilitators of the city gathered last June 05, 2017 at the New City Hall to discuss with the City Government of Tagum and other local authorities the support they can extend to the peace initiatives of the government concerning the terrorism incidents in Marawi and also to express their sympathy to the victims of the said attacks.
“We condemned in the highest form those unfortunate incidents that took place in Marawi which deliberately affected our minds, regular routines, and religious practices especially this Holy month of Ramadhan,” said the Tagum City Federation of Arabic Facilitators (TCFAF) in a statement released Monday.
“The perpetrators of the attacks manifest inhumane acts by destroying the once-peaceful City of Marawi, by killing civilians, regardless of status and religion, and by burning houses which resulted to massive displacement of civilians,” the group said.
During the dialogue and peace consultation, Mayor Allan Rellon called on the support of the Muslim communities in Tagum in sustaining peace and security in the city, saying that he strongly recognized their role in achieving such. He also directed the local authorities present at the discussion to intensify their security and pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety of all Tagumenyos.
TCFAF also urged their fellow Muslims “irrespective of political and religious inclinations” to support the government in advancing programs that espouse genuine peace and security in order to maintain the “peaceful coexistence of tribes” in Tagum City. Roy Banias/CIO Tagum