By Claire Gigje
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)--The launching of the revitalized Kapulisan, Simbahan, Pamayanan (KASIMBAYANAN) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) here received endorsement from the religious sector of Lanao del Sur province.
Msgr. Rev. Fr. Ramonito Torres of the Prelature of St. Mary in Marawi emphasized that such an endeavour was a reciprocation to God’s love for the people as everyone was enjoined to work together as partners towards the goal of a total transformation in coordination with the PNP and the community to ensure public safety and God-centered society with a long-lasting peace and development in the country.
He conveyed his support for the program seeing this as a platform for Muslims and Christians to engage with the PNP, and have a deeper involvement in inter-religious dialogue, thus, an act that is worthy of the highest commendation.
“This is, above all, the communion of men and women in total surrender to God with the hope that all can have a change of heart and participate in the building of His kingdom whose completion he alone can lovingly bring about,” said Torres.
On the other hand, Mindanao State University (MSU) – Main Campus King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies (KFCIAAS) Faculty Aleem Ihsan Manaol shared that during their Friday sermon, they would always remind faithfuls of the goal of everyone which is to attain peace, order and progress.
He stated the churches of Catholics and Muslims teach peace as both also believe that it is here that they achieve development in this material world and even in the afterlife.
Likewise giving a thumbs up on the KASIMBAYANAN, Manaol pronounced that his center is a companion, partner and helper in spreading peace towards prosperity.
He also urged citizens to reveal to authorities whatever unlawful deeds they would witness.
“Kung sinuman ang makakakita sa inyo ng mga nakakasira sa mamamayan at pagkatao ng tao ay pigilan ninyo ito. Isumbong niyo sa local government unit at mga kapulisan para makausap, at kung hindi ito titigil ay gagamitan ng naaayon sa kanyang gawain,” said Manaol.
[Whoever you see destroying society and human nature, you must hinder. Report it to the local government unit and policemen so that they would be reached out, and if they do not stop, appropriate actions would be applied.] (CRG/PIA-Lanao del Sur)