Murad declares Mar. 27 a BARMM holiday to mark 2014 peace accord

By PMT Desk

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Bangsamoro Chief Minister Alhaj Murad Ebrahim in a file photo.

COTABATO CITY -– Chief Minister Ahod “Alhaj Murad” Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has declared March 27, Monday, a special non-working holiday in the region in commemoration of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) nine years ago.

In Proclamation No. 0001-2023, Ebrahim said it would be fitting and proper to honor the signing of the CAB, which promoted peace and stability in Mindanao and paved the way for the establishment of the present Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) approved the request for the declaration of a holiday in Resolution No. 325 passed on March 21.

The proclamation said BARMM residents deserve the full opportunity to commemorate, celebrate, and participate in the ceremonies and other activities related to the 2014 turning point in the region’s history.

The final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was sealed at Malacañang on March 27, 2014, during the administration of the late president Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

The CAB was followed by a series of peace accords until it culminated in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), creating the BARMM during the administration of former president Rodrigo Duterte.

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