9 months Gong banging marks new Bangsamoro beginning Manilatimes
COTABATO CITY: Chief Minister Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) said the banging of the agung (gong) marks the new beginning of the Bangsamoro. Before delivering his 10-minute speech, President Rodrigo Duterte banged the gong that signaled the historic inauguration of BARMM at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Center in this city on Friday. “Today marks a new history for us, we are starting a new kind of jihad, a jihad against poverty, against want and against neglect,” Ebrahim said. Delivering one of his shortest public speeches, the President vowed to work for the benefit ... more