Priest sees peaceful Bangsamoro plebiscite
THE Catholic priest who was taken hostage by Islamic State-inspired Maute terrorists in 2017 said he was optimistic that the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) would be peaceful.
Rev. Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob said educating voters would strengthen and protect the result of the plebiscite from groups that do not seek peace in Mindanao.
He said voters should be properly be informed on the consequences of a “Yes” or “No” vote during the plebiscite, which would determine the composition of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
“I am praying for the success of the Bangsamoro Organic Law because everybody is affected whatever the outcome. If this turns out success-
in Mindanao,” he said.
Suganob is the chairman of Pakigdait Inc., one of the civil society organizations in Lanao del Norte that help educate voters on the BOL provisions.
The Commission on Elections is set to hold the plebiscite in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on January 21. The plebiscite in other areas will be on February 6.