MAKATI CITY – In a book launching event held at the New World Hotel on 28 July 2022, MENRE Bangsamoro Director General Atty. Badr E. Salendab together with Forest Management Services Director Abdul-Jalil S. Umngan represented Minister Akmad A. Brahim. The two officials widen the horizon of the Ministry’s network to the multi-sector peace-builders.

Among the organizations and partners presents include The Asia Foundation Country Director Sam Chittick; European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Director Gerry Constantino; Police Col. Gus Telco; Maguindanao Provincial Distaster Risk Reduction Head Nash Imam; Lanao del Sur Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Faisal Cali; San Juan City DRRM Head Tong Pacasum; New York University PhD. Candidate Tatsuya San; Former Secretary of Labor and Employment Prof. Nieves R. Confessor; #Factsfirst Anchor Christian Esguerra; Former and current Mayors of Parang, Maguindanao – the Ibay brothers; and BTA MP Dr. Saffrullah M. Dipatuan.

The event was also graced by the Bangsamoro Minister of Human Settlements and Development MP Atty. Hamid Barra, MP Atty. Laisa Alamia, International Alert Sr. Analyst Georgi Engelbrecht, and OPAPRU Director Wendell Orbeso who served as the panelists. Also in the event were Institute of Autonomy and Governance Atty. Ben Baccani and Mr. Francisco Lara, Jr.

The book launched is titled “Conflict’s Long Game: A Decade of Violence in the Bangsamoro” by the International Alert Philippines led by Ms. Nikki dela Rosa as Country Director.