By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL
DASMARINAS CITY, Cavite
Commissioner Yusoph Mando of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and the Peace and Conflict Resolution Bayanihan Team conducted consultation with distraught Muslim residents and dialogue with the Director of Dasmariñas City police office on issue of illegal search and seizure recently.
Commissioner Mando said the dialogue was in response to numerous complaints and grievances of Muslim populace in Brgy Datu Ismael, Dasmariñas City, Cavite, which eventually reached NCMF.
He said he conducted a fruitful dialogue with Lt. Col. Abraham Abayare, the Chief of Police of Dasmariñas City and with the presence also of Police Chief of Intelligence Balando.
The Muslim residents of Barangay Datu Ismael as well as the Jamaa of the Royal Mosque in the said barangay thanked the NCMF through Commissioner Mando for taking the cudgel on the problem of the Muslims who according to them they complained against the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who subjected the Muslim residents to illegal search and seizure.
The fruitful dialogue called by Commissioner Mando was also attended by his staff Shojie Serenas and others like Ibrahim Yusoph, Fahad Tambara, and Wilson Baunto aside from the Muslim residents and Jamaa of the Royal Mosque of Dasmariñas City.
In the said dialogue both the PNP and the Muslim residents arrived at a possible solution so as not to repeat the same incidents in the future. JIJ