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Message on Amun Jadid 2015

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.

The first day of Muharram 1437 of the Hijri Calendar marks the observance of the Amon Jadid or the Islamic New Year.

On this important occasion, the City Government of Cotabato wishes our Muslim brothers and sisters bountiful blessings from the Almighty. May Allah shower upon us the gifts of love, harmony, and peace as we start another year with strength and determination that will pole vault our beloved city to progress.



Message for 56th Araw ng Cotabato

In behalf of the City Government of Cotabato, I sincerely wish every Cotabateño a happy and meaningful 56th Araw ng Cotabato.

Today marks another milestone as we have reached and completed one more year filled with good news and remarkable achievements.



Ramadan Message

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.

The Messenger of Allah (SWT) said,

"When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of hell are closed, and the devils are chained up." (Bukhari and Muslim)

As we observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, may every Muslim Cotabateño in the country and across the globe be blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity.



2015 New Year's Day Message


Honorable City Vice Mayor Hadji Abdullah Andang, honorable members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, department heads, fellow workers in government, distinguished guests, fellow Cotabateños, good morning and happy new year!




State of the Children 2014

Good morning!


As I present to you today the programs and projects of the City Government of Cotabato for our children, I would like to borrow a quote from Margaret Mead, a famous American cultural anthropologist who said that:



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