|Datu Meno Manabilang, second from left, is presented the Kampilan Award by Sultan Lomala Imam, BMC secretary general, as Sultan Abbas, left, and Sultan Conding, right, look on. (RSO)|
Datu Meno D. Manabilang, present Sharief Batua of Madaya in Marawi, and a member of the renowned Top 90 group that trained abroad to fight against the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos received the Kampilan Award, the highest honor the Bangsa Mranaw Congress (BMC) can confer on an individual.
The Sultan said Manabilang’s advocacy for peace and justice to this day continues and the Bangsa Mranaw Congress honor him with the highest order of awards.
The Kampilan is the symbol of Mranaw royalty which is coupled with courage, loyalty, and patriotism. It stands for what is noble, true and just. (RSP)