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NCMF holds dialogue with Muslim residents and the police in Cavite on illegal search and seizure

NCMF Commissioner Yusoph Mando (left) holds a peaceful dialogue with Lt. Col. Abraham Abayare, chief of police of Dasmariñas City, Cavite regarding the complaints of Muslim residents of Barangay Datu Ismael on the illegal arrest and seizure conducted by PNP against them. (Contributed Photo)

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.

LEFT: Commissioner Yusoph Mando (foreground) holds dialogue with the men and women of Barangay Datu Ismael to know their specific complaints against the members of the PNP in Dasmariñas City. RIGHT: Muslim residents who are actually the Jamaa of the Royal Mosque of Barangay Datu Ismael pose for unity in front of their Masjid and vow to NCMF Commissioner Yusoph Mando that they will maintain the elusive and lasting peace in their barangay so that they will not be anymore the subject of arrest and seizure by the police of Dasmariñas City. (Contributed Photos)

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/PMT/SRNY/RSP)

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