BAGUIO City Police Office (BCPO) director Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles have asked Muslim leaders in the city engaged in the operation of schools which focuses on Islamic teachings to let them undergo regulation to allay doubts of alleged propagation of Muslim extremism.
During a forum on Friday, September 23, at the BCPO multi-purpose hall, Saculles pointed out the importance for these establishments to be licensed and to comply with the requirements set by such licensing office.
This, following a letter sent by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan to the local police to intervene and find a resolution to the allegation.
“No one is suspecting you. It is for this reason why we called for this forum to thresh out and find solutions to problems besetting our Muslim brothers. And one possible solution that we are looking at is to talk to DepEd (Department of Education) and asked if the Madrasa’s may undergo government regulation, and for the Ustads or teachers to be under the standards of the Civil Service Commission,” Saculles said.
Based on the recent presentation of the National Commission for Filipino Muslims and the Anti Terrorism Council during the Regional Peace and Order Council meeting in Apayao province, it alleged some of the graduates of this learning institutions have been involved in illegal acts in Zamboanga City.
Saculles, meanwhile, stressed to the representatives of the Muslim community in the city the need for government officials to look for solutions to problems instead of making allegations.
This, following the outburst made by Abdullah Macarimpas who heads the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos in Baguio City referring to unfounded and baseless accusations of the report.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on September 26, 2017.
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