In a historic moment for the Province of Tawi-Tawi and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Sheikh Sabuddin N. Abdurahim has been sworn in as the new NCMF Secretary. The ceremony, held at Malacanang Palace and administered by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, marks a significant milestone for the province and the Muslim community in the Philippines.

Sheikh Sabuddin, a Sama and a native of Tawi-Tawi, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. His appointment as the first NCMF chief from Tawi-Tawi has been met with enthusiasm and high hopes from both local leaders and the broader Muslim community.

Among those present at the swearing-in ceremony were Governor Yshmael “Mang” I. Sali of Tawi-Tawi, Asec. Al Mohammad, Asec. Ria Danielle Lumapas, Tawi-Tawi Provincial PESO Manager Mr. Francis Marcial, and the Secretary’s wife, Barangay Chairwoman Dewy Sabuddin. Their presence underscores the importance and significance of this momentous occasion.

The endorsement of Sheikh Sabuddin by all six BARMM Governors speaks volumes about the confidence and trust placed in him to strengthen the NCMF’s mandates and services. His leadership is expected to usher in a new era of progress and development for the commission and the Muslim community it serves.

Sheikh Sabuddin’s appointment as NCMF Secretary has been met with fervent congratulations and prayers for his success from the Muslim community in Tawi-Tawi and beyond. It is widely believed that under his leadership and unwavering commitment, the NCMF will continue to play a pivotal role in advocating for the rights and well-being of Muslim Filipinos nationwide.

Ma Shaa Allah! Alhamdulillah.

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