April 03, 2023
On March 30, 2023, the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH) through its History and Archives Section ended its month-long program for this year’s Bangsamoro History Month celebration with a Culmination Activity conducted at the Bangsamoro Museum, Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC), Cotabato City.
In line with the theme “Enhancing National Unity by Mainstreaming Bangsamoro History”, the Commission conducted two contests: the Tiktok Historical Infomercial Challenge participated by Junior/Senior High and College Students (BARMM-wide), and the Online Essay Writing Contest for BARMM Regional Office Employees.
Based on the results, winners of each competition were as follows:
A. Tiktok Historical Infomercial Challenge (Junior/Senior High and College Students)
1. Mohaimen Guiamal
2. Zohaina Alapa Alawi
3. Aeshah B. Mangorangca
Special Awards (for garnering the most reactions):
1. Faiza Rinah Ayesha B. Dagalangit
2. Francesca Mae O. Santillan
3. Zohaina Alapa Alawi
4. Nur Solaiman A. Ibrahim
5. Ma. Realina A. Golong
B. Online Essay Writing Contest (BARMM Regional Office Employees)
1. Moh’d. Al-Khaleel A. Bogabong (BTA-PRLS)
2. Maehara M. Pangunotan (MILG)
3. Shaima Narima A. Ampatuan (MILG)
In his speech, BCPCH Chairperson and concurrent Commissioner for Maguindanao Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D., underscored that the said contests were extremely important to our identity, culture, and history as these identity-based contests demonstrated the participants’ interest and concern for our history and culture.
“Talking about unity among the Bangsamoro people, our century-old struggle and resistance against colonizers and oppressors are more than enough to serve us as a unifying factor. There is no doubt that the primary objective of our struggle is to protect, preserve, and promote our identity and cultures based on our religious belief”, Chairperson Lingasa added.
Under Proclamation No. 00001 s. 2021 issued by the Chief Minister on March 8, 2021, declaring the month of March 2021 and every year thereafter as “Bangsamoro History Month” where the establishment of the BARMM is a monumental milestone in the course of the Bangsamoro peace process and the Bangsamoro Government recognizes the many other significant occasions in the history of the Bangsamoro in pursuit of peace and the right to self-determination.
BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.