THE AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao Peace and Order Council has passed a resolution mandating local government units to have a regular allocation for traditional madaris, or educational institutions, as part of efforts to curb the spread of extremism. “This resolution complements the recent drafting of the Unified Standard Curriculum for the Traditional Weekend Madrasah by the regional Bureau of Madaris. Together, these provides a strong foundation for a values-based education in the region grounded on true Islamic beliefs and teachings,” the ARMM said in a statement.
Another resolution passed during the peace council’s Dec. 4 meeting was to file a request for the Supreme Court to designate special courts that will handle drug cases in the five ARMM provinces. Two other resolutions were approved, involving the creation of an Anti-Terrorism Task Force and a Regional Anti-Drug Abuse Council. — Mindanao Bureau