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UMERCOM CELEBRATES ITS 17TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY



BY BAE ROCAYA OTICAL NOORYAHYA, ASHMEN SULTAN 
and PHOTOS BY JALIL OTICAL OROGAN

BUBONG, Lanao del Sur, December 1, 2016 -- The United Maranao Exclusive Radio Communication, Inc. (UMERCOM) celebrated its 17th founding anniversary last November 15-20, 2016 with a theme, “Unity is the Key to Socio-Economic Development”.

Held at the Hadja Naima Baunto Domato Under Complex here, the celebration was hosted by ABC Chairman Yusoph B. Munder, UMERCOM’s president.


Various programs were conducted during day and night time. There were games played such as Marathon, Volleyball, Kanggalawanga, Kanggarotaya, Kazipa sa Manggis, Chess, Kazako Sako, Multicab Mover, Manok Cather, Bamboo Climbing, Kadang Kadang, over the top.

While at night Kulintang, Islamic program and other talent shows were being played.

UMERCOM was founded in 1990 and covered the three municipalities namely, Buadi Puso Buntong, Ditsaan Ramain and Bubong. In today’s celebrations, some 120 members were present.

In an interview The New Ranao Star, UMERCOM President Munder said the frequency organization is not funded by anyone. “Voluntary from among members lets us sustain our activities,” he said.

He said UMERCOM members are dutybound to help propagate Peace and Order, as it is founded on the Islamic tenet of enjoining what is right and forbidding evil.

“Khapakay a so langon a marata kalalalongan, pedon so mga illegal na phakitokawan rekami, pedonpen so kapamankhaw ka an magaan a kapkhatokawe ron, ka so di meradio na malbod ago magaan a kapkatokawe ame ko marata a pka olaola ko ingud na magaan na kapka solba mi ron,” stressd Munder in Maranao.

He said the frequency organization has helped solve thirty ridu (family feuds).

It was learned that the first president of UMERCOM was Manda Mamao, followed by Ibrahim Gorigao.

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