Twenty select officers of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) from Mindanao and island provinces underwent a four-day Training of Trainers on Political Party Building and Development at the City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati on August 15-18, 2016.
UBJP national committee members, provincial leaders, and representatives from the youth and Indigenous Peoples joined the activity which was aimed to strengthen the political party through capacitating the participants in spearheading their chapters in undertaking important activities geared towards firming up the UBJP.
The organizers, Konrad Adeneur Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (AIG), invited experts in the field of political party building.
Among the topics discussed were the following: Building Political Parties as Stable Democratic Institutions, Importance, Content and Structure of Constitution and By-Laws, Purpose and Process of Political Platform Building, Tools for Issue Analysis and Drafting Local Political Platforms.
UBJP is a principled regional political party that works for the high interest of the Bangsamoro people.
Unlike the traditional political parties in the country which only activate during campaign season, UBJP also works for the socio-economic betterment of the Bangsamoro in between elections.
The party will serve as an institution that will usher the engagement of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in democratic political exercises once the BBL is passed which will eventually establish proposed Bangsamoro government.
The training is part of the initiatives under the Democratic Party Development-Bangsamoro, a project funded by the European Union and implemented by KAS and AIG.
KAS and AIG have been providing capability-building trainings for the UBJP regional officers and volunteers in the past months.