DILG Usec. Jonathan Malaya delivered this keynote speech at Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2019 in Davao City on July 11, 2019. 


Maayong buntag ninyong tanan!


I am very glad to be with you today here in the glorious and blessed land of Mindanao and here in Davao, the home city of our beloved President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.


I am pleased to speak on behalf of DILG Secretary Eduardo Aňo about federalism as a Mindanao agenda for today’s first session of the Mindanaw Conference 2019.


Let me first thank the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Institute for Autonomy and Governance for organizing this two-day conference with the theme “Mindanao 2019: Federalism, Bangsamoro, Security and Martial Law.”


Thank you for this chance for government, private sector, religious, and civil society leaders of Mindanao to come together to bridge understanding and explore collaboration on issues affecting you Mindanaoan people.


Sa mga pagkakataong ito natin natutupad ang ating karapatan gayundin ang ating responsibilidad bilang mamamayang Pilipino at mga lider sa ating sari-sariling kapasidad na maging maalam sa mga isyung nakakaapekto sa inyo at sa lipunan at maipahayag ang inyong panig at opinyon ukol sa mga ito.


This two-day Mindanao Conference is a demonstration of the living and active democracy that we are blessed with.