Free Haircut and Circumcision Mission

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Mouhammad Camal Sharief

Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao, MSU Main Campus, Marawi

The IPDM in partnership with Ranao Triskelion Alumni Organization, 553 Engineering Battalion, 13 Special Action Force, Tau Gamma Sigma-Ranao Sigma, Marawi City Triskelion Grand Council, Ranao Triskelion Provincial Council, JMIF Andong Eagles Club, and the Volunteer in Service Team serve the people of Ranao in a free circumcision, haircut, medical kits, and medical diagnosis held at the IPDM Hall.

The medical outreach program help young boys to get circumcised and received medicines for free. Many young boys avail of the free services given by the partners during the event.

About the author

The institute for peace and development in Mindanao (IPDM) was created by the MSU Board of Regents during its 182nd Meeting on December 7, 2001. The institute assumed the functions of two defunct units: the Muslim Christian Center for Peace Studies and the Muslim Mindanao Development Institute. It is now the central coordinating unit for all existing peace and development programs of the campuses of the University. MSU was established on September 1, 1961 as one of the government responses to the so-called “Mindanao problem.” The problem includes a violent struggle of segments of the Filipino Muslim population to redress long-standing grievances and assert Muslim selfhood and identity in the face of real and imagined threats of cultural and spiritual assimilation by the majority Filipino Christian population. The University was mandated to accelerate the “integration” of the cultural communities in Mindanao into the mainstream body politic and to accelerate the development of its service areas through instruction, research, and extension. In the pursuit of these objectives, the University also seeks to infuse spiritual and moral values, national consciousness and solidarity, and mutual understanding among Filipinos, which are necessary for peaceful coexistence and sustainable development. IPDM was therefore, created with the expectation that it would contribute to the easing of tensions and the promotion of justice and peace between Filipino Muslims and Christian by expanding knowledge, improving understanding and heightening sensitivity in relations between the peoples of Mindanao in particular, and the Philippines in general.