So manga wata iyo, manga pagari tano ago manga tonganay tano in Southern California, USA have banded together and formed a non-profit organization. They named the organization MAPIA, which stands for Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement.
There will be a formal induction of officers this Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Mark's residence in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The elected President is Alex Amer (1st on right, standing).
The picture was taken after an orderly election of officers at Arby's residence in Burbank, CA. There was no vote buying or dagdag-bawas. Canvassing of votes and confirmation of elected candidates were instantaneous. There was no election protest. It was almost like the [s]election in Maguindanao last May, 2007.
What I heard from Charlie, Arby, Susan and Maida during their visit to Northern California on Memorial Day week-end, are real good plans to help the Maranao community here and in Ranao.
Invitation is extended to all NRPs (Non-Resident Pilandok) in Northern America to join MAPIA antano makaogop sa kapaka piya a Ranao.
Click here to download MAPIA Registration Form.