Nurmia S. Leon (Graduate) with her father, Her Excellency Esra Cankuror and Dean Wadi (L to R).
Last June 26, 2015 the Institute of Islamic Studies held its 2015 Recognition Day at the Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. It was attended by friends, relatives, and families of the graduates. The guest speaker was Her Excellency Esra Cankuror, Turkish Ambassador to the Philippines. She congratulated the Institute for producing new Islamic scholars who are equipped with both knowledge in Islamic studies and Social sciences. She made special mention on female graduates saying that contribution of women in Islam is significant.
Dean Wadi (Far right) with the rest of the authors.
Last May 13, 2015 the Integrated Bar of the Philippines launched its journal’s special issue on Bangsamoro Basic Law at the IBP office in Makati City. Dean Wadi and the rest of the authors delivered a small talk. Other authors include Atty. Ranhilio C. Aquino, Atty. Pacifico A. Agabin, Atty. Oscar Franklin B. Tan, Atty. Sedfrey M. Candelaria, Atty. Florentino P. Feliciano, Atty. Pablo P. Garcia, Atty. Nasser A. Marohomsalic, and Atty. Vicente V. Mendoza. Dean Merlin Magallona delivered the opening remarks and a lecture on the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro City, 2nd district), chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL and Congressman Neri Javier Colmenares were also present during the event.
Bangsamoro Development Plan Roundtable at the UP Asian Center
In line with issues on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a roundtable discussion among academics in UP Diliman, peace & development advocates, and officials of Bangsamoro Development Authority was held at the Asian Center on May 22, 2015.