Education Code Timeline

2020
August 11 2020

Cabinet Tackles Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Education Code for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has taken its way in the 40th Cabinet Meeting held at Bajau Hall, on August 11, 2020 presided by Interim Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim. Being the chairman of the Committee on Education of the BTA Parliament, MP Mohagher M. Iqbal, concurrently the Minister of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) presented the code. Read more.
(Text by Nash Acan/ Photo from Hon. MP Mohagher M. Iqbal FB Page)
October 15 2020

MP Mohagher Iqbal Files Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY – Education Minister and Member of Parliament Mohagher Iqbal filed the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code (BEC) in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority parliament on October 15, 2020.

The BEC or BTA Parliament Bill No. 70 is “an act providing for the establishment, maintenance, and support of a complete and integrated system of quality education in the Bangsamoro”. It is one of the six priority legislations the BTA needs to pass during the transition period. (Photo from Hon. MP Mohagher M. Iqbal FB Page)

The draft Code may be read at this link.

October 28 2020

BEC Introduced to Plenary, First and Second Reading

COTABATO CITY – The Bansamoro Education Code was introduced to the plenary during a special session on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Minister Iqbal emphasized that the document is more than just a product of the legislative process. “Similar to how the Bangsamoro Organic Law meant to our aspiration for meaningful self-governance, the Education Code is the embodiment of our collective vision for an inclusive, relevant, effective, and transparent educational system in the region,” he said. Read more.

Upon second reading, the BEC was referred to the parliament’s Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education. Read more. (By Bureau of Public Information)

Click here for the Special Session livestream. Discussion of the Bangsamoro Education Code starts at the 2:47:04 timestamp.

November 16 2020

Committee constitutes Panels on BEC

The Committee on Education constitutes the three Panels that will conduct the community consultations on the BEC: (A) Islands: MPs Eddie Alih, Adzfar Usman & Alzad Sattar, (B) Lanao: MPs Zia Alonto Adiong, Dr. Marjanie Macasalong & Atty. Maisara Latiph, (C) Maguindanao: MPs Mussolini Lidasan, MP Ibrahim Ali, Dr. Susana Anayatin, & Engr. Baintan Ampatuan. Read more.

Memorandum may be viewed here. (Photo from Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament FB Page)

November 17 2020

Committee Constitutes Technical Working Group on BEC

Committee constitutes the Technical Working Group on the Bangsamoro Education Code, composed of MP Hamid Barra (Minister, Ministry of Human Settlements and Development), MP Melanio Ulama (Minister, Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs), MP Mohammad Yacob (Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform), and headed by MP Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. (Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education.

Memorandum may be viewed here.

November 18 2020

Secretariat Calls Out for Policy Papers

COTABATO CITY — Call for Submission of Policy and Position Papers for BTA Bill No. 70 (Proposed Bangsamoro Education Code)

Email to: bta.committeeaffairsdivision@gmail.com
Deadline of Submission : November 23, 2020
Online consultation portal may be accessed at bta-codes.rasmitmug.com
November 20 2020

Video Presentations on the BEC

Click below to view the video presentations on the features of the Bangsamoro Education Code:

November 23 2020

BTA Parliament Begins First Round of Consultations

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament started today the first of the series of public consultations on BTA Cabinet Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code with the presence of academe sector and other stakeholders throughout the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The simultaneous public consultations strategically took place in various locations: Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant in Cotabato City for Maguindanao; SP Hall in Isabela City, Basilan; Jolo Town Hall Complex in Jolo, Sulu; R and R Garden Inn in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi and at the BTA Extension Office in De Mazenod Avenue, Cotabato City. Read more. (By Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)

Click here for livestream links 1, 2, and 3. Minutes of the simultaneous consultations can be accessed here.

November 25 2020

BTA Consults Academe in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament continued today, November 25, 2020 the public consultation on BTA Cabinet Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code, this time with the participation of the academe sector in the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Member of Parliament Eddie Alih, sub-panel head of Bangsamoro Education Code for Tawi-Tawi led the public consultation held at R and R Garden Inn in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. Technical Working Group (TWG) Chair MP Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. served as moderator via Zoom teleconference at the BTA Extension Office. Read more. (By Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)

Minutes of the consultation may be accessed at this link.

November 27 2020

Simultaneous Consultations in Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament involved the academe sector in the province of Lanao del Sur during its third series of public consultations on BTA Cabinet Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code.

Member of Parliament Zia Alonto Adiong, sub-panel head of Bangsamoro Education Code for Lanao del Sur led the public consultation via Zoom teleconference. Technical Working Group (TWG) Chair MP Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. served as moderator at the BTA Extension Office. Read more.

Watch here for the morning and afternoon livestream. Simultaneous consultations were also conducted in Tawi-Tawi. (By Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)

December 4 2020

Policy Papers Deadline

Deadline of submission of position papers and policy briefs on BTA Cabinet Bill No. 70 (Proposed Bangsamoro Education Code).

Send your papers to: bta.committeeaffairsdivision@gmail.com
Deadline of Submission : December 04, 2020

All the proposed Bangsamoro Codes (Civil Service, Local Governance, and Education) may be accessed via the Online consultation portal at bta-codes.rasmitmug.com

December 7 2020

First Round of Consultations with Experts

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament consulted NGOs, CSOs, and local government units today as part of its series of public consultations on BTA Cabinet Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code held at the BTA Extension Office.

Member of Parliament (MP) and Technical Working Group (TWG) Chair Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. led the public consultations in behalf of Panel Chair and Minister of the Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE), MP Mohagher Iqbal. MP Mitmug served as main moderator during the activity. Read more. (By Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)

Click here for the morning and afternoon livestream. Minutes of the experts consultation may be downloaded here.

December 9 2020

Second Round of Consultations with Experts

The Bangsamoro Transition Authority held a second round of consultations with various expert groups on December 9, catering to Madaris-Federations/ Associations, Traditional, Integrated, ALIVE & Toril in the morning and ALS, SPED, TESDA, Tribal Universities, Association of Tribal, DEPED Coordinators, TESDA Directors, Deans of Education, VPs for Academic Affairs, and Tribal Leaders in the afternoon. (Screenshot from FB page Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament)

Click here for the morning and afternoon livestream. Minutes of the consultations may be downloaded from this link.

December 21 2020

Committee Receives Panel Report on BEC

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament’s Committee on Basic, Higher and Technical Education (CBHTE) received today the Panel Report on the Bangsamoro Education Code (BEC), detailing the consultations that took place with the subject matter experts, school administrators, division and district heads, as well as the matrix of issues based on the consolidated position papers and policy briefs. (Photo by Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)

Click here to view the livestream of the Panel Report presentation. The full Panel Report and its Annexes may be downloaded here.

2021
January 11 2021

BEC Secretariat Sets Deadline for MPs’ Policy/Position Papers

COTABATO CITY — The Priority Codes Secretariat of the Committee Affairs Division compiles the position papers of the Members of the Parliament on the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code. The MPs’ position papers and policy briefs may be downloaded here. (Photo from Priority Codes Secretariat)

February 3 2021

TWG Deliberates the Bangsamoro Education Code

With the just concluded meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG), the Bangsamoro Education Code is getting near to the plenary hall of the Bangsamoro Parliament for its consideration.

Minister Mohager Iqbal, of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE), also the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Bangsamoro Parliament, presided the meeting held at the Conference Room at his BTA office this morning.

In attendance, were the Chairman of the TWG Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr.,  and Members of the Parliament Romeo Saliga, Atty. Anna Tarhata Basman, Dr. Susana Anayatin, Melanio Ulama and  Atty. Maisara Latip (via Zoom). Read more.

(Text by Nash Acan/ Photo from Hon. MP Mohagher M. Iqbal FB page)

February 5 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the Office of MP Mohagher Iqbal to discuss the draft Bangsamoro Education Code. MP Iqbal opened the meeting and later turned it over to MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. MP Abdullah Hashim presented his list of proposed amendments on the bill. Also present were TWG members MP Melanio Ulama and MP Mohammad Yacob. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

February 9 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the Office of MP Mohagher Iqbal to discuss the draft Bangsamoro Education Code. MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. presided over the TWG meeting. MP Iqbal gave an opening message, followed by MPs Diamila Ramos and Baintan Ampatuan presenting their position papers and amendments to the bill. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

February 18 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the BTA Extension Office to discuss the inclusion of the Toril (Boarding Schools) system in the Bangsamoro Education Code. MP Maisara Latiph and MP Diamila Ramos presented their proposed provisions on the toril system. MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid explained that the more correct terminology for toril is Tahfidz Al-Quran Institutions. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

February 25 2021
March 18 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code


COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the Office of MP Mohagher Iqbal to discuss proposed amendments on the proposed Education Code. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

April 5 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the Pagana Kutawato restaurant to discuss proposed amendments on the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

April 21 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at the BTA Extension Office to discuss proposed amendments on the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

April 28 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met today at Hall 4, Al-Nor Convention Center to discuss proposed amendments on the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code. The discussion was facilitated by MP Mohagher Iqbal and MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. View more.

May 5 2021

TWG Deliberates on the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY — The Technical Working Group met for the last time today at the BTA Extension Office to vote on the contentious points among the proposed amendments to the proposed Education Code. MP Iqbal, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., and the legal team of the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education, discussed and harmonized the provisions and the amendments with other MPs present over Zoom. They went over the qualification standards of MBHTE officials and positions, scrutinized the Arabic terms within the Code, and revisited other proposed amendments. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from Office of MP Mitmug)

May 11 2021

Committee Meeting on the BEC Committee Report


COTABATO CITY — The Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education met today at the BTA Extension Office and via Zoom to finalize the Committee Report on the Bangsamoro Education Code. The Chairperson of the Committee, MP Mohagher Iqbal presided over the meeting, assisted by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. Members of the Parliament Atty. Suharto Ambolodto, Atty. Maisara Latiph, Engr. Baintan Ampatuan, Diamila Ramos, Abdullah Hashim, Dr. Hamid Barra, Dr. Susana Anayatin, Prof. Eddie Alih, Musa Diamla, Melanio Ulama, and Mussolini Lidasan were present and discussed their proposals and views on contentious points in the Code.

The Committee Report, once finalized, will be presented at the plenary session for the approval of the Bangsamoro Education Code. (Screenshot of Zoom Meeting from the Office of MP Mitmug)

May 18 2021

BTA Approves the Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY – After a rigorous eight-hour deliberation, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority unanimously approved Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code (BEC) on third and final reading in a special session today. This shall be known as Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 18, the third priority legislation passed by the Parliament.
Vice Chairperson on the Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education MP Rasol Mitmug on Tuesday assisted Education Minister and Member of the Parliament Mohagher Iqbal in answering queries from other Members of the Parliament during the Bangsamoro Education Code’s period of interpellation. Read more. (Photo by Bangsamoro Information Office)
Watch the special session livestream here.
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