COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Parliament adjourned sine die the first regular session with the passage of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, one of the priority codes that should be enacted during the transition period until 2025.
Since the members of parliament were sworn in in September 2022, the interim government of the Bangsamoro region has been productively enacting laws that will serve as the framework for the regular parliament, which will begin in 2025.
BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim fulfilled his commitment to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that the electoral law would be passed by the first quarter of the year. [Read full story.]
MANILA – The Bangsamoro Parliament’s Committee on Local Government concluded its public consultation for the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code, a measure seeking to provide a more responsive and accountable local government structure through decentralization.
Experts, local government units, nongovernment organizations, civil society groups, academic institutions, various sectors, and other stakeholders in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Cotabato City, the BARMM Special Geographic Area, and Manila were consulted to gather legislative inputs and recommendations on the proposed code. [Read full story.]
MANILA ― Several representatives from the national government agencies, academic institutions, and civil society organizations who participated in the fifth and final leg of public consultations for the Bangsamoro Local Governance Code have expressed full support for the code, today, March 4.
Trisha Baraan of the Department of Budget and Management pledged to fully support the Bangsamoro Parliament’s initiatives and efforts to create an inclusive local governance code.
She added that they will “work closely with the regional government and extend assistance to ensure the effective and efficient management of public funds, particularly those that will be sourced from the national government.” [Read full story.]
COTABATO CITY – Local officials and various civil society organizations in Cotabato City and the BARMM Special Geographic Area have expressed their full support for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code, which will establish clear directions between the local government units and the Bangsamoro government.
The Committee on Local Government held simultaneous public consultations for BTA Bill No. 30 in Cotabato City and the BARMM Special Geographic Area on February 24. [Read full story.]
MARAWI CITY – “The Bangsamoro Local Governance Code will give a clear direction between local government units and the Bangsamoro government,” said Atty. Jose Lorena, as the Bangsamoro Parliament, started the first public consultation with local officials of Lanao del Sur. Read full story here.
MARAWI CITY, LANAO DEL SUR ― Over 600 government and non-government stakeholders in Lanao del Sur participated in the public consultation in Marawi City to provide their legislative input and recommendations for the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code. Read full story here.
MAGUINDANAO ― In an effort to involve all constituencies in the Bangsamoro region, the Bangsamoro Parliament’s Committee on Local Government held simultaneous public consultations in Maguindanao del Sur and del Norte on the proposed Local Governance Code. Read full story here.
COTABATO CITY – More than a hundred representatives from Maguindanao del Sur’s local and barangay government units, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, gathered this morning to join the public consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code. [See photos here.]
Itinakda ng Bangsamoro Transition Authority o BTA BARMM sa January 20, 2023 ang Public Consultation sa Proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code o BTA Bill No. 30 sa Lalawigan ng Maguindanao del norte at Maguindanao del sur. [Basahin ang buong article dito.]
PATIKUL, SULU — Several youth organizations that took part in the last day of public consultation here in Patikul town lauded the inclusion of youth participation in the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code.
Bensar Muin, founder of Youth Development for Patikul Association, along with representatives of other youth organizations, praised the Bangsamoro government for including the youth sector in the legislative process. Read full story here.
TAWI-TAWI — The two-day public consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code in this province concluded today, December 7, with participants from various civil society organizations and academe sharing their expert opinions and sentiments.
Among the concerns raised were the proposed code’s inclusivity, its provisions on qualifications and disqualifications for elective local positions, and anti-political dynasties. Read full story here.
BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI —Officials from this province asked during the public consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code held today, December 6, that redistricting provisions be made more considerable in Tawi-Tawi.
In order to provide more fair representation for constituents in parliament, BTA Bill No. 30 authorizes the legislature to undertake by law the new redistricting. Read full story here.
ISABELA CITY, BASILAN — Sharing all of their recommendations on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code, Basilan stakeholders hope that the Bangsamoro Parliament will include their legislative input on the proposed code, which they believe will reflect the voice of the Bangsamoro people, especially the people of Basilan. Read full story here.
PATIKUL, SULU — Public accountability and transparency are two fundamental principles in framing the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code that will govern the autonomous region and the Bangsamoro people, according to Deputy Speaker Benjamin Loong during the public consultation for the said code. Read full story here.
BASILAN — The proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code has garnered interest from local government officials, other government stakeholders, academe, and civil society organizations, all of whom have asked questions and made recommendations in the hope that they will be incorporated into the final version of the code. [See photos here.]
Several Members of the Parliament, stakeholders from the local and provincial government, academe, and civil society organizations will be taking part on the first public consultation for the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code here in Basilan. [See photos here.]
COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament will hold simultaneous public consultations in Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi from December 5 to 8, doubling its efforts to expedite the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Electoral and Local Governance Codes. Read full story here.
COTABATO CITY — The BARMM Government of the Day (GOTD) on Thursday reintroduced the proposed local governance code in the second parliament, one of the priority codes that the parliament should pass during the transition period.
The GOTD filed the local governance code in July 2020, but it remained pending with the Committee on Local Government until the session adjourned during the first parliament, which ran from 2019 to 2022. Read full story here.
COTABATO CITY — BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim has committed to delivering the Bangsamoro electoral code and the local governance code by the end of the year or first quarter of 2023.
During the inauguration ceremony on Thursday afternoon, September 15, Chief Minister Ebrahim personally handed over to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. printed copies of the draft electoral and local governance codes.
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COTABATO CITY – The BTA Parliament archives all pending legislation, including the draft electoral (filed by MP Mitmug) and local governance (filed by the GOTD) codes, as the first term comes to a close, as provided in the Parliamentary Rules. All pending matters and proceedings shall terminate upon the expiration of the term of Parliament, and the records pertaining thereto, delivered to the archives within fifteen (15) days after such expiration.
The consultation was facilitated by Deputy Speaker MP Atty. Omar Yasser Sema, who reiterated that the BLGC is an urgent legislation submitted by the Government of the Day as it is among the BTA priorities that must be completed during the transition period. Read full story here.
COTABATO CITY — As the Bangsamoro Transition Authority formally opened its fourth regular session, the four remaining priority codes stated in the Bangsamoro Organic Law will be the main focus of the Parliament.
With 53 members of Parliament present and 17 others participating via teleconference, Bangsamoro Wali Sheikh Khalifa Usman Nando led the beating of the agong at 2:14 p.m., signaling the opening of the fourth regular session. Read full story.
COTABATO CITY – The passage of remaining priority codes will be the Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s top agenda once the Parliament resumes its legislative duties for the third regular session, said Speaker Atty. Ali Pangalian Balindong.
The three remaining key legislation cited in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) are electoral, local government, and revenue code. [Read full story.]
COTABATO CITY — The three (3) priority codes, the Local Government Code (Cabinet Bill No. 58), the Civil Service Code (Cabinet Bill No. 59), and the Administrative Code (Cabinet Bill No. 60) were referred to the Committee on Rules on its Second Reading.
Click here for the livestream of the plenary session. (BLGC at the 1:46:30 timestamp, BCSC at the 1:58:10 timestamp, and BAC at the 2:12:12 timestamp)
Cotabato City – Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim transmitted on Wednesday, July 22, through the Office of the Secretary-General the Bangsamoro Administrative Code (Cabinet Bill No. 60), Bangsamoro Civil Service Code (Cabinet Bill No. 59) and the Bangsamoro Local Governance Code of 2020 (Cabinet Bill No. 58) to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament. [Read full story.]