COTABATO CITY – MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. filed Proposed Resolution 356, a Resolution commending Al-Basher Buto, the young chess prodigy from Lanao del Sur.
Ten-year-old Buto, who has participated in tournaments since the age of 5, is now representing the Philippines at the ongoing 2020 Fide Online World Cadets and Youth Rapid Championships (November 28-December 3).
His feats include scoring gold in the 13th Asian Schools Chess Championship in China, the 8th Asean Age Group Chess Championship in Malaysia, and the National Age Group Chess Championship in Cebu, all in 2017. Buto’s parents, Bong and Jamellah, are hopeful he will be a grandmaster by the time he is 16 years old.
Wesley So, Filipino-American grandmaster, recently made headlines for winning the Skilling Open title. So lamented the lack of assistance given to Philippine athletes, and hoped that the government would pay more attention to aspiring and talented youth.
The filed resolution, aside from honoring Buto and his achievements, also calls on the Bangsamoro government to provide support for his continued training and development. If approved by the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the measure would help continue Buto’s journey to becoming a grandmaster.
In a simple turn over held at the municipal hall of Lumba Bayabao, Lanao del Sur on July 26, 2020, Mayor Mahar Dagalangit and Vice Mayor London Dagalangit received the healthcare items for distribution to the 38 barangays of the municipality from the Office of MP Mitmug Jr. and ANAK Mindanao.
The donation set, which includes hands-free alcohol dispensers, gallon of alcohol and face masks, is hoped to augment the resources of the BLGUs and its devoted frontliners in their efforts to fight and contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Office of MP Rasol Mitmug Jr. has turned over 84 personal protective equipment (PPE) to the municipalities of Kapatagan and Lumba Bayabao in Lanao del Sur last June 25, 2020.
Each municipality was allotted with 42 PPEs in various sizes. The donation was received by the rural health unit of Kapatagan and municipal staff of Lumba Bayabao. This initiative targets to ensure a better healthcare delivery to our constituents in these areas which includes a proper gear for our frontliners in battling COVID-19.
Both municipalities have expressed their gratitude for the support and vowed to continue their hard work in this time of crisis. This Office has been reaching out to our communities for the past months to extend relief assistance during this time of pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Parliament adopted and approved Resolution 223 consolidated with 241, commending the services of the Bangsamoro frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 during its session last June 18, 2020. MP Mitmug is one of the main proponents of the said measure.