Category: Legis

Recognizing Al-Basher Buto, Bangsamoro Chess Prodigy

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.

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Bangsamoro Parliament adopts Committee on Accounts and Audit

The Bangsamoro Transition Authority has constituted a new Parliament Committee chaired by lawyer MP Anna Tarhata Basman and MP Amilbahar Mawallil as co-chair.

The Committee on Accounts and Audit shall have seventeen (17) Members. It shall have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the income, revenues and internal auditing of the funds for all the expenditures and activities of the BTA, and the other ministries, agencies and offices of the Bangsamoro Government.

​The Committee on Accounts and Audit shall also have jurisdiction to examine and scrutinize the income, revenues, and the expenditure plans of all government ministries, bureaus and agencies of the Bangsamoro Government, including the audit thereof.

Rule IV of the PARLIAMENTARY RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE BTA states that “Parliamentary committees are permanent committees which exercise continuing responsibility in the legislative activity of the BTA, and are hereinafter set up in these Rules. The BTA shall, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Rules, organize and adopt Parliamentary committees: Provided, That the Memberships of Parliamentary committees shall be on the basis of proportional representation affiliated with the Majority and the Minority of the BTA.”