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Bangsamoro Scholars Association pays courtesy visit to MP Mitmug

COTABATO – The Bangsamoro Scholars Association – Marawi City and Lanao Del Sur Chapter paid a courtesy visit to the Office of MP Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr. to discuss the existence and purpose of the association last September 3, 2021. MP Mitmug expressed his appreciation for how productive the BSA was, and also manifested his support and partnership with the association and offered the facilities of his Office that can be used by BSA for its activities such as meetings, study sessions, and research activities.
 
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8 BARMM solons seek creation of regional archives office

COTABATO CITY – Eight lawmakers of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have joined hands to author a bill that would strengthen the system management and archival records of the region.

In a statement Thursday, Bangsamoro Transition Authority parliament members Don Mustapha Loong, Baintan Ampatuan, Amilbahar Mawallil, Laisa Alamia, Rasol Mitmug Jr., Suharto Ambolodto, Rasul Ismael, and Jose Lorena said they have introduced BTA Bill No. 120 or “Bangsamoro Regional Archives Act,” in the plenary for the establishment of the Office of the Bangsamoro Regional Archives (OBRA).

“The maintenance of archival records is one of the important tasks of the BARMM government that should be advanced to preserve the region’s collective identity and history,” the group said.

Loong, in a separate interview, said the creation of the OBRA is a “must”, citing the region’s lack of archiving methods.

To address the drawback, Loong said the proposed OBRA bill objectives include the creation of a management system for the BARMM archival records; ensure that full and accurate records of the affairs of the BARMM government are maintained and preserved; increase public confidence in the integrity of public records keeping and management; ensure accessibility of public records relevant to the promotion and preservation of the Bangsamoro cultural heritage, and support the safekeeping of private records.

“Through these efforts, we could help preserve our history, educate and allow others to understand the determination of our (BARMM) leaders in governing our territory,” Loong said.

Once created, he said OBRA shall implement policies and provisions that will promote the region’s heritage and tradition, particularly the rich cultural heritage of the Sultanates of Sulu, Maguindanao, Kabuntalan, Buayan, the Royale House of Ranao, and the Iranun, as well as the indigenous peoples in the region. (PNA)

*Originally published on Philippine News Agency (https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1150930)

Creation of BARMM printing office pushed

COTABATO CITY – A group of legislators in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has pushed for the creation of the Bangsamoro Printing Office (BPO) to handle the reproduction of volumes of forms and files daily. 
 
On Wednesday, Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) members Baintan Ampatuan, Amilbahar Mawallil, Laisa Alamia, Suharto Ambolodto, Don Mustapha Loong, Rasol Mitmug, and Rasul Ismael filed the bill to establish an effective government printing and publication system that would meet the demands of the regional government. 
 
“The Bangsamoro government produces a heavy volume of forms, files, and requirements on a daily basis. Hundreds, if not thousands, of papers, are printed each day,” the authors wrote on the bill’s explanatory note. 
 
They said the BPO, once created, will serve as the printing arm of the BARMM tasked with producing accountable forms and ensuring the high-quality requirements from the regional government’s offices. 
 
Aside from the printing of forms and other materials, the BPO may also accept other Bangsamoro printing jobs, including government publications. 
 
“Direct printing by the BPO will save funds of the Bangsamoro government, as the necessary materials and printing will be procured and done by the office itself, thus saving extra costs,” the authors added. 
 
The bill authors said the BPO will operate under the supervision of the office of BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim, as its main office will be established in this city, while satellite offices can be set up around the region to expedite printing requests. 
 
Functions of the BPO include the provision of all printing requirements of the government agencies and accept other government printing jobs, including publications and information materials; and recommend the acquisition of, in any lawful manner, such personal or real property, or any interest or charges therewith. 
 
The authors added the BPO may also discharge other functions deemed necessary such as the printing, binding, and distribution of all standard and accountable forms of BARMM; printing of books and other educational materials by the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education– BARMM; and also the production of public documents such as the Bangsamoro Gazette, Bangsamoro Appropriations Act, and other development information materials of the regional government. 
 
Sources of funds for the agency’s operation may be obtained from revenues, grants, donations, disposal of assets, sale of obsolete forms and records, and interest earned on investments, the authors said. (PNA)
 
*Originally published on Philippine News Agency (https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1150832)

BTA Parliament expresses sympathy to MP Bato’s death

The Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and relatives of its close colleague, Member of Parliament Mohammad Zainoden Bato, who passed away unexpectedly.

There are three (3) proposed resolutions expressing profound sympathy and sincere condolences to the bereaved family of MP Bato and recognizing his contributions to the Bangsamoro Government:

Proposed Resolution No. 487 entitled “A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND SYMPATHY AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES OF THE BTA ON THE DEATH OF BTA-MEMBER HON. ALEEM MOHAMMAD ZAINODEN P. BATO,”

Proposed Resolution No. 490 entitled “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND PROFOUND SYMPATHY OF THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY OF MP ALEEM MOHAMMAD ZAINODEN P. BATO,” and

Proposed Resolution No. 491 entitled “RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HONORABLE MP MOHAMMAD ZAINODEN P. BATO TO THE BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT AS ONE OF THE PRIME MOVERS OF THE BANGSAMORO CAUSE, AND EXPRESSING PROFOUND SYMPATHY AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY FOR HIS DEMISE”

All resolutions were adopted by the BTA Parliament in today’s Session.

Inna lillah wa inna ilaihi rajion. Again, we send our heartfelt condolences to MP Bato’s family and relatives during this difficult time. His untimely death is a great loss for the Bangsamoro people and the cause that they are still fighting for.

Pakasurgaan ka o Allah MP Zainoden Bato. Baloyin o Allah (SWT) so kobor ka a sormbi o Sorga. Ameen!

3 BTA MPs and BPDA exec among MNSA Executive Class pioneer graduates

MP Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia, MP Engr. Baintan Adil Ampatuan, MP Atty. Maisara C. Dandamun-Latiph and BPDA Director General Mohajirin T. Ali are among the first batch to complete the Executive Master in National Security Administration (E-MNSA) Program of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s look at their achievements below.

MP Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia, MNSA, CESE, BTA Minority Floor Leader, graduated with Honors and a SILVER MEDAL in both Academics and Best Thesis from the Master in National Security Administration Executive Program’s pioneer class. She was also recognized for academic excellence with the Term Award (Terms 1-3), Meritorious Thesis Award, and Silver Medal award. She is also the Chair of the GPH’s Working Group on Demobilized Combatants and Communities. During the graduation ceremonies, MP Atty. Laisa was also commissioned into the AFP Reserve Force with the rank of Commander in the Philippine Navy (Reserve), which will take effect after the President’s assent, in accordance with Presidential Decree 190 and Republic Act No. 7077.

MP Engr. Baintan Adil Ampatuan, MNSA, CSEE graduated with honors and received a SILVER MEDAL in Best Thesis as well as a Bronze Medal in Academics. She also received the Term Award (Terms 1-3), Meritorious Thesis Award, and Bronze Medal for Academic Excellence for her academic achievements. Engr. Baintain is also the MILF Camp Transformation GPH Chair.

MP Atty. Maisara C. Dandamun-Latiph and BPDA Director General Mohajirin T. Ali both earned an Executive Master in National Security Administration.

Driven by hardwork and determination, these BARMM public officials strived to complete and obtain their Executive Master in National Security Administration. The Office of MP Mitmug applauds these civil servants who increase their professional expertise by gaining additional education in order to better serve their constituents.

This will increase situational awareness and operational strategy in the Bangsamoro’s transition to independence, as envisioned by the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro.

The E-MNSA program is the only graduate-level program in the country that offers a master’s degree which covers formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies in national security administration.

The pioneer class is identified as Master in National Security Administration Executive Program, Executive Class 01.