National Teachers’ Month 2020

Sabi nga nila, ‘Once a teacher, always a teacher.’ Ang pagiging guro dala dala mo yan kahit saan ka man magpunta o anuman ang pinagkakaabalahan mo sa ngayon. Higit sa propesyon hindi matatawaran ang naiwan na pamana ng isang guro sa kanyang mga estudyante. Kaya nga ‘pag may pagtitipon ang barkada o class reunion kadalasan ang napapag-usapan at napapagkwentuhan ay ang ating mga guro.

Sa hirap ng panahon ngayon mas nasusubok ang tibay at pagmamalasakit ng ating mga guro kaya’t sila’y mas atin pang bigyang pugay at pahalagahan.

Isang taon na din nang unang magbigay tayo ng mensahe para sa ating mga guro para sa selebrasyong ito at nataon din ito sa anibersaryo ng ating pagkatalaga bilang Member ng Parliament. Ako rin po ay nabigyan ng pagkakataon na makapagtrabaho at magsilbi sa sector ng edukasyon bilang Regional Secretary ng dating DEPED-ARMM at masasabi kong napaka-fulfilling po nito. Malaki ang respeto ko sa mga guro at alam kong higit pa sa propesyon ang pagtuturo dahil mas malasakit ang nangingibaw sa karamihan lalo na sa ngayon.

Muli bumabati kami ng isang maligayang National Teachers’ Month sa lahat ng guro sa PIlipinas at sa Bangsamoro.

#ThankYouTeacherPH #ThankYouTeacherBARMM

Statement on the Kabacan Massacre

We condemn as a nation the Kabacan shooting last Saturday, August 29, unequivocally. Violence is unacceptable and we should take a step towards seeking justice and giving assistance to the victims. Although outside the jurisdiction of the BARMM, the victims were identified to be Bangsamoro which prompted the Bangsamoro Government to coordinate with the authorities and concerned LGUs to help shed light on the mater.

The assistance of the national government is also sought on this matter as provided under Section 12, Article 6 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS) of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which states that “the National Government shall ensure the protection of the rights of the Bangsamoro people residing in communities outside the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and undertake programs for their rehabilitation and development. The Bangsamoro Government, in coordination with local government units where these communities are located and the appropriate national government agencies, shall provide assistance to enhance their economic, social and cultural development.”

Here are the statements and ongoing efforts by various stakeholders on the incident:

🔗 Bangsamoro Government…/a.429384931223…/804243510404109/…

🔗 AMIN – Anak Mindanao Partylist

🔗 Message of Kabacan Mayor Guzman Jr.–b3jdED53tY82gTTHqzaXSYk4n8ZAgdKp0Zg5Ge3s_DrEN5eGsEp10OoYYQ&__tn__=-R

🔗 Kabacan Chief of Police PMaj. Peter L. Pinalgan, Jr.

🔗 602nd Brigade Commander Brig. General Roberto Capulong via Brigada News Fm Cotabato City

🔗 Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces MP Abdulraof A. Macacua

🔗 University of Southern Mindanao

🔗 BTA Deputy Minority Floor leader MP Suharto Mastura Ambolodto

🔗 Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process…/a.73725996631…/3227610973942883/…

🔗 Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) Council of Leaders

🔗 Task Group formed to expedite the probe…

🔗 CHR Region 12 dockets Kabacan massacre as EJK case…/region-12-dockets-kabac…/story/

International Youth Day Message 2020

In the face of new normal brought about by the pandemic, the youth have shown resiliency, courage and unity in the midst of a global threat.

Youth involvement and engagement in today’s campaigns is a sigh of relief, eliminating apprehensions of a passive and oblivious generation, and showing signs of a promising future. As technology becomes more available and accessible, the youth have been given a wider platform, various options, and more importantly A VOICE – a voice that is full of fire and passion that will fuel their aspirations.

Their contributions to the society are crucial. Hence, giving them opportunities and more space would empower them and maximize their participation in nation-building. These are young minds facing an unexpected reality.

We all have to partake and invest in each other’s potentials to overcome these challenges. Global Action means engagement of the youth and all sectors aiming to make a huge and beneficial difference in today’s society.

This year’s theme for International Youth Day is  “Youth Engagement for Global Action” which “seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.” (United Nations)

For reference, Youth Commission of the BARMM 2020 link file:

Lumba Bayabao receives healthcare items

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.

Moreover, a total of 5000 sacks of rice were distributed to the constituents as part of the ongoing BARMM government’s Covid-19 Relief Assistance Program (Project TABANG) with assistance from the Offices of MP Sultan Edrieza Rimbang, MP Abdullah Macapaar, MP Basit “Jannati Mimbantas” Abbas and Office of MP Marjanie S M Mimbantas

LGU officials down to the barangay level and other volunteers were also part of the team who helped in the distribution of the healthcare donation and relief assistance.

These efforts are part of the continuous response to the pandemic of the Office of MP Mitmug Jr.

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.”