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The Office of MP Mitmug attended the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism and Malibacao Agriculture Cooperative for the renovation of a coffee processing center, including post-harvest processing machinery and equipment last March 17, 2022 at MTIT, Cotabato City.

Malibacao Agriculture Cooperative was endorsed by MP Mitmug as a recipient of the program under the Transitional Development Impact Fund.

Minister Abuamri Taddik opened the ceremony, and messages of support were given by Director-General Rosslaini Alonto, Mr. Anwar Dimaucom (TDIF Focal), and the Office of MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. (represented by PAO IV Jamil Bejerano).

Rizalex Favilla, President of Malibacao Agriculture Cooperative, relayed his deep gratitude to the Ministry and MP Mitmug, saying they could not believe the amount of support they were being given.

Also in attendance at the MOA signing was Mr. Estanislao Gepte, Head of the Board of Directors of Malibacao Cooperative and project coordinator of North Star Upi Coffee Project.

MP Mitmug conducts FGD on proposed BLGC in Lanao

MARAWI CITY โ€“ The Office of Deputy Minority Floor Leader of the Bangsamoro Parliament, Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr., conducted a focus group discussion on BTA Bill No. 58, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Local Governance Code at Sarabi Cuisine and Cafรฉ, MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City, last February 14.

One of the objectives of the program was to consult constituents of various backgrounds and expertise for the potential betterment of the said code. Fifteen resource persons were present during the one-day focus group discussion, each raising various concerns on the provisions of the bill. After the presentation of the salient provisions (the same presentation given by the Committee on Local Government), each participant was given five minutes to share their policy stance and recommendations.

Shariah Councilor Mala emphasized, “Kailangan dn na kabgan tano dn sa equal privilege so mga madrasah tano, sa lagid dn o kapmb’gantano sa equal opportunity siiko mga iskwelaan tanoโ€ฆ why not i-incorporate tabo sagyanan a local school board so mga Madrasah tano?” [We need to give equal privileges to our madrasah/madaris, the same equal opportunities provided to our schools. Why donโ€™t we incorporate the madaris in our local school boards?] This was in reference to the BLGC provision on local school boards which makes no mention of Madaris Division Superintendents or Assistant Madaris Division Superintendents in the membership of local school boards.

The Bangsamoro Education Code (BAA No. 18), which was passed into law in May 2021, provided for the inclusion of Madaris in the Bangsamoro Education System (Section 5, Coverage).

In the draft BLGC, part of the local school boardsโ€™ function is to, โ€œDetermine, in accordance with the criteria set by the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education, the annual supplementary budgetary needs for the operation and maintenance of public schools within the province, city or municipality, as the case may be, and the supplementary local cost of meeting such needs, which shall be reflected in the form of an annual school board budget corresponding to its share in the proceeds of the special levy on real property constituting the Special Education fund and such other sources of revenue as this Code and other laws or ordinances may provide.โ€

The BECโ€™s inclusion of the public Madaris system into the Bangsamoro Education System reflects in Section 167, which states that: โ€œPublic schools/Madaris and other public educational institutions shall be funded from public fundsโ€ and in Section 170: โ€œThe Bangsamoro Government, in collaboration with the National Government, shall extend financial aid and assistance to public schools and public madrasah established and maintained by local governments, including barangay high schools.โ€

Several queries and concerns were also raised over the anti-dynasty provision in the BLGC and the rampant practice of nepotism in the region. MP Mitmug assured the participants that all of these would be forwarded to the Committee on Local Government for proper documentation and their appropriate response.

Legal Education Board Commissioner Alexander D. Dumpa commended MP Mitmugโ€™s office for the qualitative approach to gain a more in-depth understanding of the social issues or challenges that should be addressed in the drafting of said code.

MP Mitmug expressed his gratitude for the active participation of the resource persons and expressed his hope that others would continue to participate in future continuations of their officeโ€™s public consultations on the BLGC. This was the first implementation of the Bangsamoro Parliament Program, which was approved in last yearโ€™s budget deliberations. The BPP consists of Community Upliftment and Financial Assistance, Community Driven Legislation, and Special Activities Advocating and Championing Bangsamoro Culture and Communities. Mitmug assured that for the remainder of his term, more consultations and constituency outreach would be conducted.

Others present at the activity were stakeholders representing the youth, legal, religious, academe, and civil society organizations, namely: former ARMM Regional Vice Governor Haroun Alrashid A. Lucman, Jr., Mohammad Nasser C. Abbas, Atty. Ating D. Diacat, Sh.L, DPA, Macaumbao U. Baunto, JD, Dr. Abdul Hanan M. Tago, Dr. Tirmizy E. Abdullah, Ansary Masacal, CPA, Sharief Ismael D. Macabando, CPA, Kince Alhansah Panondiongan, JD, Honorable Anwar Galo-Lamping, Mohammad Ryan Radia, Nurul-Izza Sangcopan and Norhanidah D. Macatoon. Minority Floor Leader Atty. Laisa Alamia and Deputy Minority Floor Leader Engr. Baintan Ampatuan were also present via Zoom.

Aside from printed copies of the draft BLGC, all participants received a flash drive which included relevant documents on the BLGC, published ebooks of the Office of MP Mitmug, and instructions on how to use the Bangsamoro Codes Consultation Portal. Chief of Staff Al Amira Alonto reminded the participants that policy papers on the BLGC would still be received by the Priority Codes Secretariat until March 25, 2022.

BTA holds first public consultation on Bill No. 58 in Lanao

The Office of Deputy Minority Floor Leader Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. attends the first public consultation on the Proposed Bangsamoro Local Government Code (BTA Bill No. 58) at Social Hall, Provincial Capitol, Lanao del Sur.
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MP Jose Lorena presented the salient features of the Bangsamoro Local Governance Code, emphasizing that โ€œthis code will avoid the duplication of supervision by the Ministry of Interior Local Government and the Department of Interior Local Government.โ€
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Meanwhile, MP Atty. Paisalin Tago, Committee on Local Government-Lanao del Sur Chair, reiterated the importance of the measure stating that, “The local governance code is the most important legislation that the Bangsamoro Parliament should pass because it establishes the relationship between local government units and the Bangsamoro government.”
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The first day of the public consultation were attended by Deputy Chief Minister Aleem Ali Solaiman, Vice Governor Mujam R. Adiong, members of the BTA Parliament and 1st District of Lanao del Sur Board members, Municipal Mayors, Vice Mayors, Councilors, ABC Presidents and representatives from LGUs.
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Session Recap: BTA adopts resolutions filed by MP Mitmug; 7 bills pass first and second stage

The Bangsamoro Parliament adopted six resolutions of MP Rasol Mitmug Jr. with three measures as principal author during sessions 60, 61 and 62 (June 22-24, 2021). Five bills were introduced during the first stage and two bills were passed during the second stage of second reading.

The following are the approved resolutions:

  1. Proposed Resolution (PR) No. 361: Resolution Encouraging All Newly-Appointed Employees To Take Their Respective Oath Of Moral Governance Before The Office The Of Wali (principal author)
  2. PR No. 441: A Resolution Expressing The Profound Sympathy And Sincere Condolences Of The Bangsamoro Transition Authority On The Death Of Fr. Filemon G. Romero, Former Chancellor Of Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi, And Honoring His Contributions As An Academician And A Scientist In The Field Of Environment And Marine Sciences (co-author)
  3. PR No. 413: Resolution Supporting The Actions Of Our Moro Legislators For Standing On Behalf Of The Bangsamoro, And Ensuring The Protection And Welfare Of Our People Outside The Region (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/24/bta-approves-resolution-supporting-moro-legislators-for-protecting-moro-people-outside-barmm/
  4. PR No. 456: A Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences And Sympathies To The Family Of The Late Former President Benigno Aquino Iii And Extending Profound Appreciation And Gratitude For His Contribution To Peace And Development In The Bangsamoro Region (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/24/bangsamoro-parliament-mourns-death-of-former-president-noynoy-aquino/
  5. PR No. 427: Resolution Directing The Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta To Issue Fatwa On What Constitute Halal Conduct Of Public Officials And Employees, As Khalifa, In The Bangsamoro Autonomous Government Pursuant To Moral Governance (co-author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/24/bta-directs-darul-ifta-to-issue-islamic-ruling-on-halal-conduct-of-barmm-officials-and-employees/
  6. PR No. 407: A Resolution Expressing Support For The Enactment Into Law Of Senate Bill 2081 And House Bill 8249 Declaring The First Day Of February Of Every Year As National Hijab Day And Promoting An Understanding Of The Muslim Tradition Of Wearing A Hijab (in consolidation with No. 384) (co-author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/25/bangsamoro-parliament-votes-to-support-national-hijab-day/

First Reading Bills:

  1. Bill No 103: An Act Upgrading Datu Halun Sakilan Memorial Hospital Into A Level II Hospital, Increasing Its Bed Capacity, Upgrading Its Professional Health Care Services And Facilities, Authorizing The Increase Of Its Medical Personnel And Appropriating Funds Therefor (co-author)
  2. Bill No. 108: An Act Operationalizing The Bangsamoro Gazette, Appropriating Funds Therefore, And For Other Purposes (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/23/bta-bill-eyes-to-operationalize-bangsamoro-gazette/?fbclid=IwAR1pIV1dFw-kne1gPCgRTdKoadjNnJLEnJfqpP_d6oYghkigHndYXdJsV4Q
  3. Bill No. 109: An Act Institutionalizing The Registration And Regional Database For Informal Workers, Economic Units, And Organizations Or Associations Within The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/25/bangsamoro-parliament-bill-wants-regional-database-for-informal-sector-workers/
  4. Bill No. 110: An Act Creating The New Geographic Areas District Engineering Office, Appropriating Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/23/barmm-legislators-push-for-the-establishment-of-district-engineering-offices-in-cotabato-city-north-cotabato/
  5. Bill No. 113: An Act Establishing A Regionwide Geo-Tagging System For Infrastructure Projects In The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region And Appropriating Funds Therefor (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/25/proposed-geotagging-bill-to-ensure-transparency-on-barmms-infrastructure-projects/

Second Reading Bills (second stage):

  1. Bill No. 104: An Act Requiring All Constituent Local Government Units In The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region To Allocate An Adequate Land Space For The Establishment Of A Bangsamoro Public Cemetery, Providing For Its Guidelines, And For Other Purposes (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/28/barmm-acquires-land-for-muslim-public-cemetery-and-repairs-mosques-in-sulunbsp/
  2. Bill No. 105: An Act Creating The Bangsamoro Parliament Corporate Body, Enhancing The Parliamentary Governance Of The Region, And Appropriating Funds Therefor (principal author) https://parliament.bangsamoro.gov.ph/2021/06/23/bangsamoro-parliament-bill-targets-to-create-parliament-corporate-body/

Under Rule XXI, Stages of Legislation of the Parliamentary Rules, during the first reading, a bill is introduced in the BTA. The Speaker shall direct the Secretary-General to read the billโ€™s number, title and author.

Meanwhile, during the second stage of the second reading, the proponent will deliver his/her sponsorship speech containing the general principles, outline, objectives and purposes of his/her bill.

The session will resume on July 13, 2021.

 

 

BTA approves Bangsamoro Education Code

COTABATO CITY – After a rigorous eight-hour deliberation, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority unanimously approved Bill No. 70 or the proposed Bangsamoro Education Code (BEC) on third and final reading in a special session today. This shall be known as Bangsamoro Autonomous Act No. 18, the third priority legislation passed by the Parliament.

Vice Chairperson on the Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education MP Rasol Mitmug on Tuesday assisted MP Mohagher Iqbal in answering queries from other Members of the Parliament during the Bangsamoro Education Code’s period of interpellation.

Responding to MP Amir Mawallil’s questions, he explained that students within the Bangsamoro will still take the National Achievement Test, although the region has been given powers for its own assessment of the students. Teachers within the Bangsamoro will still receive training from the Department of Education, but the Ministry on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education may also provide localized training for teachers.

On the integration of Bangsamoro history in the curriculum, MP Iqbal said that new textbooks and materials would still have to be made.

โ€œAnything in the national system still applies to BARMM since our educational system is a subsystem of the national. As to specialization, our supervisors usually focus on jurisdictional area but now they will be focusing on subject matters. In every division there will be specialized supervisors,โ€ Vice Chair Mitmug added on the query of MP Mawallil on strengthening teachersโ€™ subject specialization.

MP Mitmug emphasizedย  that one of the objectives of the Code is the promotion and strengthening of school management citing Section 84, Chapter 6 of the legislation. The newly passed BEC shall cover and govern all education systems, whether formal, non-formal and informal, public and private learning institutions, in all levels, to be collectively referred to as the โ€œBangsamoro Education Systemโ€.

The BEC was filed and introduced by Minister Iqbal back in October last year and went through series of committee hearings and consultations for over six months.