Tag: #Bangsamoro

Town hall meeting sa Binidayan, Lanao del Sur

Naging makabuluhan ang isinagawang town hall meeting info drive sa Binidayan, Lanao del Sur.
Dumalo sa nasabing aktibidad ang iba’t ibang sector gaya ng mga Ustadz, manggagawa, kabataan, environmentalists, mga kinatawan ng mga organisasyon sa nasabing lugar, at marami pang iba pa.


Mahalagang tinalakay ang kanilang mga personal na karanasan sa BARMM Government sa nakalipas na tatlong taon, ang kanilang mga inaasahan sa extended termino ng pamahalaang Bangsamoro at ang mga nais nilang maisabatas sa tulong ng mga kasalukuyang miyembro ng Bangsamoro Transition Authority.
Nabigyang-diin ang paghahanap ng solusyon sa patuloy na pagtaas ng unemployment rate at hiniling na may sapat na mga tuntunin sa oportunidad sa mga trabaho o transparency ng hiring process sa mga ahensya ng BARMM.

Naging oportunidad naman ito para maiparating ang kanilang ninanais na magkaroon ng sapat na suporta sa mga madrasah at sa mga pasilidad nito. Gayunpaman, nais nilang makamtan ang mga naipangako ng mga kinauungkulan sa BARMM.

Nagpapasalamat ang mga mamayan ng Binidayan sa inisiyatiba ng Opisina ni MP Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug Jr. upang alamin ang mga suliranin at iba pang isyu ng mga nasa laylayan.

Town Hall Meeting sa Gambai, Lumba-Bayabao, Lanao del Sur

Pormal na isinagawa ang town hall meeting para sa information drive sa Barangay Gambai, Lumba-Bayabao, Lanao del Sur, kasama ang mga mamamayan sa nasabing barangay na kinabibilangan ng mga magsasaka, trike drivers, hardinero, daycare teachers, CSOs, barangay tanod at BLGU na pinangungunahan ni Kapitan Fatima Angintaopan.


Kabilang sa mga napag-usapan ay ang pagkakaroon ng sapat na mga kasangkapan o equipment para sa mgamagsasaka at mambubukid at mabigyan nang sapat na kaalaman sa livestock production sa pamamagitan ng mga trainings patungkol dito.

Lahat ng mga kahilingan at isyus ng mga dumalo ay ginagawan ng report ng opisina para maiparating sa tamang ahensya ng BARMM. Laking pasasalamat naman ng mga mga magsasaka sa gobyerno ng bangsamoro dahil sa binigay nilang supply gaya ng fertilizer at mga seedlings.

Nananawagan ang mga nasabing mamamayan na sana ay ipagpatuloy ng BARMM ang pag-abot ng tulong sa kanilang barangay.

IP month sa South Upi kasama ang Team Ras

Kasabay ng selebrasyon ng buwan ng Indigenous People, nagtungo ang opisina ni MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. sa Sitio Manga, South Upi, Maguindanao upang magsagawa ng townhall meeting information drive kahapon ika-26 ng Oktubre 2022.
 
 
Dinaluhan ng mahigit 70 participants mula sa Santa Fe, Kibucay, Malibacao, at Timanan ang nasabing aktibidad kung saan naibahagi ng opisina ang mga mahahalagang impormasyon tungkol sa serbisyong handog ng gobyernong Bangsamoro at maging ng Bangsamoro Transition Authority.
 
Ngapadala naman ng representante si Minister Ulama ng Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs – BARMM sa katauhan ni Felino Samar, Executive Assistant V, na siya namang nagpaliwanag ng mandato at mga programa ng ministro. Makabuluhan ang pagbabahagi ni Samar dahil ipinaalam nito sa mga dumalo ang mga karapatan nila sa lengguwaheng Teduray.
Isang importanteng usapin naman kaugnay sa mga oportunidad at polisiya para sa mga kababaihan ang tinalakay ni Sahara Ali na kinatawan naman ng Bangsamoro Women Commission – BARMM.
Naging oportunidad naman ito para maiparating ng mga katutubo ang kanilang karanasan bilang mamamayan ng Bangsamoro at maisangguni ang kanilang mga nais na tulong o serbisyo na makuha mula sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno.
 
Ayon sa mga participants, mas nadagdagan ang kanilang kaalaman tungkol sa barmm government at nagpapasalamat sila na may ganitong programang nakarating sa kanila. Hangad ng opisina ni Mitmug na maging tulay upang mas maging maginhawa ang bawat IP communities sa rehiyon sa tulong na rin ng ating pamahalaan.
Nagpapasalamat din kami kay Maam Ai Leen ng Women Organization of the Rajah Mamalu Descendants sa pagtulong na maging matagumpay ang aming aktibidad.

Message during Peace and Environmental Camp 2022

MP Mitmug’s message during the launching ceremony of the Peace and Environmental Camp 2022 last October 22, 2022 at Lake Lanao Central College Inc., Convention Hall, Basak Malutlut, Marawi City.
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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. And this can be exercised through this PEACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAMP 2022.
 
 
Youth involvement and engagement in today’s myriad campaigns and advocacies 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, 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 admirations.
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.
 
As such, we hope that this activity will be a platform for our participants to share their thoughts and experiences as part of the vision of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission to empower more youth in fully exercising their potentials.

BARMM welcome its new parliament: Rekindling hope and rebuilding capacities

𝘉𝘈𝘙𝘔𝘔 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘰
 
While global peacebuilding efforts seem to be under assault, the Philippines’ own local peacebuilding infrastructure that is the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao(BARMM) serves as a beacon of hope for a sustainable peace and order in Mindanao. The passage and ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in 2019 is the result of a decades-long peacebuilding drive towards nation and state building by the government as it recognizes the unique histories, origins, laws, cultures and societies of the Bangsamoro people. The same BOL brought forth the creation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).
 
The BTA have been faced with huge challenges since its conception. The timelines set forth by the Bangsamoro Organic Law were admittedly short and even optimistic considering the complexity and magnitude of the BTA’s mandate. Nearly a year into the transition period, the COVID-192 pandemic hit the entire country. By mid-2020, the BTA had to prioritize its pandemic response. Despite these, we cannot also deny the significant milestones that have been achieved by the BTA in its first three years.
 
𝘉𝘛𝘈 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺
 
Out of the six (6) priority legislations embedded in its mandate, the BTA has already successfully passed and enacted three major legislations of which are- the Administrative Code, the Civil Service Code, and the Education Code. With the passage of these Codes, the BTA has significantly jumpstarted the process of building up its capacities to establish credible, transparent, participatory, and efficient public institutions. These are all keys to attaining peace, stability and sustainable development in fragile post-conflict setting of BARMM.
 
Achieving developmental goals like poverty reduction, improved health and quality education is innately linked to institutional capacity, good governance, and sound fiscal management. Thus, the importance of the abovementioned enacted Codes, as well as the remaining priorities legislation, cannot be understated because of their enormous significance to institutional capacity of the BARMM. A stronger BARMM bureaucracy will largely depend on the foundation laid by the BTA. This will enable the Bangsamoro government to deliver on its social and political promises along with the needed public goods and services such as security, health care, education, and infrastructure.
 
As such, strong bureaucracy entails a solid governance infrastructure, competent human resource, enhanced fiscal capacity and good financial management. These three elements are contained in the very fabric of the BOL and the BTA’s mandate. Thus, the justifiable extension of the BARMM’s transition period has allowed the BTA flexibility and sufficient time to accomplish its governance objectives.
 
One of these governance objectives is the development and management of its human resources. This requires the BTA to attract and to retain much-needed staff with appropriate skills and values. The lack of staff capacity in any organization or agency typically results to weak planning and budgeting structures and ineffectual program implementation. It should be noted that a very crucial component for a strong bureaucracy is the quality, capacity and competence of its human resources. With the term extension, the BTA will have adequate time to more than fulfill its human resource requirement and to provide quality service that embody its guiding principle of moral governance.
 
Other areas of institution building that BTA hopes to address are the fiscal capacity building and its financial management. It has already identified revenue generation and economic comparative advantage under its 12-point priority agenda for 2023-2025. It should be noted that there is a two-way relationship between the revenue and expenditure sides of fiscal capacity: governments need revenue in order to provide services, but they must provide services in order for people to be willing to pay taxes. With the Revenue Code underway, the BTA has already taken steps to materialize the BARMM’s fiscal capacity.
This fiscal capacity enshrines and legitimizes BARMM as an autonomous government because it ensures sustainable funding to support and maintain its operations and delivery of services and goods to its constituents. Enhanced fiscal capacity is equivalent to greater local fiscal autonomy. Improved fiscal autonomy of BARMM will signify more power to create its own sources of revenue in addition to its equitable share in the national taxes. More importantly, the BARMM will have more authority and control on how to allocate its resources in accordance with its own priorities. To attain true local autonomy, the BARMM has to achieve genuine local fiscal autonomy.
 
𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘉𝘛𝘈 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴
 
Local autonomy of BARMM carries the promise of sustainable peace and development for the region. However, said promise can be much better fulfilled through strategic, data-based planning, and proactive legislation. With more than adequate socio-economic and ecological data available from various local and international sources and its unique governance structure, the BTA has been presented with the huge opportunity to connect data-based planning with data-driven public decision-making of the Bangsamoro authorities. The fused executive and legislative powers and functions make BTA inherently empowered to make public policies and programs quicker and more responsive to address socio-structural roots of conflict and the day to day realities of its communities.
 
Despite huge challenges, the extension term given to the BTA and the introduction of new members has provided for the continuity and enhancement of said capacities and opportunities for BARMM. The recent appointment of new personalities from various background and fields means injection of new blood and energy as well as introduction of new perspectives and additional expertise in the BTA Parliament. These new members combined with seasoned legislators of the previous Parliament must be received with optimism and renewed hope for successful enactments of more laws such as the Local Government Code, Revenue Code, Electoral Code and the Indigenous Peoples Code, prescribed by the BOL and more.
The status quo in the BARMM paves the way to strengthen our peacekeeping interventions, putting a great emphasis on what is already effective and efficient. The newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr has acknowledged the vital work the BTA has done during its first three years. He has already pledged his full support to the newly rejuvenated BTA in its accomplishment of its core mandates, functions and goals to realize the national aspiration of lasting peace and development of BARMM.
 
*This article is an original piece written by the Office of MP Mitmug – Communications Division. Photos courtesy by OPAPPRU.