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Ebook launch: Bangsamoro Education Code

The Office of MP Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. launches its e-book on the Bangsamoro Education Code. This is the fifth e-book in a series on Bangsamoro legal and legislative references.

The BEC, or Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 18, was passed earlier in May during a special session. It is one of the priority codes of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, and covers the educational system within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

The BEC is the Bangsamoro Parliament’s response to creating an educational framework that is relevant and responsive to the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the Bangsamoro people.

Unique provisions within the BEC cover the establishment of the public madrasah system, the integration of the Tahfidz Al-Quran (also referred to as toril in some areas) in the alternative learning system, and the creation of a tribal university system, among others.

MP Mitmug hopes this will be a valuable resource for students, teachers, lawyers, and everyday citizens who wish to read and understand the new Bangsamoro government.

e-Book Layout by: Deogracias A. Arellano / deoaaa@gmail.com

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Bangsamoro Education Code (Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 18) EPUB | PDF

BTA Session 62 with Transcript

Disclaimer: The transcription of this hearing is provided by the Office of MP Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. for educational purposes ONLY. For official purposes please refer to the Secretariat (secgen@bangsamoro.gov.ph) of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority. Members of the public may listen to the audio of the actual livestream of the hearing through this link for verification purposes. If there are any errors in this transcription, you may inform us via mail@rasmitmug.com to facilitate the correction.

Transcription Details
Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament Session No. 62 of 3rd Regular Session
Timestamp: 41:27 to 6:33:05
FB Live Video: https://fb.watch/6kyyejcyng/

BTA-SESSION-NO62_TRANSCRIPT

Ebook launch: Bangsamoro Civil Service Code

The Office of MP Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr. is launching its fourth e-book, this time on the Bangsamoro Civil Service Code.

The BCSC, or Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 17, was passed in February of this year. It is one of the priority codes of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, and covers the conduct of civil servants, qualifications for non-elective positions, the merit and fitness system,  among others.

Unique provisions within the BCSC enable mujahideen and mujahidat to avail employment opportunities with the Bangsamoro Government during its transition period.

MP Mitmug hopes this will be a valuable resource for students, teachers, lawyers, and everyday citizens who wish to read and understand the new Bangsamoro government.

e-Book Layout by: Deogracias A. Arellano / deoaaa@gmail.com

Download links:

Bangsamoro Civil Service Code (Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 17) EPUB | PDF

Legislative Updates of the Minority Bloc

The Minority Bloc of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority is composed of seven (7) members. Minority Floor Leader MP Laisa Alamia leads the group, and is assisted by Deputy Minority Floor Leaders MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, and MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. The remaining members of the bloc are MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, and MP Amilbahar Mawallil.

As of June 11,2021, 109 bills and 447 resolutions have been filed in the Bangsamoro Parliament. Of those numbers, 17 bills and 55 resolutions were filed by the Minority bloc. Bill No. 16 was consolidated with bills 29 and 30 into Bill No. 37, which was approved as Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 6 “BANGSAMORO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING ACT OF 2019”,  and 25 resolutions were approved by the body.

Bills

Parliament Bill No. 109

INFORMAL ECONOMY REGISTRATION AND BANGSAMORO DATABASE ACT

Filed on June 11, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Not yet calendared)

Parliament Bill No. 108

BANGSAMORO GAZETTE ACT OF 2021

Filed on June 10, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Eddie Alih, MP Ziar-Rahman Alonto Adiong (Not yet calendared)

Parliament Bill No. 107

BANGSAMORO IRRIGATION COORDINATING ACT OF 2021

Filed on June 8, 2021, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 106

BARMM TREE PLANTING ACT

Filed on June 4, 2021, by MP Rasul Ismael (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 105

BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT CORPORATE BODY ACT OF 2021

Filed on June 3, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Abraham Burahan, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 104

BANGSAMORO PUBLIC CEMETERY ACT OF 2021

Filed on June 3, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Abraham Burahan, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 88

BUD DAJO DAY ACT OF 2021

Filed on March 19, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael (Referred to Committee on Rules)

Parliament Bill No. 85

BARTER TRADE ACT OF 2021

Filed on March 9, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Eddie Alih (Referred to Committee on Trade, Investment, and Tourism)

Parliament Bill No. 84

SEAWEED INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT

Filed on March 9, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Referred to Committee on Finance, Budget and Management and Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform)

Parliament Bill No. 83

BANGSAMORO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 2021

Filed on March 9, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 80

BANGSAMORO LEGAL HOLIDAYS

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Eddie Alih, MP Hussein Munoz, MP Basit Abbas, MP Mohammad Yacob, MP Marjanie Macasalong, MP Said Salendab, MP Al-Syed Sali, MP Punduma Sani, MP Suwaib Oranon, MP Mujib Abu, MP Ibrahim Ali, MP Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong, MP Nabil Tan, MP Jose Lorena, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Safrullah Dipatuan, MP Romeo Saliga, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Muslima Asmawil, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Edrieza Rimbang, MP Bainon Karon, MP Abdulla Ahang, MP Narciso Yu Ekey, MP Sahie Udjah, MP Ali Solaiman, MP Zul Qarneyn Abas, MP Jess Burahan (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 69

BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENTARY WOMEN’S CAUCUS ACT OF 2020

Filed on October 8, 2020, by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Bainon Karon, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Nabila Margarita Pangandaman, MP Aida Silongan, MP Diamla Ramos, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Nabil Tan, MP Jose Lorena, MP Paisalin Tago (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 65

BANGSAMORO COVID-19 RELATED ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 2020

Filed on September 15, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Anna Tarhata Basman, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 64

AN ACT DETAILING THE SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT (75%) SHARE OF THE BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT IN THE NATIONAL TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Filed on September 1, 2020, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia (Referred to Committee on Finance, Budget and Management and Committee on Local Government)

Parliament Bill No. 50

BANGSAMORO TREASURY ACT OF 2020

Filed on April 6, 2020, by MP Baintan Ampatuan and MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Eddie Alih, MP Abduladzis Esmael, MP Nabil Tan, MP Narciso Yu Ekey, MP Jose Lorena, MP Paisalin Tago, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Jamel Macaraya, MP Maisara Latiph (First reading)

Parliament Bill No. 23

RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION ACT

Filed on October 17, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Don Mustapha Loong (Referred to Committee on Social Services and Committee on Finance, Budget and Management)

Parliament Bill No. 16

BANGSAMORO PLANNING ACT OF 2019

Filed on September 18, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia and MP Baintan Ampatuan (Consolidated with Bills no. 29 and 30 into Bill No. 37, which was approved as Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 6)

 

Resolutions

Proposed Resolution No. 421

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MINISTRY OF BASIC, HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO STUDY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10908 TOWARDS THE INTEGRATION OF BANGSAMORO AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES HISTORY, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN THE STUDY OF PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN BOTH BASIC AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Filed by MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 420

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY (GOTD) THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (MFBM), TO UPDATE THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA) PARLIAMENT ON THE STATUS OF THE 2020 – 2021 SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS (SDF) AND THE 2019 SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS

Filed on March 23, 2021, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution 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

Filed on March 15, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Mudjib Abu, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Muslima Asmawil, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Said Salendab (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 412

RESOLUTION REQUIRING THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (MFBM) TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE STATUS AND THE PROCESSES UNDERTAKEN IN CREATING AND FUNDING NEW POSITIONS, EITHER CAREER OR  NON-CAREER, IN THE BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT, PURSUANT TO THE BANGSAMORO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

Filed on March 15, 2021, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 411

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO FOLLOW THE THREE-DAY RULE IN DISTRIBUTING THE COPIES OF THE PROPOSED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS AND THE POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SESSION

Filed on March 12, 2021, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 408

RESOLUTION CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON MARCH 8, 2021 AND COMMENDING THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION

Filed by MP Amilbahar Mawallil and MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. (Adopted as Resolution No. 114)

Proposed Resolution No. 407

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

Filed by MP Amilbahar Mawallil and MP Baintan Ampatuan (Deferred)

Proposed Resolution No. 406

A RESOLUTION URGING THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, IN COORDINATION WITH BARMM COMPONENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AAND PRIVATE SECTOR, TO INTENSIFY EFFORTS IN PROMOTING VACCINE CONFIDENCE IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION

Filed on March 9, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Treated as Simple Resolution and moved to the Business of the Day – Session No. 55, March 16, 2021)

Proposed Resolution No. 401

RESOLUTION CONSTITUTING THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON AMENDMENTS, REVISION, AND CODIFICATION OF LAWS

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 400

RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE BTA LEADERSHIP TO INVITE OR EMPLOY A FILIPINO SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER DURING PLENARY  SESSIONS, PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Referred to Committee on Rules)

Proposed Resolution No. 399

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE ASA PHILIPPINE FOUNDATION INC., FOR ISLAMIC FINANCING SHARIAH COMPLIANT PROGRAMS IN THE PHILIIPPINES

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Deferred)

Proposed Resolution No. 398

RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE BTA LEADERSHIP TO CONSTITUTE AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO PLAN AND OVERSEE THE BTA’S ACTIVITIES DURING RAMADHAN

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 397

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GOVERNOR PRINCESS TARHATA ALONTO LUCMAN AND RECOGNIZING HER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE

Filed on March 1, 2021, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Consolidated with PRs No. 404 and 409, Adopted as Resolution No. 112)

Proposed Resolution No. 377

RESOLUTION REQUIRING MANDATORY SUBMISSION OF AT LEAST RAPID ANTIGEN TEST RESULTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT, THEIR STAFF, GUESTS AND VISITORS ENTERING THE BTA SESSION HALL DURING PARLIAMENTARY SESSION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Filed on January 25, 2021, by MP Baintan Ampatuan and MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 376

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND SYMPATHY AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES OF THE BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT ON THE DEATH OF HONORABLE ABDUL R. SAHRIN, DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, MEMBER OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY, AND SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE MORO NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT

Filed on January 22, 2021, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael (Consolidated with PR No. 378, Adopted as Resolution No. 103)

Proposed Resolution No. 371

RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR) TO DECLARE TIMACO HILL  IN COTABATO CITY AS PROTECTED AREAS UNDER REPUBLIC ACT 7586

Filed on January 14, 2021, by MP Rasul Ismael (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 361

RESOLUTION ENCOURIGING  ALL NEWLY APPOINTED EMPLOYMEES TO TAKE THEIR RESPECTIVE OATH OF MORAL GOVERNANCE BEFORE THE OFFICE OF THE WALI

Filed on December 16, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 360

RESOLUTION ENCOURIGING TH OCM AND THE BTA TO CREATE AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO PREPARE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 1ST BANGSAMORO FOUNDATION DAY ON JANUARY 21

Filed on December 16, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 356

RESOLUTION COMMENDING AL-BASHER BUTO, THE FIRST AND YOUNGEST BANGSAMORO CHESS PLAYER, FOR HIS OUTSTANDING FEATS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR HIS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Filed on December 1, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Adopted as Resolution No. 110)

Proposed Resolution No. 326

RESOLUTION HONORING THE EXEMPLARY CONTRIBUTION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE BANGSAMORO REGION AND FOR THE NATION OF MORO NATIONAL LIBERATION (MNLF) CHAIRPERSON YUSOP H. JIKIRI, FARMERS SULU GOVERNOR (2001-2004), FARMERS JULU REPRESENTATIVE (2007-2010), AND A PILLAR OF THE BANGSAMORO PEACE PROCESS

Filed on October 19, 2020, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasol Mtimug, Jr., MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 92)

Proposed Resolution No. 307

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS TO ISSUE A RESOLUTION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BANGSAMORO ELECTORAL OFFICE

Filed on September 14, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 269

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT TO PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH AND DIRECTING THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND OTHER RELEVANT MINISTRIES/AGENCIES TO FORMULATE COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT (MHPSS) PROGRAMS FOR THE BANGSAMORO REGION

Filed on August 4, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Safrullah Dipatuan, MP Bainon Karon, MP Anna Tarhata Basman, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Punduma Sani, MP Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong, MP Ibrahim Ali, MP Aida Silongan, MP Nabil Tan, MP Eddie Alih, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Nabila Margarita Pangandaman, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Zesar Alili, MP Ali Salik, MP Mohammad Zainoden Bato, MP Modayao Sacar, MP Abduladzis Esmael (Referred to Committee on Health)

Proposed Resolution No. 264

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SECRETARIAT TO FORMULATE A GUIDELINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF SEMESTRAL AND ANNUAL REPORTS OF ALL PARLIAMENT MEMBERS

Filed on July 22, 2020, by MP Baintan Ampatuan and MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Deferred)

Proposed Resolution No. 263

RESOLUTION CALLING THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER (OCM) AND THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES TO THE BANGSAMORO HEALTH WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC PERIOD

Filed on July 16, 2020, by MP Baintan Ampatuan and MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Referred to Committee on Health and Committee on Finance, Budget and Management)

Proposed Resolution No. 262

RESOLUTION REQUESTING DBM SECRETARY ATTY. WENDEL E. AVISADO FOR THE RELEASE OF THE NOTICE OF CASH ALLOCATION OF THE TWO (2) BILLION  (PHP 2,000,000,000.00) PESOS UNPROGRAMMED FUND UNDER GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT FOR FY 2019 FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RA 11469 OTHERWISE BAYANIHAN TO HEAL AS ONE ACT (IN BARMM) AND AS ANTI COVID19 PANDEMIC FUND AND AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF MINISTER THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREON

Filed on July 9, 2020, by MP Rasul Ismael (Referred to Committee on Finance, Budget, and Management)

Proposed Resolution No. 240

RESOLUTION AMENDING SECTION 2, RULE VIII AND SECTION 4, RULE XIII OF BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION NO. 6, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY OF THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, TO ALLOW THE CONDUCT OF PLENARY SESSIONS AND COMMITTEE HEARINGS THROUGH TELECONFERENCE, VIDEO CONFERENCE OR OTHER RELIABLE FORMS OF REMOTE OR ELECTRONIC MEANS

Filed on June 8, 2020, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Suharto Ambolodto (Adopted as Resolution No. 73)

Proposed Resolution No. 239

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE GRAVE CONCERN OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY OVER THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL NO. 1083 AND HOUSE BILL NO. 6875, AS ITS COUNTERPART BILL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS “ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020”

Filed on June 5, 2020, by MP Mohagher Iqbal, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Muslimin Jakilan, MP Eddie Alih, MP Abdulraof Macacua, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Jamel Macaraya (Adopted as Resolution No. 77)

Proposed Resolution No. 236

RESOLUTION CALLING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY (GOTD) TO INSTITUTE TRANSPARENT, INDEPENDENT, STRICTLY MERIT-BASED AND CREDIBLE PLACEMENT AND HIRING PROCESS FOR ALL MINISTRIES, OFFICES, AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT

Filed on May 27, 2020, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 235

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY IN THE ISSUANCE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 114 INSTITUTIONALIZING THE BALIK PROBINSYA, BAGONG PAG-ASA PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Filed on May 26, 2020, by (Names of MPs) MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael (Referred to Committee on Rules)

Proposed Resolution No. 225

TITLE RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING PRINCESS FATIMA T. PARAHIMAN, FOR SUCCESSFULLY ATTAINING THE SECOND HIGHEST RANK IN THE 2019 BAR EXAMS, AS WELL AS THE OTHER BANGSAMORO BAR PASSERS

Filed on May 14, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Hamid Barra, MP Eddie Alih, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Nabila Margarita Pangandaman, MP Nabil Tan, MP Narciso Yu Ekey, MP Lanang Ali, Jr., MP Mohammad Yacob (Adopted as Resolution No. 71)

Proposed Resolution No. 223

RESOLUTION COMMENDING ALL FRONTLINERS IN THE BANGSAMORO REGION FOR THEIR ALTRUISTIC SERVICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Filed on April 8, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Ziar-Rahman Alonto Adiong, MP Punduma Sani, MP Anna Tarhata Basman (Adopted as Resolution No. 74)

Proposed Resolution No. 217

RESOLUTION PREPARING THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY TO FOCUS ON THE PRIORITY CODES

Filed on March 20, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Anna Tarhata Basman, MP Ziar-Rahman Alonto Adiong, MP Basit Abbas, MP Faiz Alauddin, MP Eddie Alih, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Musa Diamla, MP Safrullah Dipatuan, MP Abdullah Gayak, MP Hatimil Hassan, MP Bainon Karon, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Jamel Macaraya, MP Marjanie Macasalong, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Hussein Munoz, MP Edrieza Nasser Rimbang, MP Abdul Sahrin, MP Romeo Saliga, MP Ali Sangki, MP Alzad Sattar, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Aida Silongan, MP Ali Solaiman, MP Sahie Udjah, MP Narciso Yu Ekey (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 180

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND ACTIVATION OF THE PARIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT, PURSUANT TO PAR. 2, SECTION 4, RULE VII OF BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION NO. 05, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY

Filed on January 23, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan (Not yet calendared, but Committee on Accounts and Audit was constituted by the BTA by the BTA on July 22, 2020)

Proposed Resolution No. 172

RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING ALL MINISTRIES AND OFFICES INCLUDING SHCOOLS TO INITIATE AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF JABIDAH MASSACRE AS A TRANSITIONAL JUCTICE MECHANISM

Filed on January 24, 2020, by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Punduma Sani, MP Bainon Karon, MP Muslimin Jakilan, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Hatimil Hassan, MP Sahie S. Udjah, MP Abdul Sahrin, MP Adzfar Usman, MP Eddie Alih, MP Nabil Tan, MP Paisalin Tago, MP Jamel Macaraya, MP Susana Anayatin, MP Aida Silongan, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura (Adopted as Resolution No. 62)

Proposed Resolution No. 162

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE AND ENACTMENT OF THE BIL ESTALISHING THE AUTONOOUS REGION OF THE CORDILLERA

Filed on December 17, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Lanang Ali., Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Jose Lorena, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Nabil Tan, MP Ali Sangki, MP Mohagher Iqbal, MP Eddie Alih, MP Maleiha Candao, MP Jamel Macaraya, MP Mudjib Abu, MP Ibrahim Ali, MP Abdullah Gayak, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Hussein Munoz, MP Ali Salik, MP Alzad Sattar, MP Melanio Ulama, MP Narciso Yu Ekey (Adopted as Resolution No. 64)

Proposed Resolution No. 140

RESOLUTION REQUESTING FOR THE TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION (TJRC) TO REPORT THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CABINET MEMBERS AND BANGSAMORO TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITY THROUGH THE INVESTIGATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER

Filed on October 23, 2019 by MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Laisa Alamia, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Anna Tarhata Basman, MP Punduma Sani, MP Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong (Referred to Committee on Rules)

Proposed Resolution No. 137

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPIEST SYMPATHY AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA) ON THE DEMISE OF THE FARMER SENATE PRESIDENT AQUILINO “NENE” PIMENTEL

Filed on October 22, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto (Withdrawn)

Proposed Resolution No. 133

RESLOLUTION CALLING THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT/ BARMM (MILG/BARMM) TO DIRECT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND COORDINATE WITH THE CONCERN ENTITIES IN THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER AND REFAIR OF PHYSICAL STRUCTURES AFFECTED BY ROAD CLEARING OPERATION

Filed on October 21, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto (Not yet calendared)

Proposed Resolution No. 132

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE LANDBANK OF THE PHILIPPINES TO RECONSIDER THE LOAN APPLICATION OF AL-SAHAR AGRI-VERTURES INC.

Filed on October 21, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael (Committee Report No. 22 submitted by Committee on Labor and Employment adopted)

Proposed Resolution No. 115

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER TO INCLUDE THE DETAILED SEPARATON PLAN FOR THE ARMM EMPLOYESS DURING THE CHIEF MINISTERS HOUR

Filed on September 27, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto (Withdrawn)

Proposed Resolution No. 114

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STRONG SENSE OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY TO STRENGTHEN THE 2020 FISCAL FRAMEWORK OF THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN  MUSLIM MINDANAO THROUGH INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE  ALLOCATION IN ALL BANGSAMORO SUB-REGIONS

Filed on Sepmteber 27, 2019, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Jose Lorena, MP Nabil Tan, MP Hatimil Hassan, MP Abraham Burahan, MP Adzfar Usman, MP Muslimin Jakilan, MP Eddie Alih, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Sahie Udjah (Adopted as Resolution No. 45)

Proposed Resolution No. 111

RESOLUTION URGING THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO PRIORITIZE AND INTENSIFY PROGRAMS ON POLIO PREVENTION FOLLOWING THE OUTBREAK IN THE PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL SUR

Filed on September 24, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. (Adopted as Resolution No. 42)

Proposed Resolution No. 108

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE URGENT ESTABLISHIMENT AND MAINTAINANCE OF AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY TO BE MAINTAINED BY ITS OWN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT AS AN INSTRUMENT TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PARLIAMENT AND TO PROVIDE AN OFFICIAL ONLINE SOURCE OF INFORMATION, CONSISTENT WITH THE FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, TRANPARENTCY, GOOD GOVERNANCE

Filed on September 23, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr., MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Nabil Tan, MP Adzfar Usman, MP Paisalin Tago, MP Zul Qarneyn Abas, MP Alzad Sattar, MP Omar Yasser Sema, MP Eddie Alih, MP Ubaida Pacasem, MP Marjanie Macasalong, MP Jose Lorena, MP Abdullah Macapaar, MP Muslimin Jakilan, MP Lanang Ali, Jr., MP Abraham Burahan, MP Maisara Latiph, MP Anna Tarhata Basman (Adopted as Resolution No. 40)

Proposed Resolution No. 102

URGING THE CABINET THROUGH THE INTERIM CHIEF MINISTER TO DEVELOP AND INSTITUTIONALIZE AN INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND COMMMUNICATION (IEC) PROGRAM ON THE ORGANIC LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AND THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT

Filed on September 18, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Referred by the Committee on Rules to the Committee on Basic, Higher, and Technical Education and the Committee on Transportation and Communications)

Proposed Resolution No. 77

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 9, PROVIDING FOR CONTINUOUS MAINTENANCE AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES (MOOE) ALLOCATION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA)

Filed on August 22, 2019, by MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Lanang Ali, Jr., MP Eduard Guerra, MP Ubaida Pacasem, MP Sittie Shahara Mastura, MP Anna Tarhata Basman, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 28)

Proposed Resolution No. 68

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE EIGHTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE ALLOCATION OF A P100 MILLION FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT BUILDING

Filed on August 19, 2019, by MP Lanang Ali, Jr., MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Rasul Ismael, MP Don Mustapha Loong (Adopted as Resolution No. 30)

Proposed Resolution No. 67

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF A DEPUTY MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER AND DEPUTY MINORITY FLOOR LEADER IN THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT, THEREBY AMENDING PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO. 05, OR THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE BTA

Filed on August 16, 2019, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil (Adopted as Resolution No. 32)

Proposed Resolution No. 52

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE CONSTITUTION OF AN AD HOC JOINT BODY TO DEFINE THE ZONES OF JOINT COOPERATION IN THE SULU SEA

Filed on July 26, 2019, by MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Jose Lorena, MP Nabil Tan, MP Laisa Alamia, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Alzad Sattar, MP Adzfar Usman, MP Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, MP Abraham Burahan (Adopted as Resolution No. 23)

Proposed Resolution No. 45

RESOLUTION ENDORSEMENT BY THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY/ BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT IN THE APPOINTMENT OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICE JAPAR B. DIMAAMPAO AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

Filed on July 26, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 20)

Proposed Resolution No. 35

TITLE RESOLUTION COMMENDING M/GEN CIRILITO E. SOBEJANA FOR HIS UNW AVERING SUPPORT IN THE PEACE PROCESS AND COMMITMENT IN BRINGING PEACE IN THE BANGSAMORO HOMELAND

Filed by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 18)

Proposed Resolution No. 19

RESOLUTION URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES TO PASS A BILL ON THE PROVISION OF REPARATION FOR THE MARAWI SIEGE VICTIMS FOR THE LOSS OF LIVES, AND DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN MARAWI CITY AND OTHER AREAS AFFECTED BY ARMED CONFLICT IN 2017, AND IN PIAGAPO IN 2016, WITH THE END VIEW OF PROVIDING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RESTORING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL SUR

Filed on June 11, 2019 by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 14)

Proposed Resolution No. 18

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO FAST TRACK THE PREPARATION OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA) ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Filed on June 11, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia, MP Suharto Ambolodto, MP Baintan Ampatuan, MP Don Mustapha Loong, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 13)

Proposed Resolution No. 17

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE HONOURABLE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA) MINISTER OF FINANCE EDUARD U. GUERRA TO TRANSACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM) AND OTHER PERTINENT AGENCIES OF THE TRANSITION FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY (BTA)

Filed by MP Suharto Ambolodto (Adopted as Resolution No. 7)

Proposed Resolution No. 16

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCEREST AND DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MINDANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY ABUL KHAYR D. ALONTO

Filed on May 17, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia and MP Rasul Ismael (Adopted as Resolution No. 11)

Proposed Resolution No. 12

RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE CREATION OF PRIMARY MINISTRIES UNDER REPUBLIC AT NO. 11054 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ORIGINAL LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO” AND RECOGNIZES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MINISTERS THERETO, AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM CHIEF MINISTER AND THE APPOINTED MINISTERS TO UTILIZE EXISTING ARMM STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL, AND PERFRORM NECESSARY FUNCTIONS AND MANDATES THEREFORE

Filed on April 26, 2019, by MP Laisa Alamia (Referred to Committee on Rules)

BTA Opens Third Regular Session, Chief Minister delivers State of the Bangsamoro Address

COTABATO CITY The Bangsamoro Transition Authority formally opened its third regular session today, June 15, at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC).

The opening ceremony is significant, as the Speaker’s Address and the Chief Minister’s State of the Bangsamoro Address is expected to highlight not only the achievements of the Bangsamoro Government, but also its targets and policy agenda.

In his invocation, Grand Mufti Abu Huraira Udasan of the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’ (BDI) prayed for continued peace, stability, and security, so that the leaders could overcome the challenges and pursue progress and development for the region. He also prayed for the unity, solidarity, and integrity of the Bangsamoro people.

After the singing of the Philippine national anthem and the Bangsamoro hymn, Wali Sheikh Khalifa Usman Nando delivered his message and led the beating of the agong to formally open the Third Regular Session of the Bangsamoro Parliament. While he praised the achievements of the Bangsamoro Government, he also called attention to other problem areas that the Bangsamoro leadership needs to address. Transcript of his speech below:


Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.

His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Republic of the Philippines.

His Excellency Head of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Government – Ahod “Al haj Murad” Balawag Ebrahim.

H.E Mr. SPEAKER – SPEAKER – Atty. Ali Pangalian Balindong.

Your Excellencies, Honorable Ministers, Members of the Parliament of Bangsamoro.

Honorable scholars (Ulamas).

Datus, leaders of local government in the provinces and municipalities.Dear brothers and sisters, the impact of the Corona pandemic is still before us, as it exhausted our self-government budget, and negatively affected our local and national economy. Also we are still new to this government. But despite the presence of the coronavirus and despite the recency of our time, we have achieved things that others have not achieved. There is no doubt that what we have accomplished within a short period of our assumption of responsibility for reviving our people, whether in terms of providing government aid to the needy in the Moro people, or in terms of enacting legislation, or in terms of implementing projects in the field of health and civil defense, or in terms of attracting our brothers with Arabic education to join the Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) as teachers. These all have not happened in the history of Bangsamoro over decades.

However, these achievements are not sufficient and do not meet the needs of our people. It remains incomplete unless we lay down the groundwork for the justice system through which conflicts and disputes related to rights, whether financial, criminal and other disputes, will be settled. Thus, security and safety will be achieved, through which our people will enjoy comfort and prosperity.

While we are talking about the justice system, there is no doubt that the legal system in Islamic law (Sharia Courts) that is guaranteed by the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BOL) comes to our mind. Let me remind you that the terms and conditions which stated in the BOL regarding to the positions in the courts to be created, whether it is related to the post of a judge or a clerk of court or others. If we look at those rules, we can hardly find qualified staff. However, please do not forget that we have courts under the umbrella of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which can be benefited of, as for their long experience in this field.

Means could differ, but the goal is one, which is to achieve justice. So, as long as it is, in my opinion, we can benefit from those who have sufficient experience in the field of arbitration and the court system. We can even ask the Bangsamoro Government (Parliament) to reconsider those conditions agreed upon in the judiciary system and re-studied again if there is a legal space for that. This is if we want to achieve the goal and purpose of establishing the justice system. These are represented in the five goals of Shari’ah, which are: to preserve religion, preserve the soul, preserve the money, preserve the mind, and preserve the honor. Because what concerns us here is the purpose and goal of those ways and means.

On the other hand, despite our achievements, we still need more. For example, in the field of health, we still need health centers to provide various health services to meet the needs of local communities in the countryside, as well as in the field of education. We still need more schools, as there are still many communities suffering from a lack of educational services like schools. Also there are still many of our brothers who are not able to send their children to schools in different areas, especially the Ligawasan. Also if we look at the infrastructure like roads that will connect the villages, then talk and no harm, as we are still behind among the nations in this regard. There are still many of our people who use carts drawn by animals (buffalo or cows) due to the lack of roads.

The unfortunate part of all of these is that human development does not proceed as desired because of these shortcomings, and because of our division and differences. Therefore, I invite you the scholars, the datus and the local and politicians to unite and reunite so that we may rise together and bear the responsibility together, and leave bigotry and intolerance, and put in mind the public interests and prioritize them against our personal interests. We must realize that our progress is in our unity, each of us is in a loophole, we are all responsible before God Almighty, be with us in the revival of our people, for our glory is your glory, and if we fail, you will fail, God forbid. May Allah bless us with his protection and care, Allah is the guardian of success.

Finally, by virtue of the authority vested upon me by law, I now declare this session open.


Speaker Pangalian Balindong then called the session to order and directed Secretary-General Raby Angkal to roll call the Members of Parliament. Out of 80 Members of Parliament, 30 were physically present and 40 others participated through Zoom video conference, thus achieving quorum.

Speaker Balindong reminds Parliament, ‘Focus on work, not critics’

BTA Speaker Atty. Ali Pangalian Balindong delivered his address to the Parliament on the ceremonial opening of the third regular session.

Bangsamoro Wali SHEIKH KHALIFA USMAN NANDO, Chief Minister AL-HAJJ MURAD EBRAHIM, Members of the Cabinet, Officers and Members of the Bangsamoro Parliament, Bangsamoro Mufti ABU HURAIRAH UDASAN, distinguished guests, fellow Bangsamoro, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!!

I am full of pride and honor to be again here in this august chamber as the presiding officer of the distinguished men and women of the Bangsamoro Parliament. I have been in the business of legislation for more than two decades, but my sense of fulfillment as a politician and legislator has never been as profound as it is today. To lead an assembly of dedicated parliamentarians who will shape the future of the Bangsamoro is indeed the pinnacle of my career. On top of that, it is quite a rare opportunity for any political career to be led by a visionary, revolutionary leader of a Chief Minister. One cannot help but think that the stars have aligned for the Bangsamoro that crucial elements needed to achieve true empowerment and regional development are all but there.

I am doubly proud as your Speaker because of the things that you have accomplished in your work. Despite the serious challenges, you were able to adapt – turning every misfortune into opportunity, every challenge into goal and every failure into inspiration. You have proven the naysayers wrong. So far, we have enacted three important legislations – the Administrative Code, Civil Service Code and the Education Code – and we are working hard to finish so much more, complete the transition and ensure that the next administration have everything needed to further progress in the region and verily maximize our tenure.

Perhaps, one would ask – how a bunch of professionals who have little or no experience in legislation were able to accomplish these things. The answer is simple – all of you are sworn into the Qur’an to be the instrument of Allah (SWT) to serve all our constituents in the Bangsamoro. And we are bound to do it, crisis or no crisis, in the best and worst of times, with or without the help of anybody.

But we are not yet through. We are not yet out of the woods. The challenges and problems are still there, made even more complicated by constraints in time and resources.

The term-extension of the transitional government is a critical concern for the Bangsamoro people because the institutions that are fundamental before a new regional government is elected in its place, have not been set up. While we have exerted efforts to accomplish our mandate within the timelines prescribed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law, our output has been severely limited by circumstances beyond our control. One, when we started in 2019, the budget we had was designed only for governance as it is intended only for the predecessor of BARMM. Don’t forget that our mandate is not only to ensure transition but also to govern, which brings us to the second and third reasons, our budget was delayed and the pandemic ensued. Still we delivered so much than what were expected given the limitations.

Don’t get me wrong, we are not finding fault. We understand that the national government’s resources have been spread too thin because of the pandemic. And that everyone has, in some way or another, been affected by the health crisis.

What we don’t comprehend is that certain quarters are opposed to the term extension, even if they do not have a complete grasp of our work and did not experience the difficulties that we encountered. Worse, certain Muslim leaders and politicians who claim to be servants of the Bangsamoro are the ones lobbying to the national government, particularly in the Senate and the House of Representatives, against passing the proposed law for term-extension.

For me, the indecisive support of Congress to our plea once again illustrates the insensitivity of some non-Muslim politicians about the plight of the Bangsamoro and the brazenness of some Muslim leaders to be more concerned on strengthening and perpetrating their political power, rather than help the poor Bangsamoro to get up on his feet and prepare for his future. This despite the collaborative leadership as espoused at the outset by the Chief Minister, Murad Ebrahim.

I apologize if I have offended anybody. But this is simply the truth. We have given the reins of government of the autonomous region to politicians since the enactment of Republic Act. No. 6734 in 1989, but we have seen a little improvement on the quality of life of our people since then.

It is therefore necessary that we allow the Bangsamoro leadership, headed by Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim, to finish the mandate and prove their worth to our people, within a reasonable period of time. Let us give these revolutionaries-turned-parliamentarians a complete chance to realize their vision for the Bangsamoro. Perhaps, their perspective, which is forged in the battlefield, is better than most of us, whose idea may have only been fashioned thru the ballot. They have toiled blood, sweat and tears and lost the stamina of their youth for the Bangsamoro. It will not hurt if you will give them a few added amount of time to fulfill their promise to our people, before the strength in their aging bodies fails them. Besides, all of us here are capable individuals. We have time and again proven that. Our house may have been knocked down by the tempest of problems but we have managed to get up and do our work. And we will do our work again, no matter what.

That should be our mindset right now – to continue working with our best efforts for the well-being of our people, regardless of the circumstances. Let us not mind the cynics and haters, and the sour grapes, whose unmistakable self-interest is the sole basis for their existence. Instead, let us better ourselves and let the quality of our work be “the” standard of public service not only to the Filipino nation but to the entire world.

Indeed, you are the jewels of our office. And no amount of hurtful critique can darken your luster. Your sheer determination and sincere desire to help improve the lives of our people have already overcome the initial challenges and birth pains of our fledgling institution. There is no reason why we can falter even if time is not on our side. In Shaa Allah! Wassalamu Alaikom Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.


Chief Minister Ebrahim Enumerates Target Codes in SOBA

In his report, Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim enumerated that three of the seven priority codes were passed, and that the remaining codes would be filed soon. Aside from listing the Bangsamoro Government’s achievements, he also discussed other legislative agenda of the Parliament.

 

Below is his speech in full.


Subhanaka la ‘ilma lana ‘illa ma ‘allamtana ‘innaka ‘antal-‘Alimul Hakim.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.

To the Wali of the Bangsamoro: Shiek Khalifa Nando, Parliament Speaker: Atty. Ali Pangalian Balindong, colleagues in the BTA Parliament, members of the Cabinet, friends and partners for peace and development, ladies, and gentlemen, my fellow Bangsamoro:

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmahtullahi Taala Wa Barakatuh.

As we open the third regular session of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, allow me to take this opportunity to provide recent updates on our collective work as the interim regional government, present issues that face our constituencies, and convey our priorities as we continue to fulfill our mandate during this complex transition period.

I shall begin with a high note by congratulating this august body for passing the Bangsamoro Education Code. This legislation no t only paves the way for a religious and secular balance but adheres to our longstanding culture, traditions, and history. It also provides recognition that is long overdue for our asatidz and their significant role in molding the Bangsamoro students. We thank our very own Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal and the entire Parliament for making this happen. The swift passage of the Bangsamoro Education Code is a clear manifestation that we can overcome great challenges as long as we put our hearts and minds at the task at hand… as long as we work as one.

I hope that the same level of hard work and cooperation will triumph as we pass the remaining priority codes in this legislative year.

The Government of the Day remains devoted to the cause of lasting peace. During the past few weeks, there were initiatives to make sure that we stay true to that commitment.

Several ministries joined forces in conducting the Bangsamoro Peace and Security Summit last month. The activity adopted a whole-of-region approach among key development players and stakeholders for the speedy reconstruction, rehabilitation, and development of conflict-affected communities, particularly in the so-called SPMS box area in Maguindanao. We will make sure that the situation will not scatter and disturb the gains of this peace process.

We are fully aware that there are few people trying to capitalize from this situation to advance their selfish interest. The Bangsamoro has  gone through so much pain ang suffering already, and we will continue to do all means necessary not to succumb to the threats imposed by a few. Let us all move forward to the path of peace.

Last May 23, we also commemorated the 4th year since the Marawi Siege happened. To reiterate my message during the remembrance, tens of thousands are still displaced, and layers of challenges are piling on, exacerbated by the ongoing health crisis.

This painful experience cannot allow us, in any given day, to turn our backs to our Maranao brothers and sisters. This is the very reason why we have consistently pushed for the rehabilitation of Marawi as part of our priority agenda and overall development goal.

As of May 2021, the Marawi Rehabilitation Program has already approved a total of Php 947, 510, 362 worth of projects ranging from livelihood assistance, resettlement housing projects, healthcare services, cash for work, water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, and other infrastructure projects.

We have also recently signed a partnership worth 400 million pesos with the provincial government of Lanao Del Sur for the upgrading of the Marawi Water System that will provide adequate water supply for 40 barangays in the city. We sincerely hope that these projects will help Marawi to regain its former glory.

Cognizant of the fact that for us to bring the Bangsamoro to its rightful place, we need the strong partnership and commitment of our local government units to the social transformation we envision. An example of such commitment was exemplified with our PARSUGPATAN with the province of Tawi-Tawi. Earlier this year, the regional government went to the said province to launch flagship programs, inaugurate completed projects, and provide update about our work in the transition period.

We inaugurated the Regional Fisheries Research Center and Regional Farm in partnership with the Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi. This collaboration aims to boost the fisheries, seaweeds and other wet market products which will translate to high income of fisherfolks and seaweed farmers. In the long run, we envision Tawi-Tawi to be the center of fishing industry in the region and beyond.

At least 25 Million worth of health care facilities and health supplies which includes one (1) unit of sea ambulance, two (2) units of land ambulances, 1 unit of Disinfection Chamber were turned over to IPHO Tawi-Tawi. These are on top of the existing medical programs and assistance we have been giving to support our health workers.

A total of 5,000 armchairs with around 1,300 teacher’s kits, 2,000 learners’ kits and 22,000 learning materials were likewise turned over by the MBHTE as we further improve the education services.

Various infrastructure projects were also inaugurated such as the two story dormitory to be built by the Ministry of Public Works in MSU Tawi-Tawi, 400 housing units worth 200 million  for indigent displaced families and returning Filipinos from SABAH (REFS) under the Bangsamoro Housing Assistance Program (BAHAY Program) of the Ministry of Social Services and Development.

We have also signed an agreement for the construction of 1,000 housing units under the KAPYANAN program. This is extra special as the design of the housing has been tailored fit to the needs and socio-cultural context of the target beneficiaries.

Ladies and gentlemen, these are just some of the major programs and projects of the BARMM for Tawi-Tawi. Similar or equitable projects and programs are also in place for the other provinces in the region. We hope to conductthe same activity in these areas if certain conditions permit such as the COVID19 pandemic that continues to hamper our everyday lives.

Speaking of COVID19, allow me also to share important updates regarding our vaccination program in the region. As of June 13, 2021 19, 831 of the 21, 451 or 92 percent of our A1 priority, the frontline health workers have already received at least 1st dose of vaccine, 46 percent of them have completed their inoculation. The vaccination for the A2, A3, and A4 priority groups is ongoing. We have administered a total of 53, 365 of the 78, 800 shots available. We are assured of the continuous supply of vaccine as we work hard in reaching our target of vaccinating at least 70 percent of our population to attain the herd immunity.

We encourage everyone to get their vaccines as soon as possible. As representatives of various communities from all over the region, fellow Members of the Parliament, I ask that you continue helping us in championing the vaccination program because these are not just doses that can prevent COVID-19, but doses of hope that we may get back the life that we once knew.

Our sincere appreciation to all our health warriors and other frontline workers for their services and sacrifices in this war against COVID19. Maraming maraming Salamat po. Jazakumullahu Khairan. May Allah reward you with goodness.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are a diverse group of people here in the Bangsamoro region united by the common aspirations to address the historical injustices, put an end to the various forms of violence, and bring genuine peace and development through our right to self-determination. This cannot be done overnight but what we can do now is build the structures of governance and pass legislation that will enable our children to live better in a Bangsamoro region we can all be proud of.

I earnestly ask the full cooperation of our colleagues in the parliament as we pass very important legislations starting today. On top of these priorities are of course the remaining codes that we have to finish within the original mandate of the transition period. We shall work hard in passing the Local Governance Code that will further enhance the horizontal and vertical relationship of the LGUs in the Bangsamoro region.

The Electoral Code which is probably one of the most sensitive legislation that this Parliament will enact must be carefully crafted to ensure that we put premium to the betterment of the electorate. We must ensure that it will pave the way for a genuine political exercise that shall serve the core of the regular Bangsamoro government.  We shall transmit this to the parliament as soon possible.

The highly technical and equally important Revenue Code is being finalized by the Cabinet Committee led by the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and Management. Rest assured that this too will be transmitted to the Parliament within the year.

The Government of the Day shall submit to this august body a budget that is responsive to the needs of our people and will enable the region to overcome the pressing challenges we continue to face such as the COVID19 Pandemic. This will be the third time in which we will collectively approve a budget based on the block grant we struggled for us as part of the fiscal autonomy envisioned in the Bangsamoro Organic Law and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. It is important to constantly remind ourselves as we deliberate on this budget that behind the figures are the blood, sweat, and tears of our people. As such, we shall continue to allocate and spend them transparently and rightfully.

I trust the collective wisdom of this parliament as we likewise prioritize laws for certain sectors of our society. We shall work on the legislation that will protect and promote the rights of the Indigenous People pursuant to the intent of the Bangsamoro Organic Law. I tasked the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs to work hard and lead this priority.

The Government of the Day shall submit to this Parliament the Bangsamoro Children’s Code that will further safeguard our children’s rights. After all, what we are doing here in the BTA is for our children and our children’s future. I trust that with the proven stewardship of the Minister of Social Services and Development who is also our assistant majority floor leader, this will be passed as soon as possible.

We shall also prioritize the enactment of a Bangsamoro Labor Code that will protect the workers in the region and ensure that both the employee and employers will not be subjected to abuse and unfair treatment. This is even more important considering that the BARMM is now services oriented according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

But this is not to say that we will veer away from the other important aspects of our economy. We must continue to support our farmers and fisherfolks in providing them better opportunities and favorable conditions. We shall pass a law that will enable agriculture and fisheries to prosper. I tasked the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform to make this happen.

We must take advantage of the generally better peace and security by attracting more investors in the region. As a matter of fact, in 2019 we were off to a great start when we were able to register 2.3 billion pesos worth of investments, overachieving our targets by 180 percent. It is just unfortunate that covid19 did not spare this momentum, but I am hopeful that by passing legislation that will further boost investment, confidence, and incentives, we can put the region back on track.

Islamic Finance is gaining grounds in the world. Some experts even say that this is the future of finance and banking. We in the Bangsamoro must ensure that we make this potential a reality in our region alongside with the promotion of Halal industry. As such, a comprehensive framework for the Promotion and Development of Islamic Finance and a Halal Economy in the BARMM shall likewise be prioritized in the succeeding months.

Recognizing the performance of our local government units is vital in fostering an environment where innovation, efficiency, and hard work are incentivized. I passionately believe that some of the best practices when it comes to local governance can be found in the Bangsamoro region. It is about time that we make this known and have it institutionalized for the years to come through a legislation towards this end.

It is widely known that the Bangsamoro is rich in energy sources. While we do have a Ministry that has the primary mandate over these in the Bangsamoro, it must be further strengthened through a legislation that will enable the region to benefit from its resources with a sustainable and mutually beneficial framework. If done the right way, these can leapfrog the Bangsamoro to a progressive and developed region.

We must also look into the existing structures in our bureaucracy as founded by the recently passed Bangsamoro Administrative Code. It would be worthwhile to pass legislations not to amend certain provisions of the admin code but legislations that would enhance or complement few of its noble provisions.

Before I end this speech, I would like to share with you that although there are bureaucratic challenges along the way – the call for the  extension of the transition period has never been more resounding than now.

The President and the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives are giving us the nod that it will happen.

We reiterate, especially to the naysayers, that the extension of the transition period is never about power. It is about ensuring the successful implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Process.

This is not just the legacy of the MILF or of the Duterte Administration but the legacy of this generation and a gift to the next generations of the Bangsamoro.

Ladies and genetlemen, we cannot afford to fail them.

We must do everything for the sake of the Bangsamoro and submit to the will and plan of Allah. After all, as mentioned in Surat Al-‘Anfāl of the Holy Quran 8:30, Allah is the best planner.

وَإِذْ يَمْكُرُ بِكَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيُثْبِتُوكَ أَوْ يَقْتُلُوكَ أَوْ يُخْرِجُوكَ ۚ وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ

And [remember, O Muḥammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allāh plans. And Allāh is the best of planners.

With all these being said, I hope that we continue serving our people with passion, sincere intentions, and in remembrance of those who sacrificed for all of us.

The Bangsamoro story shall continue and we are the authors of its most crucial chapters.

Thank you so much and Wassalam.


Majority Floor Leader MP Lanang Ali, Jr. then called for the adjournment of the session. The Bangsamoro Parliament will resume tomorrow on its 59th session.