Three senior high school students of Cotabato City National High School – Main Campus underwent work immersion at the Office of MP Rasol Mitmug, Jr. under the Bangsamoro Junior Parliamentarian Program, which is a part of the Inquiries, Investigation, and Immersion (3Is) Contextualized Curriculum in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
As their first task given by the Office, Asia Farhannah Ali Sabpa, Aira Abdul Sali, and Bai Nasrheya Tama Mundas attended the Orientation on the BTA Parliamentary Rules, Procedures, and Practices to the Newly Hired PCAD Employees on May 29-30, 2023 at the Speaker’s Lounge, BTA Parliament Building, as observers to the program. MP Mitmug also served as Resource Speaker during the two-day program.
On their second day to the immersion, they were able to meet and interview MP Mitmug about his work as a legislator and public servant. In fact, MP Mitmug brought them to the Kadja’an in the Bangsamoro Government Center as part of his team who visited and explored the cultural booths of the BCPCH. They were also interviewed by ImindsPh, sharing their experiences on the visit.
MP Mitmug staff introduced different work systems to the students and let them observe the operations of the Office. They were also given the chance to meet the District Office (DO) team in Marawi City through zoom where the bulk of legislation work is being done. Atty. Hapsha Sansarona, the head of legislative team, explained to them the fundamentals of legislation process and parliamentary systems. Meanwhile, Ms. Queenie Comadug, head of the DO, discussed the constituency work of the Office in the Lanao areas.
MP Mitmug said the immersion work is a purposeful experience for the students to be exposed to the Bangsamoro Parliament’s work as early as now as they prepare for their college experience.
The Bangsamoro Junior Parliamentarian Program, a project of LENTE Philippines and the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, is geared toward promoting responsible citizenship in the K-12 Curriculum and directly contributes to the attainment of quality and holistic education by strengthening student-led policy advocacy.