METRO MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has established a Bangsamoro Electoral Office (BEC) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
The Comelec said in Resolution No. 10680 this was pursuant to Republic Act No. 11054 otherwise known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
The poll body said the BEO was established by converting the Office of the Regional Election Director in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“Pending the enactment of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code and for purposes of election administration, the 63 barangays in the municipalities of Aleosan, Carmen, Kabacan, Midsayap, Pilot, and Pigcawayan, all of North Cotabato, which voted for inclusion in the BARMM, shall still be considered part of the municipalities and province where they belong before the ratification of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao,” the Comelec said.
The Commission en banc approved the resolution on Oct. 7 during its online regular en banc meeting.
Download the resolution here.