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COTABATO CITY — Employees and other personnel of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) has a windfall on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Their windfall consisted of 819 sacks of 50 kg of rice and 819 baskets of groceries.
The top honcho of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region’s (BARMM) education agency, Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal, ordered the distribution of assistance to MBHTE’s workers, apparently seeing how the coronarvirus pandemic has affected them.
MBHTE’s Gender and Development Unit (GAD) implemented the the distribution of the goodies to all the ministry’s Regional Office employees and personnel.
It was explained by the education ministry that the provision of the food supplies is in preparation for the celebration of Eid’l Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) on July 9.
It can be noted that Eid’l Adha is celebrated during the annual Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which starts today, July 7, and concludes on July 15.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz allowed one million pilgrims from around the world in this year’s Hajj. The number is a stark contrast to 2020 that saw only 1,000 pilgrims, 2021 with 60,000 pilgrims all of them from within the Kingdom only, none from other countries.
For Hajj 2022, the Kingdom has welcome one million pilgrims, around 850,000 from outside Saudi Arabia, and 150,000 from within.
The Bangsamoro region is composed of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, as well as the Special Geographic Area (SGA) made up of 63 barangays or villages in North Cotabato that opted to be under BARMM jurisdiction. North Cotabato itself is not part of the region.
As a new political entity (NPE), the BARMM was established through the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to implement the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). (/)