BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT CENTER, Cotabato City, Novermber 16, 2022 (SDN) — A mass signing of appointments and oathtaking of teaching and non-teaching positions of the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) will take place here tomorrow, November 17.
The venue of the event will be at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC), which is also where the Parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) holds its session.
To implement the activity, MBHTE Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal has issued Regional Memorandum No. 1392, Series of 2022, addressed to Schools Division Superintendents, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents of Sulu, Maguindanao II, Special Geographic Area (SGA), and Lanao del Sur I & II.
He said in his memo the education ministry through its Regional Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (MBHTE-RHRMPSD) “has been conducting hiring processes involving interview, examination, demonstration and assessment of pertinent documents of the applicants for plantilla items for the teaching and non-teaching positions in the Ministry.”
Iqbal emphasized in his memo the MBHTE decided to conduct thhe oathtaking and ceremonial signing of appointments following “a rigorous and policy-determined evaluation of the applicants.”
Established in 2018 by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) to implement the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the autonomous region — with a parliamentary government — is made up of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, as well as the SGA made up of 63 barangays or villages in North Cotabato that voted “yes” in a plebiscite in January and February 2019 to be under the BARMM jurisdiction. North Cotabato itself is not under the Bangsamoro autonomous region.
The population of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), per the Philippine Atlas, has 4,404,288 people. It has 116 municipalities: Basilan, 11 municipalities; Lanao del Sur, 39; Maguindanao, 36; Sulu, 19; and Tawi-Tawi, 11. Its component cities are Cotabato (the regional center and capital) in Maguindanao; Lamitan in Basilan; and Marawi in Lanao del Sur.
MBHTE emphasizes adherence to minimum health protocols
Everyone MBHTE personnel involved in the mass oathtaking and signing of appointments were required to bring a photocopy of their authenticated Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID, a set of their Personal Data Sheet (PDS), and one ballpen.
The MBHTE invited all the schools division superintendents and assistant schools division superintendents of the divisions concerned to attend the activity.
In relation with the still existing implementation of the minimum public health protocols, the MBHTE memo emphasized that “no chaperone shall be allowed inside the venue.”
“Precautionary measures against Covid-19 such as social distancing, using of face, and practice of proper physical distancing shall be adhered at all times,” Iqbal’s memo pointed out.
BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag “Al-Hajj Murad” Ebrahim was invited to give the appointees an Inspiration Message, with Iqbal also addressing them as well as administering their oath of office, MBHTE Deputy Minister Atty. Haron Meling for the Welcome Remarks, Prayer from Ustadhz Haron D. Salah, Director General for Basic Education Abdullah P. Salik, Jr., J.D., has the Closing Remarks, and MBHTE Executive Assistant V Mobarak P. Pandi as host of the event. (✓)