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COTABATO CITY, January 21, 2023 — The 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Day celebration began earlier today, Saturday, with colorful themed floats and a parade of officials and personnel moving as one under the theme “Sama-Samang Pagtataguyod sa Isang Mas Mapayapa at Mas Masaganang Bangsamoro.”
(In English, the theme translates roughly to: Collective Pursuit of a More Peaceful and More Abundant Bangsamoro.)
The bang of a gong, a traditional musical instrument, signaled the start of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) week-long 4th Founding Anniversary celebration, which will last until January 27.
The Chief Minister’s Report to the Bangsamoro, in which he provided a comprehensive report on the Bangsamoro Government’s major milestone achievements, was the highlight of the kick-off program.
“We also continue to support our law enforcement agencies, and to date, 21 police cars and five fire trucks have been successfully transferred. The construction of one regional headquarters and the procurement of additional vehicles are ongoing,” said Chief Minister Ahod Balawag “Al-Hajj Murad” Ebrahim.
“Our Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region play an important role in serving our people. As a result, we will continue to provide technical assistance, capacity development, incentives, and recognition to promote the best and most innovative practices of our local governments. We also provide infrastructure projects to address the physical gaps in governance. Thirty Barangay Halls, two Municipal Halls, and three Municipal Police Stations have been completed, while two Legislative Buildings, one Municipal Police Station, 90 barangay halls, and two public terminals are currently under construction, with an additional 200 barangay hall buildings in the works,” according to the Chief Minister.
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
In his official message for the 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Day celebration, Minister of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) and Head of the Bangsamoro READi Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo emphasized that the highlight of the celebration is the continuous provision of meaningful services to the Bangsamoro local governments and the Bangsamoro people.
“Una, ang message natin ay unity, second ay ‘yung enhancement ‘nung achievement na ng BARMM, including yung peace and security, but more importantly ‘yung inroads into development — ‘yung unti-unting pag-angat ‘nung kabuhayan sa rehiyon natin,” said Sinarimbo who also chairs the Development Administration Committee (DACom) of the Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC) of the BARMM.
“For the 4th Founding Anniversary of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, booth festival and service delivery parin [para] doon sa mga kababayan natin, so magpapatuloy tayo magbigay ng serbisyo…’yung mga iba’t-ibang ministries, like yung sa amin we will continue to service local government units, ‘yung Bangsamoro READi will continue to provide services sa mga nag-re-request na mga kababayan natin,” the interior minister added.
The MILG, as chair of the BEDC’s DAComm, will spearhead the Bangsamoro Governance Day as part of the week-long celebration. The one-day event on January 23 aims to showcase innovative practices of constituent Bangsamoro LGUs, as well as recognize LGUs and local leaders who have demonstrated exemplary performance and moral governance in their areas of jurisdiction.
The Bangsamoro Governance Day will include the following events: Ugnay Kaalaman: Learning Expo and Photo Gallery (LGUs’ Innovative Practices and Highlights of Accomplishments on the First Phase of Bangsamoro Transition); and Pagkilala: 3rd Awarding for Performing Bangsamoro LGUs.
𝗗𝗔𝗖𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗼
Apart from the major events planned for Governance Day on January 23, various services from DACom member ministries will be available to Bangsamoro residents in Service Booths set up within the Bangsamoro Government Center.
The Bangsamoro Attorney General’s Office (BAGO) will provide “Kape, Pandesal, at Usapang Legal (Legal Consultation Services),” which will include legal consultation, Shari’ah consultation, and simple document notarization.
The Civil Service Commission – BARMM will provide legal advice on CSC matters; requests for Correction of Personal Information (COPI); and No Pending Administrative Case (No PAC) certification services; Appeal advice; and Book Sales of 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions/Distance Learning Program/2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (ORAOHRA/DLP/2017 RACCS); while the Bangsamoro Information Office will provide free photography lectures.The Ministry of Finance, Budget, and Management (MFBM) will distribute Budget Magazines and MFBM Services Materials, and the Development Academy of the Bangsamoro (DAB) will hand out training request forms and brochure PPAs.
Administrative Management Services of the Office of the Chief Minister (AMS OCM) will provide job interview tips, distribute knowledge products on RSP, L&B, SPMPS, CompBen, Rewards and Recognition, Consultation on Records Management, TLB Claims Guidance, Bangsamoro Book Exhibit, Photo Booth, BLA Drink and Play, and Free Shuttle Services. The OCM’s Technical Management Services will include an exhibit of OCM Milestones, distribution of IEC Materials related to OCM programs, projects, and activities, technical documentation of all Governance Day activities, and participation in the Committee’s Food Showcase.Finally, the MILG BARMM will distribute print materials about its programs and services, while the Bangsamoro READi will have a medical team on standby for Governance Day.
“As the theme goes, ‘Sama-Samang Pagtataguyod sa Mas Mapayapa at Mas Masaganang Bangsamoro,’ we can only succeed if we work together. January 21 is not only a day to remember our martyrs and families who are no longer with us, but it is also a day to remind us to do our best for future generations,” Chief Minister Ebrahim concluded in his Anniversary Message. (✓)