Consultation for 2nd Bangsamoro Dev’t Plan kicks off in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY—The region-wide consultation for the 2nd Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) for 2023-2028 officially commenced Monday, Sept. 19, with the local government unit (LGU) of Cotabato City. The Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA), together with the sectoral committees of the Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC), spearheaded the region-wide consultation. BPDA Director-General Engr. Mohajirin…

CAAP-DOTr transfers management of airports to BAA-MOTC

MAGUINDANAO DEL NORTE—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippine – Department of Transportation (CAAP-DOTr) transferred its powers and functions to Bangsamoro Airport Authority of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (BAA-MOTC) thru a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, held in Awang Airport  at Datu Odin Sinsuat in this province.   Under the…

Chief Minister’s Project TABANG gives P15k cash aid to 333 indigents

COTABATO CITY— Through the Office of the Chief Minister’s Project TABANG or the ‘Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan’, some 333 indigents from this city and from Maguindanao each received Php15,000 cash assistance on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Among the beneficiaries were senior citizens, persons with disabilities, asatidz (Arabic teachers), and indigenous people. Project Manager Tomanda Antok…

MFBM, DBM launch competency program for BARMM public financial managers

COTABATO CITY—The Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management (MFBM), in partnership with Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), launched the Public Financial Management Competency Program (PFMCP) for BARMM middle managers on Friday, Sept.16, in Davao City. The PFMCP is an eight track competency program of the DBM…

BARMM’s education ministry eyes to build resilient classrooms vs. floods

COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) Minister Mohagher Iqbal has pledged to address the current situation regarding flood-affected schools, which has disrupted the regular classes of Bangsamoro learners. Iqbal disclosed Monday, Sept. 12, that other than the pandemic, the Ministry is also facing problems with flooded schools due to recent torrential rainfall…