Buluan, MAGUINDANAO—Ministries of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) brought its services to Maguindanao province as part of celebrating its foundation anniversary on Tuesday.
BARMM Executive Secretary Abdularaof Macacua said the celebration of BARMM’s founding anniversary is a reminder of our forefathers’ struggles to attain the right to self-determination.
The environment, natural resources and energy minister also emphasized the need of strengthening solidarity in the region.
“Once the province of Maguindanao is united then the whole BARMM is united […] we have to be precise that we are solidly united,” he said.
Present during the celebration were Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Aida M. Silongan, Deputy Health Minister (MOH) Dr. Zulkarnain Abbas, Development Academy of Bangsamoro (DAB) President Norodin D. Salam, Interior and Local Government (MILG) Provincial Maguindanao Director Engr. Amina T. Dalandag, and other officials from BARMM and Maguindanao province.
Aside from the convergence activity of different BARMM ministries, groundbreaking ceremonies were also held.
This includes the groundbreaking of Covid-19 isolation facilities and Bangsamoro Women Commission Provincial Office all in Buluan; and groundbreaking of municipal hall in Pandag.
Meanwhile, Maguindanao Provincial Governor Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu presented the accomplishments of their programs and projects in the province.
“Bilang inyong Gobernadora, ninanais kong mas lalong ipatupad at ipagpatuloy ang pagtugon at pag-aksyon sa mga programa at proyekto para sa isang mabuting Maguindanao para ngayon at sa susunod pang henerasyon,” Governor Mangudadatu said.
The MILG and the Province of Maguindanao signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Php35,000,000.00 in support to Local Government Infrastructure Development Project (LGIDP) in Buluan, Maguindanao.
Executive Secretary Macacua, representing Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, and Governor Mangudadatu signed the said MoU.
The LGIDP provides grant financing and capacity development for the planning, implementation and operation of government facilities that demonstrated willingness to institute governance reform.
Also, MILG has initiated and designed a leadership excellence program known as Salamat Excellence Award for Leadership (SEAL) for local chief executives, which aims to contribute in the establishment of moral governance in the Bangsamoro region. (Bangsamoro Information Office)