COTABATO CITY—To ensure clarity and consistency in implementing its mandates, the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) once again gathered brilliant Bangsamoro youth from different sectors to hasten the formulation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 10 (BAA 10).
Primarily serving as a fundamental law in the creation of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), BAA 10 was passed into law by the regional parliament in 2020 which established the BYC as the primary policy-making, coordinating, and monitoring body of the Bangsamoro Government on all matters affecting the youth on its jurisdiction.
In a press release, Commissioner Nasserudin Dunding explained that while the law provides an overall framework for the mandates and functions of BYC, the IRR serves as a ‘guidebook’ that outlines specific steps and procedures to effectively implement the law.
“By providing detailed guidance on how the policy should be implemented, the IRR helps to ensure that there is consistency in the implementation across different areas and over time,” Dunding explained.
Meanwhile, BYC Chairperson Marjanie Mimbantas Macasalong said in the same press release that “crafting the IRR is part of the institutionalization efforts of the Commission.”
“With the crafting of the IRR, we will be able to further strengthen our capacity to undertake programs and initiatives that address the needs and concerns of our youth,” Macasalong added.
According to BYC, the IRR plays a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation of the policy, for without it, the implementation could be fragmented, inconsistent, and less effective in achieving its objectives.
The series of writeshops and sessions are receiving aid from the Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) and the European Union. (Abdullah Matucan/BIO with reports from BYC)