COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Labor and Employment-BARMM (MOLE-BARMM), in collaboration with the Office of the Member of Parliament Romeo K. Sema, conducted its second Bangsamoro Constituent Forum Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Molina Resort, Parang, Maguindanao.
The forum aimed to increase the level of awareness of the constituents of Bangsamoro region regarding the programs and activities of the Bangsamoro Government.
Representatives from local government units of Barira, Matanog, Buldon, and Parang participated in the activity.
MOLE minister Sema emphasized that the Bangsamoro Government is committed to serve the Bangsamoro people with outmost integrity and morally upright governance.
This will also be an avenue to hear the issues and concerns of the people in the communities of Iranun areas in the region.
MOLE presented their priority programs and activities which have been implemented such as:
1. Rural Workers Associations (RWAs)
2. Bureau of Overseas Workers Welfare (BOWW)Re-Integration of Hanapbuhay for Bangsamoro Balik Manggagawa
3. Bureau of Employment, Promotion and Welfare (BEPW)
4. Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES)
5. Government Internship Program (GIP)
6. Sagip Batang Mangagawa Program (SEMP)
7. Advocacy and Awareness: Campaign Against Illegal Recruitment, Trafficking in persons and Irregular Migration (CAIRTIM)
8. Bangsamoro Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (BTWPB)
9. Coronavirus Disease Assistance Program (CAP)
10. Community Emergency Employment Program(CEEP).
The Ministry of Trade, Investments and Tourisms (MTIT), Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource and Energy (MENRE), Ministry of Agriculture, Fishiries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Technical Education, Skills Development Authority (MBHTE-TESDA), and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) also presented their programs and activities.
Furthermore, Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 9, also known as Recruitment Agency Act of 2020, was approved by the Bangsamoro Transition Authority. The said law authored by MP Romeo Sema aims to protect the rights of the Bangsamoro workers from abuse.
“Bilang minister ng MOLE-BARMM at Member of Parliament, inatasan akong siguraduhin na ang bawat manggagawa ay protektado ng ating saligang batas, ang kanilang pangalan ay pangalagaan, at mabigyan ng pantay na karapatan.” Sema said.
“Kasalukuyang ding binabalangkas ang implementing of rules and regulation ng BAA No. 9 upang ganap ng maimplementa ang naturang batas,” he added.
Also, Bill No. 36 or the Overseas Bangsamoro Workers Act of 2019 was approved in Committee level and will be discussed in plenary session soon.
Meanwhile, Parang Municipal Administrative Usman Ibay III, representing Parang Mayor Cahar P. Ibay, expressed his gratitude to the Bangsamoro Government, especially MOLE-BARMM for giving huge opportunity for their communities.
“Ito po iyong challenge sa atin. ‘Di naman sa nagpapakaperpekto tayo, pero gusto natin ipakita sa national government na tayong mga Muslim, bilang leader ng politiko, na marunong tayong mag-gobyerno,” Ibay said.
This forum was launched on August 16, 2020 in Kabacan, North Cotabato, which was attended by barangay officials, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commanders, and some youth and women sector from the 63 barangays of North Cotabato. (Bureau of Public Information)
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