BARMM conducts 1st Planning Committees’ (PCs) Orientation and Organizational Meeting

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The Office of the Interim Chief Minister through the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA-BARMM) headed by Engr. Mohajirin T. Ali in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) represented by Ms. Rochelle Angela Yu, Head of Cotabato Sub – Office, held the 1st Planning Committees’ (PCs) Orientation and Organizational Meeting on August 27, 2019 @ Em Manor Convention Hall, Cotabato City.

The activity was attended by 133 participants of 41 ministries/line agencies and offices of BARMM.

It was graced by BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim emphasizing in his message the overall goal of the BARMM government “…upliftment of the lives of the Bangsamoro and sustainable development through Moral Governance”.

“No one should be left behind in our governance. Not the upliftment of only few but of all. This must be felt by the majority of our people. Otherwise, if nothing happens in their lives, we can never claim success.” he said

Interim Chief Minister Murad also emphasized that he is aware of the existing development plans in the BARMM. He stressed that once these plans are merged together to complement each other, it could be an effective and comprehensive guide to the development of the Bangsamoro homeland and the realization of the Bangsamoro people’s dreams and aspiration. “This is a serious undertaking which I hope you will devote time and focus mind to achieve your noble task. Let us work hard with dedication. With our collective efforts, Insha Allah, we will achieve our goal. “

This PCs Orientation and Organizational Meeting was the initial assembly held to come up with the 1st Bangsamoro Regional Development Plan (BRDP) 2020 – 2022. The activity provided venue for the five Planning Committees (PCs) such as a) Development Administration Planning Committee, b) Peace, Order and Safety Planning Committee, c) Social Development Planning Committee, d) Economic Development Planning Committee and e) Infrastructure Planning Committee to discuss the preparatory activities for the formulation of the 1st BRDP 2020-2022. As emphasized, the plan formulation process will involve series of meetings, workshops and consultations with the participation of development partners at the national, regional, provincial and local levels.

After the thorough discussion during PCs meeting, the Planning Committees’ were able to level-off and present their agreements and recommendations on the PCs composition, roles and responsibilities, BRDP title and outline, timelines and other matters.

Ms. Ma. Victoria “Mags” Z. Maglana served as the overall facilitator for this activity and for the series of succeeding planning activities of the BPDA-BARMM for the formulation of the BRDP, 2020-2022 and its accompanying documents the Results Matrix and the Bangsamoro Regional Investment Program.

In his closing statement, Engr. Mohajirin T. Ali emphasized that the activity was important for setting the tone for the formulation of the 1st Bangsamoro Plan and its accompanying documents the Results Matrix and Bangsamoro Investment Program. The 1st BRDP, he said will outline the development thrusts and direction of the BARMM in the next three years 2020-2022. This plan shall be the basis for the identification of priority programs and projects to be pursued by the BARMM. He also expressed his thanks for the active participation of ministries, line agencies and offices and for the support of the UNFPA in this activity. The overall activity was a success proving that the PCs are all set to start the formulation of the First Bangsamoro Plan of the BARMM.

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ARMM-HDAP PMO reviews Updates on Project Implementation

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Based on the directive of the Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman, the Office of the Executive Secretary together with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (ARMM-HDAP) Project Management Office (PMO) conducted a Program Implementation Review with HDAP implementing agencies, on Tuesday, September 13, at the Bajau Hall, Office of the Regional Governor, ARMM Complex, Cotabato City.

Agencies present were Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Tourism (DOT), Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and ARMM-Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (ARMM-HEART).

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RPMC team conducts simultaneous monitoring visits in ARMM

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 Over 130 projects under the 2014-2015 ARMM-Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance, and Synergy (HELPS) were simultaneously monitored and geotagged in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi. The activity was conducted recently by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RPMC-ARMM).

The activity aimed to track progress of implementation of the projects being implemented by the region's Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and geo-tagged its exact location. The collated project data from the project sites will be accessible to public viewing through the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) Database available in the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) website.

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ACAT conducts 1st Regular Meeting for CY 2016

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ACAT Meeting 2016The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Council Against Trafficking-in-Person (ACAT) convened its 1st Regular Meeting for CY 2016 on April 20, 2016 at the Badjau Hall, Office of the Regional Governor (ORG), Cotabato City.

The Council was created to work out with the rehabilitation of the victims of human trafficking and prosecute those involved in the illegal recruitment as stated in the Republic Act No. 10364, also known as the "Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012".

Atty. Laisa Masuhud-Alamia, ARMM's Executive Secretary and ACAT Acting Chairperson, said that the meeting aimed to strengthen its campaign against trafficking and illegal recruitment in the region.

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ARMM-HDAP PMO conducts Seminar on Completed Staff Work and Government Procurement Laws and Procedures

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ARMM HDAP-PMO Seminar

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Humanitarian and Development Action Plan (ARMM-HDAP) Project Management Office (PMO) conducted a Seminar on Completed Staff Work (CSW) and Government Procurement Laws and Procedures on April 21, 2016 at the RPDO Conference Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

Engr. Baintan A. Ampatuan, CSEE, Regional Planning Development Office (RPDO) Executive Director and ARMM- HDAP PMO Project Manager welcomed the participants of the different line agencies and briefly explained the significance of the seminar.

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REDPB-ARMM discusses 2017 Programs and Projects

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REDPB 2017In the light of the continuous growth of peace and development in the grounds of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the Regional Economic and Development Planning Board (REDPB) convened its 1st Regular Meeting for CY 2016 on March 16, 2016 at the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) Conference Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

The meeting was facilitated by the RPDO, headed by Executive Director Engr. Baintan A. Ampatuan, which serves as the Board Secretary and Head of the Technical Secretariat.

REDPB is the highest planning and policy-making body in the region chaired by the Regional Governor and composed of the members of the Regional Assembly, provincial governors, city mayors and representatives from non-government organizations.

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