Tausug peace group supports extension of BTA by another 3 years; disputes stand of Sulu gov

26/01/2021 9:59:00 AM

COTABATO CITY –– While Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan expressed strong opposition to the proposal to extend by another three years the Bangsamoro transition period, a group of peace and good governance

While Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan expressed strong opposition to the proposal to extend by another three years the Bangsamoro transition period, a group of peace and good governance advocates in the province is saying otherwise.

COTABATO CITY –– While Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan expressed strong opposition to the proposal to extend by another three years the Bangsamoro transition period, a group of peace and good governance

Duterte slams ‘critics’ who ‘prevented’ corruption in vaccine procurement The SSM said despite limited resources, the people of Sulu acknowledged the quick response of the interim government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to deliver the much needed basic services to Sulu, especially the timely relief assistance given to the fire victims at the Chinese Pier in Jolo and the medical help provided to the victims of the bombing in September 2020.Metro Manila, CAR, 6 other areas under GCQ in February – Palace BTA Parliament member Atty.A statement from the Bangsamoro Information Office last March 24 said MP Ali B.Zea Capistrano DAVAO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament is seeking the creation of a regional office of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to provide convenience in transactions to registered professionals in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

“We also commend the BARMM for its highly visible and exemplary response to help ensure that people will not starve during the COVID-19 pandemic by regularly distributing tons of rice, food and safety kits, and medical supplies,” the group noted.The group debunked the claims of Tan that the BARMM has not done anything in the last two years.Lorena, a former undersecretary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), added it’s imperative to decommission and reintegrate the combatants into normal society and allow them to participate in democratic processes like elections and referendums.“This is utterly fake news that can easily be fact-checked with official records from the regional government,” the group said.The proposed Liguasan Marsh Management Commission shall be under the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM).For the COVID-19 pandemic response alone, the Ministry of Social Services and Development was able to release emergency cash assistance to 111,453 beneficiaries with social workers braving conflict-ridden and critical areas to be able to reach out to the most remote communities including island municipalities.The 12,000 former combatants are still waiting for the implementation of the financial, community livelihood, and scholarship package that the national government committed to them.BARMM has also assisted thousands of locally stranded individuals, returning overseas Filipino workers, and deportees from Sabah, Malaysia, and was able to construct a 100-bed isolation center in Sulu.” “The resolution stated that the establishment of a PRC regional office within BARMM will help in the enhancement and maintenance of professional and occupational standard and ethics of the Bangsamoro professionals,” it said.

“In the interest of fairness, we deem it our moral duty to denounce falsehood and stand with the truth.BTA Parliament Speaker Pangalian Balindong said that there are still several things to be taken care of in the BARMM and the current Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to those plans as the national government, he said, prioritized the health crisis more than anything else.” The commission is tasked to ensure the formulation of plans in the management of the resources and ensure the long-term benefit for local communities.Spreading lies is haram (forbidden) in Islam,” the group added as it called on the Moro people to unite at this critical juncture of the region’s history.“The vision of moral governance and peace cannot be sacrificed to accommodate narrow political interests,” the group added.“So it is logical that we support the transition.LZB.” The commission will be composed of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) as chairman and the provincial governor of Maguindanao as vice chairman.

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