As the Bangsamoro organic law mandates, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) which is the transitional governing authority of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) shall be led by the Moro Islamic liberation Front (MILF.)
As such the front controls majority of the authority with 41 out of its 80-member composition are given to the MILF; 39 are appointed by the government from various sectors of the Bangsamoro society including non-Muslim indigenous peoples.
There may be a few of the MILF members who really don’t deserve to be there in the first place for they do not possess the necessary qualification, but generally speaking, the revolutionary movement’s participation under the leadership of its interim chief minister, Ahod “AlHajj Murad” Ebrahim in improving the lot of the autonomous region is undoubtedly felt despite cruel circumstance in our time.
In terms of economy, peace and security, infrastructures and other development programs, BARMM has surpassed other regions in the country.
It is said President Ferdinand “BBM” Romualdez Marcos Jr. instructed his men tasked for the reorganization of the BTA to scrutinize applicants for appointment or reappointment in the BTA. Whether this is a news of fake or of truth, it is heartening for us who have high hopes in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Government to ameliorate our lot, the Bangsamoro welfare.
For the interest of the country, we hope Malacanang will place competent and qualified members to the BTA—those with honesty, integrity and clean records who have never been involved in illegal and immoral activities. Observers of the new regional autonomous region knows so well who are those members with dubious personality now serving liability instead of being asset to the Bangsamoro people.