2 priority codes, 14 proposed measures filed in Bangsamoro Parliament

By Rohanie Yahya

COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) filed two (2) priority codes and fourteen (14) proposed measures to the parliament during their session on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

The 2 priority codes filed by the Government of the Day were the Bangsamoro Local Governance Code (BLGC) and the Bangsamoro Electoral Code.

BLGC aims to ensure that the local government units are more self-reliant and that the delivery of services will be more efficient, while the Electoral Code prescribes the structural, functional, and procedural principles in the elections of officers within the Bangsamoro region through democratic political participation.

Meanwhile, the 14 other measures proposed by the Government of Day are the following:

  1. Bangsamoro Regional Institute for Islamic Higher Studies Act of 2022;
  2. Rights of Internally Displaced Persons of the BARMM Act;
  3. Charter of the Bangsamoro Energy Development Corporation;
  4. Charter of the Bangsamoro Development Corporation;
  5. Bangsamoro Memorial Marker Act;
  6. Hashim and Mimbantas Memorial Site;
  7. Bangsamoro Science High School System Act of 2022;
  8. Offices for SGA Act;
  9. Bangsamoro Agriculture and Fisheries Training Institute Act;
  10. Declaring May 2 as Battle of Bayang Day;
  11. BARMM Buffer Fund Act of 2022;
  12. Bangsamoro Irrigation Act of 2022;
  13. Establishing the administrative capital of the Bangsamoro Government in Parang, Maguindanao; and
  14. Veteran Mujahideen Act of 2022.

After a two-day deliberation in the plenary, the Parliament adopted a resolution providing for rules, procedures, and practices of the BTA.

During the session, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has also been given high praise and gratitude by the Parliament for his role in upholding peace agreements and bringing about the unprecedented unification of the Moro fronts in the Philippines.

The Parliament also conveyed their condolences on the death of MILF 122nd Base Commander Abdulwahid Radiamoda. (With the story from Kasan Usop, Jr./BIO)

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