A FORUM is set on Oct. 17 to discuss the future of the employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as part of the preparations for the transition into the Bangsamoro ARMM (BARMM). The dialogue, to be held at the ARMM compound in Cotabato City, is organized by the peace implementing panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the ARMM government. The BARMM will replace the ARMM after the plebiscite in January on Republic Act 11054, the new Bangsamoro Organic Law. Commissioner Jose I. Lorena of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and representatives of various national government agencies involved in the implementation of the law will be part of the discussion.
Meanwhile, ARMM Governor Mujiv S. Hataman filed his certificate of candidacy on Tuesday for House representative of the lone district of Basilan, his home province. “We are happy to go back to our hometown to serve once again. It was a challenging but meaningful task to lead and reform ARMM for almost 7 years, especially now that the Bangsamoro Organic Law is in place,” Mr. Hataman said in a message to BusinessWorld.