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Bangsamoro gov’t to form office for settler communities – CM Ebrahim

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The Bangsamoro government is set to create an office that will promote the welfare and address the issues and concerns of settler communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim said.

In line with this, in a forum held Friday, December 4, in Cotabato City, Member of Parliament Dr. Susana Salvador Anayatin presented the salient features of the Bangsamoro Administrative Code (BAC) on the provisions for the creation of the Office for Settler Communities.

She said the office is mandated to ensure that settlers enjoy the rights guaranteed to them by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the Constitution, and all other laws as may be enacted by the Bangsamoro Parliament.

In his message in the event, Ebrahim said the BARMM shall be a community that respects and empowers people regardless of gender, ethnolinguistic group or religion.

“That’s why when we navigate the BOL and BAC, there are special offices created for various groups including the youth, women, indigenous communities and the settler community,” he said.

“It is time to embrace a new understanding of diversity and respect. I hope that the BARMM can be a living proof that people can coexist regardless of their differences,” the official added. #

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