The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) kicked off Friday, August 14, consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Administrative Code.
Member of Parliament (MP) Atty. Raisa Jajurie, chair of the panel facilitating the consultation, said they expect to identify the position, concerns, and proposals on the administrative code with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao local government units, Bangsamoro Cabinet and some experts as resource persons.
“The panel will submit the points raised by them and so we can capture the updates from our resource persons. We welcome their comprehensive position papers and suggestions for consideration,” Jajurie said.
During the first day of consultation, some of the concerns raised by LGU officers include functions and powers of provincial offices, engagement on the provincial level in terms of performance and services, as stated in the administrative code draft. Each LGU may opt to submit their position paper to the panel.
The consultation will continue on Monday, August 17, at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City.
A committee report will be presented to the plenary during the second stage of the bill, after the panel submits their findings to the Committee on Rules.
The panel will conduct more public consultations with other resource persons, if necessary.