Groups pledge to help in Bangsamoro development


The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) and Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) vowed to support the newly formed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

During the recent meeting with the BARMM officials, former Finance Secretary Gary Teves said they want to assist the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) “in its endeavor to come up with programs during the transition period.”

A core team was created by the FEF and PCID that met with government agencies and development partners to focus on four priority programs by the BARMM government.

The programs include the review and possible integration of the Bangsamoro Development Plan, Regional Development Plan of ARMM, Camp Transformation Plan and other Bangsamoro plans; the setting up of programs that will respond to the pressing social and economic challenges in the Bangsamoro; development of policy environment on transparency, accountability, prudent fiscal policy and improvement on revenue generation; and the establishment of a productive partnership between the Bangsamoro government and development partners as well as the national government to ensure complementation of programs to maximize results.

BTA is headed by interim chief minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, also chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.