Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman is set to deliver his last “Ulat sa Bayan” this coming week as the region is set to hold early next year a plebiscite for the new Bangsamoro government.
Hataman’s final address will be held on December 19, 8:00 a.m., at ARMM compound in Cotabato City.
“This is the last time I will be able to address the Bangsamoro people as their governor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve them as we collectively pushed for our right to self-determination,” Hataman said.
“It is my hope that we can all find inspiration in this year’s Ulat sa Bayan as we continue the work of our ancestors who fought for the freedoms we now enjoy, and as we continue to struggle for just and lasting peace for future generations,” he added.
According to ARMM Bureau of Public Information (BPI), it is important for the Bangsamoro to celebrate the gains of the region and to learn lessons from its past as the region enters into a political transition.
The governor’s speech will not only speak of what has happened in the past years for the ARMM government, but will also speak of the trials and triumphs of the region in the past three decades, it said.
A plebiscite will be held early next year for the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which provides for the creation of the Bangsamoro ARMM to replace the existing autonomous region.