Bangsamoro government Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim has declared January 21 a non-working holiday in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to mark its establishment.
Murad, citing the Bangsamoro Administrative Code, said January 21 is proclaimed as the Bangsamoro Foundation Day.
The celebration is in “recognition of the dreams and aspiration of the people to chart their special, political, cultural and economic destiny in exercise of their right to self-determination,” he said.
In line with this, Ebrahim directed all ministries, offices, agencies, and constituent local government units (LGUs) to participate in the activities to be led by the Bangsamoro government, as well as conduct their own activities befitting the said occasion.
The week-long celebration will kick off on January 18 where a simultaneous flag raising and singing of the Bangsamoro Hymn will be conducted at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City, LGUs, schools, and other government offices in BARMM.