BARMM inauguration reset to March 25

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao- The inauguration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and 1st session of the Bangsamoro Parliament has been reset from March 21 to March 25.

President Rodrigo Duterte will grace the historic event after a confirmation was made by Malacañang.

On Friday, Interim Chief Minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim told MindaNews that in their conversation with President Duterte at the sidelines of the National Peace and Order Council meeting here Thursday, the President said he wants to attend the inauguration but can’t make it on March 21.

The President, Ebrahim said, confirmed his availability on March 25.

On the same day (Friday), members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) were also told that the new schedule would be “Monday, March 25, with President Duterte.”

March 25 is exactly two months after the Commission on Elections proclaimed the ratification of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the BARMM, said Mindanews in its report.

President Duterte on February 22 administered the oath of 72 BTA members at the Rizal Hall in Malacanang. On February 27, Malacanang released 76 appointment papers of BTA members, as well the appointment paper naming Ebrahim as the interim Chief Minister, Mindanews also said in its report.

The BTA will govern the BARMM during the three-year transition period until June 30, 2022. (Source: Mindanews 3-16-19)