In photo- BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad’ Ebrahim announced the approval of a plan that would serve as reference of interim regional leaders to run the region until the new set of officers would be elected during political exercises in 2022 on Tuesday (June 18, 2019). (Photo courtesy of BPI-BARMM)

BTA approves Transition plan from ARMM to BARMM

Sultan Kudarat, aguindanao-- The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) approved the Bangsamoro Transition Plan (BTA) that will serve as reference of the new regional leaders until the new set of officers are elected during the 2022 regional elections.

The transition plan was drafted by the coordinating team for transition composed of members from the government such as Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Department of Budget and Management, Civil Service Commission, and ARMM, as well as Moro Islamic Liberation Front for the smooth transition from ARMM to BARMM, said a report by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in its report on June 19, 2019.

Chief Minister Ebrahim said the plan will serve as a guide book for leaders named by President Rodrigo Duterte to man the new expanded autonomous setup in the southern Philippines.

“The transitional plan is a product of hard work of people in support to the endeavor of achieving sustainable peace and development in the Bangsamoro,” Ebrahim said.

“This document includes (steps) on how we will switch from ARMM to this newly-established form of government, the BARMM,” he added.

The BTP also includes organization chart for the various ministries, offices, and agencies from the BARMM, as well as its timeline for the gradual phasing out of agencies and offices under the now-defunct ARMM, the PNA report said. ( Source:PNA)