MORO-DESIGNED PUBLIC MARKET. The blueprint of a 'Padian a Bangsamoro' (Bangsamoro market), which will be constructed in five areas across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a local official said Thursday (Nov. 12, 2020). The public market's design is both functional and rooted in Moro culture and tradition. (Photo courtesy of MILG-BARMM)

Bangsamoro markets to rise soon in five areas of the region

COTABATO CITY–Member of Parliament and MILG Minister Naguib Sinarimbo said in an interview that the regional government is putting up at least five markets “that are both functional and rooted in Moro culture and tradition,” to be called “Padian a Bangsamoro” (Bangsamoro market).
He said Thursday, that the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is rushing the construction of public markets that will also showcase Moro design and symbols,
MP Sinarimbo is the region’s spokesperson since BARMM was inaugurated early 2019.

“For this year, we will implement five public markets. This is under the BLESS Program, which stands for Bangsamoro Local Economic Support Services,” Sinarimbo said in an interview.
 “To be very clear, this is not a mere infrastructure project,” he said in a statement. “The infrastructure is just a component of the program, which aims to develop and kick-start enterprise and economic activities in the local government units (LGUs) of the region."

All LGUs in the region are qualified to avail of this regional project, Sinarimbo said (Source: PNA report by Edwin Fernandez)