Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Member of Parliament Susana Anayatin. (Photo courtesy of MP Anayatin FB page)

MP Anayatin files bill for establishment of Bangsamoro Medical School

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao– A member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), the lawmaking body of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), has filed a bill seeking the establishment of the Bangsamoro Medical School (BMS), a report by Philippine News Agency (PNA) said.
On Wednesday, Member of Parliament Susana Anayatin, who represents the Christian sector in the 81-member BTA-BARMM filed the bill, 

Parliament ent Bill No. 150, according to Anayatin seeks to provide accessible, affordable, and comprehensive medical education through the BMS which her colleagues support.

Anayatin said her proposal aims to serve "Bangsamoro young people from different territories in BARMM and may extend its services to other existing medical schools in Mindanao."

Anayatin said the medical school will be built under the “capacity and capability” required by the licensing standards and regulation of the Commission on Higher and Technical Education (CHED) of the Philippines and the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC), the report said.

APMC will be in charge of determining and approving the organizational structure for the facility's management and operations, Anayatin added.

On the other hand, the BARMM's education ministry will promulgate the implementing rules and regulations of the bill, the PNA report also said.

The law mandates the Bangsamoro government must also create an educational framework relevant and responsive to the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the Bangsamoro people. (PNA)