BARMM Capitol Complex (Google photo)

Three BTA MPs contemplate filing resolution requesting telco providers for more cell sites in 63 SGA- BARMM

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Del Norte-On Wednesday, three members of the 80-seat Bangsamoro parliament, the lawyers Paisalin Tago and Suharto Ambolodto and the physician-ophthalmologist Kadil Sinolinding Jr. separately told reporters that they are contemplating to co-author a resolution requesting state and private telecommunication providers to put up cell sites in the 63 barangays, a report said.
“It is a pro-peace, pro-development concern. We don’t have any problem pooling our voices together to request telecommunication firms to put up more of such facilities in these 63 barangays,” Ambolodto said as quoted by

The 63 barangays in different towns in Cotabato province in Administrative Region 12 now called as the Special Geographic Area (SGA) became part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao when residents opted to join the BARMM via a plebiscite in January 2019.

“We need more cell sites to maximize our health services and emergency response operations in these 63 barangays that we are trying to improve by enticing capitalists from outside to come in and put up viable agricultural projects,” Sinolinding said.
Government-recognized military camps of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the areas created as peace zones where various government agencies have socio-economic projects benefiting residents.

BARMM Labor Minister Muslimin Sema, who is also chair of MNLF-Sema Wing said their followers in the SGA area can readily help the Police Regional Office-12 and the units of the 6th Infantry Division secure the cell sites in any of the 63 Bangsamoro barangays where they have camps.

Sema said that the Sept. 2, 1996 final peace agreement between the government and the MNLF obliges both sides to cooperate in maintaining law and order in areas where there are members of the front.

Tago, also transportation and communications minister of BARMM, said that they will plan out how they can separately entice private telecommunication providers to put up more cell sites in the 63 Bangsamoro barangays in North Cotabato province.