Friday, June 21, 2013

Sajahatra Bangsamoro Project Management Team holds write-shops

From the MILF Website (Jun 21): Sajahatra Bangsamoro Project Management Team holds write-shops

Members of the Project Management Team- Central Management Office (PMT-CMO) of the MILF Task Force on Sajahatra Bangsamoro held their writeshops at the Grand Rio Hotel from June 10-11, 2013, Cotabato City to prepare and compile their manual of operations, financial operations; work and financial plans.
On the 3rd and 4th day of the writeshops (June 13-14), they transferred to another venue, also in Cotabato City where they wound up their activities.

 PMT-CMO is composed of administrative and finance officer; monitoring and evaluation officer; and communication and information officer. The three focal personalities are in-charge of education, health and livelihood programs of the Task Force Sajahatra Bangsamoro. The four-day activities were facilitated by Dr. Taugan Kikay, PMT-CMO Team Leader, who is a detailed faculty member of the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College.

On hand to oversee the activities were Sheikh Mahmud Ahmad, Executive Director of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) and Sheik Mohammad Yacob, Executive Director of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA). The two are concurrently co-chairpersons of the MILF Task Force on Sajahatra Bangsamoro. 

Mr. Rahib Payapat, Team Leader of the Technical Assistance Team, Windell Diangcalan of BDA and Dante Illuterio of OPAPP assisted the participants. Comments and recommendation where made by members of the TF Sajahatra Bangsamoro and OPAPP personnel on the initial output of the participants.

The proposed budget for the remaining months of the year and the succeeding year shall be determined by parties involved in the program and when completed, submitted to the funding agency concerned. The Sajahatra Bangsamoro is a government development program personally launched by President Benigno C. Aquino III last February 11, 2013 at the BLMI Compound, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao in tie-up with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It has an initial budget of 600 Million Pesos, earmarked for college scholarships, health, livelihood and skills training.

The launching of said program was attended by cabinet members, local and national government officials, AFP and PNP officers, members of the diplomatic corps; and officials of the MILF headed by Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the Moro Front. Several hundreds of Moro students are now beneficiaries of college scholarships in various state universities and colleges.

Fifty slots were allotted to children of settlers and another fifty slots for children of Lumads.

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