MANILA, Philippines – MP Amir Mawallil said he hopes the change in the seat of government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will pave the way for increased support from sub-regions in the region.
“Now that Parliament has established a new seat of government, I hope it will also provide support to the sub-regions,” Mawallil said in a statement on Friday.
These sub-regions include Southwest Mindanao, North-Central Mindanao, and South-Central Mindanao.
“In this way, we ensure that it is not all about the new headquarters of the capital of Parang, and we ensure that everyone, especially those on the outskirts of the center, have access to regional government services” , continued Mawallil.
The legislator then pointed out that this change was not instantaneous and that it had been the subject of consultations for many years.
“We are optimistic that this will bring changes in terms of the economy, not just in terms of governance. We expect that after we finalize this, or through this act or legislation, or when the seat of government is transferred, additional attention will also be given to other areas in need,” he said. he told INQUIRER.net over the phone.
The Bangsamoro seat of government will be moved from Cotabato City to Parang, Maguindanao. This was after the Bangsamoro Transitional Authority (BTA) Bill No. 43 was approved in its third and final hearing on Monday.
In a statement on Wednesday, Bangsamoro Information Office said Parang is a “vibrant coastal municipality” in Maguindanao province, adding that it has a vast area of 850.78 kilometers, accounting for at least 8.53 % of the total area of Maguindanao.
BTA moves BARMM headquarters from Cotabato City to Parang, Maguindanao del Norte
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