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The Bangsamoro Development Agency headed by Executive Director Mohammad S. Yacob recently hosted the Values Transformation Training in Barangay Saniag in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in Camp Omar as part of the social preparation for the communities engaged in the Mindanao Trust Fund – Reconstruction and Development Project Phase (MTF-RDP/2).

In an update given by Hashim Manticayan, Head of the Human Resource Division of BDA, he reported that Maguindanaon and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) were trained on the values needed to be promoted and applied as individual human beings.

Manticayan also relayed that the residents were vocally happy about the training and that one IP participant even went on suggesting to send her kids to learn about the values being inculcated by the organization to its workforce with added Islamic knowledge in general.

A celebration of history, identity and unity; and of the common aspirations towards better life- is the story to tell to describe the turnover ceremony of tribal hall to Teduray community in Brgy. Tuayan, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao on August 15, 2019.

The project was funded through the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2), a program partnership signed between BDA and CFSI that aims to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system. Moreover, this is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

During the turnover ceremony, the people’s organization received certificate of turnover that signals the formal acceptance of the project and the responsibility on operation, maintenance and sustainability.

The turnover ceremony became a gathering of all sectors in the community that speaks of the unity and common aspirations for development of everyone.

In a courtesy meeting to the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on August 21, 2018 in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, delegations from Turkey expressed continued support to Bangsamoro.

“We will help you the best that we can”, a Turkey official stated.

The meeting transpired after the Eid’l Adha prayer in celebration of the Eid’l Adha (feast of sacrifice), an annual event observed by Muslim Ummah worldwide to commemorate the act of prophet Ibrahim who was about to willingly sacrifice his son as worship to the Allah s.w.t.

Towards sustainability of the project, members of the camp project support team (CPST) of the Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2) facilitated the updating of the operation and maintenance (O&M) for the people’s organizations (POs) in the community-recipients of the project this week of April 15, 2019.

The activity aims to strengthen further the understanding of the POs on the relevance of O&M for project sustainability and to review the document for enhancement if needed.

Staff from the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) Central Management Office (CMO) and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) also joined the CPST in conducting the said activity.

MTFRDP/2 is a program partnership signed between the BDA and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) which aim is to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system.

This intervention is comprised of engaging the communities through a community-driven development and alternative learning system with an end in view of making those productive, participative and peaceful communities. Moreover, this is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the CAB.

MTFRDP/2 is supported by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) with various donors such as the European Union, the government of Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank, which also serves as Trust Fund Administrator and Secretariat.

The Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) is also supporting the project.

May 10, 2019. In the holy month of Ramadhan, the values transformation training, a peace building mechanism employed by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF in organizing and developing pool of catalysts to serve the Bangsamoro communities takes off for the employees of the Regional Planning and Development Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RPDO-BARMM).

Emran Mohammad and Swaib Mohammad, both professional trainers of the VTT facilitated the said activity.

VTT is a major program of the BDA integrated as major component of all its major programs, and serves as foundation of learning and training for all its officials, staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders.

It is line with the guiding principle of the agency that “change must begin with one’s self” emphasizing the significance of values in developing an individual with enhanced knowledge, appreciation and practice of Universal Values that will help them in serving the most marginalized and indigent communities in Mindanao.

"We are grateful that the VTT is very align to what the BARMM-Interim Chief Minister is promoting on moral governance”, Engr. Windel Diangcalan, BDA executive director said.

Hashim Manticayan, BDA deputy executive director told that the piloting of the VTT in the BARMM was complementary to the values restoration program of the Civil Service Commission, which has the same goal of transformation through values.

BDA has been informed to facilitate the VTT for all BARMM employees, which the agency accepted as an opportunity to help in serving the Bangsamoro.

In a recent meeting between Engr. Windel Diangcalan, executive director of Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and Steven Muncy, executive director of Community and Family Services International (CFSI) on July 31, 2019 in Cotabato City, the two organizations agreed "to the finish line, together" referring to the completion of the implementation of the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2). 

MTFRDP/2 is program partnership agreement signed between the BDA and CFSI, which aim is to to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system. Moreover, this is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro(CAB). 

Expected completion of the project will be on August 31, 2019 and so both BDA and CFSI agreed and committed to work together to deliver the community development assistance accordingly and achieve the project objectives for the welfare of the people in need. 

MTFRDP/2 is supported by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) with various donors such as the European Union, the government of Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank, which also serves as Trust Fund Administrator and Secretariat.

The Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) is also supporting the project.

People in and outside Bangsamoro gathered for the (Eid’l Adha) feast of sacrifice in their respective communities and received free beef distributed during the Qurbani Program 2019.

The delivery of meat for the said program happened from April 11- 13, 2019 across the identified barangays in Cotabato City, Marawi City, Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces.

This year, the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) facilitated the program with fund support from four organizations in Turkey namely Deniz Fenerei Dernegi (108 cows), Turkiye Dyanet Vakfi (240 cows), Turkish Red Crescent (100 cows), Weltweiter Einsatz Fur Arme (70 cows with zakat to selected families), Insani Yardim Vakfi (100), Sadaqatasi (43) and the Amal Foundation (5 cows) from Malaysia.

Eid’l Adha is one of the significant events for Muslims worldwide. It is observed as an act of worship to commemorate the strong faith of Prophet Ibrahim as Muslim, willing to sacrifice his son in belief to the commandment of Allah (swt).

From this story, Islam teaches sacrifice to Muslims as an act of worship.   

BDA as the implementing

Macmodin Ali, BDA overall focal person for Qurbani Program 2019 reported that there were five hundred nineteen (666) number of cows slaughtered and sacrificed this year.

BDA expressed thanks to volunteer and staff, the development catalysts, MILF political committee, social welfare committee and, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) for the unity and cooperation that led to the success of the program.

Engr. Windel Diangcalan, BDA executive director also thanked the donor partners who sponsored this year Qurban Program.

BDA presented to them a token of appreciation in deep gratitude of their continuing sacrifice and love to the Bangsamoro people.

BDA has been implementing Qurban Program since 2014 with support from various donors outside the Philippines, especially the Turkey Government.

Monday, 02 September 2019 08:36

THE ABILITY TO SPEAK…

To be able to speak in front of many people is a fear of many, especially at the community level.

Through the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2), with a principle of community-driven development (CDD) where people’s participation in decision-making for project management is highly encouraged, these men and women spoke confidently (or even nervously) to tell their stories of success and hopes for Bangsamoro.

The project helped built their confidence to stand up and get involve in project planning, implementation and sustainability. Their stories tell about the common aspirations of the Bangsamoro (in the camp communities) towards a peaceful and productive community.

MTFRDP/2 is program partnership agreement signed between the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI).

 

It aimed to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system. Moreover, it is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Under the project there were 28 socio-economic infrastructure projects implemented such as water system, road, post-harvest facilities, and among others.

It was implemented in the six major camps of the MILF namely: Camp Abubakar, Camp Badre, Camp Bilal, Camp Bushra, Camp Rajamuda and Camp Omar.

 

A Teduray community in Brgy. Saniag, Ampatuan in Maguindanao rejoice today June 21, 2019 as they formally received the project on Tribal Justice Hall from the Mindanao Trust Fund Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2) - a project being implemented in support to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

PO President expressed deep gratitude to the MTFRDP/2 and partners saying that “without you, we can never have this project for us indigenous people. We are enlivened as a tribe because of this.”  

“We are very happy because it is a dream come true for us, we can now have formal venue for various occasions like tribal meetings, weddings, and other gatherings”, he said.

The turn-over ceremony of the project was attended by various stakeholders and partners from the local government unit, the Task Force on Camp Transformation (TFCT), MILF Political Committee, Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and Community and Family Services International (CFSI).

Minister Melanio Ulama of the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MIPA) of the BARMM also attended the event that made the occasion even significant.

Minister Ulama spoke of the decade-long struggle of the Bangsamoro which fruit includes this establishment of the tribal justice hall for the IP community in Saniag.

‘We agree that this is just a small project and just a beginning of more development for you”, he added.

He urged the community members to take care of the project in honor for the blood and life of those slayed by the war in Mindanao and for the next generation to benefit from it.

This tribal justice hall is a project in line with inclusive principle of the MTFRDP/2 that includes a component for IP support.

The project is expected to benefit not only the Teduray populace in the barangay but also other members of the community.

MTFRDP/2 is a program partnership signed between the BDA and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) which aim is to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system.

This intervention is comprised of engaging the communities through a community-driven development and alternative learning system with an end in view of making those productive, participative and peaceful communities. Moreover, this is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the CAB.

MTFRDP/2 is supported by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) with various donors such as the European Union, the government of Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank, which also serves as Trust Fund Administrator and Secretariat.

The Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) is also supporting the project.

Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:08

Staff for new orphanage begins work

 

The chosen thirteen (13) to take responsibility for the management of the newly opened orphanage center in Cotabato City have already begun working on June 15, 2019 a day after the orientation to them about the BDA and orphanage, the Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH) as the donor partner and about their roles and responsibilities.

They are social workers, finance assistant, cook, laundry, cleaner, and tutor and security officer.

The said orphanage center is the second institution to operate in Cotabato City for the Moro orphans, with the support of the IHH and the BDA as local partner.