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October 26, 2020. It is when you are discussing a topic to the group of participants of the training you are facilitating and someone was just walking in the middle carrying a weapon, as if showing off power and disrespect.

Another scene is when a village leader did not welcome your team to the place, and whenever there is activity, he will send a group of armed men circling around the venue.

What would you do as the team leader of the project?

For Alimuddin Hadjinor, community development officer of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.), such incident was part of the dynamics in camp communities that a development worker must know and understand. For him, patience is the best thing that one should possess to be able to manage such situation and realities.

“I and my team had let them do such disrespectful act and we just went on with our activity”, Hadjinor said.

He added that even they were ignored by the village leader despite the various attempts to pay respect to their office, his team would still go down for a while to greet and update them about the activity they are conducting for the day in the community.

“We just let them with that manner, no words from us. We only told them that our team is here in the village to conduct training as important component of the project that shall provide benefit of the people”, Hadjinor stated.

His team carried out all the activities in line with the project implementation and maintained harmonious relationship among the community members in the camp.

Hadjinor has been leading the team of Camp Project Support Team (CPST) in Camp Omar Ib’n Al-Khattab, who is the first team to complete the implementation of the socio-economic infrastructure (SEI) sub-project under the MTF-RDP/2 Stage 2 and officially turned over the facility to the rightful beneficiary in Brgy. Talibadok, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao.

The agri-facility building with solar dryer and corn sheller sub-project shall benefit the farmers and the residents of the community who have no access to post-harvest facilities- thus affecting their income to sustain their families. Brgy. Talibadok is an agricultural land, and farming is one major source of income.

This sub-project is funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTF-RDP/2)- implemented in support to the confidence-building measures on Camps Transformation under the Normalization Annex of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

MTF-RDP/2 covers eight villages in the six acknowledged camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) namely: Camp Abubakar as-Siddique, Camp Badre, Camp Bilal bin Rabbah Darul Shuhada, Camp Busrah Somiorang, Camp Omar Ib’n Al-Kattab, and Camp Rajamuda.
MTF-RDP/2 focused its support to the Joint Task Forces on Camps Transformation (JTFCT) towards transforming their outlook from conflict to development. There is also a component on Alternative Learning System (ALS) that cater the needs of the vulnerable groups like the out-of-school youth, women, elderlies, person with disabilities, and others who were not able to complete education due to war and poverty.
Teamwork and respect
CPST Camp Omar is composed of Alimuddin Hadjinor (Community Development Officer), Nasser Masandag (community organizer), Engr. Abdulgaffar Sundang (rural infrastructure engineer), and Walid Maliga (driver).
When asked what is their best practice as a team that enabled them to be the first CPST to complete and successfully turned over one of two sub-projects in the said camp, these hardworking development workers said, “It’s the respect.”
“We respect each other. We recognize the role of each member of the team. We do consultation, we listen to everyone’s idea and then we come up with an informed and collective decision”, Engr. Sundang stated.

”Teamwork is also a winning practice”, Masandag stressed.

“We help one another. While we do our own job, based on our position, we also help each other if anyone of us cannot do his task because of some valid reasons”, Masandag added.

Meanwhile, Walid Maliga, the team driver, is appreciative to the team for considering his thoughts whenever they have activities to conduct.

Now, the team is happy to share that those individuals who have disbelief in them and to the project are their friends already. In fact, those people have asked for forgiveness from the team and since then, those enemies are now friends.
CPST Camp Omar told that these friends have become supportive of the project, generous to them, offering them food and warm welcome whenever they are in the community, for monitoring and supervision of the project implementation.

“The most important is the intention. As long as you know your goal, and why are you doing the project, and that it is for the benefit of people, not of a single individual, you will succeed” the team ended. (BDAInc.2020)

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 07:08

Road opens for remote community in MILF camp

"We are on the road to recovery...
"We will do our best to take care of this project...
"All-out-war in 2000, this is now the blessing..
"This is a big honor for us....
"This road project will result to high productivity and low losses of Bangsamoro farmers....
"Bangsamoro Gov.t supports development projects that benefit the Bangsamoro constituents...

These were the words and statements of various stakeholders who attended the Turnover Ceremony of One-lane Concrete Road on November 23, 2020 in Brgy. Nabalawag, Barira, Maguindanao (CAMP ABUBAKAR).

The project was funded through the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTF-RDP/2)- implemented in support to the Normalization Annex of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

#Bangsamoro Development Agency (#BDA Inc.)
#Bangsamoro Planning and Development Agency (BPDA-#BARMM)
- Task Force on Camps Transformation- Camp Abubakar
- Joint Task Force on Camps Transformation (JTFCT-MILF)
- Community and Family Services International
- Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (#MAFAR-#BARMM)
- Municipal Local Government Unit of Barira, Maguindanao
- Barangay Local Government Unit of Nabalawag, Barira, Maguindanao
- International Monitoring Team
- People's Organization
- Community members
- Stoneline Construction

Saturday, 28 November 2020 07:02

Continuing Assistance to Camp Communities

Partners and stakeholders at the community level express full support to the continuing development assistance coming for camp communities through the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase Three (MTF-RDP/3). Recently, BDA Camp Project Support Team across the six major camps paid courtesy call to partner local government units (municipal and barangay level) and to MILF Political Committee as part of the coordination and communication strategy to inform stakeholders of the key information about the project, guided by the values of transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability.

MTF-RDP/3 is a project implemented in continuing support to the Normalization Annex of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB); and in desire to aid the Bangsamoro transition taking into account the current global pandemic towards an inclusive collaborative and complementary peace and development approach for all.

NOVEMBER 27, 2020. Through a ceremonial rite, a Teduray community in Brgy. Rifao, North Upi, Maguindanao rejoiced during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of WATER SYSTEM LEVEL II (SPRING DEVELOPMENT) this week in the said barangay.

Mary Jane Limao, 33 said that they are happy for this project because it will provide the whole community with safe water.

Her family and the rest of the people in the barangay are relying on a deep well to get water for daily consumption.

Up in the mountain, access to basic services is difficult for Mary Jane and the whole village.

"We go to the public market on weekly basis to get some of our needs. We walk for four hours to get there, and it is very hard, mostly when it rains because the road is not good", Mary Jane stated.

On health, medical workers visit at community every week.

Planting of vegetables and farming of rice, corn and other local crops like coffee is the source of living of many families in the Brgy. Rifao.

 

Sunday, 24 May 2020 02:13

BDA EID’L FITR MESSAGE

Praise be to Allah (SWT), the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate. Alhamdulillah, we are done with one of our greatest obligations towards the almighty Allah. It was a month-long sacrifice, patience and intense worship. Today, we should feel grateful to Allah (SWT) for giving us the strength, determination, and patience that enable us to get through the blessed month of Ramadan.

May all the lessons learned, guidance, good deeds and enlightenment remain within us, as we continue to endure the current global pandemic. May our strengthened faith from Ramadhan be our greatest weapon to move forward in the "new normal" situation. We are very grateful that in this Ramadhan, we were able to reach out and helped the most needy Bangsamoro families and communities and the orphans through food packs distribution and free Iftar, through the generous support from our Turkish brothers and sisters and other valued partners.

The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA, Inc.) extends its felicitations to the Bangsamoro people and to our Muslim brothers and sisters in all part of this world on this propitious and happiest festive day of Eid’l Fitr. As we normally understand, the Edidul Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan, but what most of us, Muslims, miss is the profound meaning of FASTING in this month for which everyone has been actually enjoined to toil sacrificing everything; his time, his wealth and even those things were lawful to him outside this month, but during those 30 days long of sacrifice, in the day time, he has to leave it for the sake and in obedience of Allah (SWT), the Almighty Creator.

The uniqueness of this month of Ramadan, it creates in our inner self the real essence of the True Struggle in the way of Allah (SWT) and that the New hope and Opportunities in the New Normal for everyone. Let us remain steadfast, love one another, respect one another and work hard for the success of every Bangsamoro.

It is our hope and prayer that challenges ahead of us may be surmounted by strong love,unity and faith.

Eid'l Fitr Mubarak!!

Thursday, 07 May 2020 03:04

Free Iftar for Orphans

FREE IFTAR.Aside from food pack distribution,BDA Inc.also facilitated serving of free Iftar meals to selected orphanage in Cotabato City and Qur'an Center in Sultan Kudarat,Maguindanao.

BDA INC.TABANG KU MAGINGED

The BDA Inc. continues to solicit support from partners to be able to serve more relief aid to the most in need families.

For donations:
BANK NAME: Metro Bank and Trust Company
ACCOUNT NAME: Bangsamoro Development Agency
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 007-406-50972-5

Contact Numbers:
(064) 557-3010
0916-226-7153
0997-085-8505
#BDAIncTabangkuMaginged
#BangsamoroDevelopmentAgency
#COVID19

BDA INC.TABANG KU MAGINGED

Thirty five street vendors, pedicab drivers received food packs from IHH, facilitated by the BDA Inc.on April 9,2020 along Sinsuat Avenue in Cotabato City.

BDA Inc. continues to solicit funds to be able to help more families affected by the current national emergency in the country.

For donations:
BANK NAME: Metro Bank and Trust Company
ACCOUNT NAME: Bangsamoro Development Agency
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 007-406-50972-5

Contact Numbers:
(064) 557-3010
0916-226-7153
0997-085-8505
#BDAIncTabangkuMaginged
#BangsamoroDevelopmentAgency

On the same day, fifty families who were among the mostly affected by the COVID19 crisis received food packs from IHH, facilitated also by the BDA Inc.in Sitio Midzakal, Upper Taviran, Kabuntalan, Maguindanao.

BDA Inc. continues to solicit funds to be able to help more families affected by the current national emergency in the country.

For donations:
BANK NAME: Metro Bank and Trust Company
ACCOUNT NAME: Bangsamoro Development Agency
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 007-406-50972-5

Contact Numbers:
(064) 557-3010
0916-226-7153
0997-085-8505
#BDAIncTabangkuMaginged
#BangsamoroDevelopmentAgency

     

BDA INC. TARGETED STREET VENDORS AND GARBAGE COLLECTORS to receive food packs from IHH.

For donations:
BANK NAME: Metro Bank and Trust Company
ACCOUNT NAME: Bangsamoro Development Agency
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 007-406-50972-5

Contact Numbers:
(064) 557-3010
0916-226-7153
0997-085-8505
#BDAIncTabangkuMaginged
#BangsamoroDevelopmentAgency
#COVID19