Consultant from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the name of Florence M. Tayzon made a quick visit to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) Central Management Office (CMO) in Cotabato City on September 5, 2018.
Today, March 22,2019 is a courtesy visit of the United Nations-International Labour Organization (UN-ILO) to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA). In attendance is BDA Board of Directors (BOD) Chairman Dr. Safrrullah M. Dipatuan, ILO Director Mr. Khalid Hassan and his company.
This meeting is in line with the future intervention of ILO-Japan to Bangsamoro which aims to ensure water, job and peace in Mindanao.(Z.Mangansakan)
In a courtesy meeting with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) on June 5, 2018, officials from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) expressed strong and continuing support to Bangsamoro.
According to BDA executive director Mohammad S. Yacob, the TIKA delegates came in Cotabato City to witness and facilitate the implementation of Ramadhan Program.
“They are here with us for the 300 Iftar Meal and 300 Food Pack distribution for this holy month”, Dir. Yacob disclosed.
He added that part also of the visit was discussion and expression on support to Bangsamoro.
In a courtesy meeting to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) on June 17, 2019 in Cotabato City, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) discussed the intention to visit Office of the Chief Minister and other ministries of the BARMM.
Hashim Manticayan, BDA deputy executive director welcomed the visitors. BDA is facilitating the schedule of visit of TIKA to the BARMM.
TIKA is a government department of the Prime Ministry of Turkey, responsible for organization of the bulk of Turkey's official development assistance to countries.
Enes HANCIOĞLU, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Deputy Country Director to the Philippines and Kaan Mahmut DEMÍREL, Expert Engineer visited the on-going infra projects in Central Mindanao on August 5-6, 2018 for monitoring and validation purposes.
The officials went to Brgy. Mother Bagua in Cotabato City where 4-classroom school building is being constructed and to Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, a community-recipient of birthing clinic.
Said projects along with other infrastructures that are also underway in the provinces Lanao del Sur, and Davao Oriental are funded by the TIKA of the Turkey Government.
The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) together with partners from Smart Communications shared joy over the recent recognition awarded by the 54th Anvil Awards on January 30, 2019 in Manila, Philippines.
The two organizations received the Silver Anvil Award for #LearnSmart: Digitizing local language and culture by the community, for the community”, which is about the Tahderiyyah Mobile App that was developed and launched in 2018.
Designed for kindergarten children, said mobile app aims to make learning the Arabic letter and numbers and the Islamic Values become more fun and motivational for the Bangsamoro kids.
BDA executive director expressed delight for this achievement and thanked partners for the support and recognition.
Anvil Awards is presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).
March 25, 2019. BDA signed Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the implementation of the “Institutionalization and Expansion of Tahderiyyah Early Learning Program in Mindanao”.
In the agreement, both parties pledged to work together in a spirit of cooperation and partnership; with the responsibilities and accountabilities set out for this project.
To note, BDA and UNICEF has been partners for the past years in promoting balanced education for Bangsamoro children.
As development wing of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) is among the key actors expected to become source of information and updates about the recently signed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
In doing so, Mohammad S. Yacob, BDA executive director has met with one of its partner, the SMART Communications on August 5, 2018 in Manila to discuss about the BOL.
Dir. Yacob said that SMART requested a meeting to get updates on the BOL, which the BDA has responded accordingly.
The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) thru Engr. Windel Diangcalan, executive director together with partners from the Ittihadun Madaris Bil Philppines, Inc. (IMBPI) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) met with Mohagher Iqbal, minister of the Ministry of Education of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on April 18, 2019 at the latter’s office in Cotabato City.
Local government units (LGUs) of the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao welcome development projects in their respective areas of jurisdiction as they expressed support during the courtesy call conducted by team from Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) in line with the social preparation component of the Quick Response Project (QRP).
QRP is a project being implemented in six major camps of the MILF supported by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
During the activity, staff from BDA presented about the BDA, which highlights included history, accomplishments and future directions of BDA.
As to the QRP, the team stressed that the project is a product of the GPH-MILF Peace Process, it is in line with the government’s commitment and counterpart to the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
The local chief executive of Kapatagan, Lanao Sur expressed strong support to the project and said; “you are very welcome in our province because I know that what you are bringing is a project for the development of our community”.
Mayor Salik Mamsabulod of Pagalungan in Maguindanao likewise responded positively to the project by stating that his administration is even willing to share counterpart to the project if needed.
Representatives from the OPAPP and officials from the Joint Task Forces on Camp Transformation (JTFCT) also joined the BDA during the coordination meetings with the LGUs.
Under the QRP, there will be eighteen (18) types of socio-economic infrastructure (SEI) projects to be constructed in eighteen barangays across the MILF camps namely Camp Omar, Camp Abubakar As-Siddique, Camp Rajamuda, Camp Badre, Camp Bilal and Camp Bushra.
At present, BDA team is simultaneously conducting community-wide orientation to barangay-recipients of the project for proper understanding and appreciation of the beneficiaries to the QRP.