By Edwin Fernandez, PNA
COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Plan (BTP) is now in place and in effect after the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) issued the green light for its implementation on Tuesday.
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim Chief Minister Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim submitted the plan on Monday to the BTA for scrutiny and eventual approval the next day.
It was drafted by the coordinating team for transition composed of members from the government such as Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Department of Budget and Management, Civil Service Commission, and ARMM, as well as Moro Islamic Liberation Front for the smooth transition from ARMM to BARMM.
Ebrahim said the plan will serve as a guide book for leaders named by President Rodrigo Duterte to man the new expanded autonomous setup in the southern Philippines.
“The transitional plan is a product of hard work of people in support to the endeavor of achieving sustainable peace and development in the Bangsamoro,” Ebrahim said.
“This document includes (steps) on how we will switch from ARMM to this newly-established form of government, the BARMM,” he added.
The BTP also includes organization chart for the various ministries, offices, and agencies from the BARMM, as well as its timeline for the gradual phasing out of agencies and offices under the now-defunct ARMM.
The transition period will end once the new set of BARMM officials shall have been elected in political exercises in 2022. (PNA)