MOTC Gears Up for FY 2025: Budget Briefing Underway

MOTC Gears Up for FY 2025: Budget Briefing UnderwayThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has started developing its budget proposal for the fiscal year 2025. As part of this process, a two-day budget briefing is currently taking place at Glamour Restaurant in Cotabato City from April 2-3.The briefing aims to facilitate the review, updating, critiquing, and consolidation of necessary forms to ensure a seamless budgeting process. Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, has emphasized the importance of developing concrete plans and strategies geared towards enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, aligning with the office mandate and the broader budget goal of BARMM: "Sa bawat sentimo, Bangsamoro ang Sentro."Throughout the development of the MOTC 2025 budget proposal, it is ensured that it aligns with the top priority agenda of BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, emphasizing transparency, accountability, and overall enhancement of public financial management.

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Minister Tago meets newly-appointed MOTC executive officials

Minister Tago meets newly-appointed MOTC executive officials

Minister Tago meets newly-appointed MOTC executive officialsMinister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, convened with 10 recently appointed executive officials of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) today, March 27. The meeting focused on pertinent matters essential for their forthcoming assumption of office.Held at the BLTO Conference Room, the gathering provided an opportunity for Minister Tago, Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen Abbas, Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao-Maniri and other heads of office to welcome the 10 recently appointed executives. The newly appointed officials expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to serve in their respective capacities and pledged their commitment to advancing Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim's agenda for the benefit of the BARMM constituents. With a focus on collaboration and effective governance, Minister Tago emphasized the importance of teamwork and dedication in fulfilling the ministry's mandate of enhancing transportation and communication systems across the BARMM and beyond.

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MOTC’s Air Transportation Services host free iftar

MOTC’s Air Transportation Services host free iftar

MOTC's Air Transportation Services host free iftarThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) extended a warm invitation to both its employees and the general public for a complimentary iftar gathering today, March 26. This was organized by the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB).Following the Air Transportation Services, the Land Transportation Services will host a similar event next week, demonstrating a concerted effort across various sectors within the ministry to promote unity and solidarity.The event was held in the passenger terminal building of the Cotabato (Awang) Airport to foster a sense of familiarity and belonging within the ministry's operations.

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MOTC employees receive free groceries, sacks of rice as Ramadan aid

MOTC employees receive free groceries, sacks of rice as Ramadan aid

MOTC employees receive free groceries, sacks of rice as Ramadan aidToday, March 26, 2024, over 300 employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM received packs of groceries and sacks of rice to serve as aid during the holy month of Ramadan.The distribution of groceries and rice aims to alleviate some of the financial burdens faced by employees during Ramadan, enabling them to focus on observing the holy month without additional stress.This gesture of solidarity reflects the ministry's recognition of the diverse needs of its workforce and its dedication to employee well-being. All MOTC employees receive the said aid, up to its employees in Island Provinces.

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BTC, BMARINA Host Free Iftar

BTC, BMARINA Host Free Iftar

BTC, BMARINA Host Free IftarBangsmoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC) and Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) hosted a free iftar, extending the gesture to employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM, as well as the general public who wished to participate on March 21, 2024, becoming the second sectoral agencies to sponsor such an initiative.Aligned with the ministry's commitment to fostering unity and cultural appreciation during Ramadan, BTC, and BMARINA's sponsorship reflects a dedication to inclusivity. Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago has overseen this initiative for the past two years, with each sector within the Ministry taking turns sponsoring iftar meals, contributing to a deeper sense of cultural understanding and solidarity.Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas, also the BTC Commissioner, and Director II of Water Transportation Services Atty. Abubakar Katambak warmly welcomed all employees and the general public to the BTC grounds for the free iftar.

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BPMA Sponsors Free Iftar for employees, Community

BPMA Sponsors Free Iftar for employees, Community

BPMA Sponsors Free Iftar for employees, CommunityThe Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) generously sponsored free iftar meals for employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM, as well as members of the general public who wished to avail themselves of this initiative on March 14, 2024.Under the esteemed leadership of Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, this initiative has become a cornerstone of the Ministry's Ramadan program for the past two years. Each sector within the Ministry takes turns sponsoring iftar meals, contributing to a deeper sense of cultural understanding and solidarity among employees and community. This sponsorship not only provides practical support during the holy month of Ramadan but also underscores the importance of inclusivity and community cohesion within the workplace.Furthermore, in addition to the free iftar, the MOTC has lined up various programs and activities to be conducted during the holy month of Ramadan, aligning with the mandate of…

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Minister Tago commends the exemplary performance of MOTC Sectoral Agencies in Tawi-Tawi.

Minister Tago commends the exemplary performance of MOTC Sectoral Agencies in Tawi-Tawi.

Minister Tago commends the exemplary performance of MOTC Sectoral Agencies in Tawi-TawiIn recognition of the outstanding dedication, achievements, and significant contributions rendered to the Province of Tawi-Tawi, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Sectoral Agencies were once again awarded a cash incentive and a Plaque of Appreciation on the 4th Manggagawa Awards: Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat held in the time of the Provincial Governor Yshmael " Mang" I. Sali Al-Haj, 60th birthday, March 9, 2024, at Datu Amirbahar H. Jaafar Convention Center, Tubig Mampallam, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. The governor honored Airport Manager I, Kaye Paraiso, from the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), Provincial Heads Senior Transportation Regulation Officer Rashid Jamiri of the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO), TDO II, Jimmy Hedisin of the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB), Maritime Industry Development Specialist Bedung Ismael of BMARINA and Engineer II, Bryan Akip, from the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC), of…

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MOTC Launches ‘Free Driver’s Licenses’ Program

MOTC Launches ‘Free Driver’s Licenses’ Program

MOTC Launches 'Free Driver's Licenses' ProgramThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has officially launched the "Free Driver's Licenses" program, funded through the Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF), today, March 8, 2024. This program aims to provide underprivileged free driver's licenses through the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO).MOTC Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, emphasized the transformative impact of this program, highlighting its thousands of beneficiaries while also enhancing the regulation of the land transportation sector.The initiative will be implemented across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and Muslim Mindanao, ensuring that services are readily available and accessible, in line with Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim's directive.The following Members of Parliament: Jaafar Apollo Mikhail L. Matalam, Hashemi N. Dilangalen, Amilbahar S. Mawallil, Rasul E. Ismael, Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr., and Khalid Ma-Amor Hadji Abdullah sponsor the said program through their offices’ TDIF. MP Bai Intan Ampatuan also graced the launching.

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MOTC joins the celebration of the National Women’s Month

MOTC joins the celebration of the National Women’s Month

MOTC joins the celebration of the National Women's MonthIn recognition of the National Women’s Month Celebration on March 8th, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through the Bangsamoro Women's Commission, celebrated the Bangsamoro Women’s Day to demonstrate a collective responsibility for gender equality and to empower every Juana in the Bangsamoro society.With the theme: Lipunang Patas sa Bagong Pilipinas: Kakayahan ng Kababaihan, Patunayan! Several MOTC employees participated in the kick-off ceremony with a ground parade to commence a month-long celebration.

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MOTC participates in the Pre-Ramadhan Symposium and Launching of Ramadhan Modules

MOTC participates in the Pre-Ramadhan Symposium and Launching of Ramadhan Modules

MOTC participates in the Pre-Ramadhan Symposium and Launching of Ramadhan ModulesMOTC representatives attended the Pre-Ramadhan Symposium and Launching of Ramadhan Modules on March 7, 2024, at the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City.This event complies with Memorandum Circular No. 031 from the Office of the Chief Minister, detailing Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament Resolution No.42, through the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta and other MOAs to conduct the said activities.Ramadan is a season of spiritual reflection, repentance, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship, where Muslims adhere to the principles of righteousness by following the teachings of Islam.This year, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on Sunday, March 10, and end at sundown on Tuesday, April 9.Topics discussed during the activity were the correct way of self-preparation before Ramadhan, the Wisdom of making Ramadhan fasting obligatory, and the Do’s and Don’ts during Ramadhan. The activity highlighted an open forum where numerous issues…

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Exploring New Horizons: MOTC Air Transportation Sectoral Agencies and Legal Services meet with Bangsamoro Airways

Exploring New Horizons: MOTC Air Transportation Sectoral Agencies and Legal Services meet with Bangsamoro Airways

Exploring New Horizons: MOTC Air Transportation Sectoral Agencies and Legal Services meet with Bangsamoro AirwaysIn the swarming landscape of aviation, new chances for connectivity and economic growth are constantly in the purview of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOTC – BARMM).On March 4, 2024, MOTC Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, through the BAA, led by its OIC-Director I, Atty. Hanamir N. Emblawa, CPA, and CABB, represented by CTRO Ian S. Pinguiaman, CPA, and the MOTC Legal and Legislative Liaison Services, met with Bangsamoro Airways, an airline company aiming to pioneer in connecting people and cultures in Mindanao and Bangsamoro Region.During the meeting, Bangsamoro Airways showed its readiness to serve the Bangsamoro riding public and its commitment to safety as it adheres to aviation standards and prioritizes passenger comfort and satisfaction by providing exceptional air travel experiences for its clients, assuring their…

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CABB holds Reorientation and Seminar for Stakeholders in Cotabato City

CABB holds Reorientation and Seminar for Stakeholders in Cotabato City

CABB holds Reorientation and Seminar for Stakeholders in Cotabato CityThe Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB) organized a reorientation and seminar for its stakeholders today, March 5, at the Paragon Hotel and Restaurant in Cotabato City. The event served as a platform to discuss the latest issuances, procedural modifications, and monthly monitoring processes implemented by the board.Representatives from various aviation-related businesses sectors converged to engage in constructive dialogue and gain insights into the evolving landscape of regulatory protocols, such as air freight forwarders, air cargo forwarders, and ticket/general sales agents.The seminar provided stakeholders with a deeper understanding of the updated procedures for permit processing, highlighting key changes aimed at enhancing efficiency and compliance within the industry.

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Spotlighting infrastructure projects in Jolo for sustainable tourism and trade

Spotlighting infrastructure projects in Jolo for sustainable tourism and trade

Spotlighting infrastructure projects in Jolo for sustainable tourism and trade Minister Paisalin P. Tago hailed the infrastructure development as he kept the path of progressing the continuous improvement in the Province of Jolo, where a ceremonial groundbreaking took place today, March 4, 2024, of an Airport Office Building in Jolo, to be constructed by the EMMB Construction and the Rehabilitation of BPMA Staff House at Jolo Port by Mariam Aisha Construction, both under the Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF) of MP Jose I. Lorena. He and other Members of Parliament, MP Atty. Jose I. Lorena, MP Atty. Nabil Tan and MP Don Mustapha Loong laid the time capsule where the project will rise.

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Progress begins with groundbreaking

Progress begins with groundbreaking

Progress begins with groundbreakingTwo major infrastructure projects, which are the Construction of the Sanga-Sanga Airport Office Building, amounting to 7 million pesos under the Transitional Development Impact Fund ( TDIF) of MP Jose I. Lorena, and the Repair and Improvement of Sitangkai Port, worth 70 million pesos was allocated, under the Special Development Fund (SDF), were officially inaugurated on March 3, 2024, to prioritize and faster the implementation, and to start the works of the said projects in the province of Tawi-Tawi, bolstering a significant milestone of infrastructure development and connectivity.Minister Paisalin Tago, CPA of the MOTC, the lead implementing agency, emphasized the crucial role of these two projects in enhancing regional connectivity and accessibility that resonates with the determination to build and empower a resilient island community where opportunities could spur economic prosperity.Meanwhile, Director General Atty. Roslaine Macao-Maniri highlighted the significant impact of enhancing economic growth and streamlining logistical…

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Honing aviation security personnel to be security conscious

Honing aviation security personnel to be security conscious

Honing aviation security personnel to be security consciousIn a bid to develop aviation security capabilities and positive security culture, the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, in collaboration with the Office of Transportation Security (OTS), conducted a 10-day Basic Aviation Security (AVSEC) Training Course to empower its 26 security personnel from Cotabato (Awang), Sanga-Sanga and Jolo Airports with technical knowledge and other aviation security related matters to ensure the proper performance of all its authorized functions, pertinent regulations and challenges in handling security assurance, the safety of passengers and to implement uniform security measures in BARMM-managed airports. The activity will run from February 20- March 1, 2024, at Froziini’s Restaurant, MB Tamontaka, Cotabato City.Facilitated by Certified OTS AVSEC Instructors Jonathan Gabuco of OTS -Puerto Princesa International Airport and Sheila Barrios, the participants are expected to have encompassing guidance on essential aspects of security management to…

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MOTC Holds Gender Sensitivity Training for newly hired, promoted Employees

MOTC Holds Gender Sensitivity Training for newly hired, promoted Employees

MOTC Holds Gender Sensitivity Training for newly hired, promoted EmployeesThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) recently organized a Gender Sensitivity Training for its newly hired and promoted employees at Dakak Beach Resort, Dapitan City, on February 15, 2024.Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA underscored the training's importance in government service during his opening remarks, highlighting the ministry's commitment to fostering inclusivity and gender equality.A total of 81 MOTC employees actively participated in the training sessions, facilitated by Mohammad Usman Balimbingan, Information Management Officer, and GAD Specialist III Rohaniya Mohammad-Sumail of the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC).The training topics include gender equality, gender mainstreaming, understanding gender roles and stereotypes, and strategies for promoting gender-sensitive policies and practices within the ministry.This initiative reflects MOTC's dedication to fostering a work environment that values diversity and promotes equal opportunities for all its employees.

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MOTC leverages cohesion to improve company culture

MOTC leverages cohesion to improve company culture

MOTC leverages cohesion to improve company cultureThe transportation ministry opened its Team Building at Dakak Park and Beach Resort, Dapitan City, February 14-18, 2024. With the theme: Moving Forward and Overcoming Challenges Through Teamwork and Collaboration, and to thrive in a challenging and ever-changing work environment, officials and employees of the ministry and its sectoral agencies from the regional, provincial, and district offices came together to create friendship and camaraderie, develop open communication, to foster a cohesive culture of excellence through teamwork.The annual 3rd Recognition of Men and Women Employees aimed to strengthen ties of employees by engaging in fun, interactive activities, embark on a transformative journey and nurturing relationships where leaders recognize the unique strength of employees and support them for their endeavors to promote a culture of empathy and inclusion.Facilitated by a team of professionals from the NBK-New Breakthrough Consultancy led by Coach and CEO Narciso Kintanar, this…

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MOTC-BARMM to take action on PTB’s timely completion

MOTC-BARMM to take action on PTB’s timely completion

MOTC-BARMM to take action on PTB’s timely completionFebruary 8, 2024. To facilitate economic development and prosperity in the BARMM, representatives from the region conducted a close collaboration to address challenges and resolve all identified issues through coordination with the concerned national agencies on the ongoing and upcoming infrastructure projects crucial to contributing to higher productivity and growth, facilitating trade and connectivity in the region. A cadre of engineers from the MOTC headed by Engr. Nasrodin Masakal, Designated Chief of the Engineering Division, and the Bangsamoro Planning Development Authority (BPDA) officials, led by Engr. Kadil A. Sulaik, Director I, brought before the office of Lt. Col. Valentino A. Dionela, Assistant Director General II, Aerodrome Development and Management Services of the CAAP, Pasay City, the current status of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of Cotabato (Awang) Airport. Additionally, to create creative strategies to discuss the upcoming master plan and feasibility study for…

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MOTC Officials address compelling transport issues on the 17th IGRB meeting

MOTC Officials address compelling transport issues on the 17th IGRB meeting

MOTC Officials address compelling transport issues on the 17th IGRB meetingThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications, led by Paisalin Tago with its Top officials, participated in the 17th IGRB meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on February 8, 2024.President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads the first part of the 17th Meeting of the National Government - Bangsamoro Government Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) program.The Ministry aimed to bring out relevant transport issues of restoring air connectivity and the completion of the overdue construction of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) and concurrently the transfer of the said to the management of the Bangsamoro Government and the urgent repair of the Cotabato Airport Runway that have caused inconveniences on the business sector as well as the riding public in the region.

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BAA -MOTC aims to integrate civil aviation security measures in the BARMM Airport Development

BAA -MOTC aims to integrate civil aviation security measures in the BARMM Airport Development

BAA -MOTC aims to integrate civil aviation security measures in the BARMM Airport DevelopmentMOTC Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, tasked the MOTC Engineering Team to establish coordination and collaboration initiatives in the BARMM Airport Development with the national counterparts on February 8, 2024. The said initiative was joined by officials from the Bangsamoro Planning Development Authority (BPDA), led by Engr. Kadil A. Sulaik, Director I. The BPDA serves as the planning, monitoring, and coordinating agency for all development plans, programs, and projects of the Bangsamoro government, which includes the BARMM Airports.The team commenced its consultation objectives to BGen. Rodelio B Jocson, Director IV, Office of Transportation Security, to seek guidance on the effective airport regulatory security control measures and to ensure international civil aviation security requirements are incorporated into the design and construction of new facilities and alterations to existing facilities. The team also inquired about the requisition process…

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BAA’s collaboration meeting to hasten the completion of Cotabato Airport’s asphalt overlay project

BAA’s collaboration meeting to hasten the completion of Cotabato Airport’s asphalt overlay project

BAA's collaboration meeting to hasten the completion of Cotabato Airport's asphalt overlay projectFebruary 7, 2024 | The Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, and Bangsamoro Airport Authority, Area Manager Carmencita O. Salik, and Cotabato (Awang) Airport Manager Johari L. Musa had a meeting with Regional Director Basir M. Ibrahim Department of Public Works and Highways RO XII, about the ongoing Runway Asphalt Overlay Project of DPWH XII at Cotabato Awang Airport. The main objective of the said meeting is to discuss the project status and the collaboration efforts between the MOTC, BAA, and DPWH XII.Minister Tago ensures fast completion through strong collaboration with the implementing agency.The BAA-CBO coordination efforts to DPWH XII, project contractor, and DOTr adhered to meet the safety requirements of airlines to revise the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to fast-track the project completion granted by CAAP as a strategic initiative through the…

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MOTC boosts productive social inclusion of services during the celebration of the 5th BFD

MOTC boosts productive social inclusion of services during the celebration of the 5th BFD

MOTC boosts productive social inclusion of services during the celebration of the 5th BFDThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications MOTC, through its 7 attached agencies, offered an array of services to boost the productive social inclusion of services that create value for its stakeholders during the celebration of the BFD24.Since the regional and provincial kick-off of the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day, sectoral agencies have devoted themselves to conducting activities that pleased the needs of diverse stakeholders in their local communities.During the weeklong event, the BAA conducted a Clean-up Drive, a Business Development Forum in 3 Operational airports in BARMM, and a free eye check-up for its stakeholders and the CABB, BAA conducted a Stakeholders Consultation with stakeholders to develop an environment of trust by allowing the voices to be heard. CABB also rolled out free distribution of tokens, hygiene kits, and information materialsMeanwhile, the BLTFRB offered the Libreng Sakay for…

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MOTC Minister Tago receives a courtesy visit from DBM Secretary Pangandaman and Party

MOTC Minister Tago receives a courtesy visit from DBM Secretary Pangandaman and Party

MOTC Minister Tago receives a courtesy visit from DBM Secretary Pangandaman and PartyEnsuring the opportunity to connect bonds of a family tie and respect and to maintain the proximity of contact of being here by chance with a relative, DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman and Party paid a courtesy visit to MOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, in his office today, January 24, 2024.Minister Tago is close kin to DBM Secretary Pangandaman by 1st degree of consanguinity, and strengthening that tie is supporting each other in building a stronger connection and establishing a positive relationship.The officials and employees of the ministry were so grateful for the precious opportunity to meet her in person, as she is the first Muslim Budget Secretary (a true Bangsamoro woman by blood) and the only female member of the country's economic team which the BARMM is proud of.Indeed, the management was so thankful for the…

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Commemorating 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day in the Province of Lanao del Sur

Commemorating 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day in the Province of Lanao del Sur

Commemorating 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day in the Province of Lanao del SurAtty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), and Atty. Hamid Aminoddin D. Barra, Minister of the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD), was tasked to lead the commemoration of the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day in the province of Lanao Del Sur. The celebration kicked off in the Islamic City of Marawi on January 22, 2024, with an impressive parade that brought together more than 2000 jubilant Bangsamoros and employees of the different ministries, agencies, and offices of the Bangsamoro Government.Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim, in his video message, greeted the participants and reminded everyone of the collective duty to the Almighty and the fellow Bangsamoro to sustain the dividends of the peace process and to craft a harmonious Bangsamoro that endures throughout the ages, He further said:"Maging kabahagi nawa ang bawat…

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BAA marks the 1st Anniversary: BARMM receives the first Security Culture Training in the country from OTS

BAA marks the 1st Anniversary: BARMM receives the first Security Culture Training in the country from OTS

BAA marks the 1st Anniversary: BARMM receives the first Security Culture Training in the country from OTSThe Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board of Bangsamoro (CABB) collaboratively initiated an extensive Security Culture Training Program from the Office of Transport Security (OTS) on January 16-17, 2024, at the BAA Conference Room, Cotabato (Awang) Airport, DOS, MDN, commemorating the 1st anniversary since the official turnover of landside operations from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to the Bangsamoro Government. Acknowledging the historical significance, the BARMM became the pioneer in the country to undergo such training—a testament to the region's commitment to ensuring security and preparedness. This strategic initiative aligns with the vision of Minister Tago of ensuring the safety and efficiency of air transportation in the region that resonates with the overarching directive of Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim's dedication to service with a deep compassion toward…

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MOTC’s Oplan Byaheng Ayos Wraps Up with Enhanced Air Travel Experience

MOTC’s Oplan Byaheng Ayos Wraps Up with Enhanced Air Travel Experience

MOTC’s Oplan Byaheng Ayos Wraps Up with Enhanced Air Travel Experience The Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM has successfully concluded its Oplan Byaheng Ayos, a strategic initiative implemented during the holiday season in December 2023. Jointly executed by the Bangsamoro Airport Authority(BAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro(CABB), the operation aimed to enhance security measures and streamline the travel experience for air passengers in BARMM.As part of this comprehensive initiative, tokens were distributed to air travelers, and dedicated areas were established to address specific concerns of air passengers, contributing to an overall improved travel experience within the region.Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA lauds the success of the initiative, highlighting its consistent application during each season of air travel in BARMM. This ongoing commitment reflects the dedication of the Ministry to providing unparalleled service to the Bangsamoro people, aligning with the mission set forth by Chief Minister Ahod…

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MOTC Celebrates 2023 Year-End Party

MOTC Celebrates 2023 Year-End Party

MOTC Celebrates 2023 Year-End PartyMOTC held its year-end party for all its officials, staff, and sectoral agencies as we gathered and celebrated together to create more meaningful expressions and experiences of an evening affair this year-end, at the Em Manor Convention Hall, Cotabato City, December 20, 2023.To formally start the event, Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao-Maniri gave her opening remarks.Highlights of the activities were contest presentations and the showcasing of talents. The night has turned into a festive party for the employees as fun-filled presentations aimed to hit prices at stake by the contenders.Three sets of major prices of refrigerators, high-quality LED TVs, and washing machines were awarded to 9 lucky winners who won by drawing lots.Despite the short notice to practice, the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) put their best, extravagant performance that caught the crowd's attention and nailed down its contenders on the top…

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MOTC participates Shariff Kabunsuan Festival 2023

MOTC participates Shariff Kabunsuan Festival 2023

MOTC participates Shariff Kabunsuan Festival 2023Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), along with the Water Transport Services, namely the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) and the Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) joined in the Shariff Kabungsuan Festival, a colorful festival commemorating the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan via Rio Grande de Mindanao celebrated by the Bangsamoro people in mainland Mindanao every December 19.This festival commemorates the arrival of Shariff Mohammad Kabunsuan, an Arab-Malay missionary, to introduce the Islamic faith in the 16th century. The fluvial parade or Guinakit along Rio Grande de Mindanao highlighted the celebration of the SK Festival 2023, where the MOTC took a role in the parade displaying its colorful motor boat among other ministries and offices.

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MOTC celebrates groundbreaking of various infrastructure projects

MOTC celebrates groundbreaking of various infrastructure projects

MOTC celebrates groundbreaking of various infrastructure projectsTo celebrate the upcoming construction, MOTC is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for four (4) major Infrastructure Development Projects of the MOTC. These various infra are the Rehabilitation and Repair of the MOTC Regional Office Building, the Construction of the VIP Lounge at Awang Airport, the Construction of the VIP Lounge at Sanga-Sanga Airport, and the Expansion of the Sanga-Sanga Staff House Building with the presence of MP Sponsors, Members of Parliament in attendance, Officials and employees of the ministry, guests, and media personalities on December 18, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the MOTC Compound, Cotabato City. The new office building will occupy one portion of the lot adjacent to the MOTC office building. It will be a two-story building with a total area of 644 square meters and shall be done in 365 days. Upon completion, this facility can accommodate the ever-growing workforce, give…

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MOTC holds Planning and Budgeting Workshop for FY 2024

MOTC holds Planning and  Budgeting Workshop for FY 2024

MOTC holds Planning and Budgeting Workshop for FY 2024The Ministry of Transportation and Communications held an Operational Planning and Budgeting Workshop to formulate winning strategies for specific agency goals of the ministry and craft a sound Work and Financial Plan (WFP) to map out what is hoped to be achieved in the current year in pursuit of Revenue Generation and Economic Comparative Advantage as one of the BARMM’s 12-point priority agenda for 2024-2025. The Executives Service Directors of Land, Water, Air, Sector Heads, and Division Chiefs attended the 3-day workshop at the Alnor Convention Center, Surya Hall, 2nd Floor, Cotabato City.As budgeting plays a very crucial role in the planning-budgeting-execution cycle, each agency was required to consider the components of operational capabilities, agency goals, alignment action items with timelines and key milestones to outline their intended measures and outcomes by elaborating the Operational Budget (OB) to demystify the results of…

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Free health care outreach program serves barangay residents of Marawi City

Free health care outreach program serves barangay residents of Marawi City

Free health care outreach program serves barangay residents of Marawi CityMember of Parliament (MP) and MOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, provides an unparalleled experience to the Bangsamoro Constituents of Marawi City as he extended the health care outreach program to its residents.In partnership with the Philippine Dental Association Incorporated of Lanao Del Sur, Marawi Chapter, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in a mission to contribute to health and well-being by providing civic action with stakeholders, supporters, and members of the community who lined-up to avail of the opportunity. With health professionals and health care service providers, medicine supplies, medical-related materials, consultations, laboratory tests, and tooth check-ups were also availed free of charges by the residentsCommunity volunteers also assisted in distributing free medicines, vitamins, and reading glasses.More than a thousand residents availed of this free healthcare service.

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MOTC congratulates Minister Tago for his re-appointment

MOTC congratulates Minister Tago for his re-appointment

MOTC congratulates Minister Tago for his re-appointmentOur sincere congratulations! Minister Paisalin Tago was re-appointed as the minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Monday, December 11, 2023. Once again, he would reaffirm his commitment to serving the ministry from this day onwards. Minister Tago has made significant contributions and accomplishments in the aspect of land, air, and sea transportation services in BARMM.His passion and dedication to supporting effective governance have made him a vision-driven leader, passionate, committed, competent, courageous, and active leader.

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MOTC shows support to MSU-Marawi bombing victims

MOTC shows support to MSU-Marawi bombing victims

MOTC shows support to MSU-Marawi bombing victimsFollowing the incident of the recent bombing that took place yesterday, Sunday, while our Christian brothers and sisters are attending the mass at the Dimaporo Gymnasium, Mindanao State University-Main Campus, in Marawi, the country's largest Muslim city, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications gathered support from its attached agencies, and as one community, manifested support to the victims of this heinous crime. Minister Tago, along with its Executives and some personnel, went on a convoy to personally be on the grounds of the Mindanao State University campus to manifest solidarity and support in any way possible, decompress from the trauma with our Christian community and all those affected by this tragedy, whether momentary or long term, as we all know, it will affect them and that, the least we could do is to show them care and love at this time of grief. The…

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MOTC joins the 2023 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

MOTC joins  the 2023 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

MOTC joins the 2023 Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAWAs part of the observance of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), sponsored by the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC), a total of 10 personnel from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, through its Gender and Development (GAD) Office, joined the Grand - Kickoff and 5th State of the Bangsamoro Women Address (SoBWA), in highlighting the campaign on November 28, 2023 at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex, Cotabato City.The 18-DAY (Violence Against Women) VAW supports the Philippine Government’s goal of protecting the human rights of women and girls by upholding its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution.(Photos from: Bangsamoro Information Office)

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BMARINA-MOTC holds a ceremonial turnover of TDIF Sponsored Speedboats

BMARINA-MOTC holds a ceremonial turnover of TDIF Sponsored Speedboats

BMARINA-MOTC holds a ceremonial turnover of TDIF Sponsored SpeedboatsIn a momentous event organized by the Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA), a ceremonial turnover of TDIF Sponsored Speedboats took place on November 21, 2023, in front of the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) Building, Rajah Tabunaway Boulevard, Cotabato City.This project initiative was funded by 2021 Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao under the Office of Chief Minister Ahod Murad Ibrahim, Al-Haj, in partnership with the Office of Members of Parliament, to support the Office of MP Atty Paisalin P. Tago, Ministry of Transportation and Communications mission of providing a fast, efficient, reliable, safe movement of people, products and delivery of services.Five (5) units of Speedboats with Suzuki outboard engines and GPS ONWA Marine Radar, sponsored by MP Abraham Burahan to the beneficiaries of the Municipality of Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu, and the Municipality of…

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MOTC EMPLOYEES UNDERGO TRAINING ON PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY AND ITS REVISED IRR

MOTC EMPLOYEES UNDERGO TRAINING ON PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY AND ITS REVISED IRR

MOTC EMPLOYEES UNDERGO TRAINING ON PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY AND ITS REVISED IRRMore than 40 officials and personnel from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM and its attached agencies gained a deeper understanding of R.A. 9184, also known as the Government Procurement Act, through a training-workshop held from November 7 to November 8, 2023, at the Sotogrande Hotel, Davao City.The primary goal of this initiative is to equip all participants, including employees, end-users, procurement staff, BAC (Bids and Awards Committee) members, TWG (Technical Working Group) members, and Secretariats, with a comprehensive understanding of the critical provisions of the said law.Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago reiterated the Ministry's commitment to ensuring that all employees are well-versed in the law and apply it rigorously. This endeavor aligns with the broader goal of upholding Moral Governance, as articulated by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim.A notable highlight of the workshop was the presence and…

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MOTC Takes Measures to Ensure Passengers’ Convenience and Safety Through ‘OPLAN Byaheng Ayos: SK Barangay Election and Undas 2023’

MOTC Takes Measures to Ensure Passengers’ Convenience and Safety Through ‘OPLAN Byaheng Ayos: SK Barangay Election and Undas 2023’

MOTC Takes Measures to Ensure Passengers' Convenience and Safety Through 'OPLAN Byaheng Ayos: SK Barangay Election and Undas 2023'The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) prepares for 'OPLAN Byaheng Ayos: SK Barangang Election and Undas 2023,' set to run from October 28 to November 4, 2023. This operation covers airports with commercial flights, managed by the Bangsamoro Government, highlighting the significance of MOTC's commitment to passenger safety and convenience.MOTC's Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) and Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB), in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, (CAAP) Office for Transportation Security (OTS), and the Aviation Security Unit BAR, have been working to ensure a seamless and efficient journey for air travelers during this period. Help desks and public assistance counters will be set up in Cotabato (Awang) and Sanga-Sanga Airports, while Jolo Airports will likewise observe in preparation for its inaugural commercial flights. Airport authorities…

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Flight Advisory for Cotabato (Awang) Airport and Sanga-Sanga Airport

Flight Advisory for Cotabato (Awang) Airport and Sanga-Sanga Airport

Flight Advisory for Cotabato (Awang) Airport and Sanga-Sanga AirportHere's the list of commercial flights for today 24 October 2023 until 31 October 2023, as announced by the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air for Cotabato (Awang) Airport and Sanga-Sanga Airport.These flight schedules may change at any given time. In such cases, please contact your airline for confirmation. The BAA will keep the public informed for any updates through this page only.Please be guided #KaBangsamoro.

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BAA and CABB set a meeting with CAAP IX to discuss the airport’s priority improvement

BAA and CABB set a meeting with CAAP IX to discuss the airport’s priority improvement

BAA and CABB set a meeting with CAAP IX to discuss the airport's priority improvementThe Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), led by OIC-Director Hanamir Emblawa, CPA, and the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB), OIC-Director Muhammad Galo, and the rest of the team set a meeting with CAAP Region IX- Acting Area Center Manager Edwin Luching to venture on exploratory talks that aimed at assessing the operational status of the newly turned over CAAP managed airports in BARMM by the ratification of the Republic Act No. 11054 otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law, and to identify priority areas for improvement following the international standard by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), held October 21, 2023- at CAAP Area Center IX Pagadian Airport.The Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) assumed landside operation and management of six regional airports from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)…

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MOTC Officials conduct surprise visits to land and water transport services in Tawi-Tawi

MOTC Officials conduct surprise visits to land and water transport services in  Tawi-Tawi

MOTC Officials conduct surprise visits to land and water transport services in Tawi-TawiGiven the interest in finding out the responsiveness and efficiency of the business in the provincial offices to help identify essential aspects of existing processes that may be the basis for improvement of the land transport operation, MOTC Minister Paisalin Tago, along with Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen Abbas and other MOTC Officials and staff surprisingly visited the Land Transportation Office in the Province of Tawi-Tawi earlier today, October 16, 2023, as it aimed to implement management techniques to significantly contribute to developing the office operation. This scheme was also applied to the BMARINA Ports of Bongao and its Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) to come to the foreground of understanding Port operations and management of handling of vessels, cargo, and passengers for efficient functioning of seaports, crucial in commerce and trade.

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MOTC holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the infrastructure projects in the province of Tawi-Tawi

MOTC holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the infrastructure projects in the province of Tawi-Tawi

MOTC holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the infrastructure projects in the province of Tawi-TawiIn the commitment to provide better connectivity in both ports and airports in the province of Tawi-Tawi, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Minister Paisalin P. Tago led the groundbreaking ceremony, symbolically consecrating the building location today, October 16, 2023, of the various infrastructure projects to officially start the works on the Rehabilitation of the Passenger Terminal Building of Sanga-Sanga airport in Tawi-Tawi under Public Bidding Number PR 23-05 0232 with an ABC of Php 19, 602,008.27 by J-Sand Construction and Supply. Also, the Rehabilitation of the One-Storey Passenger Terminal Building of Sitangkai Port, executed under Public Bidding Number PR 23-05-0028, amounting to Php 9, 644, 102, 019, by the Al-Husayn Construction and the Construction of One-Storey Passenger Terminal Building, Sibutu Port, Tawi-Tawi, under Public Bidding Number PR 23-05-0029, amounting 18, 268,393.31 by the Al-Husayn Construction…

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MOTC holds groundbreaking ceremony of infrastructure project in Jolo Province

MOTC holds groundbreaking ceremony of infrastructure project in Jolo Province

MOTC holds groundbreaking ceremony of infrastructure project in Jolo ProvinceThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Minister Paisalin P. Tago led the groundbreaking ceremony on October 14, 2023, to officially start the construction of the Warehouse at the Port Management Office (PMO) of Jolo Port, Sulu.Meanwhile, on the same day, the Ministry of Public Works held a Turnover Ceremony of the Improvement of Jolo Port Terminal, Construction of Roro Port Phase 2, Rehabilitation of Jolo Port Northern and Southern Side to the MOTC.The minister then took the opportunity to visit the Jolo Port Terminal, the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO), and the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) in the province.

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DRIVER’S LICENSES, RENEWAL OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS TRANSACTIONS ISSUED BY THE BANGSAMORO LTO ARE RECOGNIZED BY LTO NATIONAL

DRIVER’S LICENSES, RENEWAL OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS TRANSACTIONS ISSUED BY THE BANGSAMORO LTO ARE RECOGNIZED BY LTO NATIONAL

DRIVER'S LICENSES, RENEWAL OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS TRANSACTIONS ISSUED BY THE BANGSAMORO LTO ARE RECOGNIZED BY LTO NATIONALREAD THE GUIDELINES: CLICK HEREAlhamdulillah, Allah SWT is Great.The Land Transportation Office (LTO) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) resolved that the issuances of the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO) shall be recognized outside the BARMM pursuant to the approval of the "Guidelines in the Recognition of the BLTO Issuances of Driver's Licenses, Renewal of Motor Vehicle Registration and Miscellaneous Transactions" by DOTR SECRETARY JAIME J. BAUTISA on September 19, 2023.The guidelines were issued through the efforts of the MOTC-BARMM with the guidance of Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA.These guidelines resolved the question on the legality of the issuances of BLTO which resulted to the inconvenience and confusion of the motorist, enforcers, and other concerned authorities.Moreover, the new LTO Land Transportation Management System designed by DERMALOG will be extended to…

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MOTC signifies commitment to enhancing air transportation services in BARMM

MOTC signifies commitment to enhancing air transportation services in BARMM

MOTC signifies commitment to enhancing air transportation services in BARMMEnriching BARMM's Future: Catalyzing Growth and Development through Enhanced Air Transportation Services was the theme of the first-ever BARMM Air Transportation Services Summit held jointly by the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB) and the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) held at the Kutawato Hall, Em Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Cotabato City, October 10, 2023.This inaugural summit aimed to pool participants ranging from government dignitaries to industry stakeholders, cargo forwarders, ticket sales agents, local communities and other relevant agencies such as the CAAP, DOTr, and OTS by providing a platform, an avenue for productive engagement and dialogue towards development and prosperity of air services in BARMM said Director I, Atty. Hanamir Emblawa, CPA.In his opening message, Minister and Deputy Speaker Paisalin P. Tago underlined the plans and programs that would boost the…

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Flight operations resume at Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Maguindanao del Norte

Flight operations resume at Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Maguindanao del Norte

Flight operations resume at Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Maguindanao del NorteFollowing the partial completion of critical runway repair works that temporarily restricted take-offs and landings for about three months, Cotabato Awang Airport is now welcoming once again passengers and commercial flights of Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific as the airport resumes flight operation today, October 1, 2023, Sunday. Simultaneously with the resumption of flight operations is the temporary use of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) to hold as a venue for the ceremony launched by the Ministry of Transporation and Communications (MOTC-BARMM) and to accommodate the first influx of passengers for domestic flights on today's schedule. The PTB building, however, is in ongoing construction status and is still to be turned over by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) once finished. Meanwhile, a simple program commenced at 8:30 to highlight the milestone of revitalizing the airport as one of…

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MOTC Air Services Engages in Networking at 2023 Aviation Summit

MOTC Air Services Engages in Networking at 2023 Aviation Summit

MOTC Air Services Engages in Networking at 2023 Aviation SummitMinister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA sent a delegation from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM's Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB) and the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) to the 2023 Aviation Summit, a two-day event held at the Marriott Hotel Manila on September 27-28, 2023.This networking, coupled with the invaluable insights gained from the aforementioned summit, is poised to make a significant contribution to the upcoming First BARMM Air Services Summit scheduled this October, which will be held in Cotabato City.With a shared mission to strengthen air transportation and commerce in the Bangsamoro Region, the Ministry's participation aligns with the vision of BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim—to elevate the lives of Bangsamoro citizens and enhance their quality of life. Among the attendees from the MOTC were Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao-Maniri, CABB OIC Director I Muhammad M.…

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MOTC signs first Infrastructure Projects with Contracting Parties

MOTC signs first Infrastructure Projects with Contracting Parties

MOTC signs first Infrastructure Projects with Contracting PartiesThe MOTC’s first Infrastructure Projects Contract Agreement was finally signed by Minister Paisalin P. Tago and the Procuring Entities at the Minister’s Office at 1:00 p.m. on September 20, 2023.A legally binding agreement of contracts of four procuring entities executed under Public Bidding Number PR 23-05-0029 for the Construction of the Passenger Terminal Building of Sibutu Port amounting 18, 268,393.31 by the Al-Husayn Construction, Public bidding Number PR 23-05-0227 for the Construction of the Warehouse of Jolo Port costing Php 13,039,583.62 by AAP, PR 23-05-0232 Rehabilitation of Passenger Terminal Building in Sasnga-Sanga Airport in Tawi-Tawi bid for Php 19, 602,008.27 by J-Sand Construction and Supply and lastly, Public Bidding No. PR 23-05-0228 for the Rehabilitation of Passenger Terminal Building in Sitangkai Port in Tawi-Tawi bid for 9, 644, 102. 019 by the Al-Husayn Construction. All of these projects are to be completed in…

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MOTC Minister Tago inducts newly appointed personnel

MOTC Minister Tago inducts newly appointed personnel

MOTC Minister Tago inducts newly appointed personnel 23 newly appointed personnel to different positions of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications formally took their oath before Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, along with Deputy Minister and Concurrent BTC Commissioner Muhammad Ameen Abbas and Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao Maniri on August 29, 2023, held at the M’s Restaurant in Cotabato City.The inductees made their formal declaration of commitment as they pledge a solemn vow to do their duties and responsibilities. They are to be deployed in different Agencies of the MOTC-BARMM.

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Public Advisory

Public Advisory

PUBLIC ADVISORYWe would like to inform the public that per Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) dated August 18, 2023, the Cotabato (Awang) Airport Operation is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m., effective August 19 to November 19, 2023. For commercial flights, concerned airline operators will provide their respective advisories to the public for the resumption of their flights. For information and guidance.

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MOTC jumpstarts ministry-wide Sports Fest

MOTC jumpstarts ministry-wide Sports Fest

MOTC jumpstarts ministry-wide Sports FestAugust 21, 2023 – Cotabato City, the MOTC’s selected employees participated in the ministry-wide sports feast that jumpstarted its program yesterday. Despite the holiday spell, active employees and sports enthusiasts came to compete for the first game with other opponents during a tune-up at the Prinshameen Covered Court, Lugay-Lugay, Bagua I, Cotabato City.Wearing colorful jersey uniforms that distinctively recognized agencies, the kick start smashed a big hit from the cheering crowd echoing during the first basketball tournament interplayed by THE BLTO, BLTFRB, BMARINA, CABB, BAA, and BTC. It is a week-long competition.The theme: "Fit for Public Service: Empowering Government Employees through Sports", is designed to promote the health and wellness of government employees.Recognizing the importance of physical fitness in maintaining a productive and balanced work life, this initiative aims to provide a platform for employees to engage in sports activities that contribute to their overall well-being.…

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MOTC supports BARMM convening of Council of Leaders

MOTC supports BARMM convening of  Council of Leaders

MOTC supports BARMM convening of Council of LeadersThis day marks the first time that the Bangsamoro Council of Leaders convened, on August 9, 2023, in Davao City. As one of the ministries in the region, MOTC Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, lauds this convention highlighted by the oath-taking of the head of the Council of Leaders, Honorable Ahod B. Ebrahim, and the rest of the council members officiated by Antonio F. Lagdameo, the Special Assistant to the President, witnessed by the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management Amenah F. Pangandaman, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB).This assembly aimed to tackle peace and order, harmonizing local government planning, ministries, and LGU’s coordination and implementation of regional projects.‘’Makakaasa po kayong hindi pababayaan ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos ang BARMM.’’ Budget Secretary Pangandaman said in her message of support, which she quote that the BARMM's focus resonates…

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BAA conducts an Ocular Site Inspection of the proposed Bangsamoro International Airport in Sultan Mastura

BAA conducts an Ocular Site Inspection of the proposed Bangsamoro International Airport in Sultan Mastura

BAA conducts an Ocular Site Inspection of the proposed Bangsamoro International Airport in Sultan MasturaIn the effort to enhance transportation infrastructure and services in the BARMM, the Ministry of Transportation, through the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), spearheaded by Atty. Hanamir Emblawa, CPA, OIC-Director I, Airport Managers Carmencita Salik and Johari Musa, and the rest of the team members conducted an ocular inspection for the proposed site facility of the Bangsamoro International Airport at Barangay Tambo in Sultan Mastura Municipality, Maguindanao Del Norte, approximately 18 kilometers North of Cotabato City on August 3, 2024. In view to gain valuable input and coordination with the local government authorities in the municipality with their preparation of plans, the Airport management team chose its priorities to pay a courtesy visit to Honorable Mayor Zulfikar Ali Panda to give him an overview and evaluation of the candidate sites, orient him with some legal requirements, projections,…

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MOTC Minister Tago monitors runway asphalt overlay phases of completion

MOTC Minister Tago monitors runway asphalt overlay phases of completion

MOTC Minister Tago monitors runway asphalt overlay phases of completionMinistry of Transportation and Communications Minister Paisalin P. Tago inspected the runway of the Awang(Cotabato) Airport to assess the current status of work in progress on the runway as well as the Expansion of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) Project to ensure work compliance with the timeline set to finish the Asphalt overlay and the PTB to hasten completion to resume normal flight operations. During the meeting in Manila last July 6, 2023, the Minister and party addressed issues on the temporary closure of the airport's runway for rehabilitation which they requested for the full-scale construction activity contracted under GEMMA Construction Supply Incorporated of Koronadal City, South Cotabato, to expedite the implementation of the Asphalt Overlay, and for some agencies such as CAAP, DOTr, DPWH, MOTC, BAA, and OCM to closely monitor the project's phases of development following the Civil Aviation…

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Amateur and Commercial Radio Examinations at Cotabato City

Amateur and Commercial Radio Examinations at Cotabato City

Amateur and Commercial Radio Examinations at Cotabato City Attention all radio enthusiasts and aspiring operators! We are delighted to inform you that our office is for the upcoming Amateur and Commercial Radio Examinations. This undertaking is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and knowledge in the exciting world of radio communication! Examination Date: October 7 Venue: Cotabato City To adequately prepare you for the coming Examination, all successful applicants must attend the seminar on Amateur and Commercial Radio Operations scheduled for 30. This seminar is an essential prerequisite for all applicants and aims to provide valuable insights into radio operations and regulations, ensuring that all examinees are well-prepared for the examinations. If you're passionate about radio communication and want to take your skills to the next level, this is the perfect opportunity. Don't miss out on the chance to demonstrate your expertise! To apply for the examinations, please visit…

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MOTC marks the resounding success and conclusion of Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023

MOTC marks the resounding success and conclusion of Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023

MOTC marks the resounding success and conclusion of Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023LATEST NEWS: Yesterday, July 16, 2023, marks the resounding success and conclusion of Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023, a groundbreaking initiative led by Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM. Over the course of eight days, this endeavor has provided public services, including free transportation and meals, to hundreds of pilgrims who were rerouted due to the limitations of Cotabato (Awang) Airport's runway.The overwhelming and outpouring gratitude from both the pilgrims and esteemed sheiks stands as a testament to the proactive involvement of the Bangsamoro Government and the unwavering guidance provided by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim.

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Embracing the Spirit of public Service: Day 6 of MOTC-BARMM’s Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023 at Davao International Airport

Embracing the Spirit of public Service: Day 6 of MOTC-BARMM’s Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023 at Davao International Airport

Embracing the Spirit of public Service: Day 6 of MOTC-BARMM's Oplan Sundo: Hajj 2023 at Davao International Airport. Pilgrims receive complimentary transportation, meals, and exceptional service as they set off to Cotabato City, courtesy of the ministry under the leadership of Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, echoing Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim's directive to serve the public with unwavering dedication. Tune in for timely updates!

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MOTC leverages transportation perspective with Basilan Governor Salliman

MOTC leverages transportation perspective with Basilan  Governor Salliman

MOTC leverages transportation perspective with Basilan Governor SallimanMinistry of Transportation and Communications led by Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, and Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas, together with the MOTC Top Officials, Transport Service Directors, Sector, Regional and Provincial Heads of BAA, CABB, BPMA, BMARINA, BLTO, BLTFRB, BTC, and personnel paid a courtesy visit with Honorable Governor Jim Hataman Salliman at the Provincial Office to leverage transportation perspective in the province. The visit aimed to discuss matters of mutual interest and to strengthen coordination with the Provincial government administration, with great interest the policy developments, social cohesion enhancing transportation infrastructure services, exploring new avenues for collaboration and identifying Transportation needs, potential areas of partnership, and future projects to achieve a more efficient and connected transportation and communication landscape in the region and to enable economic growth.

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BAA-MOTC visits the proposed site for an airport in Lamitan City

BAA-MOTC visits the proposed site for an airport in Lamitan City

BAA-MOTC visits the proposed site for an airport in Lamitan CityThe Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) recently conducted a site inspection of the proposed airport runway in Brgy. Boahan, Lamitan City, a component city of Basilan, to get a perspective view of the area, the underlying issues of a defined strategic surface, and the associated parameters that go with it for future research and study to determine the amount of funds to materialize the project.Present in the activity were MOTC Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao-Maniri, BAA OIC Director, Atty. Hanamir N. Emblawa, CPA, Sanga-Sanga Airport Manager Kaycy Lynn D. Paraiso, and Jolo Airport Manager Delson S. Ismael, along with MOTC Staff, were teamed up with the City Planning and Engineering Office of the City Government of Lamitan headed by Engr. Arnold Yap.“Boahan is one of the areas identified by the Civil Aviation…

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MOTC fosters opportunity of convergence that cross-cut edges of sectoral concerns

MOTC fosters opportunity of convergence that cross-cut edges of sectoral concerns

MOTC fosters opportunity of convergence that cross-cut edges of sectoral concernsTo enhance inter-sector coordination, streamline operations, and pave the way for a more sustainable, inclusive, and connected transportation and communications ecosystem in the Bangsamoro region, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications conducted the convergence program with linked-up activities per sector to hit various purposeful targets within the timeline.The Land Transport ServicesOn this note, the BLTFRB conducted a Stakeholder’s Meeting and Orientation to drivers, operators of Public Utility Vehicles and partner agencies in Basilan to discuss issues and concerns related to the operation of public utility vehicles in in the province of Basilan on the July 7, 2023.Simultaneously on this day, the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO-BARMM) and the BLTO Lamitan District Headed Luqman Hassan, BLTO Law Enforcers at 18th Infantry (DEO ET PATRIA) Division in the City of Lamitan, Basilan conducted information drive and Enforcement Operation This operation, aimed at…

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MOTC Regional Bids and Awards Committee conducted a Post qualification Evaluation and verification for the Procurement of Consulting Services for the Conduct of Feasibility Studies and Formulation of Port Master Development Plan

MOTC Regional Bids and Awards Committee conducted a Post qualification Evaluation and verification for the Procurement of Consulting Services for the Conduct of Feasibility Studies and Formulation of Port Master Development Plan

MOTC Regional Bids and Awards Committee conducted a Post qualification Evaluation and verification for the Procurement of Consulting Services for the Conduct of Feasibility Studies and Formulation of Port Master Development PlanMOTC Regional Bids and Awards Committee conducted Post qualification Evaluation and verification of the Single Rated Bid (SRB) of Wood Fields Consultants, Inc. for Public Bidding Number PR 22-10-0572 for the Procurement of Consulting Services for the Conduct of Feasibility Studies and Formulation of Port Master Development Plan for Selected Ports in the BARMM at 153 Kamias Road Extention, Kamias, Quezon City, June 19-21,2022.

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MOTC Water Services and Bids & Awards Committee conducted an inspection for the Twin Engine Diesel Fed Speedboat

MOTC Water Services and Bids & Awards Committee conducted an inspection for the Twin Engine Diesel Fed Speedboat

MOTC Water Services and Bids & Awards Committee conducted an inspection for the Twin Engine Diesel Fed SpeedboatMinister Paisalin P. Tago, along with SBAC Chairperson, Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen Abbas, Water Service Director Abubakar Katambak, Bids, and Awards Committee, Administrative Chief Omarsaqaff L. Datumanong, Supply Section personnel, and Technical Working Group (TWG) members inspected a 9.5 Million Twin Engine Diesel Fed Speedboat at Tambler Port, General Santos City. June 16, 2023.

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New MOTC employees take oath, pledge to BARMM’s moral governance

New MOTC employees take oath, pledge to BARMM’s moral governance

New MOTC employees take oath, pledge to BARMM’s moral governanceJune 15, 2022 – Today marked the Mass Oath taking Ceremony and Orientation of the newly hired plantilla positions of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications who swore an allegiance to uphold the Constitution.Among those who took their oath were twenty-four (24)Muhajideens and Mujahidats, and 15 from the different Divisions and sectoral agencies, who made their solemn oath to uphold changes and rank to position titles and for the new ones who are new employees. Under the transitory provisions, Article 306 of the code, one of the provisions of the BCSC is to give recognition and importance to the roles of the Mujahideens (male) and Mujahidats (female) who had fought for the long-desired autonomy of the Bangsamoro. Hence, integrating them into the government complied with this provision. The oath was administered by Minister Paisalin P. Tago and Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen…

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CAB-BARMM strengthens commitment to efficient operations through coordination meeting with National counterpart

CAB-BARMM strengthens commitment to efficient operations through coordination meeting with National counterpart

CAB-BARMM strengthens commitment to efficient operations through coordination meeting with National counterpartThe Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CAB-BARMM) took a significant step towards advancing air service in the region by conducting a highly productive coordination meeting with its national counterpart at the CAB-Ph Main Office. The meeting, which took place yesterday, June 8, solidified CAB-BARMM's commitment to ensuring efficient service delivery.With a primary focus on assessing the board's exercise of powers and functions, the meeting also explored cutting-edge practices, particularly in the realm of digitized operations. CAB-BARMM aims to revolutionize its operations, providing a seamless and streamlined experience for stakeholders.The gathering also aimed to refine the transition outcomes and address crucial issues specific to the aviation industry in the Bangsamoro region. Recognizing the immense value of collaboration and dialogue, CAB-BARMM emphasized the indispensable role of mutual support in fortifying air commerce.As the BARMM continues to strengthen its institutions and…

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MOTC-BARMM kickstarts OPLAN BIYAHENG AYOS 2023 at Laguindingan Airport, CDO

MOTC-BARMM kickstarts OPLAN BIYAHENG AYOS 2023 at Laguindingan Airport, CDO

MOTC-BARMM kickstarts OPLAN BIYAHENG AYOS 2023 at Laguindingan Airport, CDOIn view to partake a sacred experience, Pilgrims from across the Bangsamoro region took opportunities to catch flights in proximity to their places, as in the city of Marawi and the nearby areas of Lanao del Sur, where Laguindingan Airport provides a stance to take off passengers inbound for domestic flight to Manila as the first landing and dropping station before proceeding to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to take the journey on spiritual growth. It is the first time under the helm of the Interim BARMM Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim and Transportation and Communications Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, in collaboration with the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) and the Civil Aviation Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB), kickstarted Oplan Byaheng Ayos Hajj 2023. As the season appears to be sweltering heat, the ministry wanted to emphasize that the religious experience from the…

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MOTC assesses PMOs in Sulu to suffice ratings of expectations

MOTC assesses PMOs in Sulu to suffice ratings of expectations

MOTC assesses PMOs in Sulu to suffice ratings of expectationsBangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA)To contribute to a broader understanding of ports and their development, the MOTC officials headed by Minister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, has dedicated a specialized team under the supervision of Director General Atty. Roslaine Macao L. Maniri and OIC Director Garib A. Abas took administrative power to carry out the mission to assess, inspect, and audit the infrastructure of Maritime Ports in the Province of Sulu so that the information is typically provided by the individual terminals in the province, to shed light to every port's performance measure. Sparked by his interest to assess the area they operate in, Provincial Governor of Sulu, Abdusakur M. Tan, joined the team in conducting an on-site walk through Port Inspections of Jolo and Siasi Ports and Maimbung Extension Port on June 3-4, 2023, as he also gave a brief…

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MOTC implements audit management of its services in Sulu

MOTC implements audit management of its services in Sulu

MOTC implements audit management of its services in SuluMOTC Top level Officials headed by Minister Paisalin P. Tago visited the province of Sulu for the Inspection and Assessment and to oversee the day-to-day operations of the overall workforce in the provincial and district offices anchored on the administrative responsibility of the transport services on land, air, and water that started June 2- 6, 2023.At the inception of the weeklong visit, a coordination meeting with Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan in the Provincial Capitol Office was on top of the schedule. The visit emphasized cooperation and collaboration with the Local Government Unit (LGU) to ensure support and consensus of the local government officials in the promotion, improvement, and provision of public services, lay down the emerging perspectives of operation, and strengthen the potential partnership between the Local Government and the Ministry. Meanwhile, the Inspection of Jolo and Siasi Ports helped identify…

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MOTC holds the 2nd BARMM Land Transportation Law Enforcers Security Summit

MOTC holds the 2nd BARMM Land Transportation Law Enforcers Security Summit

MOTC holds the 2nd BARMM Land Transportation Law Enforcers Security SummitThe Land Transportation Services headed by Director II Datunor Abutazil, BLTO Chief Transportation Regulation Officer, Atty. Lyzzaic Laguialam and BLTFRB Director I- Bai Sandra Sandialan held the 2nd BARMM Land Transportation Law Enforcers and Security Summit at Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City, on May 24, 2023. With the theme, “Forging Stronger Partnerships for Safer and More Efficient Land Transportation in BARMM, the summit was a gathering of law enforcement agencies, security forces, and other stakeholders in the land transportation industry in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), to address critical transportation-related issues and challenges in the region and promote the efficiency, safety, and security of land transportation. The theme highlights the importance of collaboration and partnership among different stakeholders in ensuring a safer and more efficient land transportation system in BARMM, emphasizing the need for law enforcers, security…

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CAB-BARMM Governing Board enacts groundbreaking rules at inaugural session

CAB-BARMM Governing Board enacts groundbreaking rules at inaugural session

CAB-BARMM Governing Board enacts groundbreaking rules at inaugural sessionThe Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB) Governing Board holds its first session today May 17, with Chairperson Minister Paisalin P. Tago leading the proceedings. The board deliberates on and accords priority to a range of legislative matters, including the adoption and approval of the Internal Rules of Procedure (IRP) and Rules of Procedure (ROP) governing hearings and investigations before the Board. This development marks a significant milestone in the air transportation industry in the Bangsamoro region. With the establishment of its IRP and ROP, CABB is better equipped to regulate and develop the air transportation industry effectively. The enactment of these procedural rules demonstrates the CABB's proactive approach to streamlining regulatory processes and establishing clear guidelines. These rules will provide the framework for fair and transparent decision-making, ensuring that the interests of stakeholders and the general public are upheld. Attendees…

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UNOPS revisits BARMM- MOTC to discuss global perspectives on Transport Development

UNOPS revisits BARMM- MOTC to discuss global perspectives on Transport Development

UNOPS revisits BARMM- MOTC to discuss global perspectives on Transport DevelopmentThe United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) launched optimism to revisit the Ministry of Transportation and Communications headed by Minister Paisalin Tago, along with Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen Abbas and Director General Roslaine M. Maniri, to discuss the upcoming development initiatives and roadmap on complex infrastructure projects on ports and sea ports in the BARMM. The UNOPS aimed to enhance cooperation to strengthen partnerships by providing technical assistance and capacity assessments for the various infrastructure projects MOTC will undertake on ports and airports.UNOPS is a UN organization dedicated to helping people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development by assisting the government and its allies in providing infrastructure, procurement, and project management. Philippine Country Manager Oscar Marenco stressed the importance of the details of planning and preparation to underscore the distinctive features and elements of mutual commitment, engagement,…

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MOTC-BAA spearheads Ocular Inspection at Malabang Airport

MOTC-BAA spearheads Ocular Inspection  at Malabang Airport

MOTC-BAA spearheads Ocular Inspection at Malabang AirportMay 4, 2023- The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), through the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), in coordination with the Municipal Government of Malabang and the Ministry of Public Works Lanao del Sur DEO and other coordination partners conducted an ocular inspection at the Malabang Airport to assess the current situation and to emphasize the need to optimize development and future operation.Malabang Airport is a concrete airport located in the coastal town of Malabang, Lanao del Sur, with a runway measuring 1,360 meters (4,462 feet). It is a non-operational community airport that was officially turnover to the management of the MOTC-BARMM by the Cicil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), last January 11, 2023.Meanwhile, to bring into its future operation, parameters were analyzed to study the airport further for potential commercial operations. As an initial step to secure the area, a construction of a…

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Setting Sail towards Progress: MOTC Launches MV Island Paradise for Inaugural Voyage

Setting Sail towards Progress: MOTC Launches MV Island Paradise for Inaugural Voyage

Setting Sail towards Progress: MOTC Launches MV Island Paradise for Inaugural Voyage Lamitan, Basilan- The MV Island Paradise Ship, with a 567.0 Tonnage Capacity left, Polloc port at 3:30 pm. After it had traveled 16 and a half-hour trip, the RoRo finally arrived at the City Port Terminal of Lamitan, Basilan, where the City Government of Basilan and its people welcomed the arrival of MOTC Minister Paisalin Tago, with his Executives, Water Transport Sector Heads, and some employees as the RoRo ship successfully docked at its port. Soon after, the proper program commenced with the prayer and opening remarks of the representative of the City Mayor, Hon. Roderick Furigay, by his Admin Officer and OIC-Manager, Port of Lamitan, Maria Florencia Candelaria Bisal, who read his note: Today’s launching highlights Lamitan City as the Economic Corregidor of Basilan Province. The inaugural voyage marks the milestone of the economic endeavor of Lamitan…

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MOTC Launches Polloc, Parang – Basilan RoRo Shipping Service

MOTC Launches Polloc, Parang – Basilan RoRo Shipping Service

MOTC Launches Polloc, Parang - Basilan RoRo Shipping ServiceThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC-BARMM) has successfully launched the Polloc, Parang - Basilan Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) Shipping Service yesterday April 25, marking a major milestone in the region's quest for economic growth and stability. The launch, spearheaded by Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim and MOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago, is the first phase of the RoRo Shipping Network in BARMM and is aimed at enhancing connectivity and promoting peace within and outside the region.The project, which was initiated with technical assistance from the USAID Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development (RESPOND), is expected to facilitate faster and cheaper trading of goods and services, as well as increase investment inflows and boost BARMM's socio-economic development.Minister Tago lauded the launching of the RoRo service, citing it as another milestone for the region. "Having inter-island routes in BARMM's island provinces provides a faster…

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BLTFRB nagbukas ng mga bagong ruta sa Sulu at nagpalabas ng mga memorandum circulars bilang paghahanda sa anti-colorum operation nito

BLTFRB nagbukas ng mga bagong ruta sa Sulu at nagpalabas ng mga memorandum circulars bilang paghahanda sa anti-colorum operation nito

BLTFRB nagbukas ng mga bagong ruta sa Sulu at nagpalabas ng mga memorandum circulars bilang paghahanda sa anti-colorum operation nito Idinaos ng Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) ng Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) ang ikatlong board meeting kahapon, Abril 19, 2023, sa MOTC Building. Bangsamoro Gov't Center, Cotabato City. Ang mga bagong ruta sa Sulu na inaprobahan ng Board, ay ang mga sumusunod: 1. Jolo Public Market - Bilaan, Talipao and vice versa 2. Jolo Public Market - Panamao and vice versa 3. Jolo Public Market - Luuk and vice versa 4. Jolo Public Market - Maimbung and vice versa 5. Jolo Public Market - Parang and vice versa Samantala, nag aproba rin ang opisina ng mga Memorandum Circulars kabilang ang mga tuntunin at kundisyon ng Certificate of Public Convenience, ang mga detalyadong standard operating procedures during anti-colorum operations, at mga parusa sa mga colorum na…

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MOTC joins BARMM’s Grand Iftar

MOTC joins BARMM’s Grand Iftar

MOTC joins BARMM's Grand IftarThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications, along with other ministries and offices in the Bangsamoro Government, was in one celebration of the Grand Iftar held at the OCM Centerground, Cotabato City, on April 18, 2022, Tuesday.To promote inclusiveness and commonality among different faiths, and all groups and to promote a culture of understanding Islamic practices and traditions, at t exactly 6:05, the signal was down to break the fast together and take the meal with their families, friends, officemates, and anyone around the corner who rushed to partake in the bounty of the foods served and for some who willingly share theirs.Meanwhile, Minister Paisalin Tago called to gather some children ages 13 and below to the office to give them gifts or Hadiya as part of the goodwill of sharing some blessings as he believed it is an act of good deeds and sincerity to please…

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MOTC holds the Women in Islam Symposium

MOTC holds the Women in Islam Symposium

MOTC holds the Women in Islam SymposiumApril 17, 2023. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications, through the Office of the Deputy Minister, conducted the Women in Islam Symposium for the men and women personnel of the ministry and its attached agencies to emphasize the unique contributions of women to family and society, eliminate misconceptions and campaign for their rights at Glamour Convention Hall, Cotabato City, on April 17, 2023. In his opening message, Deputy Minister Muhammad Ameen Abbas urged everyone to apply the knowledge gained in the daily services to the office and to live by example on the true virtues of Islam that respect for women. Meanwhile, Sheik Khairuddin A. Midtimbang, a highly experienced and knowledgeable expert in Islamic Jurisprudence, lectured about the true importance of women in Islam in different historical contexts and what the Qur’an and the Ahadith teach about the status of women in Islam. An…

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BMARINA approves opening of RORO via Cotabato-Basilan and vice versa

BMARINA approves opening of RORO via Cotabato-Basilan  and vice versa

BMARINA approves opening of RORO via Cotabato-Basilan and vice versaThe Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) approved the opening of route from the Polloc Port/ Cotabato City Port to Lamitan Port and vice versa for Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) during the 2nd Board Meeting, April 13, 2023. The opening of the new route came after the pending application for Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) of MV Island Paradise, owned by Attorney Pherham S. Saiddi of Saiddi Agri-Farm and Trading, Inc. (SAFTI) with BMARINA.In attendance was Atty. Abubakar A. Katambak, BMARINA OIC Director, CG Capt Noriel Ramos, Deputy Commander, CGD BARMM, Engr. John C. Lomboy, MTIT- Chief Tourism Operations Officer, Garib A. Abas, BPMA OIC Director and Atty. Paisalin P. Tago CPA, MOTC Minister as the Chairperson. Alonto A. Sahiron, Chief MIDS of BMARINA, was also invited as a Resource Person to shed light on maritime safety and other relevant concerns. As agreed by…

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BLTFRB BARMM visits LTFRB Region 12

BLTFRB BARMM visits LTFRB Region 12

BLTFRB BARMM visits LTFRB Region 12 LOOK: BLTFRB BARMM paid a visit to LTFRB Region 12 to discuss matters affecting their operation and strengthen their partnership and cooperation to have a fast, efficient, reliable, and safe public land transportation system in both regions. (With report and photos from BLTFRB Regional Office)

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BLTFRB-BARMM, mas pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan

BLTFRB-BARMM, mas pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan

BLTFRB-BARMM, mas pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan Nagsagawa ang Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – Basilan BLTFRB-Basilan) ng Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2023 upang paalalahanan ang mga draybers ng pampublikong sasakyan na siguraduhin nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang sasakyan bago bumiyahe para masiguro ang kaligtasan ng bawat pasahero, noong Abril 6, 2023, sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Lamitan City, Basilan Province. Sinabi ni Territorial Support Group Randy C. Camache 18IB IID PA ng Baroy Detachment na kung maaari ay gawing araw-araw ang operasyon ng BLTFRB-Basilan dahil karamihan sa mga nagmamaneho ng pampublikong sasakyan ay mga menor de edad at walang mga papeles. “As long as batas ang pinapatupad natin, handa kaming tumulong sa inyo alang alang sa kaligtasan ng kababayan natin mga commuters,” pahayag naman ni CPL Bayot 18IB PA ng saguyan detachment in-charge. Kasabay nito, inaabisuhan din ang mga operators na…

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BLTFRB-Basilan, Pinaalalahanan ang mga draybers para sa maayos na pagbiyahe sa ilalim ng “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2023”

BLTFRB-Basilan, Pinaalalahanan ang mga draybers para sa maayos na pagbiyahe sa ilalim ng “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2023”

BLTFRB-Basilan, Pinaalalahanan ang mga draybers para sa maayos na pagbiyahe sa ilalim ng “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2023” Nagsagawa ang Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – Basilan BLTFRB-Basilan) ng Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2023 upang paalalahanan ang mga draybers ng pampublikong sasakyan na siguraduhin nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang sasakyan bago bumiyahe para masiguro ang kaligtasan ng bawat pasahero, noong Abril 6, 2023, sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Lamitan City, Basilan Province. Sinabi ni Territorial Support Group Randy C. Camache 18IB IID PA ng Baroy Detachment na kung maaari ay gawing araw-araw ang operasyon ng BLTFRB-Basilan dahil karamihan sa mga nagmamaneho ng pampublikong sasakyan ay mga menor de edad at walang mga papeles. “As long as batas ang pinapatupad natin, handa kaming tumulong sa inyo alang alang sa kaligtasan ng kababayan natin mga commuters,” pahayag naman ni CPL Bayot 18IB PA ng saguyan detachment in-charge.…

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Nagsasagawa ng hearing observation ang BLTFRB sa tulong ng LTFRB-CAR

Nagsasagawa ng hearing observation ang BLTFRB sa tulong ng LTFRB-CAR

Nagsasagawa ng hearing observation ang BLTFRB sa tulong ng LTFRB-CAR Abril 3, 2023- Nagsagawa ng hearing observation ang Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) sa tulong ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ng Cordillera Administrative Region (LTFRB- CAR) upang maobserbahan ang mga pinakamahusay na kagawian ng LTFRB -CAR sa pagdinig sa mga aplikasyon ng mga gustong magkaroon ng prangkisa sa kanilang rehiyon. Makakatulong ito lalo na sa paghahanda ng BLTFRB simula ngayong buwan ng Abril kaugnay sa iba’t ibang pagdinig ng mga aplikasyon ng mga driver at operator ng pampublikong sasakyan para sa kanilang prangkisa. |NUBacaraman

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BLTFRB, patuloy na pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan

BLTFRB, patuloy na pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan

BLTFRB, patuloy na pinaiigting ang kampanya laban sa mga colorum na sasakyan TINGNAN – Patuloy na pinalalakas ng Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) ang kanilang information drive kaugnay ng kampanya laban sa mga colorum vehicles sa bayan ng Shariff Aguak, Datu Paglas, Montawal, Pagalungan at Cotabato City simula noong March 29, 2023 hanggang ngayong araw, Biyernes, March 31, 2023. Layunin ng anti-colorum information drive ng BLTFRB na paalalahanan ang mga driver/operator ng pampublikong sasakyan na matatapos ngayong araw, March 31, 2023, ang ibinigay na palugit ng opisina sa mga di pa na nakakapagkuha ng kanilang prangkisa. Ang mga wala pang prangkisa ay pinapayuhan na mag-apply sa opisina ng BLTFRB upang maiwasan ang pagkahuli at pagkamulta. Kasabay nito, nagsagawa rin ng inspeksyon ang mga empleyado ng opisina sa pangunguna ng Team Leader nito na si Engineer Mohammad Saud Daudie sa mga terminal sa mga nasabing lugar bilang paghahanda…

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MOTC to transition from current management to ISO Certification

MOTC to transition from current management to ISO Certification

MOTC to transition from current management to ISO CertificationTo promote standardization of management systems and processes and to boost employee performance and productivity, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications sought the technical expertise of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) relative to ISO certification in the aim to transition its current management system to an ISO 9001:2015 standard.Minister Paisalin P. Tago and Bai Naimah Mirrah Rayhan, Internal Auditor III, presented the core business processes and services to advance toward essential steps to becoming an ISO-certified business/ service office.ISO management system standards (MSS) help organizations improve their performance by specifying repeatable steps that organizations consciously implement to achieve their goals and objectives and to create an organizational culture that reflexively engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation and correction to improve.This is an offshoot of the previous two-day Training Workshop on Citizen’s Charter Implementation and Sustainability The Development Academy of…

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MOTC Council Members sign IRR of the Bangsamoro Barter Trade Council

MOTC Council Members sign IRR of the Bangsamoro Barter Trade Council

MOTC Council Members sign IRR of the Bangsamoro Barter Trade CouncilThe Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Bangsamoro Barter Trade Council was signed by the three Council Members of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Minister Paisalin Tago, Atty. Abubakar Katambak, Director II of BMARINA, and Designated OIC Director I Garib Abas of BPMA affixed their signatures on the final copy of IRR through a Ceremonial Signing of the said in the Office of the Minister, MOTC Building, Yesterday, March 23, 2022.This Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is promulgated to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for Bangsamoro Bangsamoro Barter Trade Council to facilitate compliance and achieve its objectives. The document is a bill passed by a legislature, thus becoming law by an executive signature.Atty. Hanamir Emblawa, CPA, Director I Designate of the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), Atty. Bai Sandra Sadialan, Director I Designate of the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchise…

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CRMC, Cotabato Host Lions Club in collaboration with BAA successfully reach the desired bags of blood

CRMC, Cotabato Host Lions Club in collaboration with BAA successfully reach the desired bags of blood

CRMC, Cotabato Host Lions Club in collaboration with BAA successfully reach the desired bags of bloodMarch 21, 2023 | A total of 43 bags of blood products has been collected by the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) alongside with Cotabato Host Lions Club of Lions Club International in partnership with the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) under the management of Officer In-Charge, Director-I Atty. Hanamir N. Emblawa, CPA and Airport Manager-III Carmencita O. Salik, and Cotabato (Awang) Airport Manager-I Johari L. Musa for conducting Blood Donation Activity in relation to the continuous celebration of National Women's Month 2023 at BAA Conference Room, Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte, yesterday, March 21, 2023.PBGEN Alex B. Lineses, MPA (LET), President of the Club and CRMC Team Leader Ms. Bai Almaira M. Diocolano, EN had been very grateful for the people who had donated their variety of blood products that…

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HAZMAT Simulation Exercise performed successfully

HAZMAT Simulation Exercise performed successfully

HAZMAT Simulation Exercise performed successfullyMarch 20, 2023 | In continuation from the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Awareness Orientation held last March 17, 2023, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in partnership with Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) under the management of Officer In-Charge, Director-I Atty. Hanamir N. Emblawa, CPA and Airport Manager-III Carmencita O. Salik, and Cotabato (Awang) Airport Manager-I Johari L. Musa conducted the HAZMAT Simulation Exercise at Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte yesterday, March 20, 2023.SSUPT Jeraniel C. Taporco, Fire Director of BFP Lanao del Sur presented the overview of the exercise in line with the BFP Modernization Program under Executive Order No. 56 Series of 2018. The HAZMAT simulation drill enabled our staff to become proficient as initial responders to such incidents and prepared them with necessary emergency resources, given the possibility of unexpected threats and emergencies. Individuals from the previous training session applied their…

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BAA and CAAP conduct Airport Security Meeting at Cotabato (Awang) Airport

BAA and CAAP conduct Airport Security Meeting at Cotabato (Awang) Airport

BAA and CAAP conduct Airport Security Meeting at Cotabato (Awang) AirportMARCH 16, 2023 | The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - General Santos together with Bangsamoro Airport Authority held an Airport Emergency Plan to all personnel around the airport premises of Cotabato (Awang) Airport last March 16, 2023, at Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte. This is in reference to the Airport Security and Safety Consultation meeting conducted last February 23-24, 2023 to partners involved.CSIS Assistant Chief Crisfred I. Butohan from General Santos International Airport discussed further the important details regarding the Emergency Planning need to be exercised when there are any untoward incidents happening during the airside and landside operations. In addition, he pointed out situations that might occur at the landside and who will be involved to determine risks and assess the threats and implement their countermeasures. The meeting was attended by Civil Aviation Authority of…

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BFP in partnership with BAA, pulls together HAZMAT Orientation

BFP in partnership with BAA, pulls together HAZMAT Orientation

BFP in partnership with BAA, pulls together HAZMAT OrientationMARCH 16, 2023 | The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - General Santos together with Bangsamoro Airport Authority held an Airport Emergency Plan to all personnel around the airport premises of Cotabato (Awang) Airport last March 16, 2023, at Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte. This is in reference to the Airport Security and Safety Consultation meeting conducted last February 23-24, 2023 to partners involved.CSIS Assistant Chief Crisfred I. Butohan from General Santos International Airport discussed further the important details regarding the Emergency Planning need to be exercised when there are any untoward incidents happening during the airside and landside operations. In addition, he pointed out situations that might occur at the landside and who will be involved to determine risks and assess the threats and implement their countermeasures.The meeting was attended by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines -…

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CAB-BARMM assumes fully its vested powers and functions

CAB-BARMM assumes fully its vested powers and functions

CAB-BARMM assumes fully its vested powers and functionsEffective March 13, 2023, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro will fully exercise its vested powers and functions in the Bangsamoro Region under Republic Act No. 11054, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law."We extend our warmest congratulations, and we will continue to maintain our coordination and cooperation with the CABB." The Civil Aeronautics Board said so in their letter to MOTC. The CABB expressed its gratitude for all the assistance and support that CAB had extended. "We hope to maintain the line of our coordination and cooperation, for we know that we will always need your guidance as we exercise our vested functions." Minister Paisalin P. Tago stated this in his message. The ceremonial turnover is set to be held after Ramadhan to celebrate CABB's renewed commitment to developing the economic aspect of BARMM’s air transportation.According to OIC Director Muhammad Galo,…

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CAB-BARMM holds Seminar on Anti-VAWC Act of 2004

CAB-BARMM holds Seminar on Anti-VAWC Act of 2004

CAB-BARMM holds Seminar on Anti-VAWC Act of 2004The Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro held a seminar on the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 today, March 21, in line with the celebration of Women's Month to further enable the role of Bangsamoro women and to commemorate their contributions to the success of the peace process.Atty. Bai Sandra U. Sandialan, the resource speaker, lectured on the salient points of Republic Act 9262, and she explained the different kinds of abuses, such as physical, sexual, psychological, and financial.She cited various landmark cases on the violations of the said act."This seminar reminds me of my rights and responsibilities. It did not only equip me with knowledge and information but also ways to defend and fight for myself should similar situations may happen in the future." One of the participants said.

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MOTCs Sectoral Agencies in Tawi-Tawi receive Plaque of Appreciation on the 3rd Manggagawa Awards: Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalaamat

MOTCs Sectoral Agencies in Tawi-Tawi receive Plaque of Appreciation on the 3rd Manggagawa Awards: Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalaamat

BAA-MOTC receives Plaque of Appreciation on the 3rd Manggagawa Awards: Gabi ng Parangal at PasasalaamatGovernor Yshmael "Mang" I. Sali Al-Haj, Provincial Governor, honors Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO), and the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC), of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications -BARMM during the 3rd Manggagawa Awards: Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat and in time with the Governor's 59th natal day last March 10, 2023, at Henry V. Kong Gymnasium, MSU-TCTO Sanga-Sanga Campus in the capital town of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.The Plaque of Appreciation was received by the BAA Manager, Miss Kaycy Lynn Paraiso of Sanga-Sanga Airport, Alvinzhar “Yong” Amilassan, Transportation Regulation Officer II Designated Chief- BLTO, Tawi-Tawi Extension Office, Engr. Bryan Akip, Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head, and Mrs. Reynarie Dail, Administrative Officer, both from the BTC, recognized the contribution of the men and women of the local, regional, and national service agencies and institutions of the province…

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MPW turns over completed RORO Facilities of Bongao and Sitangkai Ports in Tawi-tawi to BPMA-MOTC

MPW turns over completed RORO Facilities of Bongao and Sitangkai Ports in Tawi-tawi to BPMA-MOTC

MPW turns over completed RORO Facilities of Bongao and Sitangkai Ports in Tawi-tawi to BPMA-MOTCThe Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has turned over to the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority BPMA, through a Symbolic Turnover Ceremony of the completed RORO Facilities of Bongo Port and Sitangkai Port in Tawi-Tawi after the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) Minister Architect Eduard Uy Guerra’s flagship project in the area was finally made. The event was held at the Ports of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi March 18, 2023.Minister Paisalin Tago was overwhelmed with this milestone, highlighting the collaboration and inter-ministries cooperation for development. “There are no waits for vessels and no delay in operations as everything is now at hand.” We’re continuing to see regular business in this place. He said. In an interview with BPMA General Manager Garib abas, he said this would open a gateway to domestic and foreign trade and tourism in the area.…

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MOTC Officials paid courtesy visits to local government leaders

MOTC Officials paid courtesy visits to local government leaders

MOTC Officials paid courtesy visits to local government leadersMinister Paisalin Tago, along with other MOTC Officials and Sectoral agencies’ heads, paid a courtesy call to Provincial Governor Honorable Yshmael “Mang” Sali in the Provincial Government Office and Municipal Mayor Jimuel Que in the Office of the Municipal Mayor , Province of Tawi-Tawi on March 17, 2022, to ensure greater support and consensus of the local government officials in the promotion, improvement, and provision of public services, and to lay down the plans, to further strengthen the potential partnership between the Local Government and the Ministry over the allocation of development resources for a transparent, and sustainable decision-making.

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MOTC Officials Inspect Port and Airport in Tawi-Tawi

MOTC Officials Inspect Port and Airport in Tawi-Tawi

MOTC Officials Inspect Port and Airport in Tawi-TawiThursday, March 16, 2023 - To help shape a progressive and competitive Bangsamoro region, the MOTC Inspection Team lead by Minister Paisalin P. Tago, along with Deputy Minister Muhammmad Ameen Abbas, inspected the perimeter of Sanga-Sanga Airport in Tawi-Tawi to assess the current situation of the runway, its boundary, and also the condition of port in order to establish a plan of action for a feasible program and project implementation to fast tract development, ensure a safe environment to entice foreign investors and tourists by providing land, sea and air connectivity in the island to make people's lives better.

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MOTC fuels convergence through cooperation and collaboration

MOTC fuels convergence through cooperation and collaboration

MOTC fuels convergence through cooperation and collaborationTo holistically understand, create approximate optimal strategies and ensure alignment of the programs and projects (PAPs), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, led by Minister Paisalin P. Tago, pooled the ministry's human resources by fostering convergence through cooperation and collaboration to get their expertise to evaluate, clarify and modify the direction of the Work and Financial Plans (WFPs), and lead to a more innovative perspective and carefully deliberate matters of efficient and productive outcomes for reaching a common goal at the Almari Beach Resort, Bongao, Province of Tawi-Tawi, March 16- 20, 2023. The convergence aimed to solidify the bonds of a harmonious working relationship among the ministry's workforce, sectoral heads, officials, divisions, and sections and personnel of the BLTO, BLTFRB, BAA, CABB, BPMA, BMARINA, and BTC, along with its extension and District Offices, to discuss in detail issues and concerns through identifying the Strength,…

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Minister Tago visits 2 BLTO Offices

Minister Tago visits 2 BLTO Offices

Minister Tago visits 2 BLTO OfficesMOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago visited the 2 Bangsamoro Land Transportation Offices (BLTO) in Maguindanao and Marawi to determine compliance with the office's mandates and regulations, gain further understanding of the roles and duties of various employees to improve their efficiency, morale, and to check on the district and extension offices sites for possible identification of the needed repairs and other matters of relative concern. These offices were recently turned over to the ministry last February 22, 2023, through a Memorandum Order from DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista and LTO Assistant Secretary Arthur Tugade.

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BTC Kicks off CapDev with NTC-IX

BTC Kicks off CapDev with NTC-IX

BTC Kicks off CapDev with NTC-IXZAMBOANGA CITY │ In pursuit of providing excellent public service, the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC) headed by Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) kicks off its 3-day Capacity Development Training and Workshop on Various Services, Licensing Procedures, and Enforcement Activities Standard Operating Procedures today, March 14, 2023, held at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.This activity aims to capacitate the BTC employees, provide them with formal training, and enhance their skills in Law Enforcement Deputation and Adjudication, Computations on Regulatory Fees, including penalties and surcharges, and Spectrum Analyzer Techniques.Engr. Carlo Mario P. Jacobe, the Officer-in-Charge of the Enforcement and Operations Division of NTC-IX, and Mr. Elre V. Galo, CPA, Chief Admin Officer of NTC-IX, are the Resource Speakers who will be imparting their knowledge and expertise as seasoned employees.As the Commission continuously works for effective and efficient program implementation,…

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PAL remits its 1st DPSC to BTO

PAL remits its 1st DPSC to BTO

PAL remits its 1st DPSC to BTOThe Philippine Airlines (PAL) remitted its first Domestic Passengers Service Charge (DPSC) to the Bangsamoro Treasury Office (BTO) under the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and Management (MFBM) last March 7, 2023, at MFBM Conference Room, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City. The DPSC collected covered January 2023 levied on tickets whose flights departing from the Cotabato (Awang) Airport, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, one of the BAA-managed airports.This complies with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) executed by MOTC and the Air Carrier on integrating DPSC in tickets purchased for flights departing from BAA-managed airports. The DPSC integration was pursued as BAA recognized the importance of providing convenience to passengers and making frontline services responsive to the needs of the public by addressing, among others, passenger congestion in airports. The said MOA provides that Air Carrier shall remit its DPSC collections directly to the account of the…

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BLTFRB to open Cotabato, Wao route

BLTFRB to open Cotabato, Wao route

BLTFRB to open Cotabato, Wao routeWAO, Lanao del Sur - The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) through the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB), conducted its first ever road drive test in line with the proposed opening of Cotabato-Wao-Marawi City route. The 64-seater Double Deck Hanger Bus drove Minister PaisalinTago, Deputy Commissioner, Land Service Director, and Sector Heads from BLTFRB, BAA, CABB, and other MOTC employees. The bus ran through the main road traversing Alamada,  Banisilan , and Wao as its final destination. Along with the road drive test are the inspection of Wao terminal and the information dissemination by the BLTFRB regarding its services including, among others, the issuance and renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience. Meanwhile, the BangsamoroAirport Authority (BAA) visited the Wao Airport Strip to assess its possible development. The Minister and the BAA executives manifested their plan to conduct a feasibility study of opening a domestic and eventually an international flight in the area. The Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office visited also the newly tranferred LTO WaoExtension office…

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BMARINA Convenes its Board

BMARINA Convenes its Board

BMARINA Convenes its BoardThe governing Board of the Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) convened and held its very first meeting last February 22, 2023 at the BPMA office in Cotabato City, to discuss and formulate various policies and plans for the development and promotion of the Bangsamoro maritime industry. Chaired and presided by Minister Paisalin Tago, the Board discussed the following: 1. Approval of the Board’s Internal Rules of Procedure.2. Launching of the Polloc Freeport and the RORO Route – Cotabato City Port to Lamitan Port and vice versa.3. Other matters concerning the maritime industry within the region. BMARINA is the lead agency that is tasked to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the BARMM region.

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MOTC officially takes over management of LTO district offices in Maguindanao and Marawi

MOTC officially takes over management of LTO district offices in Maguindanao and Marawi

MOTC officially takes over management of LTO district offices in Maguindanao and MarawiThe Land Transportation Office (LTO) has officially turned over the management and operations of its district and extension offices —Maguindanao District Office, Marawi City District Office, Wao Extension Office, and Datu Abdullah Sangki Extension Office— to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) today, Feb 22.RA 11054, also known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law, requires the National Government to transfer control of the said remaining LTO district offices to the BARMM. Hence, the turnover reflects incremental accomplishments made through the peace process.Officials from LTO XII personally tuned over the assets, powers and functions to the MOTC led by Minister MP Paisalin P. Tago, who was accompanied by officials and executives from the MOTC and BLTO-BARMM. Finally, today's event marks the completion of the transfer of assets and operations of the various LTO offices to the Bangsamoro Government which…

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BLTFRB opens new routes and accepts applications for Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience

BLTFRB opens new routes and accepts applications for Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience

MOTC officially takes over management of LTO district offices in Maguindanao and MarawiThe Land Transportation Office (LTO) has officially turned over the management and operations of its district and extension offices —Maguindanao District Office, Marawi City District Office, Wao Extension Office, and Datu Abdullah Sangki Extension Office— to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) today, Feb 22.RA 11054, also known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law, requires the National Government to transfer control of the said remaining LTO district offices to the BARMM. Hence, the turnover reflects incremental accomplishments made through the peace process.Officials from LTO XII personally tuned over the assets, powers and functions to the MOTC led by Minister MP Paisalin P. Tago, who was accompanied by officials and executives from the MOTC and BLTO-BARMM. Finally, today's event marks the completion of the transfer of assets and operations of the various LTO offices to the Bangsamoro Government which…

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MOTC Joins 2nd Bangsamoro International Development Partners Forum

MOTC Joins 2nd Bangsamoro International Development Partners Forum

MOTC Joins 2nd Bangsamoro International Development Partners ForumFebruary 16, 2022- MOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago, Vice Chairman of the Infrastructure Sector, along with his technical staff, Jenny Sinsuat of the Planning, Monitoring and Research Division and Engr. Nasrodin Masakal of the Engineering Division, attended the 2nd Bangsamoro International Development Partners Forum (BIDPF) sponsored by the Bangsamoro Government through the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) at Dusit Thani Residences in Davao City. The event was a product of a series of workshops on the formulation of the 2nd Bangsamoro Development Plan and Bangsamoro Development Investment Program, composed of 5 development committees. The Senior Minister and other Ministers, and officials from 17 International Development Partners, attended the said forum. With its theme, "Stronger Partnerships for an Empowered, Cohesive, and Progressive Bangsamoro", around 75 delegates attended the forum to strengthen cooperation, coordination, network, and linkages in support of the Bangsamoro Government and…

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BLTFRB meets Public Land Transportation Sector

BLTFRB meets Public Land Transportation Sector

CAB-BARMM pays courtesy visit to MTIT MinisterTo scale –up preparation for the inaugural convening of the CABB Governing Board later this first quarter of the year, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro paid Minister Abuamri A. Taddik of the Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism a courtesy visit today, February 13.This meeting intends to prepare the Board for their session in which they will create various legislative priorities, one of which is the adoption of the Board's Internal Rules of Procedure.Further, this undertaking is in conjunction with the authority given to CABB, which is to exercise a quasi-judicial function in public service laws on air transportation and impose lawful fines and penalties in which MTIT is its partner in the exercise of the same.

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CAB-BARMM pays courtesy visit to MTIT Minister

CAB-BARMM pays courtesy visit to MTIT Minister

CAB-BARMM pays courtesy visit to MTIT MinisterTo scale –up preparation for the inaugural convening of the CABB Governing Board later this first quarter of the year, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro paid Minister Abuamri A. Taddik of the Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism a courtesy visit today, February 13.This meeting intends to prepare the Board for their session in which they will create various legislative priorities, one of which is the adoption of the Board's Internal Rules of Procedure.Further, this undertaking is in conjunction with the authority given to CABB, which is to exercise a quasi-judicial function in public service laws on air transportation and impose lawful fines and penalties in which MTIT is its partner in the exercise of the same.

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BAA holds its first ever Flag Raising Ceremony

BAA holds its first ever Flag Raising Ceremony

BAA holds its first ever Flag Raising CeremonyFebruary 13, 2023. - The Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) held its first flag-raising ceremony at Cotabato Awang Airport, Maguindanao del Norte. This is officially the first time for BAA after the land side operations of the airport was turned over by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to BAA last January 1, 2023.This signals a fresh start to the Awang Airport since the airport will be managed and operated by the Bangsamoro Government.

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MOTC to open new route in international shipping

MOTC to open new route in international shipping

MOTC to open new route in international shippingThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications convened a meeting with the Regional Head for South East Asia, Regional Container Line (RCL), other offices, and stakeholders to discuss the establishment of a shipping route between Singapore and Polloc Port in Parang, Maguindanao Del Norte last February 7, 2023, in Em Manor, Cotabato City.Primary on the agenda are the preliminary discussion on the possible routes, the passenger and cargo traffic, and its effects on the economy of BARMM and surrounding regions. Both parties agree that BARMM has a bright economic future given its potentials insofar as trade and tourism are concerned, and relatively the shipping industry will play a big role in making this bright future a reality.

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PNP Aviation Security Group pays courtesy visit to Minister Tago

PNP Aviation Security Group pays courtesy visit to Minister Tago

PNP Aviation Security Group pays courtesy visit to Minister TagoRegional Chief of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group, Pedro Alagano, along with Major Jonald Guevara, Station Commander of Awang, Airport, PCMS Yass Ibrahim, and PSMS Amir Singh, paid a courtesy visit to MOTC Minister Paisalin P. Tago to discuss better coordination on security matters at various BARMM-managed airports. The purpose of the meeting is to devise more efficient methods for managing and organizing airport security data and protocols. Hence, MOTC and AVSECGROUP are spearheading efforts to enhance operational guidance and strategies to ensure the safety and security of airport operations.

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MOTC holds “Kanduli” in celebration of its success in 4th BARMM Foundation Day

MOTC holds “Kanduli” in celebration of its success in 4th BARMM Foundation Day

MOTC holds “Kanduli” in celebration of its success in 4th BARMM Foundation DayThe MOTC is starting 2023 with a bang. MOTC won the Best in Float category during the float parade in celebration of BARMM’s 4th founding anniversary. MOTC also got the Best in Booth and Food Display categories.The MOTC held a “Kanduli” (thanksgiving) for the blessings received by the Ministry. Minister Tago thanked all the employees for their hard work during BARMM’s foundation day celebrations. Minister Tago also thanked the BARMM government led by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ibrahim for the support and for the recognition given to the MOTC.The “Kanduli” was attended by Members of the Parliament, Ministers, and guests from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and UPAFF-USAID.

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MOTC, MAFAR meet to improve BARMM’s maritime economic activities

MOTC, MAFAR meet to improve BARMM’s maritime economic activities

MOTC, MAFAR meet to improve BARMM’s maritime economic activitiesMinistry of Transportation and Communications Minister Paisalin P. Tago recently met with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) Director Mohamadtaha S. Pendaliday, and BMARINA representatives to discuss the installation of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to Fishing Vessels and the Registration of Commercial Fishing Vessels within the region.The BMARINA and MAFAR are coordinating their efforts to improve the monitoring of fishing operations for fisheries management by implementing a VMS. Moreover, the meeting seeks to define clearly the respective roles and duties of the offices involved in this undertaking.

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BTC: Our office welcomes anyone who needs assistance with SIM card registration

BTC: Our office welcomes anyone who needs assistance with SIM card registration

BTC: Our office welcomes anyone who needs assistance with SIM card registrationThe Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC), under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), continues to provide Sim Card Registration assistance to Bangsamoro constituents in their office located at DICT Compound (Telecom), 6th Street, Brgy. RH-5, Cotabato City to facilitate compliance with the newly-enacted RA 11934 or Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act.
The assistance will be provided until the end of the registration period. Hence, BTC intends to broaden its scope, and increase its efforts to educate the public about the said Act. Also, its provincial offices in Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi are doing similar efforts.It is spearheading these efforts in the Bangsamoro Region to make SIM registrations easier in remote areas with limited internet access and technical resources. The BTC then urged the general public to register their SIM cards to avoid deactivation.

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MOTC joins World Hijab Day Celebration in BARMM

MOTC joins World Hijab Day Celebration in BARMM

MOTC joins World Hijab Day Celebration in BARMMWith this year's theme: Progression, Not Oppression, #Unapologetic Hijabi- the MOTC is in one community celebrating the World Hijab Day in BARMM.Clothed with Emerald green Hijabs, niqab, burka, or head scarf, the MOTC women acknowledged their significant role and contributions in eradicating oppression and giving peace a chance.Worn not just as a symbol of modesty and privacy but also of hope, peace, and faith, modern MOTC women strongly believe in their rights and in respecting the rights of others toward a free exercise of religion.

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MOTC to Implement Infra Projects, Sets Off Task Force

MOTC to Implement Infra Projects, Sets Off Task Force

MOTC to Implement Infra Projects, Sets Off Task ForceTrue to its commitment in building infrastructures that will improve the movement of people and goods in the Bangsamoro Region, Minister Paisalin Tago directed the Ministry’s Engineering Team to conduct an immediate site inspection and validation of the various infrastructure projects that is to be undertaken by the Ministry this 2023.Minister Tago missioned the Engineering Team to conduct pre-engineering works, i.e. site inspection, preparation of terms of reference, and other related pre-engineering works, necessary for the implementation of the infrastructure projects.The Team undertook a week-long site visit of the MOTC facilities in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu & Tawi-tawi and coordinated with various stakeholders, most importantly with the Local Government Units.The ultimate goal of the activity is to ensure the smooth conduct of the bidding activities and the fast and efficient implementation of the projects, which include the rehabilitation of the…

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MOTC, DOTr hold Pre-IGRB Meeting

MOTC, DOTr hold Pre-IGRB Meeting

MOTC, DOTr hold Pre-IGRB MeetingOne of the pending issues in the Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) between the National Government (NG) and the Bangsamoro Government (BG) is the transfer of powers, functions, properties, and assets of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), led by its Minister, Atty. Paisalin Tago met with officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) led by Secretary Jaime Bautista to resolve the issues before the next IGRB meeting by the 4th week of February.During the meeting, the MOTC and DOTr, resolved/agreed on the following:1. The possible extension of the LTO system to the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO) or entering into a Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding (MOA/MOU) for the interconnectivity of the 2 offices.2. The recognition by the NG of the Driver’s Licenses and Renewals of…

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MOTC is hailed as ‘Grand Champion’ in 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary Float Competition

MOTC is hailed as ‘Grand Champion’  in 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary Float Competition

MOTC is hailed as 'Grand Champion' in 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary Float CompetitionThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications celebrated today, Jan 27, after learning that its float entry for the 4th Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary won first place and received a trophy as well as a cash prize of 300,000.00 Pesos personally awarded by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim.The float centerpiece was about the services provided to the Bangsamoro, which included air, sea, and land transportation, as well as communications. Meanwhile, as Vice-chair of the Infrastructure Development Committee (IDCOM), the MOTC was also overjoyed that its Booth Entry, which represented the Yakan Tribe and Basilan Province, also bagged first place.The awarding took place at Shariff Kabunsuan Complex in Cotabato City as part of the Bangsamoro Foundation Anniversary Culmination, during which winners of various competitions were declared.

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CABB observes its national counterpart’s quasi-judicial proceedings

CABB observes its national counterpart’s quasi-judicial proceedings

CABB observes its national counterpart's quasi-judicial proceedingsAs part of the finalization of its Rules of Procedure (ROP), the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro observed the quasi-judicial proceedings of its national counterpart, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines, via teleconferencing today, Jan 26, at the BPMA Conference Hall.The hybrid observation was carried out following the CAB Rules on Virtual Hearings. Hence, the ultimate goal was to develop and finalize the ROP Governing Hearings and Investigations. "Through our continued collaboration with CAB and Legal and Liaison Services, we will be able to adopt and finalize our ROP that is well suited to the needs of the BARMM's air commerce given that this January, the Governing Board is set to convene." Chief Galo said.The activity also served as a venue for CABB personnel to be orientated and made more aware of the procedural and substantive exercise of quasi-judicial power.It further provided…

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Governance Day: MOTC flaunts vibrant Bangsamoro cultural attire

Governance Day: MOTC flaunts vibrant Bangsamoro cultural attire

Governance Day: MOTC flaunts vibrant Bangsamoro cultural attireBy flaunting various Bangsamoro roots cultural attire, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications officials and personnel, led by Minister MP Paisalin P. Tago, channeled support on the Governance Day in line with the celebration of the 4th Bangsamoro Founding Anniversary today, Jan 23 at Bangsamoro Government Center.

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MOTC inks MOA with Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines

MOTC inks MOA with Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines

MOTC inks MOA with Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine AirlinesBangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA), an attached agency under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific on the Domestic Service Passenger Service Charge yesterday, Jan 20. As outlined in the agreement, the DPSC, also known as the Passenger Terminal Fee of PhP 200.00, which is levied on tickets purchased for flights departing from BARMM airports, will be collected by the air carriers and remitted directly to the Bangsamoro Treasury Office.The signing aimed to devise measures to reduce the processing time of passengers' service fee collection to promote a smoother, seamless, convenient, safe, and hassle-free travel experience.This milestone promotes cooperation and coordination among the MOTC’s stakeholders which improves transparency and convenience. Hence, it will maximize opportunities in the future for the benefit of the Bangsamoro Region.

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MOTC rocks Bangsamoro 4th Founding Anniversary

MOTC rocks Bangsamoro 4th Founding Anniversary

MOTC rocks Bangsamoro 4th Founding AnniversaryThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications joined and rocked the opening of the week-long celebration of the Bangsamoro Fourth Founding Anniversary today, January 21, with the theme “ Sama-Samang Pagtataguyod Sa Mas Mapayapa At Mas Masaganang Bangsamoro.”MOTC displayed the overall concept of services on its float entry during the Kick Off Ceremony to give Bangsamoro people a glimpse of what the office is doing and what it can offer.The MOTC Personnel proudly chanted "Pagpalain Bangsamoro" as they approached the centerstage of the BangsamoroIn conjunction with the celebration , the MOTC lined up several service-oriented activities including Sim Card Registration Assistance, which will be provided by the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission to be held in the region’s seat, BGC, booth displays of its affiliated sectors, and many more.

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CAAP officially hands over control of six airports to BARMM

CAAP officially hands over control of six airports to BARMM

CAAP officially hands over control of six airports to BARMMThe successful handover of the landside operations of Cotabato Airport, Sanga-Sanga Airport, Jolo Airport, Wao Airport, and Mapun Airport to the Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications pursuant to RA 11054, also known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law yesterday Jan 10, 2023 at Cotabato Airport marked a watershed moment for the Bangsamoro Government. Minister Paisalin P. Tago stated in his message during the turn-over ceremony that he is overjoyed that, for the first time, the National controlled airports will now be under the jurisdiction of the BARMM. He thanked the National Government's sincerity and commitment to devolving some of its powers to the Bangsamoro region.“The peace process is working in the BARMM. This is the result of the fruitful discussion made by the government with the Bangsamoro. I thank the Philippine Government for the trust given…

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BLTFRB conducts first Anti-Colorum Campaign of PUVs

BLTFRB conducts first Anti-Colorum Campaign of PUVs

BLTFRB conducts first Anti-Colorum Campaign of PUVsThe BLTFRB team launched its field operation activity on Anti-colorum Campaign on the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR), along Sinsuat Avenue, fronting the People’s Palace, Esteros, and the National Hi-way fronting MAGELCO started January 10-13, 2023 to conduct an information drive on the anti-colorum campaign, supervise and inspect Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) and collect necessary data on the operation of drivers and operators in BAR. The first day activity focused on the advocacy of complying with necessary documents as requisites in applying legal franchise. Dir. Datunor Abutazil advised those who intend to operate a Public Utility Vehicle under the region to secure a Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC/ Franchise) until March to avoid an unlicensed and unregistered; public transport vehicle operating without a franchise. Other days were devoted to the supervision, inspection, and collection of necessary data. To ensure…

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BTC Commission en banc convenes for the first time

BTC Commission en banc convenes for the first time

BTC Commission en banc convenes for the first timeCOTABATO CITY – With the completion of the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission en banc, all its members convened for the first-time last December 2022 to discuss the proposed Internal Rules of Procedures (IRP) and the utilization of the 40% trust fund allocation pursuant to the Bangsamoro Administrative Code No 13, Title XV, Chapter 4, Section 35.In his opening message, Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas expressed his delight as the en banc has finally completed its members and can convene and pass pertinent resolutions that will strengthen the efforts of the Commission to serve the Bangsamoro.With a quasi-judicial function, BTC is mandated to prescribe guidelines, rules, and regulations. Issue certificates of Public Convenience for the communication utilities and services, radio communication systems, radio and television broadcasting systems, and other similar public utilities in the Bangsamoro Region.Deputy Commissioner Atty. Abbyr A. Nul presented the salient…

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Minister Tago attends his first IGRB Meeting

Minister Tago attends his first IGRB Meeting

Minister Tago attends his first IGRB MeetingMinister Paisalin P. Tago attended his first Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) of the National and Bangsamoro governments last December 1, 2022 held in Malacanang of the South, Davao City.It was also the first time that the current composition of the IGRB under the Marcos Jr. Administration met. The IGRB is currently co-chaired by Budget and Management Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman, for the National Government, and Basic, Higher, and Technical Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal, for the Bangsamoro Government.The members of the IGRB from the National Government include Special Assistant to the President Secretary Antonio Ernesto F. Lagdameo, Jr.; Finance Secretary Benjamin F. Diokno; Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur C. Abalos, Jr.; National Defense Senior Undersecretary Jose C. Faustino, Jr.; Public Works and Highways Secretary Manuel F. Bonoan; Energy Secretary Raphael P. M. Lotilla; Agriculture Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban; Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista;…

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BLTFRB Convenes for the first time

BLTFRB Convenes for the first time

BLTFRB Convenes for the first timeThe Bangsamoro Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) achieved a milestone last December 22, 2022. For the first time, the BLTFRB was convened by Minister Paisalin P. Tago, in his capacity as Chairman of the BLTFRB. Joining Minister Tago is Director II for Land Services and Acting Head of the BLTFRB, Datunor G. Abutazil. The representative for the transport sector has yet to be appointed by the Chief Minister.Under Title XV, Chapter 4, Section 16, of the Bangsamoro Administrative Code, “The Board shall be composed of the Minister of Transportation and Communications as Chairperson, the head of the Executive Office, and a representative from the organized transport sector who shall be appointed by the Chief Minister under co-terminous status.”For the initial meeting, the Board resolved to officially adopt the Internal Rules of Procedure prepared by the Legal and Legislative Liaison Services of the Ministry…

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BMARINA holds Maritime Operations Rules of Procedure Stakeholder’s Conference Cum Anti-Colorum Campaign

BMARINA holds Maritime Operations Rules of Procedure Stakeholder’s Conference Cum Anti-Colorum Campaign

BMARINA holds Maritime Operations Rules of Procedure Stakeholder’s Conference Cum Anti-Colorum CampaignThe Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Legal and Legislative Liaison Services, conducted a Maritime Operations Rules of Procedure Stakeholder’s Conference Cum Anti-Colorum Campaign to its stakeholders and partners to leverage their expertise, views, and opinions, comments, and suggestions to help shape the appropriateness of the context of the Draft Rules of Procedure (ROP) held at Rachel’s Place Hotel and Restaurant in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. on December 13, 2022.BMARINA is one of the seven sectoral offices under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications devolved through Republic Act 11054 or known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Under the provisions of Section 38, Article XIII of Republic Act No. 11054 vested to the Bangsamoro Government the authority to grant regional franchises, licenses, and permits to land, sea and air transportation…

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MOTC holds Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Summit

MOTC holds Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Summit

MOTC holds Maritime Security and Law Enforcement SummitTo unify varying stakeholders towards a single vision, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM through the Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) held a Maritime Summit in the Province of Basilan on December 10, 2022.The undertaking aimed to improve the maritime Security and law enforcement operation in BARMM through a high-level knowledge-sharing platform. It served as a venue to further intensify enforcement activities concerning water transportation. The summit brought together key leaders representing different sectors, maritime market players, law enforcers, local leaders of Basilan, officials of the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA), and other organizations. “Collaborative efforts among different sectors will strengthen linkages and partnership to ensure that maritime services are effectively and efficiently delivered to our people as well as aligning the implementation and formulation of laws, rules and regulations, and policies.” Minister Paisalin P. Tago said in his message. The summit concluded…

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Land Transport Service engages stakeholders through Law Enforcement, Traffic Skills Enhancement Training

Land Transport Service engages stakeholders through Law Enforcement, Traffic Skills Enhancement Training

Land Transport Service engages stakeholders through Law Enforcement, Traffic Skills Enhancement TrainingIn promoting dynamic engagement of stakeholders while sustaining compliance with traffic laws, regulations, rules, and standards to contribute towards safer roads through education and awareness, the Land Transportation Services headed by Director II Datunor G. Abutazil, conducted a face-to-face Law Enforcement and Traffic Enhancement Skills Seminar yesterday, November 24, 2022, at Golden Lace Function Hall, Cotabato City. Stakeholders involved during the seminar include the local law enforcers City Transport and Traffic Management (CTTMC), Philippine National Police (PNP), Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Driver’s Association, Transport Cooperatives, Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO), and Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB).This activity aims primarily to capacitate and enhance participants' skills in law enforcement and traffic management to gather first-hand information on issues and concerns that affect their day-to-day operations and identify solutions based on applicable laws and practicable and sustainable methods.Director…

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UNOPS visits BARMM, MOTC

UNOPS visits BARMM, MOTC

UNOPS visits BARMM, MOTCA delegation from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) headed by the Philippines Country Manager Oscar Marenco, recently paid a courtesy visit to Minister Paisalin P. Tago.During the visit, Mr. Marenco extended the possibility of UNOPS entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with MOTC so that they can help in providing technical assistance for the various projects that MOTC is going to undertake.UNOPS is a UN organization dedicated to helping people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development by assisting the government and its allies in providing infrastructure, procurement, and project management services

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Minister Tago pays courtesy call to Secretary Bautista and Top DOTr Officials

Minister Tago pays courtesy call to Secretary Bautista and Top DOTr Officials

Minister Tago pays courtesy call to Secretary Bautista and Top DOTr OfficialsMinister Paisalin P. Tago and other MOTC Officials paid a courtesy visit to DOTr Secretary Jaime J. Bautista and other Top officials to ensure effective coordination, collaboration, and cooperation between the offices. Minister Tago informed the National Office with the basis for knowledge and understanding of the updates of transformation evolving in the management and control concerning programs, projects, and activities conducted on the land, water, and air transport services of the BARMM.Meanwhile, the creation of a new set of passenger transportation vessels to run routes via Zamboanga City Port to Lamitan City Port and vice versa via a RORO was another topic that was addressed in order to boost sea viability and people mobility.The BAA's bottlenecks on the completion of the construction of the new Passenger Terminal Building in Cotabato Airport and the confirmation of actual turnover of…

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MOTC Continues to Distribute Relief Items to Typhoon Paeng Victims in the BARMM area

MOTC Continues to Distribute Relief Items to Typhoon Paeng Victims in the BARMM area

MOTC Continues to Distribute Relief Items to Typhoon Paeng Victims in the BARMM areaThe MOTC, under the helm of Minister Paisalin P. Tago, continues to heed the call of Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ibrahim to help our Bangsamoro brothers and sisters who were affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng. Last November 7, food relief items were sent to the Municipality of Sultan Mastura. On November 9, food packages were sent to Barangay Kagawad Abdullah Kitil Buisan, Barangay Capiton, and Kurintem Elementary School. Last November 11, the MOTC delivered non-food items to hard to reach areas, particularly in Sitio Bidek, Datu Odin Sinsuat.All these efforts were done with the help and support of Senator Koko Pimentel, who facilitated the allocation of relief packages from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

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Minister Tago, Secretary Acosta, UPAFF Respond, Affirm their Cooperation

Minister Tago, Secretary Acosta, UPAFF Respond, Affirm their Cooperation

Minister Tago, Secretary Acosta, UPAFF Respond, Affirm their CooperationNewly installed MOTC Minister Paisalin Tago met with MINDA Secretary Maria Belen S. Acosta to discuss the continuing cooperation of the two agencies. Also present during the meeting were Drs. Basilio and Lidasan of UPAFF RESPOND, and USAID Representatives, Mr. Jeffrey Goebel, Director of US Agency for International Development, Mr. Eric Reed, Deputy Director, Mr. Jay de Quiros, Economic Growth Specialist, and Maria Teresa S. Robielos, Development Assistance Specialist.On June 21, 2022, the MOTC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with MINDA to provide assistance in developing a Transportation Logistics Roadmap for the Bangsamoro Region. Technical Assistance and the Capacity Building for the development of the Transportation Logistics Roadmap was provided by UPAFF RESPOND and USAID.

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Developing Story: MOTC rolls out another wave of relief aids to Paeng victims in BARMM

Developing Story: MOTC rolls out another wave of relief aids to Paeng victims in BARMM

Developing Story: MOTC rolls out another wave of relief aids to Paeng victims in BARMMAs part of its ongoing relief efforts, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM and the Office of Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III have collaborated to bring relief goods to Paeng-ravaged areas in the Bangsamoro Region. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM headed to the Municipality of Parang via Buldon and Barira on November 4, 2022, to deliver another wave of relief aids to the affected communities in the area. Mayor Cahar Ibay and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Norah Mamariong welcomed the arrival of 1,500 cases of relief supplies for immediate distribution. Meanwhile, Minister Tago, through his representative Abdul Rahman Gandamra, and Chief Administrative Officer Omarsaqaff Datumanong facilitated the distribution of relief aid and coordinated with different local leaders. Furthermore, Mayor Ibay and NDRRMO Mamariong expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the MOTC and…

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MOTC, Senator Koko Pimentel combine relief efforts thru DSWD to aid BARMM’s Paeng victims

MOTC, Senator Koko Pimentel combine relief efforts thru DSWD to aid BARMM’s Paeng victims

MOTC, Senator Koko Pimentel combine relief efforts thru DSWD to aid BARMM’s Paeng victimsKeeping true to its commitment to support the BARMM Government to extend assistance to victims of communities ravaged and flooded by Typhoon Paeng, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Minister, Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, and the Office of Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, have collaborated to bring relief goods to Paeng-ravaged areas in the Bangsamoro Region.Through Minister Tago’s initiative, Koko Pimentel quickly responded by tapping the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to allocate 3,400 relief packs which were delivered by two 10 -Wheeler Winged Van Trucks directly reaching the MOTC Office at 10:30 in the evening of November 4, 2022. This coordination is in line with Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim’s directive that BARMM Ministries should aid in reaching the affected residents and ensuring that their needs are met.This collaborative effort aims to assist…

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MOTC delivers relief goods to Paeng-affected Communities in Sultan Kudarat

MOTC delivers relief goods to Paeng-affected Communities in Sultan Kudarat

MOTC delivers relief goods to Paeng-affected Communities in Sultan KudaratThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM aided the Bangsamoro Government's relief efforts by handing over packages of essential goods to Paeng’s victims in Sultan Kudarat (SK), Maguindanao Del Norte today, November 1. The Ministry's relief efforts have benefited 1000 affected families from 2 Barangays- Inawan and Macaguiling, which were among the hardest Paeng-hit communities in SK.Minister MP Paisalin P. Tago expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to all MOTC’s top officials and personnel who volunteered in the preparation and delivery of relief goods.The MOTC coordinated with BARMM-READI to ensure that relief supplies were delivered on time and within the proper protocol. This effort is in response to Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim's directive that aid be provided to affected residents, and all BARMM ministries are encouraged to assist.Meanwhile, MOTC is keeping a close eye on various BARMM airports and seaports, which…

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MOTC ramps up relief efforts to aid ‘Paeng’ victims

MOTC ramps up relief efforts to aid ‘Paeng’ victims

MOTC ramps up relief efforts to aid ‘Paeng’ victimsThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM actively supported the Bangsamoro Government's relief efforts by preparing pails of essential goods to be distributed to various areas severely affected by typhoon Paeng.On October 28, Friday, Minister MP Paisalin P. Tago immediately called on various line agencies and divisions of the MOTC and discussed ways to augment the region in its efforts to reach the most affected families and those in need of immediate assistance. The MOTC’s efforts are in accordance with Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim’s call to all BARMM ministries and offices to assist the affected areas. Thus, due to the devastating effects of the typhoon, the Chief Minister declared a state of calamity in the region on Saturday, October 29.Meanwhile, MOTC’s BAA provided free transportation for passengers who were stranded due to the cancellation of flights at the Awang (Cotabato) Airport back…

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Minister Tago visits MOTC Field Offices in Tawi-Tawi

Minister Tago visits MOTC Field Offices in Tawi-Tawi

Minister Tago visits MOTC Field Offices in Tawi-TawiOne of minister’s promises is to visit all the field offices to gain first-hand view of ports facilities and to familiarize himself with the operations of all agencies under his helm, Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago of the MOTC-BARMM visited Tawi-Tawi Province on October 20-23, 2022.The said visit aims to inspect the various BPMA’s managed ports in Bongao, Sibutu & Sitangkai, BAA’s newly turned over landside of Sanga-Sanga Airport in Tawi-Tawi and to meet various local officials for coordination.Minister Tago intends to pursue efforts in improving port infrastructure and operations, as well as to meet the province's growing demand for freight and passengers.During the inspection, Minister Tago briefed and gave instructions to various provincial staff of MOTC in an attempt to improve the air and sea ports' current standing.It is worth noting that these gateways are among the busiest sectors in the…

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Minister Tago hosts the meeting of the Committee on Accounts

Minister Tago hosts the meeting of the Committee on Accounts

Minister Tago hosts the meeting of the Committee on AccountsMinister Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA recently hosted a meeting of the Committee on Accounts as the Vice Chair, Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of Committee on Accounts, Deputy Floor Leader Atty. Anna Tarhata Basman with the Director of Finance Norhaya Abdul, Planning Division Chief Jehan Mitumug and Human Resource Management Chief Norhata Sarip to discuss the calendar of activities of the said Committee and the organizational structure of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority that will be presented to the members of the Committee.

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New MOTC Minister visits the Offices of BLTO and BLTFRB

New MOTC Minister visits the Offices of BLTO and BLTFRB

New MOTC Minister visits the Offices of BLTO and BLTFRBLook: Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P Tago, CPA visits BLTO and BLTFRB for a quick tour of their offices and to talk with the officials of the said agencies regarding their ongoing activities.

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Minister Tago recently met with MTIT Minister Taddik and MTIT DG Sinarimbo to discuss the launching of Polloc to Lamitan Route

Minister Tago recently met with MTIT Minister Taddik and MTIT DG Sinarimbo to discuss the launching of Polloc to Lamitan Route

Minister Tago recently met with MTIT Minister Taddik and MTIT DG Sinarimbo to discuss the launching of Polloc to Lamitan RouteLook: Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA Tago initiates meeting with MTIT Minister ABUAMRI A. TADDIK with Director General Rosslaini Alonto-Sinarimbo on the launching of Polloc to Lamitan, Basilan route and the role of the shippers or business sector on the said project.

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Newly-Appointed MOTC Minister meets Top Officials for Transition Briefing

Newly-Appointed MOTC Minister meets Top Officials for Transition Briefing

Newly-Appointed MOTC Minister meets Top Officials for Transition BriefingThe newly installed Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA, on his first week, met the different ministry’s top officials and personnel to discuss their ongoing projects and accomplishments over the last four years under the leadership of outgoing Minister Dickson P. Hermoso.Each sector/division presented a brief overview, most recent updates about their office as well as matters that require immediate policy attention. The transition talks were completed orderly and smoothly as Minister Tago is already familiar with the ministry for being a Member of the Bangsamoro Parliament who has worked on the transportation and communications committee for many years.The transition briefing began on Monday, September 26, 2022, with a one-on-one conversation between the outgoing and incoming MOTC Ministers, in the presence of leaders and parliamentarians from the Bangsamoro Region and also the newly-appointed Deputy…

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MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago assumes office as new MOTC Minister

MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago assumes office as new MOTC Minister

MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago assumes office as new MOTC MinisterLast September 26, 2022, Chief Minister Hon. Ahod Balawag Ebrahim appointed the new set of ministers including MOTC Minister MP Atty. Paisalin P. Tago, CPA who took his oath along with other BARMM’s Cabinet. He formally assumed the post on Monday, September 26, during the turn-over ceremony at MOTC Building. The Honorable Gentleman hails from the Islamic City of Marawi, Lanao Del Sur Province. He is a Member of Parliament and is the MOTC's second Minister succeeding Minister Dickson P. Hermoso.Concurrently, he is also the BTA’s Deputy Parliament Speaker as he was reappointed by President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. for another term as one of the Bangsamoro’s Parliamentarians.He was also a former Commissioner of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos from 2015 up until 2018 before he was appointed as member of Bangsamoro Transition Authority and Deputy Majority Leader of…

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Minister Hermoso leads the Convening of Stakeholders to Broaden Sea Route Feasibility

Minister Hermoso leads the Convening of Stakeholders to Broaden Sea Route Feasibility

Minister Hermoso leads the Convening of Stakeholders to Broaden Sea Route Feasibility Lamitan City, Basilan (September 29, 2022) —through the efforts of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, BPMA General Manager Garib A. Abas, Lamitan City Councilor Hon. Erwin B. Cervantes, OIC-Terminal Manager, and concurrent City Administrator Ken Calolot Bisal met with Manager Bobby Eng and Company of the Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) and, Engineering to discuss a new set of transportation passenger vessels to operate route via Zamboanga City Port to Lamitan City Port and vice-versa. After 16 hour-trip, Roro Sea trial from Polloc-Lamitan Port has been completed 2:03 PM today.APFC provides a vital maritime link between the Philippines’ 7641 and the surrounding islands. Since its incorporation in 2002, it has become a trusted shipping company that owns and operates the Philippines’ first and only Catamaran Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) ferries nationwide under the flagship of FastCat.From this convergence, more vessels will…

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MOTC finally completes devolution

MOTC finally completes devolution

MOTC finally completes devolutionThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications - Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) has finally marked the last milestone through a Ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Its Internal Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the assumptions of its power, functions, and responsibilities under Republic Act No. 11054 cedes to the Bangsamoro Airport Authority the ownership of the properties and assets, control, management, and supervision of the landside operations at six CAAP-managed airports within the BARMM, namely: the Cotabato Airport, Sanga-Sanga Airport, Jolo Airport, Wao Airport, Mapun Airport, and Malabang Airport.Before the MOA and the IRR signing, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Bangsamoro Airport Authority have gone through a comprehensive and extensive review between the parties until both were finally agreed upon by CAAP and BAA to be approved in their entirety by the DOTr Legal Affairs Office.During the process, inter-agency consultations with the…

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MOTC holds 2nd BARMM Transport Logistics and Governance Training

MOTC holds 2nd BARMM Transport Logistics and Governance Training

MOTC holds 2nd BARMM Transport Logistics and Governance TrainingThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications, through the University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation (RESPOND UPPAF), the lead implementing agency of the USAID, conducted a BARMM Transport Logistics and Governance Training participated by the top, middle managers, and employees from the ministry and its Sectoral Offices, at the Pagana Native Restaurant, Cotabato City, on August 30, 2022.This activity was Phase II of the first component of training previously conducted by the team dubbed Transport and Logistics Planning Orientation on July 19, 2022, to create a Medium-Term Transport Logistics Roadmap to enhance logistics management and the strategic implementation of projects. Meanwhile, on June 21, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), MOTC, and the USAID-Funded Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development (RESPOND) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate technical assistance in developing the MOTC’s Medium-Term Logistics Roadmap. RESPOND…

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MOTC Sectoral Offices with Quasi-Judicial Functions Undergo Legal Training

MOTC Sectoral Offices with Quasi-Judicial Functions Undergo Legal Training

MOTC Sectoral Offices with Quasi-Judicial Functions Undergo Legal TrainingMOTC’s Legal and Legislative Liaison Services, in partnership with the Bangsamoro Attorney General’s Office (BAGO), conducted a Workshop on Legal Drafting and Instrument Preparation and a Training on Comment Preparation on Legal Queries last July 5-8, 2022. The workshop and training were specifically designed for MOTC’s sectoral offices with quasi-judicial functions, namely: the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB), Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA), Civil Aviation Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB), and Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC). BLTFRB, BMARINA, CABB, and BTC are mandated to provide policy direction by issuing rules and regulations, which is a legislative function. They are also tasked with addressing complaints and petitions, as well as adjudicating between conflicting parties, which are judicial functions. Because they have to perform legislative and judicial functions, they are called quasi-judicial bodies.Just like the legislature or the court, they have the…

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MOTC holds Training on Transport Logistics and Development Planning

MOTC holds Training on Transport Logistics and Development Planning

MOTC holds Training on Transport Logistics and Development Planning“This is one of the breakthroughs in our efforts to pursue and accomplish our mission of providing fast, efficient, reliable, and safe transportation to the Bangsamoro,” Minister Dickson Hermoso of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications reiterated in his statement during the recently concluded Transport Logistics Roadmap Development Training Program conducted for the ministry’s top and mid-level management officers at the BARMM Transport and Logistics Plan at the Hotel Pagana, Cotabato City, on July 19, 2022.For cross convergence, other ministries and transportation committees of the BTA were invited for their inputs and to be familiar with the issues, framework, and overall approach related to the formulation of a comprehensive BARMM Transport and Logistics Plan.To address challenges in the transition and as it expands its position and emerges into a relatively independent transport sector in the future, MOTC-BARMM sought to revisit its channels…

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BLTFRB personnel attend series of CAPDEV training

BLTFRB personnel attend series of CAPDEV training

BLTFRB personnel attend series of CAPDEV trainingSome BLFTRB personnel underwent a series of Capacity Building Training on Route Survey, Rama/ Ride map, Rules of Practice and Procedure, Monitoring, Inventory, and Technical Services conducted by expert trainers from LTFRB Central Office scheduled on the first week (June 20 – June 24): DOTR, Columbia Tower, Ortigas Ave., Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City and on the Second Week (June 27 – July 1), LTFRB Central Office, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.This training in compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) executed between the LTFRB and the BLTFRB on July 1, 2021, that the latter agreed and bound itself to fulfill, among others, that the former should extend technical assistance to the latter through training, seminars, and other activities that would enhance its capacity to perform its functions. Both parties agreed on essential training lists and timelines. LTFRB would assist the BLTFRB in its absorptive capacity…

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MOTC, MinDA initiate the Scoping Mission with JTFCT, OPAPRU in Barira Municipality

MOTC, MinDA initiate the Scoping Mission with JTFCT, OPAPRU in Barira Municipality

MOTC, MinDA initiate the Scoping Mission with JTFCT, OPAPRU in Barira MunicipalityMinister Dickson P. Hermoso with Director General Atty. Roslainie L. Macao-Maniri, with the lead agency, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), headed by Secretary Maria Belen Sunga Acosta, Co-chair of Joint Task Force on Camp Transformation (JTFCT) MP Engr. Baintan A. Ampatuan, Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU), and 1st Marine Brigade Col. Eric A. Macaambac, PN (M), paid a courtesy call to Mayor Abdul Rauf D. Tomawis and Vice Mayor Bahrain M. Dagalangit on June 28, 2022, and later on conducted a scoping mission in the area of Barira to personally visit the sites, determine the parameters and to assess the feasibility of features for developing future initiatives that would, in turn, be beneficial to generating revenue and spur socio-economic development in this area of the region. Propelled by a series of meetings between MOTC…

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Speech of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso During the Public Consultation on Illegal Repeaters in Marawi City Conducted by the Committee on Transportation and Communications at the New Capitol Complex, Marawi City on June 30, 2022

Speech of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso During the Public Consultation on Illegal Repeaters in Marawi City Conducted by the Committee on Transportation and Communications at the New Capitol Complex, Marawi City on June 30, 2022

Speech of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso During the Public Consultation on Illegal Repeaters in Marawi City Conducted by the Committee on Transportation and Communications at the New Capitol Complex, Marawi City on June 30, 2022My greetings and respects to everyone. I would like to thank the Chairperson of the Committee on Transportation and Communications of the BTA Parliament, MP Professor Eddie Alih, and the principal author of the Resolution directing the conduct of this investigation and consultation, MP Atty. Maisara Dandamun-Latiph, and MP Musa Diamla. I also extend my greetings and respects to Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal “Bobit” Adiong, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, and all the dignitaries and participants in today’s consultation in aid of legislation on the alleged proliferation of the use of illegal repeaters (signal boosters) in Marawi City.I'm sending my sincere apologies to the Parliament and the resource persons and participants for my absence today.…

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MOTC participates in the Inauguration Ceremony of the Improved Commercial-Scale Mangrove Crab Hatchery Facility

MOTC participates in the Inauguration Ceremony of the Improved Commercial-Scale Mangrove Crab Hatchery Facility

MOTC participates in the Inauguration Ceremony of the Improved Commercial-Scale Mangrove Crab Hatchery FacilityMinister Dickson P. Hermoso of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications took part in the inauguration ceremony of the improved commercial-scale Mangrove Crab Hatchery Facility in Brgy. Polloc, Parang, Maguindanao, on June 23, 2022. This project was spearheaded by the Mindanao State University – Maguindanao, DOST PCAARRD, and the Local Government Unit of Parang aimed to strengthen the socio-economic development in the Maguindanao province through the mangrove crab industry by producing and maintaining a reliable supply of quality crablets and providing capacity-building programs for our crab farmers in Parang Municipality.Gracing the event with their presence were Chancellor Bai Hejira Nefertiti M. Limbona of MSU-Maguindanao, Research and Development Lead Emilia T. Quinitio of National Research Council of the Philippines, Virginia G. Salac of DOST Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, Municipal Mayor Hon.…

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DITO 5G Now in Bangsamoro Government Center

DITO 5G Now in Bangsamoro Government Center

DITO 5G Now in Bangsamoro Government CenterJune 22, 2022 – DITO Telecommunity has fulfilled the commitment it made to MOTC to provide 5G connectivity to the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City. BARMM now has the distinction of being the fourth area in the country with DITO’s 5G, coming after Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao. This is the result of a high-level meeting between Minister Dickson P. Hermoso of MOTC and DITO’s Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo Santiago and Chief Administrative and Legal Officer Adel Tamano.The service is now available to 5G-capable mobile phones with DITO 5G SIM-cards. With an indoor data terminal using Fox Wireless Access, the mobile data can be converted to wireless with speeds of up to 500 Mbps. One such terminal was demonstrated by DITO today to representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission, the Bangsamoro Information and Communication Technology Office, and…

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READ: Here is full transcript of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso’s message during the the Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the MOTC-BARMM, MinDA and USAID RESPOND last June 21, 2022

READ: Here is full transcript of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso’s message during the the Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the MOTC-BARMM, MinDA and USAID RESPOND last June 21, 2022

READ: Here is full transcript of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso’s message during the the Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the MOTC-BARMM, MinDA and USAID RESPOND last June 21, 2022 Today is a special day for us at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC-BARRM). Today we celebrate a very significant milestone in our journey towards a Bangsamoro where fast, efficient, reliable and safe transportation is available for every citizen, a Bangsamoro that is engaged with the rest of the country and the world as an active partner in commerce, tourism and sustainable development. Today, I am so happy to see that our decision to reach out to MinDA is now beginning to bear fruits. I sincerely thank Secretary Mabel Acosta and Usec Janet Lopoz again and again for their very quick generous response to our call for assistance. I thank Dr. Henry Basilio, the Chief of Party of RESPOND…

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PAL’s Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi Maiden Flight Takes Off

PAL’s Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi Maiden Flight Takes Off

PAL’s Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi Maiden Flight Takes OffThe Philippine Airlines' 156-seater Airbus flew across the sky and landed smoothly to and from the runways of Sanga-Sanga (Tawi-Tawi) Airport and Awang (Cotabato) Airport on June 9, declaring the maiden flight's launch a complete success.Following the aircraft's safe landing, the A320 aircraft was greeted with a water cannon salute, and to commemorate the occasion, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and a short program were held joined by special guests Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Sec. Maria Belen Acosta, leader figures from BARMM, air carrier’s executives, and different Local Government Units.During the Inaugural Ceremony, Transportation and Communications Minister Dickson P. Hermoso welcomed everyone and lauded Bangsamoro's achievement of establishing a significant domestic airline with a BARMM inter-airport route with the goal of connecting the mainland and island provinces.“The ministry is honored to welcome this domestic flight between Cotabato and Tawi-Tawi. It will certainly pave the way for mutual…

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UP-NCTS capacitates 9 BLTFRB Technical Personnel on TAC

UP-NCTS capacitates 9 BLTFRB Technical Personnel on TAC

UP-NCTS capacitates 9 BLTFRB Technical Personnel on TACBLTFRB’s nine technical personnel involved in transportation and related functions underwent a series of Traffic Administration Courses facilitated by the University of the Philippines-National Center for Transportation Studies (UP-NCTS) on May 23– 27 and May 30 - June 03, 2022 at the BLTFRB Building, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City. This undertaking was to capacitate the BLTFRB in executing its powers and functions. This support was in accord with the signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the LTFRB and BLTFRB specifically on the provision that the LTFRB would assist the BLTFRB on its absorptive capacity before it would assume full responsibility for the transferred powers and functions; and LTFRB would extend technical assistance to BLTFRB through training, seminars, and other activities which would enhance the capacity of the latter to perform its functions. The LTFRB and BLTFRB agreed on an essential training list and…

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MOTC signs Memorandum of Cooperation with MinDA to expand development partnership

MOTC signs Memorandum of Cooperation with MinDA to expand development partnership

MOTC signs Memorandum of Cooperation with MinDA to expand development partnershipThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) today, June 8, at the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) Regional Office, Cotabato City, to further strengthen their partnership in pursuing and establishing collaborative efforts in facilitating and coordinating transportation and communications projects in the Bangsamoro region.This milestone marked the beginning of a strategic partnership that would combine the strengths, resources, perspectives, knowledge, networks, and reach of MOTC and MinDA to effectively solve shared challenges or seize new opportunities for fast, efficient, reliable, and safe transportation and connectivity.The agreement was signed by MinDA Secretary Maria Belen Acosta and MOTC Minister Dickson P. Hermoso. Witnessing the historic event were Usec. Janet Lopoz, CESO I, Executive Director, and Dir. Joey E. Recimella, Director IV, Policy Planning and Project and Development Office, of MinDA…

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Persistence leads to success: The story behind the June 9 PAL Maiden Flight

Persistence leads to success: The story behind the June 9 PAL Maiden Flight

Persistence leads to success: The story behind the June 9 PAL Maiden FlightSeven months after the first high-level meeting between the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Philippine Airlines, the PAL maiden flight from Cotabato City and Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, and vice-versa, will finally push through on June 9, 2022.Minister Dickson P. Hermoso of MOTC initiated the meeting that took place on November 4, 2021 in Manila. With him on the MOTC side was Director-General Roslaine Macao-Maniri. PAL was represented by: Harry D. Inoferio, Senior Assistant Vice-President for Philippine Sales; Lt. Gen. (ret.) Caesar Ronnie F. Ordoyo, Vice-President for Security; and Mary Jane O. Go, Assistant Vice-President for Airport Services. The lengthy discussion proved fruitful.The first tentative schedule agreed upon was December 20, 2021. But Super-Typhoon Odette struck, affecting much of Mindanao and Visayas from December 11-21 so that flight did not push through. Then stricter travel restrictions were imposed for…

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MOTC leads BARMM-MinDA joint visit in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi

MOTC leads BARMM-MinDA joint visit in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi

MOTC leads BARMM-MinDA joint visit in Sulu and Tawi-TawiThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), headed by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, led the week-long joint visit of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) ministries to the provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu from May 22 to 28, 2022.The MinDA team was headed by Secretary Ma. Belen Acosta herself. The BARMM ministries represented, aside from MOTC, were: the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Tourism (MTIT), headed by Deputy Minister Sukarno Abas; the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), headed by Director-General Pendatun Patarasa; the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), headed by Director-General Abdultakma Asim; and the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD), represented by Engr. Salman Abu.Member of Parliament Eddie Mapay Alih, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Communications of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, also joined the team.The joint…

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‘Transport Security and Development go hand-in-hand’ – Minister Hermoso

‘Transport Security and Development go hand-in-hand’ – Minister Hermoso

'Transport Security and Development go hand-in-hand' - Minister HermosoOne of the highlights of the BARMM-MinDA joint visit in Sulu was the meeting with the 11th Infantry (Alakdan) Division of the Philippine Army on May 26, 2022 to discuss ways to strengthen security so that socio-economic development in the area would not be adversely affected.MGEN Ignatius N. Patrimonio, Division Commander, informed the delegation led by MOTC Minister Dickson P. Hermoso and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Mabel Acosta that there had been significant improvement in the security situation in Sulu. He noted that when Covid restrictions on the movement of people eased, the local economy became more vibrant compared to pre-pandemic days because people were now less fearful that extremist violence would erupt.The different ministries (MTIT, MAFAR, MOST, MSSD, and MOTC) voiced their respective concerns and issues but the over-all tone was optimistic. For one, tourism promotion would be greatly enhanced…

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MOTC, NAP train employees on BRAM

MOTC, NAP train employees on BRAM

MOTC, NAP train employees on BRAMTo improve efficiency and to ensure regulatory compliance of access to accurate information in a timely and cost-effective manner, The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), through the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP), conducted a Virtual Training on Basic Records and Archives Management (BRAM) for forty-five employees of the ministry, via Zoom on May 19-20, 2022. This course is designed for records custodians/records keepers whose responsibilities include the Management of Records in an office environment from the creation until their final disposition. Every employee must know why record management matters to them and why it is essential for the organization. This two-day training provides a basic overview of records management technologies, terminologies, concepts, rules and regulations, and procedures.Moreover, this further aims to let the participants understand and apply the concept and principles of the Records and Archives Management Program (RAMP); appreciate the life-cycle of…

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MOTC employees undergo virtual orientation on LACE

MOTC employees undergo virtual orientation on LACE

MOTC employees undergo virtual orientation on LACEIn the interest to boosts employee engagement and work satisfaction, understanding, and appreciation of the new idea on laws and administrative issuances relative to administration of leave in the government service and in clarifying unresolved issues about their implementation, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Administrative Division, through the Civil Service Commission, conducted a two-day Virtual Orientation on Leave Administration Course for Effectiveness (LACE) to 85 employees on May 12-13, 2022.The orientation aims to appreciate and explain the laws on leave privileges under CSC Resolution No. 98-3142, s. 1998, the CSC adopts the amendments to Rule XVI Leave and the definitions of leave terms under Rule I of the Omnibus Civil Service Rules Implementing Book V of the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order 292) Moreover, this will update employees on the changes in the application for leave. The enactment of the Paternity Leave…

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BARMM Ministries and MinDA hold joint meeting with Tawi-Tawi LGU

BARMM Ministries and MinDA hold joint meeting with Tawi-Tawi LGU

BARMM Ministries and MinDA hold joint meeting with Tawi-Tawi LGUMay 23, 2022, (Monday) a joint meeting by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Mindanao Development Authority, other BARMM Ministries, and the Local Government Unit of Tawi-Tawi Province marked the commencement of the week-long BARMM-MinDA joint visit to the provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu.Hon. Michail K. Ahaja, the province's current Vice-Governor, hosted the meeting as the Governor was on official business in Manila. In his welcome message, he thanked BARMM and MinDA for the attention given to the further development of Tawi-Tawi.Secretary Mabel Acosta of MinDA briefed the local officials about the three bridges that are going to be constructed in Tawi-Tawi with MinDA assistance. She also discussed other opportunities such as solar power, desalination, and seaweed processing.During his turn to speak, Minister Dickson P. Hermoso addressed the following issues: the proposed extension of the runway and the transfer of the…

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Minister Hermoso, ICCMN meet to discuss progress of BARMM-program’s implementation

Minister Hermoso, ICCMN meet to discuss progress of BARMM-program’s implementation

Minister Hermoso, ICCMN meet to discuss progress of BARMM-program’s implementationMinister Dickson P. Hermoso of MOTC BARMM, representing the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other member agencies of the Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN), met last May 18, 2022, in Davao City to discuss and consolidate the progress of implementation of the program in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).Also in attendance were Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. of OPPAP and Madam Secretary Irene "Inday" Santiago, Organizer and point person of Mayor/ Vice President- Elect Inday Sara Duterte- Carpio for its PEACE 911 PROGRAM in Davao City.Presented during the meeting are updates on security, socio-economic development, confidence building, and transitional justice and reconciliation cluster.The creation of the ICCMN was established by the Duterte administration thru Executive Order No. 79 to ensure timely, appropriate, and efficient delivery of the Normalization Program in the region.The normalization program covers the following:…

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MOTC, Astrophysics Inc. sign deal on BARMM-port’s security equipment

MOTC, Astrophysics Inc. sign deal on BARMM-port’s security equipment

MOTC, Astrophysics Inc. sign deal on BARMM-port's security equipmentRealizing its long-standing vision of a fast, efficient, reliable, and safe transport system, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications- BARMM and joint venture, Astrophysics, Inc. and Astrophysics Asia, Inc. enter into a contract for the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of a brand- new baggage x-ray machines, walkthrough metal detectors with brand new generator sets on May 12, 2022.The ministry is represented by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, while Atty. Tarreq Yahyaq Timhar Radjaie represents the joint venture at the signing of the Contract of Agreement, which has a project cost of Sixteen Million Seven Hundred Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred Twelve Pesos & 71/100 Pesos, or 16,713,412.71. This project is part of the Special Development Fund (SDF) 2020, which aims to create a favorable enabling environment for inclusive and sustainable economic development, ensure access to and delivery of high-quality services for human capital…

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Minister Hermoso graces BARMM’s Children’s Night

Minister Hermoso graces BARMM’s Children’s Night

Minister Hermoso graces BARMM’s Children’s NightMinister Dickson P. Hermoso of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM graces the Children’s Night, a program spearheaded by the Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism (MTIT) through the Special Events Committee of the Bangsamoro Ramadhan 2022, today, April 30, 2022, at Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City. Minister Hermoso receives an invitation from his fellow BARMM cabinet, Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE), to witness the dedication night for the Bangsamoro children. Likewise, he mentions that part of the night’s activity is the distribution of more or less 4,000 loot bags, parlor games, and other recreational activities for the children.Minister Hermoso expresses his appreciation for the invitation to the grandest activity and the culmination of the month-long celebration and for the laudable effort treads on another milestone and motivation for BARMM to do more and give more…

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MARINA to extend Automation System to BMARINA

MARINA to extend Automation System to BMARINA

MARINA to extend Automation System to BMARINAIn a move to further enhance and intensify efforts toward efficient and effective delivery of maritime service, the Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM holds a coordination meeting on April 26, 2022 at Metro Manila, Philippines with its National Counterpart, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), to discuss the automation system to be extended to the latter.Minister Dickson P. Hermoso tasks BMARINA Regional Head/Chief MIDS Alonto A. Sahiron, Supervising MIDS Ahmsia S. Edris, Administrative Officer V Mohajiren Diang, Shipping Operations Specialists Engr. Moeser M. Sailila and Khalid H. Dapilinto to attend the meeting with MARINA executives. Likewise, these BMARINA employees are in charge on the office's registration, licensing, regulation, and law enforcement services.Following is the complete coverage discussed during the said meeting: the identification of the applicable system to be extended by MARINA National to BMARINA per RA 11054, formulation…

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MOTC, DOTr launch Mindanao ‘Friendship Route’

MOTC, DOTr launch Mindanao ‘Friendship Route’

MOTC, DOTr launch Mindanao 'Friendship Route'The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), through the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB) in coordination with the Department of Transportation’s Regional Franchising and Regulatory Offices in Mindanao, embark additional point-to-point neighboring regions routes touching BARMM or known as 'Friendship Route' on Feb 23, inside the Marawi's Most Affected Area (MAA).MOTC Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, along with the Ministry's Chief of Staff Amalia R. Javelosa, Land Sector Director Datunor G. Abutazil, Planning Officer V Jenny J. Sinsuat, and BLTFRB Regional Director Kaizer Nasilin with his team, take part in the event. Meanwhile, executives from DOTr, national and local leaders also grace the launching.These routes cover (1) Laguindingan Airport Terminal, Misamis Oriental to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur; (2) Iligan City, Lanao del Norte to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur; (3) Davao City, Davao del Sur to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur via…

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BMARINA enforces stricter document checking of vessels

BMARINA enforces stricter document checking of vessels

BMARINA enforces stricter document checking of vessels The Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority (BMARINA), headed by Chief Maritime Industry Development Officer Alonto A. Sahiron of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM, through its Provincial Offices in Tawi-Tawi and Jolo, conducted a series of vessel inspections in Bongao (Tawi-Tawi) and Jolo Ports. The inspection and validation aimed to rigorously check seaworthiness certificates issued to vessels. Document review and assessment were conducted to determine compliance with BMARINA’s relevant provisions and certification procedures, policies, rules, and regulations. BMARINA-Sulu Provincial Head Engr. Alnimar S. Mudjahirin, through Shipping Operations Specialist I As-cidqkan N. Abraham, and BMARINA-Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head Ibrahim S. Rugasan, in collaboration with the Maritime Police, held this routinary activity simultaneously in conjunction with the agency’s regulatory power, which includes, among others, to inspect all registered vessels in BARMM and ascertain its manning and other detailed requirements. Welcome back, leaders!

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MOTC Top Officials retain Positions

MOTC Top Officials retain Positions

MOTC Top Officials retain Positions Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim has decided to keep Dickson P. Hermoso as Minister and Abunawas L. Maslamama as Deputy Minister for a second term of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM. This move signals the continuity of their duties and responsibilities in the ministry. Last 16 Feb 2022, Minister Hermoso and Deputy Minister Maslamama tendered their courtesy resignation in response to CM’S order for all ministers and deputy ministers to file the same in preparation for the reorganization of his Cabinet composition. Shortly after that, a directive from the Office of the Chief Minister dated 18 Feb 2022 stating the formal denial of their resignation, has been sent to both. It also states that the decision was made after careful review and evaluation. Welcome back, leaders!

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MOTC, CAAP’s DDGA inspect progress of Awang Airport’s PTB Extension

MOTC, CAAP’s DDGA inspect progress of Awang Airport’s PTB Extension

MOTC, CAAP’s DDGA inspect progress of Awang Airport’s PTB Extension The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its Deputy Director-General for Administration BGen John L. Estabillo of the Civil Aviation Authority(CAAP), joins the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM’s Team through its Director General Atty. Roslaine L. Macao Maniri and Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) Airport Manager III Carmencita O. Salik and Airport Manager I Johari L. Musa in the project monitoring and evaluation of the ongoing rehabilitation of Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of Awang Airport today, February 16. The said airport is Bangsamoro’s primary air gateway now being developed to expand the airport infrastructure under the Project of CAAP, through a private contractor who won the bidding and started the project to its completion in August 2021. However, it was extended to another timeline. After the project monitoring and evaluation, the Team conducted table validation wherein the following were discussed and agreed…

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Maluso Port Development with RORO turn-over to BPMA

Maluso Port Development with RORO turn-over to BPMA

Maluso Port Development with RORO turn-over to BPMA MPW – BARMM Basilan District Engineering Office officially turns over the completed Maluso Port Development with RORO to BPMA as the latter opens its newly renovated SubPMO Maluso, Basilan Office located in the port area. These activities are realized through the efforts and leadership of the current General Manager Garib A. Abas with the support from Minister Dickson P. Hermoso and cooperation of LGU – Maluso Honorable Mayor Hanie A. Bud.

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MOTC’s Finance Division conducts Workshop on Guidelines for Utilization of Fund

MOTC’s Finance Division conducts Workshop on Guidelines for Utilization of Fund

MOTC's Finance Division conducts Workshop on Guidelines for Utilization of Fund The Ministry's commitment to fulfilling the Chief Minister's agenda towards the Bangsamoro development and prosperity is anchored to the President's vision to a better Philippines. The Office recognizes the need to improve its internal governance capacity, to be more effective in fulfilling its mandate and delivering its commitments to the Chief Minister. To ensure that the focus of the Finance Division is relevant, a Seminar Workshop on Guidelines for the Utilization of Sectoral Agencies Operational Fund to Fifty employees composed of MOTC Executives, Sectoral Heads, Supply, Disbursing, and finance Officers attended the said workshop at the CNX Resto and Travellers Inn, Cotabato City, February 10-11, 2022. The activity aimed to educate the participants on the different aspects of Rules and regulations on the granting, utilization, and liquidation of Cash Advances; Reports on the operational funds, and Documentary requirements for…

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MOTC Minister tenders Courtesy Resignation

MOTC Minister tenders Courtesy Resignation

MOTC Minister tenders Courtesy Resignation Minister Dickson P. Hermoso of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM has tendered his courtesy resignation today, Feb 15, 2022, in response to Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim’s order for the subordinate ministers and deputies to file courtesy resignation in preparation for a revamp in the regional government. In the afternoon today, Minister Hermoso called the MOTC community to inform everyone of his resignation formally. During the briefing, he expressed his gratitude for the hardwork, cooperation and support that every employee has extended during his leadership. Meanwhile, Minister Hermoso reiterated the numerous changes observed in the ministry for the past three years. “While we await the CM's announcement regarding the composition of his cabinet, I ask you to extend your full support to the Director-General who has been directed to carry out the ministerial function,” he said. He also added that he was offering himself to…

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MOTC engages in a dynamic meeting with development partner PHILCOMSAT

MOTC engages in a dynamic meeting with development partner PHILCOMSAT

MOTC engages in a dynamic meeting with development partner PHILCOMSATMOTC engaged more dynamic and inclusive stakeholders meeting with Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation -PHILCOMSAT, a development partner headed by Dr. Jimmy Hao, along with several business associates and partners. The team visited the Ministry on February 8, 2022, to discuss the salient points of an overall planned consultation to establish the fastest telecommunication system satellite, bringing quality internet service to underserved island spaces of BaSulTa, and the Geographically Isolated Displaced area (63 barangays) of North Cotabato to help address connectivity issues that are not too cheap nor expensive on the budget. PHILCOMSAT currently provides satellite communication services for the Philippine government and, in partnership with Australian satellite services supplier Speedcast International, is a primary installer for and provider of President Rodrigo Duterte's "Free Wi-Fi For All” project administered jointly by the United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Information and…

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BTC teams up with Globe Telecom for the Illegal Signal Booster Busting at Marawi City

BTC teams up with Globe Telecom for the Illegal Signal Booster Busting at Marawi City

BTC teams up with Globe Telecom for the Illegal Signal Booster Busting at Marawi CityThe Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission (BTC) headed by Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas with the guidance of Minister Dickson P. Hermoso of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Globe Telecom, and the assistance of the 103rd Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Lanao Del Sur Police Provincial Office (LDSPPO), organized a 3-day frequency scanning and inspection at Marawi City from February 9-11, 2021.The operation commenced right after the courtesy with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur.The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a Memorandum Order No. 01-02-2013 that prohibits the sale, purchase, importation, possession, or use of cellular mobile repeaters and portable cell sites operating on 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 2100 MHz frequency bands. While prohibited since 2013, these illegal repeaters are very common in online shopping websites/apps and in physical…

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MOTC closes the deal by Contract signing with ITSI

MOTC closes the deal by Contract signing with ITSI

MOTC closes the deal by Contract signing with ITSIThe Ministry of Transformation and Communication signed up a contract with the Information Technology Service Intelligence (ITSI) for the supply, delivery, installation, testing, and commissioning of its Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Project worth Forty-three million, six hundred sixty-eight thousand, seven hundred eighty-eight pesos (43,668, 788.00) on February 8, 2022 at the MOTC Building, Bangsamoro Government Center.ITSI is one of the premier Certified Data Center Expert Systems Integrator in the Philippines. It is a Filipino-owned company that focuses on effective approach in providing first-rate services to address the unique business issues of individual clients. ITSI delivers fast and economical solutions and services to various industries including manufacturing, banking, finance, utilities, and telecommunications both in government and private.In his statement, Minister Dickson P. Hermoso said that he was glad to this achievement for it will help do the work of digitizing the operation of…

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BMARINA-Sulu Provincial Office conducted an inspection of the vessels at Julu Port

BMARINA-Sulu Provincial Office conducted an inspection of the vessels at Julu Port

BMARINA-Sulu Provincial Office conducted an inspection of the vessels at Julu Port"BANTAY KALITSIN IBAN KAHATUL SIN SHIPPING LINES"Whereas the riding public is consistently complaining of poor maintenance, cleanliness, and order of the facilities onboard shipping lines plying Jolo-Tawi Tawi-Zamboanga City and Vice Versa, and the mandate of the Philippine Coast Guard, BMARINA, and the Regional Port Authority;Whereas to compliment the Memorandum Circular No. 148 of the Maritime Industry Authority, the Quarantine Act of 2004, pursuant to Republic Act 19271, and the Presidential Decree No. 856, so is the Sanitation Code of the Philippines, requires among others, ships to have onboard medical personnel in relation to the number of passengers and duration of the voyage, all geared towards the maintenance of health and sanitation on shipping lines, and that the necessary standards of hygiene and cleanliness of ships be maintain at all time;Ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of…

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MOTC Deputy Minister Maslamama guests the MENRE’s Program

MOTC Deputy Minister Maslamama guests the MENRE’s Program

MOTC Deputy Minister Maslamama guests the MENRE’s ProgramThe 3rd foundation Anniversary of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- BARMM, In the interest to intensify the culmination, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- MENRE showcased their program of providing ownership of the parcel of land in different areas of the BARMM of which the awarding and the distribution of the Land Titles to the qualified beneficiaries and the giving of tree seedling highlighted the program on January 18, 2022, 8:00 A.M. at the Mega Tent, ICM Compound, Cotabato City.Ministry of Transportation and Communications Deputy Minister Abunawas "Von Al-Haq" Maslamama guested the celebration and witnessed how the MENRE worked towards attaining the priority agenda of the region in terms of ensuring environmental compliance and in addressing issues of land ownership and environmental sustainability project dubbed as the Integrated Bansamoro Greening Program/ Kayod Ka Bangsamoro of which the MENRE distributed…

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MOTC joins the 3rd Bangsamoro Foundation Day

MOTC joins the 3rd Bangsamoro Foundation Day

MOTC joins the 3rd Bangsamoro Foundation DayThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications joined in the Kick-Off Ceremony for a week-long region-celebration of the 3rd Bangsamoro Foundation Day that commenced with the banging of the gong three times ( stands for three years) that signals the official opening on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the ICM Quadrangle, Cotabato City.With its Theme: Changing People’s Lives, Transforming the Bangsamoro: Celebrating and sustaining the gains of Peace and Moral Governance, the event recognized the period that had passed when the Bangsamoro people voted to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).It was three years ago when people shared manifestation to change the course of history and evolving story in the region leading to a transition parliament to envision a roadmap to define peace, solidarity, and economic development reforms and to implement power and authority as an autonomous region in the country.The event was participated by…

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MOTC kicks off FY 2022 Strategic Cum Operational Planning Workshop

MOTC kicks off FY 2022 Strategic Cum Operational Planning Workshop

MOTC kicks off FY 2022 Strategic Cum Operational Planning Workshop To drive towards the forward-focused vision goal of its shareholders, the MOTC launched the FY 2022 Strategic Cum Operational Planning Workshop to set the ministry's direction in the next twelve months. This activity aimed to formulate winning strategies for specific agency goals of the ministry and craft a sound Work and Financial Plan (WFP) to map out what is hoped to be achieved in the current year. This activity was attended by the Executives, Consultants, Service Directors of Land, Water, and Air, Sector Heads, Division Chiefs, and Section Focals at the Dusit Thani Residences in Davao City from January 9–15, 2022.In an opening message by Deputy Minister Abunawas Maslamama, he emphasized the importance of setting a coherent and realistic goal and evaluating, looking ahead, the areas and issues that need to be addressed and the methods intended to employ measurable…

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MOTC- BMARINA Participates the 1st Founding Anniversary of Philippine Coast Guard District BARMM

MOTC- BMARINA Participates the 1st Founding Anniversary of Philippine Coast Guard District BARMM

MOTC- BMARINA Participates the 1st Founding Anniversary of Philippine Coast Guard District BARMMThe inauguration of the Philippine Coast Guard in the BARMM Region can be traced back to the conceptualization of Republic Act 11054 as “An Act Providing for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao”- The Philippine Coast Guard is a civilian arm uniformed service attached to the Philippines’ Department of Transportation, tasked primarily with enforcing laws within Philippine waters, conducting maritime security operations, safeguarding life and property at sea, and protecting marine environment and resources.     The PCG BARMM marked its 1st year in the region with this year’s theme: “Resiliency Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Imposing Restrictions and Positive Outlook in Ensuring Maritime Safety and Security. Representatives from MOTC-BARMM, BMARINA, BPMA, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Ship Owners/Operators, and representatives of Local Government Units from the Provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso…

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LTO XII-Cotabato City District Office and Licensing Center turns over Assets and Properties to BLTO-MOTC BARMM

LTO XII-Cotabato City District Office and Licensing Center turns over Assets and Properties to BLTO-MOTC BARMM

LTO XII-Cotabato City District Office and Licensing Center turns over Assets and Properties to BLTO-MOTC BARMMIn line with the Memorandum of Agreement signed Last March 27, 2021, with Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) Secretary Domingues and the BARMM government, the law under 11054 took effect after a year of continuous negotiation between Bangsamoro and the National Government. Finally, the day marked an event of completion as it reaped its aspiration when the Cotabato Regional District Office and Licensing Center was successfully turned over to BARMM in a ceremony at the CRDO’s lobby 4:pm, Thursday. Minister Dickson P. Hermoso from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM with Anwar A. Upahm, Chief of the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO) along, with the consultants and Regional Director of the Land Services, Office heads, and its rank-and-file personnel of the MOTC witnessed the Transfer of Assets and Properties from CRDO formally turned over by Region XII…

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MOTC holds its first Flag-raising Ceremony of 2022

MOTC holds its first Flag-raising Ceremony of 2022

MOTC holds its first Flag-raising Ceremony of 2022The Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM personnel headed by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso held its first flag-raising ceremony for 2022 yesterday , Monday, January 03, 2022. The ceremony was held outside the flag pole at the Ministry’s Office Ground.Minister Hermoso shared his plans with the ministry’s officials and employees on transforming the office into a more responsive and proactive agency that will develop the competencies of human resources and respond to the needs of stakeholders with agility and responsibility.In his message, Minister Hermoso rallied the ministry’s personnel to work together as a family and as a team saying that “We as one ministry should work hand-in-hand and make sure to be connected.” He expressed his commitment and dedication in enhancing the growth and development of transport connectivity and communications in the Bangsamoro, he also retold that a good team needs “RESPECT, TRUST and…

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MOTC acts as lead ministry in 2021, Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Fluvial Parade

MOTC acts as lead ministry in 2021, Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Fluvial Parade

MOTC acts as lead ministry in 2021, Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Fluvial ParadeTwo hundred personnel of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM led by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso witnessed the grandiose, festive, and colorful activities of Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Fluvial Parade for 2021.The highlight of the weeklong celebration is the Fluvial Parade (Guinakit) that commemorates the arrival of Shariff Mohammad kabunsuan, an Islamic Missionary who entered the Rio Grande de Mindanao in 1520. Through him, the religious and political identity of the Islam came into existence. The Fluvial Parade is a reenactment of his coming in mainland Mindanao 500 years ago.The MOTC personnel dressed in Muslim attire were assembled at the bank of Tamontaka River 7:00 A.M. December 19, 2021, Sunday to witness the said celebration. The journey sets off at Tamontaka River, where colorfully decorated motor vessels are afloat in the waterway as it is ready to display the…

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BARMM seeks technical cooperation with MARINA

BARMM seeks technical cooperation with MARINA

BARMM seeks technical cooperation with MARINAMANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) met with the representatives from Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), led by Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC) Minister Dickson Hermoso – who visited the Agency recently to seek technical cooperation in the field of capacity building, particularly in the area of automation and digitalization and in the formulation of a Regional Maritime Industry Plan of the BARMM.MARINA OIC Deputy Administrator for Planning Arsenio F. Lingad, II welcomed the representatives from the BARMM on 09 December 2021 and discussed the operational details of the Agency’s Integrated Domestic Shipping Information System (IDSIS) – a web-based application that aims to automate the processing of the eight (8 ) domestic shipping related applications. The MARINA also offered to pilot test the Municipal Fishing Vessel Information System (MFVIS) to accelerate the registration of fishing boats less than 3 gross tonnage…

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BTC kicks off its 8-day Capacity Development Training Workshop

BTC kicks off its 8-day Capacity Development Training Workshop

BTC kicks off its 8-day Capacity Development Training WorkshopBangsamoro Telecommunications Commission under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications - BARMM kicks off its 8-day Capacity Development Training-Workshop on Various Services, Licensing Procedures, Laws and Regulations and other NTC Mandates relevant to Operation for the Capacity Building BTC Personnel per NTC approved Citizens Charter yesterday, December 9, 2021.This activity aimed to equip the newly hired BTC personnel in the fundamentals of monitoring and operations, licensing procedures, inspections, enforcements, and evaluation tools and techniques.The training-Workshop was participated by the BTC staff headed by Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas and representatives from NTC Central Office, NTC-IX and NTC-XII, respectively.MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso was also present via Zoom and gave his speech to the guests and participants.NTC-IX is represented by OIC Elre Galo,CPA while NTC-XII is represented by OIC-Regional Director, Engr. Froilan B. Jamias. Both gave their message to signal the start of a…

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Contract Signing between MOTC-BARMM and STRADCOM Corporation

Contract Signing between MOTC-BARMM and STRADCOM Corporation

Contract Signing between MOTC-BARMM and STRADCOM CorporationA historic signing of contract between the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM led by Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso and STRADCOM Corporation through its President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony K. Quiambao.Witnessing the said contract signing were Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante of Land Transportation Office(LTO)- National and Chief Anwar A. Upahm of LTO-BARMM.ABOUT STRADCOM?STRADCOM Corporation is the IT Company behind the computerization of LTO of the Philippine government.Through the LTO-IT Project, STRADCOM Corporation established a multi-billion peso IT infrastructure by which the LTO has been serving the 85,000 motor vehicle registrants and driver license applicants who come to its 300 nationwide offices daily.

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Bongao Extension Office turn over to the BLTO

Bongao Extension Office turn over to the BLTO

Bongao Extension Office turn over to the BLTOThe Land Transportation Office(LTO) Region IX led by Director Abdelshan Amilassan has finally turnedover its Bongao extension office to the LTO-BARMM led by Chief Anwar Upahm.The Bangsamoro LTO is one of the Sectoral Offices of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso.Also, present during the turnover rites were Municipal Mayor Jimwell Que of Bongao, Tawitawi province and some officials and employees of LTO and of local government units in municipal and provincial levels.

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BAA & BPMA participates in Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking Sustainability and Action Planning Workshop

BAA & BPMA participates in Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking Sustainability and Action Planning Workshop

BAA & BPMA participates in Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking Sustainability and Action Planning WorkshopThe Bangsamoro Airports Authority(BAA), headed by Airport Manager III Ma'am Carmencita Salik, and the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority(BPMA),headed by General Manager Garib Abas, of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM , under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso, participated in two-day "Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking Sustainability and Action Planning Workshop" which started on November 24 in the City of Cotabato.The workshop, which facilitated by the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM)-BARMM in partnership with the International Organization for Migration(IOM), aimed to finalize the crafting of Terms of Reference for the Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking in Person.The Bangsamoro Task Force Against Trafficking in Person is composed of different ministries and one of them is the MOTC-BARMM, which was tasked also to secure and protect the victims as well as survivors especially the Bangsamoro…

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Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission(BTC) meets with MaratTelNet, Inc.

Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission(BTC) meets with MaratTelNet, Inc.

Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission(BTC) meets with MaratTelNet, Inc. Meeting between MaratTelNet, Inc. and Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission(BTC), one of the Sectoral Offices of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso.The said meeting was participated by Mr. Roy G. Daantos, Chief Executive Officer of MaratTelNet,Inc. and its partners from HUD-BARMM: Mr. Hassan Dalimbang,President; Mr. Tahir Mohammad, Finance Officer; and Jeffrly Saldiva, Secretary. While on the part of BTC were Commissioner Muhammad Ameen M. Abbas along with Engr. Omar P. Marzoc, Engineer V, and Engr. Ali Alatas Biao. Looking forward for more updates on the proposed via Satellite Internet Community Wifi.

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Civil Service Commission – BARMM conducts Supervisor Development Course – Track 1 to the MOTC-BARMM employees

Civil Service Commission – BARMM conducts Supervisor Development Course – Track 1 to the MOTC-BARMM employees

Civil Service Commission - BARMM conducts Supervisor Development Course - Track 1 to the MOTC-BARMM employeesThe Civil Service Commission (CSC)-BARMM conducted a week-long "Supervisory Development Course- Track 1" to the employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM which started on November 21 in General Santos City.The said activity was participated by employees from the different Sectoral Offices and it aimed to enhance the personal effectiveness and commitment of every employee of the said Ministry under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso.Among the topics were discussed:a)Enhancing Personl Effectivenessb)Managing One's Careerc)Becoming a Supervisord)The difference between Managing and Doinge)The Supervisor Transforms

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MOTC LEVERAGES TEAMWORK TO BUILD A COHESIVE MINISTRY

MOTC LEVERAGES TEAMWORK TO BUILD A COHESIVE MINISTRY

MOTC LEVERAGES TEAMWORK TO BUILD A COHESIVE MINISTRYTo develop a better work environment for every employee and create a motivating and high performing organizational culture, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) held a five-day ministry-wide team-building which started on November 12.Employees(who were vaccinated and underwent RT PCR test with negative results) of the seven(7) Sectoral Offices under MOTC, including those assigned in island provinces, and different divisions of the regional office participated in the said team-building. MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso said that he was overwhelmed by the sincere efforts to belong, citing for instance how far employees had to travel to participate in the activity. Minister Hermoso also fully subscribed to the team-building motto “Together, We are Better!” On her part, Director–General Lawyer Roslaine Macao-Maniri remarked she was gratified by the successful outcome of the team building because she herself was…

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MOTC-BARMM participates in 4-day Deepening Session on Gender and Development Seminar

MOTC-BARMM participates in 4-day Deepening Session on Gender and Development Seminar

MOTC-BARMM participates in 4-day Deepening Session on Gender and Development SeminarThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)-BARMM under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso participated in the 4-day Deepening Session on Gender and Development which started on November 16.The mentioned activity was facilitated by the Bangsamoro Women Commission in partnership with The Asia Foundation.Participants during the said activity were Ministry's Planning Officer V Ms. Jenny Jallorina Sinsuat along with Ms. Awwal Nur Safiyyah Derogongan, Administrative Officer III and focal person of GAD, and Ms. Sittie Omaima Mangrar, Accountant II.

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CABB-BARMM anticipates tighter Partnership with BARMM local leaders

CABB-BARMM anticipates tighter Partnership with BARMM local leaders

CABB-BARMM anticipates tighter Partnership with BARMM local leadersThe Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro (CABB-BARMM) conducted a series of courtesy meetings with different Local Government Units of Basilan and Sulu last Oct 25, 2021, to Nov 02, 2021. Chief Transportation Regulation Officer/Regional Head Muhammad M. Galo and Senior Transportation Regulation Officer Myriah L. Macao led the CABB-BARMM team in these undertakings.The said meeting served as a preparatory stage of CABB-BARMM before its final devolution. Thus, it plans to meet all the LGUS of BARMM. These introductory meetings are seen as a fundamental move to put the office at ease regarding the policies that will be in service and effecting within the stakeholder group in the air commerce operating in the Bangsamoro Region with the aid of different local leaders.On October 27, 2021, a meeting was held between the CABB-BARMM and Basilan Provincial Administrator Manny C. Muarip and the group discusses…

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BAA HOLDS SEMINAR ON AIRPORT SECURITY AWARENESS

BAA HOLDS SEMINAR ON AIRPORT SECURITY AWARENESS

BAA HOLDS SEMINAR ON AIRPORT SECURITY AWARENESSThe Ministry of Transportation and Communication-BARMM headed by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, through Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) led by Airport Manager III/Regional Head Carmencita O. Salik conducted a Seminar on Airport Security Awareness last Nov 12, 2021, held at Pagana Restaurant, Cotabato City.In this seminar, the participants, among others were geared up with information and knowledge about various topics on Basic Airport Security and eventually will lead to greater transportation services for the growth of a safe, secure and sustainable air transport industry in the Bangsamoro Region. The seminar began with the opening remarks delivered by BAA Airport Manager I Johari L. Musa followed by inspirational messages given by MOTC Minister Dickson P. Hermoso , MOTC Deputy Minister Abunawas L. Maslamama, Airport Manager III, and the head of BAA, Carmencita O. Salik, and Civil Aviation Area Manager, Mohammad Naga S. Rascal, DPA.Various lectures were…

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BPMA Ceremonial Turn-Over of Properties and Assets

BPMA Ceremonial Turn-Over of Properties and Assets

BPMA Ceremonial Turn-Over of Properties and AssetsCeremonial Turn-Over of Properties and Assets of Philippine Ports Authority in Cotabato City to Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM.For more details, kindly search for the FB page of the Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority - BARMM

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BAA represents MOTC to witness the Turn-Over Ceremony of Cotabato Airport Development Project

BAA represents MOTC to witness the Turn-Over Ceremony of Cotabato Airport Development Project

BAA represents MOTC to witness the Turn-Over Ceremony of Cotabato Airport Development ProjectThe Bangsamoro Airport Authority (BAA) headed by its Regional Head,CARMENCITA O. SALIK representing MOTC BARMM Minister Dickson P Hermoso and the Awang Airport Manager, JOHARI L. MUSA together with the Civil Aviation Area Manager of Cotabato, MOHAMMAD NAGA S. RASCAL witnessed the Turn-Over Ceremony of Cotabato Airport Development Project ( Runway Strip Grade Correction) located at Baranggay Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat Maguindanao from the 54th Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army headed by their Chief Engineer, BGEN. GERARDO P. CATINDOY PA who were tasked to undertake the project to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTR) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).A representative by ASST. SEC. JAIME ALBERTO C. MELO of the DOTR, the Commander of 54EBde, BGEN ANTHONY T. CACAYURAN PA, the Director of Bangsamoro Land Transportation DIR. DATU NUR ABUTAZIL and MOTC Legal Division, ATTY. KENDATU…

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Coordination Meeting between BMARINA Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head and MARINA-IX OIC Regional Director for the In-House training of BMARINA Employees

Coordination Meeting between BMARINA Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head and MARINA-IX OIC Regional Director for the In-House training of BMARINA Employees

Coordination Meeting between BMARINA Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head and MARINA-IX OIC Regional Director for the In-House training of BMARINA EmployeesBMARINA Tawi-Tawi Provincial Head Ibrahim A. Rugasan and the MARINA-IX OIC-Regional Director Gallileo M. Garcia, MBA, CPA.A coordination meeting to finalize the In-House Training of the BMARINA employees on its technical capabilities to further enhance the delivery of the basic services, to be conducted in MARINA Regional Office IX, Zamboanga City.Further, regarding the inter-regional route of Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga City on the vicinity and validation of the routes, as to the exercise of BMARINA mandates, powers and functions.

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BPMA & BMARINA joins the celebration of the first Founding Anniversary of the Coastguard District BARMM

BPMA & BMARINA joins the celebration of the first Founding Anniversary of the Coastguard District BARMM

BPMA & BMARINA joins the celebration of the first Founding Anniversary of the Coastguard District BARMMIn celebration of the first Founding Anniversary of the Coastguard District BARMM, BMARINA joined the Mangrove Tree Planting activity at Brgy. Magsaysay, Parang, Maguindanao.This initiative aimed to restore the mangrove ecosystem that can reduce shoreline erosion and can protect coastal communities against coastal flooding, high winds and waves and tsunamis.It is in collaboration with the Philippine Coastguard (PCG), Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority (BPMA) and the local government of Parang.

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BMARINA-Basilan, Philippine Coast guard, and the Maritime Police joint inspection of compliance of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations

BMARINA-Basilan, Philippine Coast guard, and the Maritime Police joint inspection of compliance of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations

BMARINA-Basilan, Philippine Coast guard, and the Maritime Police joint inspection of compliance of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) RegulationsBMARINA-Basilan Provincial Office headed by Mannan H. Haman & staff, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Maritime Police, joint operation to conduct an inspection of compliance on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations at the port of Maluso, Basilan.This ensures the implementation of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), an international maritime safety treaty from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the maritime arm of the United Nations. It regulates the safety of life at sea, which includes any ocean-going vessels. The IMO, in 2015, issued guidelines regarding the verified weight of all shipped at sea.

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MOTC – DITO Top-Level Meeting Augurs Well for BARMM

MOTC – DITO Top-Level Meeting Augurs Well for BARMM

MOTC – DITO Top-Level Meeting Augurs Well for BARMMA top-level meeting between the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and DITO Telecommunity was held last October 21 in Davao City. MOTC was represented by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso and the Officer-in-Charge of the Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission, Engr. Omar Marzoc. The BTC is one of the seven sectoral offices under MOTC. DITO was represented by Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo Santiago and Chief Administrative and Legal Officer Adel Tamano.DITO briefed MOTC about its roll-out plan of setting up 166 cell-sites in the BARMM from 2021 to 2023. In fact some cell-sites included in their 2021 target are already operational even if not yet officially launched. While the issuance of licenses for new cell-sites is still with the National Telecommunications Commission, their renewal would already be with the BTC.Minister Hermoso apprised DITO about the problems with telecommunications in many areas in the BARMM, especially…

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CABB-BARMM ensures excellent transition outcome; undertakes on-site training

CABB-BARMM ensures excellent transition outcome; undertakes on-site training

CABB-BARMM ensures excellent transition outcome; undertakes on-site trainingTo ensure excellent transition outcome, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM initiates Three-day On-site Training at the facility of its national counterpart, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines, from Nov 22 to 25, 2021, held at Pasay, Metro Manila.This training offers clear benefits and allows the participants to gain experience working in situations very similar to those they will encounter as they carry out the office's mandate based on Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the Bangsamoro Region.CABB Chief Muhammad M. Galo expresses his gratitude to the office’s national counterpart for upholding their sworn in providing the necessary support and extending overwhelming assistance to their personnel’s capacity development. “To everyone who is part of this On-Site Training, I wholeheartedly thank you and express my gratitude. Every drop in the ocean counts and I would never…

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GENDER and CONFLICT SENSITIVITY TRAINING (for the rank and file of the regional office)

GENDER and CONFLICT SENSITIVITY TRAINING (for the rank and file of the regional office)

GENDER and CONFLICT SENSITIVITY TRAINING (for the rank and file of the regional office)he Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)-BARMM, under the leadership of Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso, conducted Gender and Conflict Sensitivity Training to its employees(top level management). The Ministry is grateful having: Madame Helen Rojas, Chief of Staff of the Office of MP Hadja Bainon Karon; and Mr. Jim Ofonda, Consultant of the Bangsamoro Women Commission as our guest speakers. The said activity will continue until October 21 and November 2-5, this year. Topics were discussed: Understanding Gender; Gender Biases and Manifestation; Common Gender Myths in BARMM and Dispelling Them; Addressing Gender Biases and Gender Myths; and Legal Imperatives on Gender.

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BTC together with BMARINA-Basilan Provincial Head graces Isabela City for courtesy call

BTC together with BMARINA-Basilan Provincial Head graces Isabela City for courtesy call

BTC together with BMARINA-Basilan Provincial Head graces Isabela City for courtesy callEarlier, Bangsamoro Telecommunications Commission OIC-Regional Head Engr. Omar P. Marzoc, BTC-Basilan Provincial Head Engr. Muhammad Musa S. Abubakar together with BMARINA-Basilan Provincial Head Mannan H. Haman paid a courtesy call and was received by Provincial Administrator Mr. Manny C. Muarip at the Conference Room, Office of the Governor, Capitol Building, Isabela City.The existence of BTC in the province and the ongoing Validation on Cellular Mobile Telephone Service and Broadband Access together with other activities were among the highlights of the meeting.

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2-Day Training Workshop ng Strategic Performance and Management System (SPMS) isinaawa ng CSC sa mga key officials ng Sectoral Agencies ng MOTC-BARMM

2-Day Training Workshop ng Strategic Performance and Management System (SPMS) isinaawa ng CSC sa mga key officials ng Sectoral Agencies ng MOTC-BARMM

2-Day Training Workshop ng Strategic Performance and Management System (SPMS) isinaawa ng CSC sa mga key officials ng Sectoral Agencies ng MOTC-BARMMNaging matagumpay ang dalawang araw na training workshop hinggil sa Strategic Performance and Management System (SPMS)na isinagawa ng Civil Service Commission(CSC)-BARMM sa mga key official kasama ang nasa Sectoral Agencies ng Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)-BARMM na sinimulan noong August 25 sa Lungsod ng Cotabato.Sa naging pambungad na pahayag ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso, nagpaabot siya ng pasasalamat kay Cotabato City Field Office Director II Dominador Gonzales, Jr. ng CSC-BARMM dahil sa walang pag-aatubiling suporta sa Ministry sa pagbibigay ng kauna-unahang training and workshop sa mga namumuno at nangangasiwa ng iba't ibang Services, Sectors, Division, at Section ng Ministry na ang CSC mismo ang nagsagawa.Umaasa si Minister Hermoso na pagkatapos nitong SPMS training workshop, lalo pang magkakaroon ng malinaw na direksyon ang kanilang gagawing midterm assessment sa performance…

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MOTC celebrates BARMM’s 3rd Foundation Anniversary, wraps up simultaneous Coastel Clean-up Drive

MOTC celebrates BARMM’s 3rd Foundation Anniversary, wraps up simultaneous Coastel Clean-up Drive

MOTC celebrates BARMM's 3rd Foundation Anniversary, wraps up simultaneous Coastel Clean-up DriveThe Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM held a simultaneous clean-up drive along the coastlines of Maguindanao and BASULTA, today, Jan 21, 2022. This is one of the many highlights of the week-long celebration of the 3rd Foundation Anniversary of the Bangsamoro Region.As early as seven o’clock in the morning, volunteers composed of MOTC's officials and personnel along with its seven sectors CABB, BAA, BPMA, BMARINA, BLTO, BLTFRB, and BTC, representatives from different agencies, ministries, and organizations moved quickly to the clean-up sites and picked up trash along the shorelines, and were able to collect wastes and trashes from nearby surroundings.The Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority, one of the sectoral offices under the said ministry, spearheaded the conduct of the said activity. The event was conducted with a limited number of volunteers who observed physical distancing adhered to safety protocols due…

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Air Transportation Sector heads meets with Tawi-Tawi Provincial Planning Development Coordinator Eng. Wahab Bakil

Air Transportation Sector heads meets with Tawi-Tawi Provincial Planning Development Coordinator Eng. Wahab Bakil

Air Transportation Sector heads meets with Tawi-Tawi Provincial Planning Development Coordinator Eng. Wahab BakilThe Key Officials of Air Transportation Sector of MOTC-BARMM, CABB Regional Head Muhammad M. Galo, CAAB Regional Head Carmencita O. Salik along with STRO Myriah L. Macao, Airport Manager I Johari L. Musa and other MOTC-BARMM staff, grace a meeting with the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Planning Development Coordinator Eng. Wahab Bakil, today, Aug 10.The group discusses the proposed Air Strip in Taganak Island, issues and concerns regarding Sanga-Sanga Airport in Tawi-Tawi and many more.CABB and CAAB gratefully express their sincere thanks to the Provincial Government of TAWI-TAWI through the effort of its Provincial Administrator Mobin Gampal for sponsoring the meeting.Truly, the meeting sheds light on matters of mutual concern.Sigay ka TAWI-TAWI!

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CAAB, CABB team up in visiting Sanga-Sanga Airport, Tawi-Tawi

CAAB, CABB team up in visiting Sanga-Sanga Airport, Tawi-Tawi

CAAB, CABB team up in visiting Sanga-Sanga Airport, Tawi-TawiShortly after the landing, the Regional heads of both Air Transportation Sector of the MOTC-BARMM, Chief TRO Muhammad M. Galo and Airport Manager Carmencita Salik, led the site inspection, monitoring and visitation of the Sanga-Sanga Airport.During the visitation, the team successfully gathered relevant data and go-over concerns that needed immediate action. In addition, they took the chance to meet the stakeholders of both offices.Despite these trying times, these two sectors of MOTC-BARMM were able to do the monitoring hand-in-hand to secure the excellent condition and flow in the Sanga-Sanga Airport for the benefits of its passengers because Bangsamoro People deserve nothing but the best.Meanwhile, the CABB-BARMM distributed pamphlets and posted the APBR tarpaulin as part of the information dissemination campaign of the office.Ato ka TAWI-TAWI!

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Air Transportation Sector of MOTC-BARMM pay a courtesy visit to the Officials of Tawi-Tawi Province

Air Transportation Sector of MOTC-BARMM pay a courtesy visit to the Officials of Tawi-Tawi Province

Air Transportation Sector of MOTC-BARMM pay a courtesy visit to the Officials of Tawi-Tawi ProvinceCABB Regional Head Muhammad M. Galo and CAAB Regional Head Carmencita O. Salik along with STRO Myriah L. Macao and Airport Manager I Johari Musa and other staff made an appearance before the Local Government Unit of Tawi-Tawi under the leadership of Governor Esmail Sali today, Aug 09.During the meeting, both CABB and CAAB introduced a brief background of their respective offices and tackled its mandates, powers and functions, and discussed possible ways on how to strengthen their partnership with Tawi-Tawi LGU.Tawi-Tawi Provincial Administrator Mobin N. Gampal assured that they will support the programs and activities of the offices and looking forward to see the economic aspect of air transportation bloom in their province and other provinces of BARMM as well.One of the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Mohammad Yusop Tidal suggested that there…

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CABB conducts periodic visitation to Awang Airport

CABB conducts periodic visitation to Awang Airport

CABB conducts periodic visitation to Awang AirportThe Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro conducted its periodic visitation to the Awang Airport located in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, yesterday, July 26.CABB-BARMM Regional Head Muhammad M. Galo along with his staff conducted the said visitation. The team aimed to gather and take steps to research, plan for, implement, and document any related matters that is the primary concern of the office.Moreover, Airport Manager I Johari Musa of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Bangsamoro accompanied the team as they walk through the Airport.In addition, the team will also conduct visitation to other Airport that is under the jurisdiction of Bangsamoro Government. This is just one of the office mandates of CABB-BARMM: monitor and supervise the economic aspect of air transportation.

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CABB represents MOTC-BARMM in 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit for the Local Government units of Lanao del Sur

CABB represents MOTC-BARMM in 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit for the Local Government units of Lanao del Sur

CABB represents MOTC-BARMM in 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit for the Local Government units of Lanao del SurCivil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro represents the Ministry of Transportation and Communications-BARMM in the 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit for the Local Government Units of Lanao del Sur Province taking place in Plaza Alemania Hotel, Iligan City, today July 15. Different local government units and heads of the various ministries in the province of LDS are expected to attend in this 2-day summit. Furthermore, Senior Transportation Regulation Officer Myriah L. Macao along with Transportation Regulation Officer II Jalaine D. Sampaco are entrusted to present the Proposed Regular Programs of MOTC for 2022.This undertaking aims to heighten the supervisory authority of the Bangsamoro Government to its constituent LGU’s and ensure alignment of the projects and programs of the LGUs to the development direction of BARMM.

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BLTFRB STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE

BLTFRB STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE

BLTFRB STAKEHOLDERS' CONFERENCEMinistry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)- BARMM Minister Dickson Penas Hermoso(via zoom) along with Deputy Minister Abunawas "Von Al Haq" Maslamama, Director General Atty. Roslaine Macao-Maniri, and Land Transportation Sector Director Datunor Abutazil witnessed the Stakeholders' Conference, which was facilitated by the Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board(BLTFRB) spearheaded by the Chief Transportation Development Officer, Kaizer Nasilin.Fifteen(15) Transport Groups/Cooperatives within BARMM participated in the said activity namely: KUTOCO; ARMMLINK; NEOCOTSC; HUSKY BioCrest; ATSCO; A2Z; BOTRANSCO; NDVOTSCO; PATSCO; Wao Van Transport Coop; Bangsamoro Transport Coop; MSU MITSCO; Illana Bay Transport Coop; Bangsamoro Terminal and Transport Services Coop; and Nirvana Transport.The abovementioned Groups/Cooperatives appreciated and applauded the conduct of the said conference as it paved the way to share their sentiments and suggestions.

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Orientation (via zoom) to CABB-BARMM on Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Orientation (via zoom) to CABB-BARMM on Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Orientation (via zoom) to CABB-BARMM on Air Passenger Bill of RightsOrientation (via zoom) to MOTC- Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro or CABB-BARMM on Air Passenger Bill of Rights (APBR) and Complaint Resolution by Atty. Wyrlou E. Samodio, Chief of Legal Division of Civil Aeronautics Board (May 31,2021-June 01, 2021) Also, an orientation(via zoom) by the Air Carriers Account and Field Audit Division (ACASFAD) of Civil Aeronautics Board headed by Atty. Lia Paguirigan on Airfreight Forwarders, General Sales Agents, and Cargo Sales Agents. The Planning and Research Division of CAB also expressed their support and willingness to extend assistance to the office of the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro. (June 2-3,2021)The different divisions of Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) expressed their sincere willingness to provide technical assistance to CABB in the improvement of its absorptive capacity before it shall assume full responsibility over the transferred powers and functions.

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MGA KAWANI AT MGA OPISYAL NG PITONG SECTORAL OFFICES NG MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS-BARMM,SUMASALUDO SA KAHALAGAHAN NG BAWAT MANGGAGAWA BILANG PAKIKIISA SA PAGDIRIWANG NG LABOR DAY NGAYONG ARAW

MGA KAWANI AT MGA OPISYAL NG PITONG SECTORAL OFFICES NG MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS-BARMM,SUMASALUDO SA KAHALAGAHAN NG BAWAT MANGGAGAWA BILANG PAKIKIISA SA PAGDIRIWANG NG LABOR DAY NGAYONG ARAW

MGA KAWANI AT MGA OPISYAL NG PITONG SECTORAL OFFICES NG MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS-BARMM,SUMASALUDO SA KAHALAGAHAN NG BAWAT MANGGAGAWA BILANG PAKIKIISA SA PAGDIRIWANG NG LABOR DAY NGAYONG ARAWNakikiisa ang mga kawani at mga opisyal ng pitong Sectoral Offices(BPMA,BLTO,CAAB,CABB, BTC,BLTFRB,MARINA)ng Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC) -BARMM sa pagdiriwang ngayong araw ng Labor Day na may temang pang-nasyonal "Mayo Uno sa bagong panahon-Mangagawa at Mamamayan Babangon at Susulong" at sa BARMM nama'y: "Manggagawa: Kabalikat ng Pagbabago at Kaunlaran sa Bangsamoro".Bilang isang public servant, pinangungunahan ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso ang pakikiisa sa naturang selebrasyon at sumasaludo siya sa lahat ng mga manggagawa maliban pa sa mga nasa pribado kundi maging ang mga nasa gobyerno lalo na ang mga Bangsamorong nagtatrabaho ng higit pa sa mga naitalagang gawain sa kani-kanilang workplace. Maging ang mga Manggagawang Bangsamorong nagtatrabaho na mas inuuna ang mamamayang sibilyan lalo na ang mga mahihirap, senior citizens at differently…

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MEMORANDUM AGREEMENT SIGNING for the transfer of assets and functions from the Department of Transportation(DOTr) to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)-BARMM

MEMORANDUM AGREEMENT SIGNING for the transfer of assets and functions from the Department of Transportation(DOTr) to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)-BARMM

MEMORANDUM AGREEMENT SIGNING for the transfer of assets and functions from the Department of Transportation(DOTr) to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC)-BARMM-Inauguration of MOTC-BARMM acquired speedboat-Awarding of 50 units fiberglass motorized bancas for MOTC-BARMM by the Department of Transportation(DOTr)-Acceptance of the 50 desktop computer units donated by BrownFont PR Agency led by chairperson/CEO Dr.Lucio F. Ceniza as part of their CSR-Distribution of additional 50 pieces of 100-meter fish nets and 50 paddles from MAFAR-BARMM in partnership with MOTC-BARMM-Awarding of 25 units of Nego Kart from Department of Labor and Employment to MOTC-BARMM and MOLE-BARMM-MOA virtual signing between DOTr led by Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson P. Hermoso with the sectoral heads of: Civil Aeronautics Board of the Bangsamoro(CABB); Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office(BLTO); Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board(BLTFRB); Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority(BMARINA)

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MOTC MINISTER ATTENDS FACING THE MEDIA TRAINING

MOTC MINISTER ATTENDS FACING THE MEDIA TRAINING

MOTC MINISTER ATTENDS FACING THE MEDIA TRAINING Minister Dickson P. Hermoso from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, along with, the Information Officer III Agnes D. Manampan and Executive Assistant I- Iana Camille E. Hermoso and ministers from different agencies of the BARMM attended a day Workshop on Facing the Media: The Art of Media engagement Communication at the Crown Plaza, Ortigas, Manila on February 12, 2021.This activity aims to prepare oneself to behave professionally during media and public engagements and to craft messages appropriate to communication content and target audiences to make the public know of the current issues and concerns and to also develop the ability for public speaking. Several topics were discussed to include Background of the Philippine Media and Culture of the Journalist- Art of Media Engagement, Tips on Managing Crisis Situation – that tackle the mental and physical preparation for an interview on how to deal with…

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SECTORAL STAKEHOLDERS’ CONSULTATION

SECTORAL STAKEHOLDERS’ CONSULTATION

SECTORAL STAKEHOLDERS’ CONSULTATIONThe MOTC Sectoral Stakeholders’ Meeting, in collaboration with Balay Mindanao Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) was conducted at Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant, Cotabato City on February 19, 2021, 2: 25 pm, Friday. This consultation meeting is a prelude to the ministry’s forthcoming Capacity Building Development to be undertaken by its officials and employees to know their role in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as mandated in the BARMM Administrative Code anchored on Moral Governance.The face-to-face consultation meeting was attended by the LTO, LTFRB, and CAAP General Managers, the 6ID Commander Major General Juvymax Uy, from the Office of the Transportation Security, PNP Aviation Security Group, Airline, and Airport Managers and representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and other stakeholders for the land sector with Mr. Aaron Arumpac, MNSA, former PARO2 of the Department of Agrarian Reform, currently a Regent of the Sultan Kudarat State University facilitated the conduct…

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HERMOSO GRACES GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

HERMOSO GRACES GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

HERMOSO GRACES GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONYMinister Dickson P. Hermoso graced the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Cotabato Development Project (Runway Strip Grade Correction) at Awang Airport, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindano on June 18, 2021 Monday.This project is a joint effort of the Department of Transportation, Department of National Defense and 549th Engineering Brigade, Philippine Army through the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the people of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The project costs P 124, 392, 413.00 from the General Appropriations Act 2018 and to be accomplished in 450 days.Present on the event were BGEN. Anthony T. Capayuran PA, the Commander of 54th EBDE, WESMINCOM Commander Lt. Gen Corleto S. Vinluan Jr. PA, MGEN. Juvymax R. Uy, Commander of the Joint Task Force Central which was proxied by the Assistant Commander of 6th ID PA, BGEN. Jose H. Narciso, Lt. Col. Lorbina N. Lamug, CE (GSC), PA, the…

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NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNING, GREATER POSSIBILITIES

NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNING, GREATER POSSIBILITIES

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications had a New Years’ Call last January 4, 2021 headed by Minister Dickson P. Hermoso who gave an honor to a new beginning and expressed his kind wishes. Eighty-three (83) employees from the different sectors of the Ministry were present during the Welcome Toast held at the Office Lobby. continue reading : NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNING, GREATER POSSIBILITIES

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DAGDAG NA 49 PUBLIC SERVANTS NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA NA MAGING TAPAT SA TUNGKULIN AT SERBISYONG PAMPUBLIKO;PAMAMAHAGI NG MGA REGALO SA MGA EMPLEYADO,ISINAGAWA BILANG PASASALAMAT SA DEDIKASYON AT TEAMWORK NA IPINAMALAS

DAGDAG NA 49 PUBLIC SERVANTS NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA NA MAGING TAPAT SA TUNGKULIN AT SERBISYONG PAMPUBLIKO;PAMAMAHAGI NG MGA REGALO SA MGA EMPLEYADO,ISINAGAWA BILANG PASASALAMAT SA DEDIKASYON AT TEAMWORK NA IPINAMALAS

DAGDAG NA 49 PUBLIC SERVANTS NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA NA MAGING TAPAT SA TUNGKULIN AT SERBISYONG PAMPUBLIKO;PAMAMAHAGI NG MGA REGALO SA MGA EMPLEYADO,ISINAGAWA BILANG PASASALAMAT SA DEDIKASYON AT TEAMWORK NA IPINAMALAS Madadagdagan na na naman ng mga panibagong public servant ang Ministry of Transportation and Communication o MOTC-BARMM matapos ang oathtaking ceremony.Sa naturang seremonya, sinabi ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso na ang pagkakapili sa kanila ay hindi maituturing na masuwerte bagkus ito'y nakakitaan ng "meritocracy" o ang pamumukod tangi sa lahat ng mga pinagpipilian na kinakailangan sa partikular na posisyon na sumobra pa sa professional standard qualification. Kaugnay nito, pinaalalahanan ni Minister Hermoso ang mga nanumpang empleyado na makipagtulungan at mas pagbutihin pa ang kanilang pagtatrabaho at pagseserbisyo sa mamamayang Bangsamoro na laging isaisip na kahit saan sila mapapadpad sa pagseserbisyo ay nakatatak na sa kanilang mga noo na sila'y bahagi ng tanggapan at ng regional government sa kabuuan. Sinuportahan naman ni Deputy Minister…

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KARAGDAGANG 19 PERMANENT EMPLOYEES NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA SA KANILANG TUNGKULIN BILANG MGA PUBLIC SERVANT

KARAGDAGANG 19 PERMANENT EMPLOYEES NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA SA KANILANG TUNGKULIN BILANG MGA PUBLIC SERVANT

KARAGDAGANG 19 PERMANENT EMPLOYEES NG MOTC-BARMM, NANUMPA SA KANILANG TUNGKULIN BILANG MGA PUBLIC SERVANT Matapos ang masusing proseso at malalimang pagkilatis, itinalaga at nanumpa sa kanilang tungkulin ang 19 permanent employees ng Ministry of Transportation and Communication o MOTC-BARMM. Ang panunumpa sa tungkulin, ayon kay MOTC-BARMM Legal Affairs Division Chief Atty. Roslainie Macao- Maniri, ay ginawa mismo ng mga empleyado sa tanggapan at ito'y pinangunahan ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso katuwang si Deputy Minister Abunawas "Von Alhaq" Maslamama. Sinabi ni Atty.Maniri na ang ginawang oathtaking ceremony ay alinsunod sa Philippine Civil Service Code. Sa naturang seremonya, pinaalalahanan ni Minister Hermoso ang mga naturang empleyado na dapat serbisyong pampubliko ang laging mananaig at ang pagiging matapat sa tungkulin ang dapat gawin upang lalo pang mapabuti ang kalagayan ng tanggapan.Idinagdag naman ni Deputy Minister Maslamama na dapat laging isaisip na ang lahat ng ginagawa na kabutihan ay may kaakibat na blessing mula kay Allah(s.w.t.). Pinasalamatan naman ni…

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PAGKAKAROON NG KAUNA-UNAHANG MGA OFFICIAL VEHICLE NG MOTC-BARMM, IKINATUWA NG MGA EMPLEYADO; BLESSING CEREMONY ISINAGAWA

PAGKAKAROON NG KAUNA-UNAHANG MGA OFFICIAL VEHICLE NG MOTC-BARMM, IKINATUWA NG MGA EMPLEYADO; BLESSING CEREMONY ISINAGAWA

PAGKAKAROON NG KAUNA-UNAHANG MGA OFFICIAL VEHICLE NG MOTC-BARMM, IKINATUWA NG MGA EMPLEYADO; BLESSING CEREMONY ISINAGAWA Nagagalak ang mga empleyado ng Ministry of Transportation and Communication ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao o MOTC-BARMM dahil nagkaroon na sila ng mga sasakyang magagamit para sa official purposes bilang mga public servant. Laking pasasalamat nila dahil natupad ang kanilang matagal ng inaasam na official vehicle ng kanilang tanggapan at isa rin ito sa naisakatuparang top priorities ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso. Katuwang ni Minister Hermoso si Deputy Minister Abunawas Maslamama sa isinagawang blessing ng dalawang newly acquired vehicles kung saan ang pondo'y nanggaling sa first tranche ng block grant na nagkakahalaga ng mahigit tatlong milyong piso, ayon kay MOTC-BARMM Legal Affairs Division Chief Atty. Roslainie Macao- Maniri.Paliwanag ni Atty.Maniri na ito'y idinaan sa wasto at masusing proseso sang-ayon sa Procurement Law. Nagpasalamat naman si Minister Hermoso sa tiwalang ibinigay sa kanila ng Office of the President…

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FIRST BATCH NG MGA EMPLEYADO NG MGA KEY POSITION NG MOTC-BARMM; NANUMPA NA SA KANILANG MGA TUNGKULIN

FIRST BATCH NG MGA EMPLEYADO NG MGA KEY POSITION NG MOTC-BARMM; NANUMPA NA SA KANILANG MGA TUNGKULIN

FIRST BATCH NG MGA EMPLEYADO NG MGA KEY POSITION NG MOTC-BARMM; NANUMPA NA SA KANILANG MGA TUNGKULINDahil na rin sa maraming pagbabagong nagaganap sa Ministry of Transportation and Communication ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao o MOTC-BARMM, sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, nagsagawa ito ng Oath Taking Ceremony sa first batch ng newly appointed employees. Ito'y sa pangunguna ni MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso katuwang si Deputy Minister Abunawas Maslamama at iba pang empleyado ng nasabing tanggapan.Ayon kay MOTC-BARMM Legal Affairs Division Chief Atty. Roslainie Macao- Maniri, nagagalak sila sapagkat napunan na ang 15 pangunahing posisyong kinakailangan para mapatakbo ng mas maaayos ang kanilang tanggapan na siya namang isinusulong ni Minister Hermoso. Sa 15 nanumpang mga empleyado, 11 rito'y mga permanent ang employment status at apat naman ang co-terminus.Sinabi pa ni Atty. Maniri na inaasahang madagdagan pa ang mga empleyadong maitatalaga sa iba pang mga permanent position dahil sa kabuuan, may natitira pang 228…

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Courtesy call of BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Al Haj, MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso

Courtesy call of BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Al Haj, MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso

Courtesy call of BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Al Haj, MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso and Lugus Mayor Hadar Hajiri to Commanding Officer of Phil Army(CGPA) Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto and WesMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana at Edward Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City 6 Nov 2019 before their departure to Bongao Island. MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso and party on board a Police Maritime Patrol Boat to Simunul Island. RPMA offered free banca ride to 600 passengers from Bongao to Simunul island as part of MOTC contribution to BARMM Tabang Project 3 and in celebration of the 639 Anniversary of the introduction of Islam in the Philippines on 7 Nov 2019 MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso and Tawi-Tawi Governor Yshmael I. Sali passing through the historic Shiek Mahkdum’s Mosque, a landmark of the introduction of Islam in in Simunul island 639 years ago, on 7 November 2019 RTC personnel distribute…

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ALREADY EXPLORED NATURAL GAS READY FOR EXTRACTION IN LUGUS ISLAND OF SULU

ALREADY EXPLORED NATURAL GAS READY FOR EXTRACTION IN LUGUS ISLAND OF SULU

LUGUS, SULU—The local government of Lugus Sulu, in partnership with the British enterprise, Energy World International Limited are set to construct a liquefied natural gas refinery plant in the municipality of Lugus following the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The said project has an estimated cost of US$2.3 billion (PhP 163 billion), the largest single investment ever in the history of the Bangsamoro region. Lugus Mayor Hadar Hajiri, who is also the president and chief executive officer of the Hadar and Medzar Oil and Gas Corp. (HMOGC), “This is phenomenal and we welcome it as a great opportunity to enhance lives in Sulu, particularly in our town,” The oil and gas reserves of Sulu Sea to provide clean and affordable energy to Filipinos and the world. This will add more power to already increasing energy demand of the Philippines. The HMOGC is the local partner of the Energy…

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SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM IS INNATE IN BARMM RADIO GROUPS

SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM IS INNATE IN BARMM RADIO GROUPS

COTABATO CITY—-Over 1,200 radio operators attended the first BARMM-WIDE Radshow Summit with 810 registered examinees for amateur radio operators last 13 September at Shariff Kabungsuan Cultural Complex, BARMM center in this city. The theme for this year’s Radshow summit is “Strengthening Radio Communication Towards Disaster Resilient BARMM.” “It shows the significance of radio as we are located not in contiguous provinces and cities especially in the island provinces. Communication is power but we should be connected with a stable platform so we could communicate seamlessly.” said BARMM Transportation and Communications Minister Dickson P. Hermoso Most often when calamity strikes people are challenged on whom to run for information and how to relay their communication in order to get help. “You are based in smaller communities, we will make sure that you are connected with our leaders. It is our ardent desire that the simple community folks may feel that there…

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MOTC- BARMM DISCUSSES OPERATIONAL CONCERNS OF LTO-12 AND LTFRB-12 WITHIN THE BARMM AREA

MOTC- BARMM DISCUSSES OPERATIONAL CONCERNS OF LTO-12 AND LTFRB-12 WITHIN THE BARMM AREA

KORONADAL CITY— In order to clear up operational concerns on land transport sector particularly the issuance of driver’s license as well as the registration of vehicles within the Bangsamoro Region, MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson P. Hermoso along with the BARMM LTO Officer-In-Charge Yosuff Awah, initiated a courtesy visit to LTO 12 Regional Director Macario Gonzaga in this city last 5 August, 2019. The LTO and LTFRB in the Bangsamoro area are still within the operational control of Region 12 offices. There has been no devolution of powers yet from Region 12 to BARMM because there was no executive order that has been issued. Both agencies have maintained their respective offices within the BARMM compound. “I think we have to discuss the devolution of power with the national office. We have to reconcile also the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) with the national Law. For me, there are no worries if there is…

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DOTr SECRETARY TUGADE ASSURES FULL SUPPORT ON BARMM TRANSPORT SECTOR

DOTr SECRETARY TUGADE ASSURES FULL SUPPORT ON BARMM TRANSPORT SECTOR

DOTr SECRETARY TUGADE ASSURES FULL SUPPORT ON BARMM TRANSPORT SECTOR BARMM CENTER, COTABATO CITY—-Two historic events happened in this city, the caravan of modern public utility vehicle (PUV) which was showcased at Camp Siongco and it was followed by another big event at the BARMM compound when the LTFRB 12 facilities was turned-over to BARMM Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on 12 September 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade graced the two events with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra as they unveil the modern PUVs for the region’s transport organizations. Two models of modern vehicles were showcased for them to see and decide on what design and model they would prefer to use in the future. Sec. Tugade emphasizes that the application for franchise of public utility vehicles (PUV) has no franchise fee at all except for the processing fee of 500 pesos. In another event, the turn-over of…

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Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC – BARMM), during the decommissioning of the first batch of 1,060 former MILF combatants

Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC – BARMM), during the decommissioning of the first batch of 1,060 former MILF combatants

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognized the presence of to Minister Dickson P. Hermoso whom he appointed before as the Assistant Secretary of OPPAP and now as the Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC – BARMM), during the decommissioning of the first batch of 1,060 former MILF combatants at Gymnasium old Provincial Capitol compound, Brgy. Simuay Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Minister Hermoso has advocated the theme “Winning the Peace instead of War.” As Co-Chairman of Joint Peace and Security Committee (JPSC) GPH-MILF, Hermoso co-authored the normalization mechanism of former MILF combatants with the MILF spokesperson Von Al Haq whom his co-chair at the JPSC and at the same his deputy minister at the MOTC-BARMM. The JPST and the decommissioning process are part of the normalization mechanism agreed by both MILF and the government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel. “The Joint Peace and Security Committee (JSPC) coordinate with two parties command structures…

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We will use the latest technology to our own advantage in order to connect the whole of BARMM,

We will use the latest technology to our own advantage in order to connect the whole of BARMM,

“We will use the latest technology to our own advantage in order to connect the whole of BARMM, considering that the 5 provinces are not contiguous. However we have to make sure that the platform we are about to utilize will provide us faster inter-connectivity especially in the island provinces of Basilan,Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA)” said MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso during the first coordination meeting with the heads of Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO), Regional Telecommunications Commission (RTC) Director Hamid Bayao, MOTC-BARMM Deputy Minister Von Al Haq and BARMM Cabinet Secretary Asnin Pendatu. The said meeting was made possible and presided by BARMM Deputy Executive Secretary Abdullah “Dong” Cusain at the Badjau Hall, BARMM Main Bldg. on 30 Aug. 2019.

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BASULTA PORTS PUSH FOR A MUCH NEEDED EXPANSION FOR BARTER TRADE REVIVAL

BASULTA PORTS PUSH FOR A MUCH NEEDED EXPANSION FOR BARTER TRADE REVIVAL

BASULTA PORTS PUSH FOR A MUCH NEEDED EXPANSION FOR BARTER TRADE REVIVAL LAMITAN, BASILAN- In order to fast track the revival of Barter Trade in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA), a much needed expansion on seaports and airports were discussed by the MOTC-BARMM officials, local chief executives, and the security sector in a recent ocular visit last 14-15 August. Newly installed Minister of Transportation and Communications, Dickson P. Hermoso, together with the officers-in-charge of the sectoral agencies; CAAP, CAB, RPMA, MARINA, NTC, LTO & LTFRB went to the island provinces of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao(BARMM) to know firsthand the issues and concerns of their provincial offices in preparation for a bigger projects in the offing. Sulu Gov. Sakur Tan expresses his concern on fixers at the port of Jolo, who buy boat tickets and resell them to a much higher price. He also pointed out the security and…

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MALAYSIA SEES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BARMM

MALAYSIA SEES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BARMM

BARMM COMPOUND, COTABATO CITY—The newly inaugurated Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslin Mindanao(BARMM) opens its door to neighboring Asian countries like Malaysia. Today, 5 August, Malaysia’s Deputy Chief of Mission Rizany Irwan Muhamad Mazlan and party made a courtesy visit with BARMM Interim Chief Minister Alhaj Murad Ebrahim. “We need foreign investors so that the people will see that there is happening in BARMM.” Chief Minister Ebrahim said. Malaysia’s Deputy Chief of Mission Rizany Irwan Muhamad Mazlan said, Investment potentials such as Halal food industry, tourism, the barter trade, factories were discussed during the said visit. “One of the good signs of economic activity in Cotabato city as the seat of BARMM is the presence of Central Bank here” Finance, Budget and Management Minister Eduardo Guerra. Asked about his impression of the BARMM when he arrived in this city, Edward Ling, the President of Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)…

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MOTC BARMM DISCUSSES OPERATIONAL ISSUES WITH LTFRB AND LTO

MOTC BARMM DISCUSSES OPERATIONAL ISSUES WITH LTFRB AND LTO

DAVAO CITY—To further improve the operations of LTFRB and LTO in the BARMM, a workshop-meeting of the minds of land transportation experts happened on 2 August to identify gaps and resolve pressing issues of the said sectoral agencies. “Obviously there is a lot of issues on the road transportation sector that we need to address with regards to licensing and franchising as well as interconnectivity of land routes. I believe issues in Mindanao can be resolved collectively here in Mindanao that is why all the officers from four regions are gathered today.” said Atty. Martin B. Delgra III, Chairman of LTFRB ” It is a good time for us to address those issues today and momentous as it is, because this is also the start of the administration of the new Bangsamoro government. In the coming days we will be able to work closely and in partnership with the Ministry…

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MOTC – BARMM MINISTER HERMOSO WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION UNDER HIS WATCH

MOTC – BARMM MINISTER HERMOSO WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION UNDER HIS WATCH

An executive meeting happened on 22 July 2019 at MOTC OFFICE, BARMM compound, Cotabato City, as part of the first management consultation of each attached agency. Newly appointed MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso attentively listened to each agency representative in order to determine what are the pressing issues and concern of BARMM LTO, LTFRB, CAB, CAAP and MARINA. This is the first management committee meeting that will help propel the whole of MOTC in achieving its goal to cleanse the whole system and be productive way forward. ” I have no tolarance on corruption. Everyone will be checked for accountability. I will use every power vested in me as an appointed Minister to curb all irreguralities in this office. Every malpractice has to stop under my watch.” Minister Hermoso emphasized. Hermoso pointed out the direction of each agency towards a productive performance by outlining an strategic plan. Each of the five…

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Successful meeting with counterpart CAAP National headed by Deputy Director General

Successful meeting with counterpart CAAP National headed by Deputy Director General

Successful meeting with counterpart CAAP National headed by Deputy Director General for Operations Captain Don Mendoza and Chief Legal and Enforcement Service Atty Joseph Ray P. Gumabon from MOTC BARMM OIC Minister Atty V Roslaine L. Macao-Maniri,CSEE, Director III Abdelnazer Mohammad U. Isa, CEOVI and CAAP BARMM OIC Head Carmencita O. Salik, RCrim., MPA and meeting with AVSEC Sir Apocalypses Castro @ CATC MANILA July 12, 2019|Friday

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Last July 4 and 5, the ministry has held an activity called “Problem Analysis”

Last July 4 and 5, the ministry has held an activity called “Problem Analysis”

Last July 4 and 5, the ministry has held an activity called “Problem Analysis” of the Ministry and its Sectoral Offices. This is in preparation for the impending BARMM 2020 Budget Call and Preparation. This was conducted to generate the real and specific issues and concerns of the minisrty for it to be prioritized for the 2020 BARMM Budget. This activity was attended by the Sectoral Heads, Division Heads of the Ministry, Director III Mohammad Isa and facilitated by the Officer – in – Charge herself, Atty. Maniri. It is in this program also that the OIC highlighted the 12 Point Agenda of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional Government and we were asked to ensure that all programs and activities are aligned to the said BARMM Priorities.

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On June 18-20, 2019, Official coordination with the LTO Office of Region IX of MOTC-BARMM

On June 18-20, 2019, Official coordination with the LTO Office of Region IX of MOTC-BARMM

On June 18-20, 2019, Official coordination with the LTO Office of Region IX of MOTC-BARMM officials headed by OIC-Minister Atty. V Roslaine Lidasan Macao-Maniri,CSEE. The meeting was conducted on the operation of LTO IX to Tawi- Tawi. Monitoring and inspection of personnel and offices were also done on the offices of Sectoral Offices in the island provinces such as LTO Office Region IX at Bongao, TAwi-Tawi, and Coast Guard Station Central of Poblacion, Bonggao, Tawi- Tawi Province. OIC Minister Maniri and Sectoral Heads of LTFRB, MARINA, LTO and CAAP BARMM visited and met with Maritime Police, PNP-BARMM Provincial Office, and RPMA-BARMM Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. This was conducted to further strengthen ministry’s collaboration and coordination with law enforcement agencies.

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Ocular Inspection of Transport Services at WAO Integrated Transport Terminal

Ocular Inspection of Transport Services at WAO Integrated Transport Terminal

Ocular Inspection of Transport Services at WAO Integrated Transport Terminal in WAO, Lanao del Sur last June 13, 2019, Thursday with MOTC-BARMM OIC MINISTER ATTY. V ROSLAINE LIDASAN MACAO-MANIRI,CSEE joining her is the LTO-BARMM OIC Head YUSOFF AWAH, LTFRB-BARMM OIC Head KAIZER NASILIN, Director III ABDELNAZER MUHAMMAD ISA,CESO VI and HAMILUDIN U. MAYO LTO-BARMM WAO, Lanao del Sur.

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RAMADAN NIGHTLY ACTIVITIES last May 15, 2019

RAMADAN NIGHTLY ACTIVITIES last May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications – BARMM joins the 2019 RAMADAN NIGHTLY ACTIVITIES last May 15, 2019 Wednesday at Ramadan Trade Fair, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City. Topic: Benifits of praying Tarawee and Tahajud

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Signing a Memorandum

Signing a Memorandum

08 May 2019, Wednesday, Cotabato City – of Agreement between Office of the Regional Treasury – BARMM and Ministry of Transportation and Communications – BARMM at Office of the Minister, MOTC-BARMM

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(BARMM) formally opened its 1st annual Ramadan Trade Fair

(BARMM) formally opened its 1st annual Ramadan Trade Fair

3 May 2019, Monday Cotabato City – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) formally opened its 1st annual Ramadan Trade Fair last May 8 the 3rd day of Ramadhan in the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. “The Ramadan trade fair this year is more family-friendly as it has a bigger dining area for friends and family and also a common space for visitors,” said Rosslaini Alonto Sinarimbo, officer-in-charge, Ministry of Trade and Industry – BARMM. The trade fair, held in coordination with the region’s Ministry of Tourism (MOT), featuring various food and non-food products available across the region. The trade fair will still feature nightly programs that will include discussions covering a wide range of Islamic topics sponsored by different BARMM line agencies.

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