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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