About the Minister
Dickson P. Hermoso
Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim made history by appointing Dickson P. Hermoso as the first Christian Minister in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on July 15, 2020.
Minister Hermoso felt honored to be part of the MILF led Bangsamoro regional government as Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication-BARMM. Before his appointment, the first Christian Minister served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for three-decade until 2016.
He was once a spokesperson of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division. In January 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP) along with Sec. Galvez now Covid19 vaccine czar.
His role significantly impacted the attainment of just and lasting peace in Mindanao. Particularly He was part of the peace negotiations and implementation of the ceasefire agreement and other peacebuilding initiatives.
Minister'S 10-Point Agenda for 2022
It encompasses the strategies to be implemented to achieve the MOTC and its seven attached sectoral agencies, CABB, BAA, BLTFRB, BLTO, BMARINA, BPMA, and BTC, desired outcomes for 2022 and to continue the initiatives and gains of the previous year.
The Minister's 10-Point Agenda is anchored to Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim’s 12-Point Priority Agenda, published by the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority for the Bangsamoro Region.