Ebrahim reappointed BARMM chief minister

During the inaugural session, members of the Parliament voted on the speaker, seven deputy speakers, majority leader, secretary-general, and sergeant-at-arms.

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority has reappointed BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim for the position after the election of its new set of officers of the Parliament who will serve until a new set of officers will be elected in 2025.

According to BTA Information Officer Sheila de la Cruz said that BARMM ceremonial head Wali Sheikh Khalifa Nando officially opened the inaugural session with Ebrahim as the presiding officer.

During the inaugural session, members of the Parliament voted on the speaker, seven deputy speakers, majority leader, secretary-general, and sergeant-at-arms.

De la Cruz added that Atty. Pangalian Balindong was reelected unanimously as Speaker of the Parliament.

“We cannot fail because our people have suffered enough. It is only through our unity that we can repay the blood that our brothers and sisters had spilt in order to achieve their dream towards peace, progress and the right to self-determination,” Balindong said.

The other new parliament officers of the BTA are Deputy speakers Atty. Lanang Ali Jr.; Hatimil Hassan; Atty. Nabil Tan; Atty. Omar Yasser Sema; Atty. Paisalin Tago; Benjamin Loong and Abdulkarim Misuari.

The BTA also elected Atty. Sha Elijah Dumama-Alba as majority leader; Prof. Raby Angkal, Secretary-General; and Abdulgani Caludtiag, Sergeant-at-Arms.

According to De la Cruz, the term of the Parliament Officers will begin upon their election and will end after their successors have been elected.

During the transition period, the BTA is mandated to enact priority legislation, including the Bangsamoro Administrative Code, Bangsamoro Revenue Code, Bangsamoro Electoral Code, Bangsamoro Local Governance Code, and Bangsamoro Education Code, as well as the Bangsamoro Civil Service Code.

Three of the seven priority codes, administrative, civil service, and education, have already been approved.

The first parliament that served from 2019 to 2022 enacted 31 bills and adopted 263 resolutions.


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