By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
MALABANG, Lanao del Sur — Responding to the call for transparent and accountable governance by the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Ministry of Interior and Local Government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm), a Civil Society Organization for Proactive and Empowered Bangsamoro was launched here at the Amir Balindong Gym over the weekend.
Chairman Abdulnasser Toroganan Garo of the said organization told reporters that the organization aims to be an active partner in the implementation of Barmm programs especially those on good governance and poverty alleviation.
He said that his organization has existed since 2014 with around 3,000 members here and nearby municipalities but was inactive due to the indifference of former administrations.
Today, they were enlivened by the Kilusang Pagbabago that encourages people participation in government, he added.
“Moreover, the leadership of the newly created Barmm has expressed its encouragement for active people participation,” he gladly said.
According to him, Minister Naguib Sinarimbo of the Ministry of Interior and Local Government responded to their invitation to be their Guest Speaker but because of an “equally important commitment earlier arranged,” the latter sent MILGDO Mariam J. Madid of this municipality, as his representative.
In her message, Madid congratulated the organization and expressed her appreciation for its intention to help attain transparent and accountable governance in the region.