Hataman says no turnover of properties, records when he assumed ARMM OIC PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:46

Former Anak Mindanao Partylist Representative Mujiv Hataman has revealed the challenge he faced when he took over the regional government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as officer-in-charge-Governor was without the benefit of proper turnover of inventory of properties and records.

“No proper turnover of records and properties to us, so we are having a hard time fixing the bureaucracy now...I reached the regional governor’s office without spoons and glasses...it is really not the normal things,” Hataman told local reporters in an interview at a local hotel, this city.

Hataman, who assumed the ARMM’s top post last December 22, 2011, said he also found out that many vehicles including equipment of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have not been returned and that some of the vehicles such as the mobile clinic worth P12 million have been broken down.

With this problem, Hataman said he formed his own team to conduct an inventory of all financial records, lists of teachers, employees and schools and inventory of properties of respective regional offices and to effect the turnover of the same to the new ARMM regional governor before its 100 days in office.

“Basically, there is really a big problem in the system and bureaucracy in ARMM,” he said.

As part of the capacity building, Hataman tapped the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) to assist ARMM regional government’s development efforts and shaping its new policies, crafting innovative development programs, and modernizing the management of autonomous government agencies.

“My objective here is in line with my reform roadmap and President Benigno Aquino III administration’s efforts to promote transparency and accountable regional governance,” said Hataman. — HG