ARMM creates model communities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 00:00

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)government has set aside P500 million to come up with model barangays from the region’s five provinces in preparation for the upcoming establishment of Bangsamoro government.

Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, in a statement, said the model barangays would showcase how a community under the new Bangsamoro government will be after the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Each province will have 10 model barangays or one model community from each town.

Each model community will showcase what a local government should be with all the line agencies of the government present and functioning well.

“This forms part of the ARMM preparation for the coming Bangsamoro government which is slated sometime in 2016,” Hataman said.

The government basic services like health, education, livelihood, peace and security, among others will be physically present in the model barangays.

The government and the MILF are closer to signing a peace deal that will give Moro people in Muslim Mindanao the opportunity to government themselves through the Bangsamoro government.

Ahead of the signing of the peace accord, the Aquino government has started bringing the government closer to the people of ARMM which will form major part of the Bangsamoro government.

Aquino’s administration brought genuine government services to ARMM communities where basic services such as health and education were absent due to decades of armed conflict.

Once an agreement is signed between the Aquino government and the MILF, full swing government services will engulf the country’s poorest region.