CM Murad Ebrahim attends Barangay Assembly

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim attended the Joint Barangay Assembly of Barangays Gambar and Pagalungan of the Municipality of Kabuntalan on 23 March 2019.

 The law mandates the conduct of Barangay Assembly every March and October annually as written under the provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991, Section 397.

With the aim of ensuring the widest participation by the residents of the barangays, Presidential Proclamation 599 series of 2018 and DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-32 signed February 27, 2018 declare Saturdays and Sundays of March and October of every year as Barangay Assembly days.

The Joint Barangay Assembly of Gambar and Pagalungan highlighted the barangays' respective accomplishments and financial reports of the semester, plans, programs and projects included.

CM Ebrahim was joined by Local Government Minister Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo; Health Minister Dr. Zafrullah M. Dipatuan; and Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua.

In his Keynote Address, the Chief Minister stressed that he is pushing for “a moral governance." The people are clamoring to change a system marked by corruption, discontent and failed governance. He also highlighted in his speech the use of money by politicians to woo votes and other wrongdoings, which the people must avoid if they want to prove that change can start with them.

Local Government Minister Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo urged everyone to work for betterment of the people. He added that this government will work for the interest of the people by observing transparency and consultative process. He also sought everyone to help him end the malady of corruption.

The Assembly ended on a high note capped with a medical mission and tree-planting activity participated by CM Ebrahim, Local Government Minister Sinarimbo and the rest.