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 Marcos recognizes BARMM inter-governmental mechanisms

DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. recognized the mechanisms established under the National - Bangsamoro Government Intergovernment Relations Body (IGRB) to strengthen public institutions, notwithstanding politics.

During the 1st Local Legislative General Assembly of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) held in Davao City on November 14, President Marcos commended the creation of the seven mechanisms, saying that these will stop public offices’ dependency on one group or certain individuals.

“We are dependent on the institutions that will continue to work no matter what happens in the political sphere,” the president added.

The IGRB mechanisms the President is referring to include the Philippine Congress-Bangsamoro Parliament Forum (PCBPF), Intergovernmental Fiscal Policy Board (IFPB), Joint Body for the Zones of Joint Cooperation (JBZJC), Intergovernmental Infrastructure Development Board (IFPB), Intergovernmental Energy Board (IEB), Bangsamoro Sustainable Development Board (BSDB), and the Council of Leaders.

The mechanisms are now in full swing and were highlighted during the 16th 

Photo from PNA

IGRB Meeting on November 9, a post on the website of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) stated.

“The National and the Bangsamoro governments will now have greater cooperation because of these offices that have now been established. We will have greater cooperation, greater coordination, and we will converge towards the realization of our shared endeavors,” President Marcos Jr. said.

He also stressed that the same process done in the Bangsamoro government is being endorsed, promoted, and encouraged in the national government, saying, “There lies the way to a safe, progressive, and resilient future.”

President Marcos also highlighted the significant cooperations he forged with different world leaders.

He reported that he signed and exchanged diplomatic notes with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on the non-project grant aid for the acquisition of $6.8 million worth of construction equipment for road network improvement and disaster quick response operations in BARMM.

He also emphasized that during his trips, leaders in Islamic countries pledged support for BARMM. (MLU/PIA Davao)

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