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Ang Unang Daan Tungo sa Masagana’t Mapayapang ARMM (The First 100 Days Report)

Highlights of the First 100 Days Report

“Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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I.

Introduction

The passage of Republic Act 10153, synchronizing the ARMM and national elections in May 2013 and authorizing His Excellency President Benigno C. Aquino III to appoint Officers-in-Charge (OIC) in the ARMM transition government has ushered in a new hope for the adoption and implementation of comprehensive policy measures and major development interventions that will improve governance and accelerate peace and development efforts in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The appointment of Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman as OIC – Regional Governor of ARMM carries with it the policy commitment of the President to institute comprehensive governance reforms in the autonomous region. It may be recalled that, in the 2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA), the President pointed out the major issues in the autonomous region such as: political patronage, huge cash advances, ghost teachers, ghost infrastructures, continuing poverty, and electoral fraud. Armed with the trust and confidence of the President and enjoying support from government and non-government institutions and organizations, OICGovernor Hataman is in a better position to address these issues and carry out genuine reforms and good governance in ARMM guided by the President’s “Matuwid na Daan” advocacy. Consistently, OIC-Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman enunciated his key reform agenda focused on three pillars: 1) peace and security, 2) good governance, and 3) socio-economic development with “open governance” as the overarching strategy. This report dubbed as “Unang 100 Araw ng Bagong Pamunuan ng ARMM” presents the accomplishments of OIC-Regional Governor Mujiv S. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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Hataman in his First 100 days in Office from December 22, 2011 to April 2, 2012. It consists of accomplishments in the formulation and implementation of regional policies and in the coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects and activities in the region. II.

Highlights of Accomplishments

2.1Governance Regional Governance The OIC-Regional Governor initiated the desired reform in structure, systems and processes of the ARMM bureaucracy with the theme “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”. It started with instituting good housekeeping and re-engineering the bureaucracy from the Office of the Regional Governor to the line departments and offices. The message of reform was also communicated clearly to the local government units where their full support and cooperation are being enlisted to realize these reforms. The good housekeeping strategy through cleansing and going back to basics on internal administration of offices has been instituted in the ARMM bureaucracy. This housekeeping measures include recall of detailed staff; appointment of credible and competent ARMM officials; inventory of ARMM personnel; use of ATM in salaries of employees and teachers, use of biometric machine for daily time record; observance of regular flag ceremony and retreat; open hot line of the Regional Governor; conduct of regular Cabinet Meetings; “no cash advance policy”; and remittances to the PHIC, HDMF and GSIS. The DepEd GSIS “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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remittance issue has been prioritized by the new administration and it is expected that a MOA will be signed between the Regional Governor and the GSIS to normalize ARMM transactions with the GSIS especially for the teachers. With the inventory of ARMM personnel including teachers and with the strict observance of COA rules and regulations, the Autonomous Regional Government was able to save P203.16 million pesos from the “ghost busting” initiative, of which P162.3 million pesos from DepEd and P40.86 million from DPWH. Of the DepEd total amount, P77.0 million pesos is from December 2011 differential, P84.0 million pesos from Personal Salary (PS) and P1.3 million pesos from returned checks. Another 232 ghost employees from RPMA has been discovered. Part of the administrative reform is strengthening the financial management to ensure that accounting rules and regulations are observed properly and that transactions are valid and legitimate. With this measure, the Autonomous Regional Government was able to freeze a total of P77.5 M DepEd transaction intended for schools maintenance and other operating expenses which was supposed to be released to the school divisions long before the new administration assumed office. Considering that line departments and offices are the arm of the Autonomous Regional Government in the implementation of programs and projects, the line departments and offices are now given a broader responsibility of performing their respective mandates and functions. The previous practice of centralized procurement, appointment of employees and teachers are now decentralized to the respective departments and offices. The Special Purpose Fund (SPF) also of the Office of the Regional Governor has been utilized for services and is being used to augment the resources of line departments and offices which are at the forefront of service delivery. It has been spent within the monthly The OIC-Regional Governor in action during the Planners’ Planning held on March 12-13, 2012 in Cotabato City allocation. To effectively deliver programs and projects, the Autonomous Regional Government has adopted the strategy of clustering the agencies based on the three “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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pillars of reform. Further, the local government units during the planners’ planning decided to cluster themselves and came-out with 17 LGU clusters. ARMM Executive Order No. 9 series of 2012 was issued creating a Satellite Office in Zamboanga City to strengthen service delivery in the island provinces of Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Basilan. The Office will be served by selected officials and personnel working closely with designated Assistant Secretaries from line departments. The Office on Special Concerns (OSC) has been created also through Executive Order No. 12 to closely monitor the regional government policies and to ensure that government resources are strictly utilized in accordance with their specific purposes and objectives. It has three (3) units such as the Regional Government Action Center (RGAC), the Coordination and Linkage Center (CLC), and the Regional Project Support Coordination Unit (RPSCU). The RGAC has been transferred from the Office of the Attorney-General to the OSC to strengthen its functions and to attend various concerns. The Regional Project Support Coordination Unit has completed site inspections of more than 300 school buildings with the strong participation of various CSOs in the region. The long-time organizational problem of the Department was finally resolved with the strong leadership and intervention of the Regional Governor and Executive Secretary. Given the resolution of problem, the department and its attached agencies have already discharged its powers and functions accordingly.

PSF, Smart brings award-wining learning program to ARMM. Signing the MOU are (L-R) Oversight Reform Team DepEd Member Atty. Maisara Latiph, Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto, ARMM OIC Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman, PLDT-Smart Foundation President Esther Santos and Smart Community Partnership Senior Manager Darwin Flores. (Photo courtesy of SMART)

Various Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) and Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) have been signed with government agencies, nongovernment organizations, academes and business sector. The support and commitment of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) partners have also been ensured. At least seven (7) Regional Summits were undertaken in the area of environment, economic, education & health, agriculture & fisheries, youth, Social Contract with Partners and electoral reform. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) participation in the facets of governance in the region from planning to monitoring and evaluation has been started. The Office of the Regional Vice-Governor (ORVG) has undertaken various activities involving the implementation of programs and projects of PAMANA for the local government units, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and other sectors with the support of CSOs. It is expected that the reform measures of the Office of the Regional Governor will slowly regain the credibility of the Autonomous Regional Government as an institution not only to the local, regional, national, and international partners but also to the people of the autonomous region.

Ground breaking of PAMANA Water Project of OPAPP by Hon. Hadja Bainon G. Karon with Governor Jum Akbar and some officials of MNLF in Basilan.

Interior and Local Government For the period under review, the DILG-ARMM has vigorously implemented its regular programs and projects such as: monitoring of the implementation of the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS); Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH); LGUs Compliance of Full Disclosure Policy (FDP); Local Government Support Fund (LGSF); Performance Challenge Fund (PCF); Barangay Affairs; Tie-up Activities including Gender and Development (GAD); Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) Induction Training; Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRC); and Governance Cluster Activities. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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A total of 19 LGUs have completed LGPMS data entry and 28 LGUs are still on-going data entry while the rest have none yet. The Seal of Good Housekeeping will be pilot tested in implementation in 10 LGUs in the region and Data Capture Form was disseminated to these LGUs for filling-up. To date, the overall regional rate of compliance on the Full Disclosure Policy is 75 percent with 100 percent for Tawi-Tawi and Maguindanao with 83 percent compliance. On Local Government Support Fund, a total of 25 LGUs have been indorsed by the Department to the DBM of which 23 LGUs are from Maguindanao. On Performance Challenge Fund, seven (7) LGUs have been awarded with P1.0 million pesos subsidy and their respective projects are now in progress. On Barangay Affairs, the Department have endorsed to CSC five (5) applications for barangay eligibility, processed death benefit claims for the 20 deceased barangays officials. On legal affairs of the Department, a total of seven (7) cases have been acted upon involving legal issues of LGUs.

A pose of Hon. Mayor Abdulkarim Langkuno, Hon. Vice Mayor, SB Members and PCF-DILG Team at Barangay Kakal.

Aside from the regular DILG programs and projects, the department has also jumpstarted and roll-out the implementation of the Water and Sanitation Project under the Stimulus Fund; the Barangay Development Planning/ Community Investment Programming (BDP/CIP) funded by ARMM Social Fund Project; and the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) DILG Fund Program. The DILG Water Project funded under Stimulus Fund covers a total of 73 municipalities while the BDP/CIP preparation covers 81 barangays in 38 municipalities. The LGUs covered by the water project have been oriented on the project while the BDP/CIPs are now in the process of printing and packaging. Revenue Generation and Management The Autonomous Regional Government through the Office of the

ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman personally handing over internal revenue share in checks to an LGU official in Lamitan, Basilan on February 12, 2012 together with ORT staff.

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Regional Treasury (ORT) has collected a total of P177.68 million pesos from December 2011 to February 2012. The collection consists of regional taxes, fees and charges, share from national internal revenue (NIR) and other revenues. Of this amount, P71.23 million pesos has been transferred/ released to ARMM line agencies and P51.86 M to local government units.

Housing and Land Use Regulation The HLURB-ARMM issued locational clearance for house renovation at Bongao, Tawi-Tawi and Certificate of Registration and License to Sell to HuyongHuyong Subdivision project (Lot only) in D.O.S., Maguindanao. There is also an on-going processing of two (2) major subdivision projects: the ARMM Housing Project and the OFW Village Subdivision Project all located in D.O.S., Maguindanao. The HLURB-ARMM has also coordinated with central office for the cluster approach on land use planning and for the possible provision of technical assistance to all LGUs in the formulation of CLUPs. Proposed site of the ARMM Housing Project at DOS, Mag. The Regional Housing and Rural Development Authority (RHRDA) has convened many times and redesigned the implementation scheme of the ARMM Housing Project. Initially, the road network of the project area has been cleared. Regional Planning Aside from the preparation for the Regional Economic and Development Planning Board (REDPB) convening and the regular coordination and monitoring and evaluation activities of the RPDO-ARMM, the Office facilitated the conduct of two major planning workshops for the formulation of the ARMM Strategic Action Plan for Governance and Reform (ASAP-GR), 2012-2013. To date, results of these activities have been packaged and now being analyzed for the conduct of the succeeding activities with national government agencies and donor community. The Office also worked closely with DTI-ARMM and RBOI in the conduct of the 1st ARMM Economic Summit. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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Regional Statistics The National Statistics Office, aside from the regular operation of the Civil Registry System (CRS) Serbilis Center which manages civil registry documents, has also undertaken various activities including the celebration of the Civil Registration Month on February 2012, the conduct of “visitorial power” to Local Civil Registry Offices and Sharia’h Offices; the conduct of Philippine Civil Registration Information System (PHILCRIS) training; and issued Omnibus Certification regarding birth registration to 6,899 beneficiaries of Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Development Academy Aside from provision of technical assistance to the Office of the Regional Governor, the ARMM Development Academy (ADA) has facilitated the conduct of two (2) major activities such as ARMM Election Democratization Summit and the Forum on Social Contracting for ARMM Reform and Governance. Public Information For the period under review, the Bureau of Public Information has instituted organizational strengthening and has launched the new format of its radio program “Tapatan sa ARMM”. It has documented extensively the major activities of the line agencies and offices and has provided regular update of activities in the ARMM official website. 2.2Peace and Security The Peace and Security Reform programs and projects which cover strengthening of peace and security bodies, inventory of loose firearms and strengthening of human rights programs have all been started. As of the review period, the Office of the Regional Governor has participated in two out-of-country activities relative to peace efforts in Mindanao vis-à-vis ARMM. The Regional Governor through the OIC-Regional ViceGovernor Hadja Bainon G. Karon attended the 2nd Ad Hoc High Level Group (AHHL) Tripartite Meeting of OIC-GPH-MNLF or Organization of Islamic Cooperation-Government of the Philippines-Moro National Liberation Front in Bandung, Indonesia on March 1-2, 2012. Also, the Regional Governor through the Executive Secretary Atty. Anwar A. Malang joined the regional forum dubbed “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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“Consolidation for Peace for Mindanao” (COP5) held in Penang, Malaysia on January 17-19, 2012. On strengthening conflict resolution and disaster preparedness, the Regional Reconciliation and Unification Commission (RRUC) has been organized and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRMMC) has been reconstituted. Early this year, the region was confronted by manmade disaster which the Office of the Regional Governor through the Executive Secretary and RRUC successfully resolved. The conflict of families in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao would have escalated to bigger conflict if not resolved immediately. Immediate relief assistance was also extended by ORG and DSWD-ARMM to the affected families in the said municipality. On loose firearms, the Regional Governor also pushed for the inventory of loose firearms in the region. Pronouncements on this aspect have been made in various occasions and activities in and outside the region. On human rights, the Autonomous Regional Government has worked closely with Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Manila for the institutional arrangements on the establishment of CHR Office in ARMM. A two-day Conference on Human Rights in the ARMM was held in Cotabato City. On strengthening peace structures, preliminary arrangements were done in preparation for the re-organization of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in the ARMM which would be one of the organizations that will be reinforced.

PAMANA-ARMM Shelter Project in Maguindanao

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On strategic programs, as part of the peace initiatives in the region, the 2,340 PAMANA shelter project funded by OPAPP is now on-going implementation under the direct supervision of the Office of the Regional Governor. Also, the Early Recovery and Reconstruction in Central Mindanao (ERRCM) Project in ARMM is also on-going implementation. On police affairs, the Police Regional Office (PRO-ARMM) seized 11 high powered firearms and arrested 17 suspects of which 10 cases were filed in court. PRO-ARMM also established eight (8) Tourist Assistance Desks manned by 38 tourist personnel to serve local and foreign visitors in the region. Also, there were 1,477 PNP personnel deployed in barangays region-wide. PRO-ARMM has also nine (9) on-going infrastructure projects based on its CY 2012 programs and projects. On environmental protection and as part of its compliance to the “Pulis Makakalikasan: Sampung Milyon Puno Pamana sa Kinabukasan”, PRO-ARMM was able to plant 9,055 trees region-wide. A total of 3,400 board feet of sawn lumbers with market value of P57,200.00 were seized in the province of TawiTawi. On the other hand, the Sulu PPO recovered one (1) abandoned Fishing vessel (Palakaya) at Brgy. Tabialan, Banguingui, Sulu on January 28, 2012 reportedly being used in illegal fishing activity. Also in Sulu province, a total of 8,500 sacks of smuggled Vietnam rice and assorted goods worth P6.2 million pesos were intercepted by joint elements of Task Force Sulu and Naval Forces aboard M/L Janna at Candea point, Sulu. PRO-ARMM has rescued 51 persons in the province of Tawi-Tawi as an offshoot of campaign against human trafficking. On military civic activities, the 6th Kampilan Division in cooperation with the ARMM Regional Government has completed the construction of three (3) school buildings while six (6) are on-going construction in support to the peace“Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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related initiatives in the conflict-affected barangays. On disaster preparedness and management, OIC-Regional Governor Hataman enlisted Office on Civil Defense (OCD) for the immediate organization of the ARMM Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Council & Operation Center (OPCEN); operationalize the Regional DRRM Office; and prepare DRRM plans and programs. In Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, DRRM is in full swing. Both provinces have already organized its Provincial DRRM Councils; conducted orientation on the new law and initiated the organization and orientation of their respective municipal DRRM Councils & DRRM offices. BASULTA (Basilan-Sulu-TawiTawi) provinces follow the same program of action. However, OCD-BASULTA is yet to organize and establish the local DRRM Councils and Offices. 2.3Socio-Economic Development The Socio-Economic reform is composed of three components such as: social services, economic development, and the infrastructure and logistics development. 2.3.1 Social Services Education The new regional leadership has introduced new policies, programs and projects geared towards effective delivery of social services that are responsive to the needs of the ARMM constituents. In the field of education, financial and management reforms were introduced to correct flaws and address underlying issues that confronts the DepEd-ARMM. These include inventory of personnel; validation of the database of schools, students, pupils and teachers; reactivation of local school boards; inventory of physical facilities; and organizational strengthening through proper placement and assignment of personnel.

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A systematic flow of personnel transactions is also being observed to fast track action and approval on appointments and official communications; facilitate the processing of personnel benefits and unpaid teachers’ salaries; and minimize delay in the salaries of teachers through the automation of salaries of the employees of the department. An on-going negotiation with Participants in the 1 ARMM Education and Health Summit take the opportunity for a souvenir photo after the workshop session on March 28, 2012 at ALNOR Convention Center, Cotabato City. GSIS is being undertaken to come up with better alternatives and agreement that will address issues on the unpaid premiums of the teachers and on-time remittance of personnel contributions to the GSIS. st

Existing policies on recruitment, selection and promotion were revisited to devise new policies that would address issues on this matter. On school building program, a total of 698 classrooms will be constructed in ARMM, of which 62 classrooms have been completed and 143 classrooms are still to be constructed. Also, a total of 5,000 tables and chairs have been distributed in the school divisions. A newly constructed TwoStorey Office Extension of DepEdARMM and BEAM Office has been inaugurated on March 28, 2012. Initial activities for the setting-up of the BEAM-ARMM Project Management Unit (PMU) are already undertaken. Curriculum and corresponding learning aids from Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) are already in place. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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On Higher Education, CHED-ARMM Regional Office has religiously continued its scholarship grants and financial assistance program. The CHEDARMM also conducted the 2012 Regional Sports, Academic and Cultural Festival in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on February 27 to March 5, 2012 aimed to develop the total being of the youth especially in sportsmanship and athletics, and served as the regional elimination to the 2012 PRISAA National Games in Cebu City in April 2012. Health Services In order to improve the delivery of health services, deployment of personnel especially in far flung areas were undertaken. To date, seven (7) doctors were assigned in doctor-less areas, 138 nurses and 300 midwives were assigned in the different barangays of the region. The medical mission (Kasama mo si Secretary Project) was conducted in the island provinces. Likewise, provision of assorted Basic Emergency Obstetric Care (BemONC) equipment to hospitals and RHUs in the region was done. Ground breaking for the construction of hospital and Rural Health Units (RHUs) in Marawi City and Basilan provinces was conducted last February 2012 and awarding of Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition (MHCHN) funds to the provinces and city of the ARMM was done last January 24-25, 2012. Social Welfare Services To enable the vulnerable sectors to improve or transcend from their present condition, the DSWD-ARMM has Health Facility Enhancement Program (Hfep). implemented various social welfare development programs and projects. These include the implementation of the five (5) regular programs of the department such as Family and Community Welfare Program; Child and Youth Program; Women Welfare Program; Disabled/Elderly Welfare Program; and Emergency Welfare Program. As of the review period, these programs catered to 63,477 disadvantaged families; 48,161 children aged 3-5 “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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years old; 3,356 women; 1,581 in and out-of-school youth and 3,725 senior citizens. Also, a total of 5,869 families or 26,075 individuals who are victims and affected by flashflood, strafing incident and armed conflict were served in close coordination with the Office of the Regional Governor, provincial and municipal LGUs and NGOs. Continuing conduct of Family Development Sessions and updating on compliance system as required for the 2012 Cash Grants are being carried out under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). As part of the national government’s commitment and in support to the Reform Agenda of the ARMM, a stimulus fund has been provided for the implementation of Emergency Shelter Assistance. As of date, four (4) municipalities in Maguindanao has received an aggregate amount of P7.99 million pesos intended for the Emergency Shelter Assistance to victims of calamities whose houses were partially damaged. Project Mapping and Targeting of barangays for the implementation of the PAMANA Project in the region is ongoing. On Social Pension on Indigent Senior Citizens, 75 qualified indigent senior citizens from Wao, Lanao del Sur received their 2011 last quarter cash grants amounting to P1,500.00. Total cash grants disbursed amounted to P112,500.00. A total of 3,101 beneficiaries under 4Ps set 1 and 2 are being catered by the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K). As of date, P2.40 million pesos were released to the DSWD Lanao Sur A. Subsequently the said amount was released by the said branch to the SEA-K “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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beneficiaries during the launching of the sustainable livelihood program in Lanao Sur A last March 2012. On Special Projects, the DSWD-ARMM is currently implementing the World Food Programme; the Free Registration project; the Family Tracing and Reunification Project; and the ARMM Social Fund Project, with the following accomplishments: a) Continuing Relief Operations Project is being implemented in partnership with United Nation-World Food Programme (UN-WFP). A total of 225 barangays in 30 municipalities of Maguindanao are covered by the program. Of which, 12 municipalities have either started or about to complete their project activities for the Food for Work. Also a total of 393.50 metric tons or 7,870 bags of rice have been distributed to the four (4) municipalities whose projects are 50 to 100 percent completion based on the progress monitoring conducted and 284.6 metric tons is due for distribution in another four (4) municipalities in Maguindanao. b) A total of 3,240 individuals availed of Free Birth Registration funded by UNHCR in coordination with LGUs, NSO, OSCC, DepEd, PAOMaguindanao, DOH and DSWD. c) On Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) Project funded by UNICEF, 81 vulnerable, unaccompanied, separated and trafficked children have been identified in the four (4) municipalities of Basilan and recommended for emergency cash assistance by the FTR workers. d) Targeted barangays for the ARMM Social Fund Project-Community Development Assistance (ASFP-CDA) Project have already formulated their Barangay Development Plan cum Community Investment Program (BDP-CIP) and have undergone training on Learning Livelihood and Food Sufficiency (LLFS), Gender and Development, Values Formation, and Peace and Development. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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Labor and Employment The DOLE-ARMM assisted a total of 245 jobseekers through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Those who placed include the unemployed and displaced workers. It registered and assisted 730 job applicants by providing career and guidance counseling and 227 were referred to private companies/ establishments. On the DOLE Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), students are given the opportunity to earn 2012 SPES applicants from Maguindanao attended an orientation their school tuition fees and other expenses. The program also acquaints students in real life situations, and on how to interact with other people and enhance their values. As of date, the department has oriented all Provincial Field Officers and staff on the guidelines and implementation scheme of the SPES. It has also distributed application and other administrative forms.

The DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits Program will support livelihood projects on job loss prevention and assistance to displaced workers especially those hardlyhit by the onslaught of typhoons. As of the period, the department has identified 33 family-beneficiaries for the Starter Kit Kabuhayan Project for Sulu. On overseas employment, the POEA-ARMM has counseled 106 walk-in clients, monitored/ assisted four (4) walk-in clients. The agency has also processed 735 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Balik Manggagawa-Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) and 539 Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) premiums. A total of 205 Job Seekers/Clients were endorsed to Saudi Recruitment Office (SRO). “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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Skills Development To provide the constituents better chances for employment, 81 skills trainings have been conducted with 2,250 enrollees/graduates. Under the Competency Assessment and Certification System, 754 graduates were assessed and 447 were certified. Also, 345 poor and deserving students availed of Private Education Student Fund Assistance (PESFA) Program and Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) being implemented by the TESDA-ARMM. Indigenous Peoples Through the OSCC-ARMM, the proposed area for the construction of a Center for Living Tradition in Timanan, South Upi, Maguindanao has been initially approved in principle by the Local Government of South Upi. It has put in place the Provincial Tribal Council in the province of Maguindanao as well as its municipal and barangay counterparts. Also, the Office has conducted Community Outreach / Medical Mission to Indigenous Peoples of Barangay Sedem, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Regional Bangsamoro Women The Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW)-ARMM officially reassumed official business effective February 13, 2012, upon the appointment of the incumbent Chairperson. The most immediate concern then was the fast approaching Women’ s Month Celebration, which ate up the entire attention and focus of the Commission. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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This year’s celebration of the Women’s Month carried the theme “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s responsibility”, in recognition of the role of women as powerful agents of change in relation to disaster risk reduction. The specific objectives of the celebration are: 1) Raise awareness on gender-responsive disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management and gender and climate change issues; 2) Generate commitment of Local Government Units (LGUs) for the preparation and implementation of their gender-responsive DRR and climate change adaptation plans; and 3) Encourage women’s participation in government programs geared towards disaster preparedness and building resilient communities using government’s budget. To meet the above objectives, the RCBW, in cooperation with other regional line agencies, scheduled activities, among others, namely: 1) Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction in relation to global warming and climate change, and 2) Forum on the Role of Women in peace building, good governance, and sustainable development. Bangsamoro Youth Affairs Leaders, Organizers and Guest Speakers taking the The Coordinating and Development Youth opportunity to take picture with the esteemed OIC Regional Office on Bangsamoro Youth Affairs Governor, Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman during the Summit. (CDO/BYA-ARMM) has established and maintained conduits with government organizations, local, and national to keep the youth abreast with the development, projects, programs and issues. It facilitated the conduct of an Orientation Program on the Local Scholarship Program of Australian Aid for International Development (AusAid). The Office also conducted the First Bangsamoro Youth Leaders’ Summit with the theme: “Transforming Potentials: Leading the Future” held on March 15- 16, 2012 at the RELC, ORG Compound, Cotabato City attended by youth leaders from the different provinces of the region.

Cultural Heritage The Bureau on Cultural Heritage (BCH) as member of the “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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organizing committee on the celebration of the Bangsamoro Week of Peace was in-charge of the cultural activities for the opening and culminating program. The Bangsamoro Week of Peace was declared by OIC Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman from March 12-18, 2012. An outreach program at Masjid Talusan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao was conducted by the BCH-ARMM. The activity included a “Call to Prayer” (Azan) contest and a “Musabaqah” (on-the-spot quiz contest) participated by 38 students. Sports Coordination The Regional Sports Coordinating Office (RSCO) has undertaken several activities including conduct of MOROLYMPICS and Women’s Day Parlor Games. 2.3.2 Economic Development Agriculture and Fisheries The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries aims to increase production in the region particularly on rice, corn, fisheries, livestock, high valued commercial crops and grains. Among the significant accomplishments of the department are distribution of the following: a) 16,910 packs of Starter Seeds and 500 bags of Certified Seeds “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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to farmers; b) 54,000 cassava cuttings and 5,000 gabi (taro); c) 37,000 pieces rubber seedlings; d) 7,000 pieces variety of Fruit Trees seedlings to Tawi- Tawi, Basilan and Sulu; e) 400,000 bagging materials; f) 4,000 rubber seedlings; and g) establishment of five (5) bud-wood garden/ nurseries region-wide. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) under the Department of Agriculture has a) facilitated the signing of MOA with State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for the implementation Aquasilviculture Program; b) 225,000 propagules were planted in collaboration with SUCs; c) five (5) Community-Based Multi-Specie Hatcheries have been launched; d) distributed 185 sets of Gill Nets to the provinces of Basilan, Tawi- Tawi, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur; e) 100 hook and line were also distributed to Tawi- Tawi and Basilan; f) eight (8) units of Payaw have been deployed to Basilan; g) 150 sets of seaweeds farm materials were distributed to Basilan leading to the development of 37.5 hectares of seaweeds farm benefiting 150 families; h) 12,000 kgs. of seaweeds seedlings have been extended to seaweeds farmers; i) dispersed 1.8 million pieces of fingerlings in Lake Lanao, Lanao del Sur and in Buluan and Mangudadatu, Maguindanao; and j) distributed environment-friendly fishing gears/ paraphernalia to include 250 units of gill nets. Agrarian Reform During the period under review, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has implemented various “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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measures for organizational strengthening. Aside from this, implementation of regular programs and projects has been vigorously pursued. One of the major programs of the Department of Agrarian Reform is Land Tenure Improvement (LTI) through Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD). Under this program, a total of 90 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) located at Labungan, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao were distributed with Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) involving 196.6224 hectares on March 13, 2012. A total of 782 Emancipation Patents (EP)/CLOAs with a total land area of 2,056.21 hectares were transmitted to the Office of the Regional Governor for signature such as a) Basilan - 13 CLOAs with 31.882 hectares; b) Lanao - 386 CLOAs with 1,143.1826 hectares; c) Maguindanao - 64 EPs and 33 CLOAs with a total area of 202.36 hectares; and d) Sulu - 286 CLOAs with an area of 678.78 hectares. Also, a total of 34 survey plans (SPs) with a total area of 1,591.91 hectares were forwarded to DENR-LMS for verification and approval of survey composed of a) Basilan - 8 survey plans with an area of 104.851 hectares; b) Lanao - 10 survey plans with a total area of 1,248.9641 hectares; and c) Maguindanao - 16 survey plans with an area of 238.0995 hectares. Agrarian Justice Delivery (AJD) is also one of the major programs of the DAR. AJD provides agrarian legal assistance to ARBs. A total of 19 cases were disposed or submitted for resolution by legal officers region-wide. As of February 2012, there are 215 pending cases region-wide. Under the ARCP 2 (Agrarian Reform Communities Project Phase II), a total of 15 sub-projects were already approved by the National Sub-Project Approval Committee (NSAC) for implementation and also four (4) sub-projects were approved by the Regional Sub-Project Approval Committee (RSAC).

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Trade and Industry The Department of Trade and Industry accomplished various activities for the first 100 days of the new administration. Among the major activities are the conduct of the 1st ARMM Economic Summit bearing the theme “Jumpstarting the ARMM Economy” which successfully mounted on March 27, 2012 seeks to craft a short, medium and longterm agenda that will set the ARMM on an irreversible path to economic dynamism, to keep pace with the rest of the dynamic Mindanao economy and the conduct of the Value Chain Analysis Workshop. Value Chain approach is one of the methodologies to assess a system or procedure to improve the quality of a product. The products pass through all activities of the chain in order to gain some value. The value chain promotion approach is a good development approach to come up with products or services for promotion that will address the overall goal of the society which is poverty alleviation. The Department also conducted activities relative to donor-assisted projects and general housekeeping. Investments The RBOI-ARMM was able to organize “Investors Meeting” hosted by the OIC-Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman attended by some executives from Del Monte Fresh Produce Philippines Inc. on February 21, 2012 regarding the proposed establishment of the Cavendish Banana Plantation in Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao with an investment cost of P2.6 billion

Dr. Macainag, SCARBIDC Manager showing some semi-processed rubber; giving some details to Chairman Hajan, Dr. Habito and the rest of the team.

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pesos. It is expected to generate 4,500 direct employment and additional revenue to the locality. The Agency has also evaluated the application of AGUMIL Philippines, Inc. based in Buluan, Maguidanao for importation of capital equipment with a total P68.96 million pesos as part of their expansion program. For the period under review, additional investment is made by the company as part of their expansion amounting to P132.34 million and has employed 138 workers. Notably, the company has been paying local taxes to the LGUs amounting to P12.0 million pesos. RBOI has able also to organize inbound mission/ economic meeting in Lamitan City attended by some businessmen and line agencies of government on March 5, 2012. The agency has drafted the ARMM Investment Priority (IPP) which will serve as ARMM inputs to the national IPP to be approved by the President. It has also monitored and supervised P300 million exports sale and P175 million domestic sales of registered firms.

RBOI-ARMM meeting with Del Monte, Inc. on March 20, 2012, in Davao City. From left; Hector Rivera, Gen. Mngr, Del Monte-Philippines; Joseph Cole,V-Pres., Del Monte Asia-Pacific, Chair. Sakiran Hajan, RBOI-ARMM, Hani El-Nafy, President/COO, Del Monte, Inc., Gil Dureza, Head, BOI-Reg.11.

Cooperative Development The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) has undertaken various activities for the development of cooperative in the region. It has conducted 22 orientation-workshops on mandatory amendments; has supervised and inspected 33 cooperatives; has extended technical assistance to 20 cooperatives in terms of project proposal preparations in coming up with the regular audited financial reports; and has monitored Capital Build-Up (CBU) and Saving Mobilizations Fund (SMF) of

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active cooperatives with the total amount of P755.0 million pesos. Tourism Development The Department of Tourism has obtained the support and commitment of Philippine Tourism Promotion Board for the production of promotional materials; has conducted assessment of the suitability/ feasibility of Bongo Island at Parang, Maguindanao for the construction of Zipline. Snorkelling/ diving site, recreational/ excursion site; and has documented the ordinal conduct of the Sagayan Festival of Maguindanao province as inputs for the Department’s activities to be supported later. Environment and Natural Resources The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM) has a) conducted the Regional Summit on Environmental Protection in Marawi City; b) produced 67,770 seedlings; c) apprehended 70,000 board feet of forest product in Lanao del Sur and 19,571 board feet in TawiTawi; d) accomplished 112 hectares forest treeplantation; and e) launched the Community Based Management Approach on Upland Corn Production Project in Upi, Maguindanao. During the launching, an initial 220 bags of certified corn seeds, 100 bags fertilizers; 10,000 mahogany seedlings and two (2) units of corn shellers were distributed to beneficiaries. Science and Technology The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has undertaken organization strengthening activities and has started the installation of Automated Rain Gauges (ARGs) in Maguindanao and Lanao Sur. Also implementation of Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) is on-going. “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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2.3.3 Infrastructure Development Public Works and Highways The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-ARMM) major accomplishment within the first 100 days of Hataman administration has been focused on policies and strategies of quality, safety, cost efficiency and environment friendly infrastructure programs.

MOA Signing on Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) Installation in Parang Maguindanao by OIC-Regional Secretary Dr. Adulgalib Halud and Mayor Dr. Ibrahim P. Ibay with DOT and DILG Secretary and municipal councilors of Parang

DPWH-ARMM has pursued institutional policy reforms; defined infrastructure road policies and strategies; has conducted full validation/assessment of all candidate priority projects within ARMM for CY-2012; has conducted random validation of the 15 percent accomplishment of projects within ARMM under CY-2011; and has continued roadside maintenance for the 869.714 km national roads and 5,128.97 linear meters of bridges in the ARMM through the seven (7) District Engineering Offices (DEOs). Transportation and Communication Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman, Regional Governor of ARMM has effectively handled the issue over the leadership of DOTC-ARMM and has concluded the decade long controversy, with justice to everyone. The DOTC-ARMM has put in-place milestones in just a few weeks that include the Reconciliation “Kanduli”. It is a traditional conflict resolution method that effectively settled the much-talked dispute and rectified the distorted relationship “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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among the officials and the ranks of DOTC-ARMM. Through this activity, the parties to the controversial conflict have been given the opportunity to forgive and respect each other’s sentiments and finally, with the highest wisdom of the Regional Governor, resolved the discontentment to start a renewed commitment and loyalty to service. Since organizational issues has been resolved, the Department has accomplished the following a) Accountable Forms from National Offices such as: LTFRB and LTO are now being issued by DOTC-ARMM; b) renovated the DOTC building and return of all offices of sectoral and attached agencies to DOTC NTC building; c) updated all remittances of loans, GSIS, PAG-IBIG, 201 File of DOTC personnel; d) implemented “Iskalawag-Free” routes - dispatched monitoring teams on major roads and highways as well as on strategic water points to investigate, eliminate and prevent illegal or unauthorized operations; e) strengthened cooperation with national offices and the law enforcement agencies; and f) requested for new positions which was acknowledged by the DBM. Regional Ports Management As part of the reform measures, the Regional Ports Management Authority (RPMA) has organized a Technical Working Group (TWG) to conduct analysis on personnel, financial and legal status of the office and the TWG discovered 232 ghost employees that have milked the funds of RPMA over the years and two (2) major ports have been removed from the control of RPMA and transferred to the administrative control of another body and an LGU through signing of Memorandum of Agreement. During the period, RPMA has supervised successfully the complete construction of modern passenger terminal building in the port of Lamitan, as well as the near completion of the construction of Sibuto municipal Port in Tawi-Tawi and the port of Pata in Sulu.

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The new RPMA management has effectively purged all the ghost employees of the RPMA Regional office and port /terminal offices and save limited resources for viable programs. ARMM Social Fund Project The ARMM Social Fund Project (ASFP) under the ARMM Project Management Office (PMO) has two funding sources: the IBRD Additional Financing (AF) from the World Bank and the 20 months extension of loan funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first tranche of AF component program was released to 201 People’s Organization to start the implementation of Community Based Infrastructure (CBI) subprojects and 99 LearningLivelihood and Food Sufficiency (LLFS) activities. A total of P66.45 “Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

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million pesos was released for the first tranche. Under the Institutional Strengthening and Governance (ISG) component of the Project, it has targeted 29 activities worth of P5.3 million and about 21.5 percent of the ISG funds were utilized in these activities implementation. Under the JICA funding, Community Development Assistance (CDA) component has prioritized 31 projects or activities for 3-month implementation worth of P25.15 million pesos. III.

Development Direction

3.1Priority Thrusts for the Next 14 Months The Autonomous Regional Government shall pursue its efforts on the three pillars of reform in Governance, Peace and Security, and Socio-Economic Development. With open governance as its overarching strategy, the autonomous regional government shall continue to aggressively focus its effort on organizational strengthening and cleansing measures from the regional level down to the local government units. Regional and local plans and structures will be strengthened along with the speedy implementation of programs and projects with proper monitoring and evaluation. Electoral processes would also be given attention. Peace and security measures through strengthening of local structures, inventory of loose firearms as well as full operationalization of the ARMM Human Rights Regional Office shall be pursued. The local conflict settlement and resolution shall likewise be given attention. Education, health, social welfare services and skills development shall be closely monitored to ensure better services for the communities. Agriculture and fishery, agrarian reform as well as environment programs and projects would be implemented extensively in the next 14 months. 3.2 ARMM Strategic Action Plan for Governance and Reform (ASAP-GR) Priority Programs and Projects The ARMM Strategic Action Plan for Reform and Governance (ASAP-GR) priority programs and projects for 2012-2013 are combination of ARMM-led

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programs and projects (PAPs) and nationally-led PAPs but with institutional arrangement with the ARMM Regional Government. ARMM programs and projects are those contained in the ARMM General Appropriations Act (GAA) while the nationally-led programs and projects are those in the GAA of national agencies intended for ARMM: such as PAMANA or PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn, and the programs and projects included in the ARMM Transition and Investment Plan or “Stimulus Fund”. The Autonomous Regional Government also recognizes the Official Development Assistance (ODA) supported programs and projects which are properly coordinated with ARMM. These programs and projects are funded by: World Bank, USAID, ADB, JICA, AusAID, European Union, UN System (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN-WFP), Saudi Fund and others. Aside from the regular programs and projects of the line agencies, some of the programs and projects in the ASAP-GR are intended for convergence in the 17 clusters of LGUs which were identified during the planners’ planning.

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