Four officials take up new positions in ARMM
Cotabato City (13 January 2015) – Four officials take up new positions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao starting this month as result of career movements in the regional bureaucracy.
Lawyer Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary, administered the official installation of Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan of the Department of Agrarian Reform, Deputy Executive Secretary John Louie Balagot and Rasol Mitmug Jr., chief of staff of the regional governor’s office, on Monday at the Office of the Bangsamoro People in Cotabato City.
Alamia had earlier installed the new administrator of ARMM’s Cooperative Development Authority – Dimnatang Radia.
She said the movement in the cabinet is not a revamp, but the result of the career transfers of some of the region’s officials.
Abdulrashid Ladayo Sr., former CDA-ARMM administrator, has accepted a promotion at the National Food Authority 12 office, while the former officer-in-charge of DAR-ARMM, Macmillan Lucman, has been appointed as provincial director of the Department of Interior and Local Government – Lanao del Sur.
Alamia said the newly installed officials are expected to continue the reform initiatives of their predecessors and contribute to the preparation for a smooth transition to the Bangsamoro government.
She also urged employees to give their full support and cooperation.
Meanwhile, the newly installed officials vow to give their best performance and help in the transformation of ARMM into a working government.
Sangcopan said her goal is to strengthen the governance performance of DAR-ARMM and prepare it for the transition.
She said her first job in the government was at the agrarian department.
Mitmug, former speaker of the Regional Legislative Assembly and deputy executive secretary, took over Sangcopan’s post as chief of staff.
“Bilang bagong chief of staff, titingnan natin na maging mabuti ang kalagayan ng mga empleyado natin, na maibigay natin ng tama ang mga agenda ng regional governor, at maisagawa yung mga required na mga aktibidades tulad ng Gender and Awareness Development o GAD,” he said.
Balagot, Governor Hataman’s former executive assistant, said he will be handling special programs of the ARMM, as the new deputy executive secretary. (Bureau of Public Information)