ARMM to offer free legal counselling on Saturday
Cotabato City (November 17, 2016) – The Office of the Attorney General in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OAG-ARMM) will offer free legal advice to the public on Saturday, November 19, inside the Office of the Regional Governor compound in this city.
The free legal counselling will be one of the highlights of the ARMM’s 27th founding anniversary. Atty. Al-Rashid Balt of the OAG-ARMM said the lawyers will provide free counsel and advice to local residents as well as those from neighboring areas.
Residents seeking confidential legal advice can speak with lawyers under the supervision of the OAG-ARMM.
“The lawyers will be on hand to provide information and we will prioritize clients who cannot afford the service of a private counsel,” Atty. Balt said. He pointed out that OAG-ARMM will accommodate as many individuals who need legal advice.
This year’s free legal counselling carries the theme ‘Libreng Serbisyong Legal Handog para sa Bangsamoro’. It will start at 8:00 in the morning and will last until 5:00 in the afternoon.
As part of the anniversary celebration, the regional government has lined up several activities this month and in December.
Among these activities are: a food festival featuring cuisines of the different major Moro tribes in the ARMM; a film showing; cooking showdown; sports festival; search for the ARMM’s Rajah and Ranee; financial literacy forum; cultural presentation; regional governors’ ‘peacetivity’; People’s Day; week of peace; local government unit’s summit; and ‘Gabi ng Parangal’. (Bureau of Public Information)