Former DOH-ARMM assistant secretary appointed as new regional agrarian reform chief
Cotabato City (October 3, 2017) – Dayang Carlsum Sangkula Jumaide has been sworn in as the new secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAR-ARMM). Secretary Jumaide formally took her oath of office on Monday, October 2, before ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia.
“We are confident that Secretary Jumaide will serve the agrarian reform partners’ interest in our region,” Atty. Alamia said.
Sec. Jumaide replaces Amihilda Sangcopan who filed her resignation in August. Sangcopan, partylist Anak Mindanao’s 3rd nominee for the House of Representatives, will be taking over the vacated seat of Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman who announced her resignation from her post on October 2.
Before Secretary Jumaide’s latest appointment, she served as assistant secretary of the ARMM’s Health department for four years. Starting as a staff nurse at the Datu Alawaddin Bandon Sr. Memorial Hospital in Tawi-Tawi (1993-2000), Secretary Jumaide became a health information officer in the same province (2000-2006), project officer of the US Agency for International Development (2006-2010), and regional assemblywoman.
Municipal and provincial agrarian reform officers turned over the department’s banner and key of responsibilities to the new DAR-ARMM chief. They also handed over a transition report, a personnel inventory and property plan, and an equipment report.
“To Sec. Dayang, I wish her the best. Hope you’ll find it an honor to serve our farmers in ARMM. I did that for 30 beautiful months. Congratulations,” former secretary Sangcopan said.
DAR-ARMM has been consistent in achieving 100% compliance to the Seal of Transparency and open government partnership. The department installed institutional feedback mechanisms to bridge the gaps in service delivery from the municipal to the provincial and regional offices.
“It’s a new challenge for me but I assure you that DAR-ARMM will continue to implement, facilitate, and coordinate the delivery of support services to the agrarian reform beneficiaries,” Secretary Jumaide said.
“Let’s sustain the gains and bring in more reforms, let’s see to it that the lives of our beneficiaries are exponentially blessed and enhanced beyond the ordinary,” she added.
The DAR-ARMM has 66,000 agrarian reform partners situated in 103 Agrarian Reform Communities. They also registered a total of 357 Agrarian Reform Partner Organizations. (Bureau of Public Information)