Iranon Provincial Development Catalysts hosts BDA Central Mindanao Region convergence meeting

“BDA is a guide for Bangsamoro people”. This was the message given by one of the Municipal Development Catalysts (MDC) of Iranon Province as the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) Central Mindanao Region held its Quarterly Meeting along with other Provincial Development Catalysts at Sitio Marantao, Barangay Bugasan Norte, Matanog, Iranon Province on May 9-10, 2013. Read more»

Muslim Mindanao’s Cadre of New Leaders and Managers

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — When we hear about the current slow pace of negotiations between the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, we can lose sight of the many concrete achievements made over the years. As peacemakers on both sides of the negotiating table try to learn lessons from past peace efforts, two institutions in particular established in the past decade stand out: the Bangsamoro Development Agency, which is currently working on a medium-term Bangsamoro Development Plan, and the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute, which works for “ideologically-oriented and spiritually accountable Bangsamoro leaders and managers who will utilize political and social-economic knowledge and skills.” Read more»

BDA Southern Mindanao staff facilitates skills development training for Muslim women leaders

Two staffs of Bangsamoro Development Agency-Southern Mindanao Region (BDA-SouthMin) facilitated the conduct of capability-building training for 37 Muslim women leaders from Sarangani Province and General Santos City geared to equip the participants with additional skills and knowledge towards strengthening their organization and the realization of its goals. Read more»

UN-led experts make official visit to BDA

A team of UN-led experts headed by Mari Yamashita, Director, Asia and Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations Headquarters in New York, met with some of the key officers and staff of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) to discuss on the experiences of BDA in bringing development programs to the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao (CAAM), at the Central Management Office (CMO) of BDA in Cotabato City, May 6, 2013. Read more»

BDA- RMO Davao Launches Radio Program

A radio program in Davao Region of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) was launched on March 26, 2013. The launching program was started at 3:00 pm by a motorcade which was led by the Pantukan Riders Club. More than a hundred motorcycles, pick-up trucks and SUVs consisted the motorcade, with the owners manifesting their support not only to the forthcoming radio program but to the Peace and Development prospects in which the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro (FAB) and other Moro Islamic Liberation Font (MILF) and BDA programs may eventually bring. Read more»