Member of the Parliament at the same time Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) and party has been conducting a marathon public hearing for the drafting of the BARMM Civil Service Code. The BARMM wide public hearing has started in Marawi City particularly in MSU campus last September 30, Oct 2 at Isabela City and Oct 4 for Tawi tawi and Sulu on Oct 8.
The public hearing for the drafting of the Civil Service Code meant to generate insights, comments, and recommendations to be included in the code. According to MP Silongan, “We will uphold the quality of public service at the same time make rooms to accommodate the marginalized Bangsamoro especially those ones who failed to secure eligibilities due to their dedication to the then struggle for self-determination”.Though the National Civil Service laws have been in place, the BARMM as mandated in the BOL must craft its own in order to address the uniqueness of the Bangsamoro people.
“We cannot amend the law that has been in place but we can customize some provisions to address our needs and issues. Likewise, we cannot sacrifice the quality of public service in fact we will uphold more and opt for excellence. Yet we will accommodate our deserving public servants by proposing for a moratorium for a certain span of time”,according to lawyer presenter Atty. Maymona Ampuan.
The common insights taken from the Lanao and Basilan hearing were: Law that enhance the paternal leave, translation into Arabic of the Civil Service Eligibility Exam for Arabic professionals, Civil Service Examination to be conducted in Basilan, Equivalency as to the Arabic degree for both graduates of foreign and local schools, a minimum of 5 years moratorium for the non CS eligible and many others.
Among the special guests in attendance in Marawi were MP Hamid Barah, MP Musa Diamla, MP Zainodin Bato, Mohammad Jaffar Lamping (MP Rasul Mitmug representative), Dir. Amir Pangandaman and among others: While in Basilan the consultation was graced by MP Alzad Satar, MP Muslima Abubakar, representatives of MP Zakilan and MP Faidz Alauddin. Institute of Bangsamoro Studies ( IBS)Executive Director Aboud Syed Lingga also joined the occasion who also shared his brilliant insights.