In a momentous celebration of the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day, the Ministry of Science and Technology – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) has delivered numerous projects for beneficiaries during BFD 2024. The turnover ceremony and project distribution took place in front of the Office of the Chief Minister at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City on January 23, 2024. Other turnover ceremonies will be held in other provinces during the week-long celebration.
Minister Engr. Aida Silongan, MAPDS, Bangsamoro Director-General Engr. Abdulrakman Asim, Director II of Research and Development Services Nasrodin A. Buisan, EnP, Director II of Technical Management and Operation Services Nasrodin U. Buisan, RCh, and Cabinet Secretary Mohd Asnin Pendatun spearheaded the turnover ceremony.
During the event, the ministry handed over significant projects, including STARBOOKS, a digital library, and science laboratory apparatuses to representatives from schools. The 1st batch of BASE-Merit received Android tablets to support their science education studies. The turnover of Early Warning Systems to LGUs was also conducted. Moreover, MOST provided processing equipment for beneficiaries enrolled in its programs, namely Technology Transfer and Commercialization and Special Development Fund Programs.
Expanding its reach, the ministry also extended its efforts to turn over various projects in other provinces of the Bangsamoro Region. Looking ahead, on January 25, 2024, MOST will lead the celebration of the 5th Bangsamoro Foundation Day in North Cotabato – Special Geographic Area at the Municipality of Pikit, where several projects will be turned over.
Furthermore, beneficiaries and students expressed gratitude for the projects received and expressed hope for a more prosperous future for the Bangsamoro.