By Masiding Noor Yahya
June 14, 2019
|MENRE-BARMM Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua. (Photo courtesy of MENRE-BARMM).|
COTABATO CITY: The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Menre-BARMM) has remitted over P200 million in revenue collections to the regional treasury, making it the first agency to produce such income for the new Bangsamoro regional government.
In a statement, Menre-BARMM Minister Abdulraof Macacua said on Thursday that as of June 13, his office has contributed a total amount of P207.011 million to the Bangsamoro regional coffer.
Macacua said the revenues were collected from mining fees and payments from certification, verification and certificate of non-coverage, among others
He said one of his primary goals was to foster moral governance alongside environmental protection.
“Environmental protection is a must for us working in the ministry. That’s already given,” he said.
More than such duty, however, he said “moral and good governance should also be focused on by the seated Bangsamoro leaders.”
For the past three years of the defunct ARMM, the regional environment office has been the region’s highest remitting agency.
Macacua vowed to maintain that feat, including the proper management of collectibles.
“As we continue working towards a much better Bangsamoro, we must bear in mind the morality that we need to instill in our forms of governance,” he said.
Macacua was appointed member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority and assumed office last March 1 as BARMM’s environment, natural resources and energy minister He is the chief of staff of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and secretary general of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party.
He served as a member of the MILF peace negotiating panel and as co-chairman to the Task Force for the Decommissioned Combatants and their Communities. (MNY/The Manila Times)