Bangsamoro Region

BARMM’s minority solons seek ‘credible’ hiring process

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao administration building in Cotabato City. (Photo courtesy of BPI-BARMM)

COTABATO CITY: Members of the minority bloc of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has asked the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to institute an independent, transparent, merit-based, and credible hiring process for the regional government.

Since BARMM has yet to enact a Civil Service Law, the BTA’s minority bloc has issued a resolution asking that the existing recruitment, selection, and placement processes of the regional government be sound and clear.

The BTA is the BARMM government’s legislative body.

“The Bangsamoro government should also be guided by the principle of moral governance it has set, and that it should adhere to the omnibus rules on appointments and other human resource actions of the civil service in the region,” the BTA minority bloc said in a statement Tuesday.

The appeal to establish such standards in the hiring process is in harmony with the 12-point agenda of BARMM Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim.

The group said among those standards is the establishment of the appropriate bureaucracy to ensure the right balance between the size of the bureaucracy workforce and the services that must be delivered, as well as the appropriate sets of skills required of the people in the bureaucracy.

The lawmakers reiterated that the recruitment, selection, and placement process is an important policy measure meant to ensure the employment of competent personnel for the Bangsamoro government, which is crucial to the success of BARMM’s governance.

Last year, the regional government launched a job portal to give equal opportunity for all job seekers getting employment based on their qualificationss and not based on “connection” with the recruitment officials.

To date, the BARMM job portal has received more than 300,000 applicants for different positions from within and outside the region, seen as a sign of hope and a bright prospect for the success of BARMM. 

(PNA/ Edwin Fernandez/ SRNY/ RSP)             

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