Cotabato City (March 27, 2018) – Officials and employees kicked off the year-long celebration of the 29th founding anniversary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) dubbed the 2018 Pakaradjaan on Monday, March 26, at the region’s seat in Cotabato City.
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said the celebration highlights the gains of good governance in the region and the diversity of heritage of the Bangsamoro people.
“The year-long commemoration of the ARMM’s history features events and activities showcasing the diversity of the region’s cultures and traditions, connected by its people’s shared passion for peace and justice in the region,” he said.
The Pakaradjaan 2018 bears the theme “The ARMM Legacy: Exemplifying Good Governance in the Bangsamoro.”
The lineup of events and activities include the following:
“Hindi na lamang tayo “Muslim Mindanao” kundi Bangsamoro. Moro tayo: mulat sa magkakaugnay nating kasaysayan; patuloy na kumikilala sa magkakarugtong nating kinabukasan,” Hataman said.
Hataman, together with the different ARMM officials, led the banging of the gong which signaled the opening of the 29th ARMM Anniversary celebration.
Similar ceremonies were also held earlier in the five component provinces of the region, which were attended by thousands of employees and residents.
The regional government will again put up five mock cultural villages representing the provinces of the ARMM inside the ARMM compound in Cotabato City, which will be opened to the general public inside.
The cultural villages would feature the traditions, heritage, products, the people and the arts of communities in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
Each village will be headed by a chieftain. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Kahal Kedtal will serve as the Maguindanao Chieftain; Agrarian Reform Secretary Dayang Carlsum Jumaide as Tawi-Tawi Chieftain; Education Secretary Rasol Mitmug as Lanao del Sur Chieftain; Executive Secretary Laisa Masuhud Alamia as Basilan Chieftain; and Public Works and Highways Secretary Don Mustapha Loong as Sulu Chieftain.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 27, 2018 @ 11:13