Cotabato City (August 26, 2015) – The Regional Budget and Management Office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBMO-ARMM) has awarded top performing locally-funded agencies in the region on Monday, August 25, in line with the celebration of its 20th founding anniversary.
The awarding, held at Pagana Kutawato Native Resto in Cotabato City, aims at recognizing the efforts of the agencies in their proactive response to the call of the regional government for transparency and accountability. Four major awards were given, namely: top compliant agency, most cooperative agency, top performing agency head, and top performing agency.
The Regional Economic Zone Authority (REZA-ARMM) bagged the top compliant and most cooperative agency while the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO-ARMM) was recognized as the top performing agency. Engr. Baintan Ampatuan, RPDO executive director, was named as top performing agency head.
Mailyn Macusang, RBMO-ARMM executive director, said that more than the recognition of the efforts of the bureaus, offices and line agencies in complying with the policy of the regional government, the awarding is a manifestation that funds in the ARMM, especially those from locally-funded agencies, are properly distributed.
“Gusto naming siguruhin na ang mga pondo na dapat sa ating mga mamamayan ay naibibigay sa kanila at ang mga target nating programa ay nagagawa rin natin. (We want to ensure that the funds of the ARMM are delivered to its constituents and that the target programs are implemented),” said Macusang.
“Ganun sila ka-revelant (the locally-funded agencies) para maibigay ang mga kinakailagan ng mga nasa ibaba (The locally-funded agencies are relevant to cater the needs of the people),” she added.
Atty. Honey Mae Mori-Subiera of the region’s Office of the Solicitor General, speaking on behalf of Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, said that “the RBMO has truly been instrumental in carrying out the reform agenda of the leadership of the ARMM as it fulfils its duty, which is to make sure that the line agencies and the ORG (Office of the Regional Governor) spend their budget wisely and implement their programs properly.”
The RBMO-ARMM is the agency responsible for assisting the ORG and the regional line agencies and offices in the management of financial resources and to ensure that government operations are conducted efficiently, economically and effectively. (Bureau of Public Information)