Newly-appointed BPDA employees take oath of office

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COTABATO CITY — Some fifty-four (54) newly-appointed officials and employees of the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) finally took their oath of office Monday, December 21, during a ceremony held at BPDA Conference Room, Bangsamoro Government Center, this city. 

Bangsamoro Director General Engr. Mohajirin T. Ali said that those who sworn earlier are composed of permanent and coterminous personnel.

“49 employees were secured and appointed for permanent positions while 5 employees are currently holding coterminous positions,” Ali said.

He also added that the newly-hired personnel had successfully passed the examination and very crucial panel deliberation which was carefully conducted by the BPDA Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (BPDA-HRMPSB).

“These newly-appointed employees of the newly-created Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority are the best and the brightest.  We need people who are highly technical as this office is basically providing technical support to BARMM ministries, agencies, and offices.  Therefore, I am looking forward to a healthy and harmonious working relationship among the BPDA employees,” he emphasized.

Sheik Abuhuraira A. Udasan, Grand Mufti and Bangsamoro Darul Ifta Executive Director, facilitated the ceremonial oath taking with the presence of a representative from the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Udasan said that by definition, moral governance is a set of rules, practices, and processes completely devoid of all evils of graft and corruption, and explicitly driven by the moral principle of utmost dedication, devotion, honesty, justice and integrity. 

He also emphasized the importance of conducting a consultation as one of the salient features of moral governance.

“There should be a consultation among ourselves, among us, and our leaders.  You do not set aside consultation because consultation is the life brand of moral governance,” Udasan said.

Furthermore, Atty. Yasmin Abdulkarim of CSC BARMM, presented the Republic Act No. 6713, “Act of Establishing a Code of Conduct for Public Officials and Employees” which primarily discussed the public officials and employees’ norms of conduct and their duties, as well as the prohibited acts and transactions in the public service.

“Public service is a public trust.  A public official should place loyalty to the constitution, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain.  You should have a commitment to public interest, observe professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment to democracy, and must lead a simple and modest living,” Abdulkarim stressed. Meanwhile, the BPDA posted its job vacancies on June 22 and 29, 2020, conducted examination and panel interview to qualified applicants from June to August 2020, and finally filled up the positions and signed the appointment of the newly-hired officials and employees on September to November 2020.  (Lovella Lao-Lastimosa, IKMD, BPDA-BARMM)