“Hataman, a posterman of ARMM reforms” – PNoy

feb 13, 2014

President PNoy Aquino was all praises to ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman in his speech during the 2nd ARMM LGU Summit of Governance and Development Wednesday at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City.

He praised Hataman for making serious reforms in ARMM as he cited the national government’s strides in making peace and delivering accomplishments covering governance, election, education, health, education, and investment in Mindanao’s Muslim areas.

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In his speech, the President snapped descriptive praises to Hataman as “indeed a ghost buster”, a “posterman”, a spin off from posterboy, and the ARMM governor who did not make “apparition projects”.

The President made a length in citing Hataman’s role in pushing serious reforms in ARMM’s governance.

At one time, he said that Hataman smashed the ingrained padrino system in ARMM, saying marami siyang binungggo (he made collision with many interests).

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Before the presidential speech, Hataman spoke citing his administration’s accomplishments, among which were the road concreting spanning 574 kilometers through the DPWH, the shaking off of ARMM’s dependence to contractors as ARMM has now a fleet of heavy equipment brought from savings, and the boosting of rice production worth by more than P1 billion in last year.

Hataman particularly thanked the President, saying that it is PNoy and her mother late President Cory Aquino who directly deal peace in Mindanao.

The governor vowed to support the political will of the President in pushing peace in Mindanao.

The summit was attended by governors, mayors and other officials in ARMM-covered provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

The summit had for its theme, With theme: “Strengthening Regional Stakeholders’ Partnership towards Revitalized ARMM in Transition to Bangsamoro”.

After years of talking peace, the Philippine government and the MILF recently signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that will allow the rebel group to set up a new autonomous government with larger territory and expanded powers and end four decades of conflict that has killed tens of thousands. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)

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