BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI | 50 local mediators representing various sectors attended the 2-day Consultative Assembly on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Rachel’s Hotel, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on April 4-5, 2021.
The Ministry of Public Order and Safety and Office of MP Hussein P. Munoz, in partnership with The Asia Foundation, conducted a Consultative Assembly on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at Rachel’s Hotel, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on April 4-5, 2021. The 2-day activity convened 50 local mediators coming from LGUs, law enforcement agencies, academe, MILF/BIAF, youth, women, traditional and religious leaders, among others.
Mr. Mobin Gampal, the Provincial Administrator, represented the Provincial Government of Tawi-Tawi under the leadership of Gov. Yshmael I. Sali. He expressed the full support of the Provincial Government for the programs and activities of the Bangsamoro Government. He even explained why they are supportive of the move for BTA Extension. “Let’s give them a chance”, Mr. Gampal added.
The consultation aims to consult the participants on the possible institutionalization of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism in the region as mandated by RA 11054 or the Organic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. More specifically, it is intended to apprise the participants on topics relating to ADR and enable them appreciate its significance, advantage and usefulness in the case of the Bangsamoro people wherein most of whom do not usually resort to courts of justice in addressing their grievances.
The same activity was conducted in the mainland provinces of Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao last year. It has just been conducted in the Province of Basilan (March 29-30, 2021) and is planned to be conducted in the Province of Sulu in the coming months. After all the consultations, a proposed Bill will be filed in the Parliament for the institutionalization of ADR.