The Bangsamoro Government, through the Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS), conducted a ceremonial turnover of the Butig Tourism Vehicle to the Local Government Unit of Butig, Lanao Del Sur on March 20, 2023 at Go Hotels, Iligan City. This is part of the Butig Rehabilitation Program – an intervention of the MPOS to support the rehabilitation, rebuilding, and reconstruction of the conflict-affected Municipality of Butig, Lanao Del Sur, and funded through the Special Development Fund (SDF).
Present during the ceremony was the Mayor of the Municipality, Atty. Dimnatang L. Pansar. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the support extended by the Bangsamoro Government, such as the MPOS, and promised to compliment these efforts to demonstrate that they are worthy of those support. He also emphasized the significance of the Butig Tourism Development Plan (BTDP), an important component of the program of the MPOS for the municipality. According to him: “𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘉𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘉𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭 𝘚𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘈𝘙𝘔𝘔 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘎𝘜𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘛𝘋𝘗.”
The Butig Rehabilitation Program includes the ongoing construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Barangay Bayabao, Construction of Function Hall at Barangay Sandab, and Concreting of Lake Butig Access Road at Barangay Pendolonan, Butig, Lanao Del Sur; organizing and capacity development of the agro-fisheries cooperatives; and assistance to vulnerable institutions, such as Madrasahs in the most affected barangays of the municipality.
This program is part of the endeavors of the Ministry to achieve an enduring peace in the Bangsamoro under its mandate to implement programs related to peacebuilding, reconciliation, and unification.
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