May 10, 2019. In the holy month of Ramadhan, the values transformation training, a peace building mechanism employed by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF in organizing and developing pool of catalysts to serve the Bangsamoro communities takes off for the employees of the Regional Planning and Development Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RPDO-BARMM).
Emran Mohammad and Swaib Mohammad, both professional trainers of the VTT facilitated the said activity.
VTT is a major program of the BDA integrated as major component of all its major programs, and serves as foundation of learning and training for all its officials, staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders.
It is line with the guiding principle of the agency that “change must begin with one’s self” emphasizing the significance of values in developing an individual with enhanced knowledge, appreciation and practice of Universal Values that will help them in serving the most marginalized and indigent communities in Mindanao.
"We are grateful that the VTT is very align to what the BARMM-Interim Chief Minister is promoting on moral governance”, Engr. Windel Diangcalan, BDA executive director said.
Hashim Manticayan, BDA deputy executive director told that the piloting of the VTT in the BARMM was complementary to the values restoration program of the Civil Service Commission, which has the same goal of transformation through values.
BDA has been informed to facilitate the VTT for all BARMM employees, which the agency accepted as an opportunity to help in serving the Bangsamoro.