MANILA – Malacanang on Monday announced that the members of the Transition Commission (TransCom) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law have been appointed.
The TransCom is composed of 15 members, seven appointed by President Benigno Aquino III and eight, including the Chairman, were selected by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
President Spokesman Edwin Lacierda named the 15-man TransCom members as:
For Government of Philippines (GPH) panel:
1. Hon. Akmad A. Sakkam
2. Hon. Johaira C. Wahab
3. Hon. Talib A. Benito
4. Hon. Asani S. Tammang
5. Hon. Pedrito A. Eisma
6. Hon. Froilyn T. Mendoza
7. Hon. Fatmawati T. Salapuddin
Those selected by the MILF:
1. Chairman - Hon. Mohagher Iqbal
2. Hon. Robert M. Alonto
3. Hon. Abdulla U. Camlian
4. Hon. Ibrahim D. Ali
5. Hon. Raissa H. Jajurie
6. Hon. Melanio U. Ulama
7. Hon. Hussein P. Munoz
8. Hon. Said M. Shiek
Lacierda said the seven appointees of the government panel underwent thorough screening and evaluation by a TransCom Selection Body composed of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles, and the Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Mehol K. Sadain.
“The Selection Body agreed on the following qualification requirements for each appointee: a Bangsamoro, a track record in support of the peace process, and established probity, untainted by any charge or suspicion of corruption or abuse of power, among others,” Lacierda said on Monday.
Lacierda said the appointment of the TransCom members “is a key step on the roadmap to the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Political Entity.”
He added, “This is a manifestation of the seriousness of both the Philippine Government and the MILF to uphold the historic Framework Agreement and move forward in the peace process”.
Lacieda, however, could not yet give the name of the representative from the government who will sit as the Chairman of the commission.
“I don't have the background of the representatives from the government,” he said.