PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012
Hataman assures equitable representation in ARMM cabinet postsCOTABATO CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) - While rigorous screening and interviews of prospective candidates and job applicants to vacant cabinet positions continues in the autonomous region, OIC-regional governor Mujiv Hataman assured equitable representation to man the bureaucracy.
Hataman emphasized strong adherence to merit system in the selection process of appointees adding that qualifications and performance matter in pursuit of good governance through instituting reforms and changes in ARMM.
“Nadadagdagan iyung mga candidates for regional cabinet posts and heads of offices so humahaba iyong screening and selection process based on merit and fitness. Tinitiyak natin ang equity representation,” he said.
On January 18, after three weeks in office, Hataman announced a partial list of appointees that include regional secretaries Engr. Emil Sadain for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Muslimin Jakilan-Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Sakula Tindick-Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF),
Atty. Jamar Kulayan-Department of Education (DepEd), Abdulhalim Mohammad-Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Marites Maguindra-Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Kahal Kedtag-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dr. Kadil “Jojo” Sinolinding, Jr.-Department of Health (DOH), Haroun Al-Rashid Lucman, Jr.-Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Norkhalila Mae Mambuay-Campong-Cabinet Secretary, Atty. Abdulmuin Pakam-Solicitor-General, and Nash Maulana at Executive Director of ARMM’s Bureau of Public Information (BPI).
The new appointees were immediately sworn into office by RG Hataman during a simple oath taking ceremony held at the ORG conference room.
As this developed, Hataman assured to release more cabinet appointments in the coming days to complete the team that would help in bringing about reforms toward good governance and enhance economic growth in the region. (pbchangco/PIA Cotabato City)